1986 Porsche 930 Coupe

We’ve seen a steady slow decline in prices of the Porsche 930 over the past year or so. While restricted primarily to the 1986-1988 model years, which lack the 5-speed manual of the ’89MY and lack the early significance of (especially) the 3.0 liter Turbo, it’s been a general feature of the whole range with only the rarest examples commanding significant premiums. This has coincided with a seeming increase in the number of 930s coming up on the second-hand market. In a sense that’s logical: greater availability of comparable options will reduce values. But it’s also a little strange because why sell if the market is going down? Unless you think those decreases will continue. That is the area I want to have an eye on and the example we see here might be signalling that further recessions in value are likely. Here we have a Silver Metallic 1986 Porsche 930 Coupe, located in New Jersey, with Blue leather interior and just 39,340 miles on it priced at a shade under $90K.

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Year: 1986
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 39,340 mi
Price: $89,900 Buy It Now

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With an asking price of $90K I’m not going to call this 930 inexpensive, or even undervalued, but with fewer than 40K miles and one of the less common interior colors it does seem to me a reasonable price and one that is lower than what we’d have previously seen. At the very least it makes a nice starting point to negotiate. As a counterpoint, we aren’t offered any description – something that seems strange from this dealer – and we see no evidence of documentation beyond the CoA. Without documentation $90K certainly will be too high a price. In addition, while the condition looks perfectly fine it also doesn’t stand out to me as exceptional. Contrary to the low mileage this 930 strikes me as a driver quality example and that in itself might call into question the standard of maintenance it has seen over its life. These are not small negatives, but they also don’t seem insurmountable obstacles either and could ultimately lead to a buyer stepping into a nice 930 that can be used for plenty of enjoyable miles.

I will admit there is risk here, but with some research, a PPI, and an in-person appraisal of its condition there could be enough information available to take comfort in that level of risk. If that means you can enjoy one of Porsche’s icons without having to spend crazy amounts – and without worrying over ever mile it’s driven – then so much the better!

-Rob

3 thoughts on “1986 Porsche 930 Coupe

  1. Nice looking car aside from the front valance being smashed in. The front suspension has also been cranked down pretty far and the rake of the car looks off. That dealer always has some interesting cars at fair prices. They’re all driver quality cars, but he’s pretty upfront about that, not trying to pass them off as “cream puffs”.

    930’s have been falling, they’re also coming out of the woodwork. Well, the driver quality ones are coming out of the woodwork and being offered at high prices where they’re simply not selling. If you owned a driver quality 930 with 40k plus miles on the car and you bought it years ago for $30 k or so why not stick it on the market for $100 plus? If someone buys it great… if not oh well, keep it.

  2. “Why are these declining?” Uh, after 300% appreciation, the air is coming out of the ballon, and rightfully: 1) simply supply and demand (seemingly, they are ALL for sale now between profiteers, flippers and long-time owners who see $$$ as well as increased values allow some improvement and polishing to sell) and 2) as the number of them for sale increased, overall quality is down and 3) general softening in the air-cooled P market. Yes, 86-88 is seeing the biggest decline, but I say ALL but the “best of the best” are too. 78-79 seen air out of the balloon too.

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