• Jul 3rd 2010 at 9:28AM
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Manny Ramirez's 1994 911 Porsche Turbo 3.6

Call it our non-eBay Find of the Day: 1994 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo 3.6. 34,569 miles. Red/grey. One owner: Slugger Manny Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers. While the car itself is a run-of-the-mill 964 Turbo – its 3.6-liter flat-six putting out 360 horsepower – that particular Turbo was among the rarest of the Porsche Turbo models. These particular air-cooled 911 Turbos were only produced from 1993-1994 with about 1,500 rolling off the line before the company switched over to the newer 993 platform.

Celebrity ownership doesn't always bring extra bucks in a sale, but we're hoping it does in this case. You see, Manny has donated the car to the Dodgers, who are auctioning it off starting July 2, 2010 to raise money for the team's own ThinkCure! charity and for Maryvale, a residential placement home for girls.

The book value on Manny's Porsche is $58,000, but the Dodgers hope to raise a lot more than for the charities that stand to benefit from the sale. So, dig deep and get a move on! The Manny Ramirez Porsche auction ends Monday, July 12 at 11:00 AM Pacific. You can read additional details in the press release after the jump.

[Source: ThinkCure! | Image: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers]
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Rare car donated by outfielder; proceeds to be split by Dodgers' official charity and local home for youth

LOS ANGELES – Dodger outfielder Manny Ramirez has donated a rare 1994 911 Porsche Turbo 3.6 to be auctioned off for charity, the team announced today. Proceeds from the online auction will be split between ThinkCure!, the Dodgers' official charity, and Maryvale, a local residential placement home for girls formerly known as The Los Angeles Orphan Asylum.

The online auction will take place at www.thinkcure.org/manny and will run from tomorrow, July 2 at 11 a.m. through Monday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m.

The 1994 red 911 Turbo coupe with grey leather interior has logged just 34,569 miles and was recently appraised for more than $58,000. Photos of the vehicle are attached, credit: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers.

Porsche released the 964 Turbo 3.6 in January, 1993, featuring a turbocharged version of the 3.6 litre M64 engine and producing 360 PS (260 kW; 360 hp) @ 5500 rpm. The 3.6 litre powered Turbo was produced only for model year 1993/1994, with fewer than 1,500 of them produced in total, making it one of the rarest and most sought after Porsches produced since the 959.

Ramirez donated the car to ThinkCure!, but it was also his desire that the proceeds be shared with a center that specifically helps displaced children. Per his wish, half of the proceeds will be given to Maryvale in Rosemead, a local residential placement home for girls which originated 154 years ago as The Los Angeles Orphan Asylum. It was established by the Daughters of Charity to care for the growing number of orphaned children living on the streets of the then-El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles.

ThinkCure! recently completed its third annual ThinkCure! Weekend which raised more than $400,000 and the Dodgers' official charity has already raised more than $3 million dollars for collaborative research to cure cancer since its inception less than three years ago. The innovative, community-based non-profit was launched in July 2007 by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the McCourt family, City of Hope and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

ThinkCure! researchers at City of Hope and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles are achieving exciting results that are paving the way for new effective cancer treatments. To learn more about ThinkCure! and the research it funds, go to www.thinkcure.org.

The two-time defending National League West Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, pioneers in sport and world culture, have won more games, more pennants, and more World Series than any other club in the National League since moving to Los Angeles. Since the start of the modern era in baseball, the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles, combined, have a cumulative attendance of more than 185 million, the highest total in the history of baseball or any other sport.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully it does go for high dollars since it is for charity.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I wanted to say "Hope it goes for nada.." but the charity thing also has me hoping it goes for big bucks to. I give him credit (some not alot 'cause its Manny) for donating it, guess he upgraded and hasnt driven it in awhile.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did he use special 'mods' to enhance its performance too?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope Manny checked the car for cash before he dropped it off. He once misplaced $10,000 in the glovebox of that Porsche when he sent it out to be detailed.

      Manny can hit a ball pretty good but he wasn't blessed with much upstairs.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Manny's such a flake, I wonder if he ever had the oil changed in this puppy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        he also used to stuff his paychecks in his locker and forget about them. what is with that guy?
      • 5 Years Ago
      hmmm Bad Boyz Bad Boyz... Love the Turbo 3.6
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Doug, your missing the point... the "decades old" styling is what makes it worth so much. There is a reason the 993 and 964 are worth much more than the newer and more modern 996. In 1999 Porsche lost thier way and sold out, and they are only recently getting back to making good Porsches.

        My personal favorite is the 1989 Porsche Speedster... classic 80s 911 look, widebody fenders, the cut down windshield and minimalist interior. But this Turbo is amazing, you get the slightly more modern look of the 964 but still very classic looking, along with insane performance.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I know the 911 is noted as holding onto its styling for decades - it just evolves with each model. This car, at 16 years old, looks decades old compared to the current model. Stick a Whale Tail on it, and it could almost pass as a 1984 model.

        That said....I'd love to own it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Doug

        Their motto is
        "Its an evolution not a revolution"
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