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[QUOTE=AlfonsoR;6195265]Would it not be fair to compare only to the 5 speed 930's? In that case there are only 5 1989's for sale, starting at 59,000 and up to 75,000, average of ~62,500. List prices of course.

N0, because an '84 930 with a 5 speed ruf 930 transaxle conversion does not have anywhere near the value of an origonal '89 930.

Also the '89 930 has a G50-50 or G50-52 (can't remember which) Getrag 5 speed transaxle that is light years better while using much smoother and faster operating borg warner brass sychros that are more advanced in design than the antique porsche 930 transmission that is about at modern as a 1950's school bus transmission.

BMW has been using inexpensive simple one piece borg warner cone shaped brass synchros since the late sixties in the BMW 2002 Getrag 4 speed transmissions.
I've rebuilt those transmissions and replaced the borg warner synchro rings when they were about $35 each and they work sooooo much faster and better than the outragously over priced extremely complicated POS porsche steel synchros that use around 10 seperate little expensive parts when rebuilding them.
The 4th gear synchro ring lasts forever because you never downshift into 4th.

As far as I'm concerned the way overengineered slow acting porsche steel synchros suck and the stubburn old porsche engineers took wayyyy too long to wake up and accept that fact before ditching their old transaxles and switching over to the Getrag with Borg Warner brass synchros.
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