1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

I couldn’t find another 911SC that I really felt like delving into much further, but hop forward a couple years I found pretty much the next best thing! An absolutely beautiful Iris Blue Metallic 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, located in California, with just 43,565 miles on it. Iris Blue can be a stunning color when it has been well cared for and is looking good. That’s exactly what we have here. It might not blow you away the way a pastel long-hood 911 might. It’s just really pretty.

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Year: 1985
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 43,565 mi
Price: $52,900 Buy It Now

1985 Porsche 911 Carrera one owner with only 43 564 original miles documented.
Stunning color combination, in a special order Iris Blue with black interior.
Unrestored since new, original interior, original license plate.
Original engine and transmission.
Highly optioned with, power seats, power windows, power mirrors, radio Kenwood, AC, fog lights, alarm system.
this 911 has been delivered and well maintained by the well known Dealer Vasek Polak to her original owner in June 1985.
Fully documented since new, the previous owner kept carefully every single receipts till 2017.
100% complete car, including, owner’s manual, service books, spare tire, jack, tool kit, compressor, original radio, original key…
straight body never been in an accident, perfect paint,like brand new.
the interior is in a good original condition, showing slight bolster wear on the driver seat, perfect dash with no crack, perfect door panels…
strong engine, gearbox shift smooth with no grind or issues, clutch grab strong with no slippage.
every instrumentations are in a working condition except for the AC who will need a recharge.
slight oil seeping from the valve cover gasket.

Overhaul a great original one owner California car completely unmodified, documented and meticulously maintained throughout her life.
Rare and highly collectible.

If everything the ad states above can be verified, then this Carrera looks to be an excellent candidate for those in search of an original classic 911. It’s one owner and fully documented since purchase including all of its books. It’s completely unrestored with original interior, paint, engine and transmission. Given how good everything looks we’ll definitely want to verify the originality of the paint. The seating shows minor wear and doesn’t look of the sort that has been reupholstered so there’s perhaps less concern there. Overall the initial impression from this Carrera is quite positive.

There are a couple flaws noted. The A/C is said to need a recharge and there’s some oil seeping at the valve cover. I’d guess the oil seepage would be of greatest concern to most and hopefully a PPI can let us know the extent of any issues. The engine is over 30 years old and hasn’t been rebuilt so it’s possible there could be something lurking, but with this mileage there shouldn’t be anything too serious so long as proper maintenance has been followed. But that’s what a PPI is for. Barring some significant issue I really like this Carrera and while the price certainly is on the higher end for an ’85 Targa, given its documentation and originality it doesn’t seem too unreasonable. Even among these Carreras we don’t see very many single-owner, fully-original, examples so this one is a rare thing.

-Rob

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5 Comments

  1. Hi Rob, QQ: is ’85 the first year for the 3rd brakelight? Or was it added later to this one?

  2. Hi Ken, I’ll admit I don’t know definitively when they were added, but I’m fairly certain it wasn’t standard on an ’85. I think ’87 was the first year, though possibly ’86 since the regulation was put in place for ’86 models.

  3. The Iris blue from the Carrera era is much more appealing on that shape than the Iris blue found on the 993s.

  4. The 3rd brake light was added for MY 1986. This is definitely a MY 1985 since it has the older dash with the smaller vents on the sides and center. It looks like the front valance has been pushed in in the center. Could be replaced or pushed out.

  5. @Ace10, totally agree! I remember the first time I saw an Iris Blue 993 I thought it must have been a mistake. Much prefer the ’80s version!

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