1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

This is a first. I’ve never seen a 911 like this. The colors, I mean. The typical pairing for a yellow exterior is a black interior. The contrast works well as the two colors accent each other. The combination here is one that most probably would not consider. Here we have a Summer Yellow 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with Mahogany leather interior and 59,003 miles on it.

I have not heard of Summer Yellow. After some searching my guess is that this is Limonengelb (code: M1A), which only was available in ’87 and ’88 for the 911 and 924. Limonen translates to Lime. Generally when we think of limes we think of green, not yellow. Perhaps that’s why it’s called Summer Yellow. Either way it’s a very happy looking color! It might be better suited on a Beetle than a 911, but it’s a bright happy yellow 911 nonetheless. Do I like the pairing with Mahogany? That I’m not sure about. It certainly seems quite earthy and I’d be interested to see it in person. That this is a Cabriolet, i.e. the top also is Mahogany, really is playing up the contrast between these two colors. Ultimately, I think I’d prefer this combination on a Coupe, where the yellow canvases the entire exterior, rather than a Cabriolet. It should be a very rare combination though.

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Year: 1987
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 59,003 mi
Price: Auction

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera G50 Cabriolet Summer Yellow, Mahogany top and interior. Matching Fuchs wheels on fresh Dunlop 8000 tires. Only 59K super clean original documented miles. I’ve owned this car for 21 years, stored inside heated garage. Air Conditioning, Power Options, G50 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Truly beautiful inside and out. Completely serviced, includes service booklet, owner’s manuals, toolkit, spare, jack and service records. Great time to buy super fun and loved car before summer kicks in.”
I can be reached via phone or text to John at 630-240-8536.

1987 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA CABRIOLET BEAUTIFUL QUALITY

3 OWNER CAR, CURRENTLY 21 YEARS in HEATED GARAGE
DOCUMENTED MAINTENANCE
NO MODIFICATIONS to BODY, WHEELS, ENGINE, EXHAUST, TRANS TO PRESERVE ORIGINALITY
SUMMER YELLOW EXTERIOR
MAHOGANY LEATHER
NEW MATCHING TOP
5 SPEED TRANSMISSION
CRUISE CONTROL
BLAUPUNKT LAS ANGELES CD PLAYER
PIONEER AMP
BOSTON ACOUSTIC SPEAKERS
CENTRAL LOCKING
POWER WINDOWS
ORIGINAL TOOL KIT, SPARE, INFLATE KIT, PLASTIC GLOVES
TONNEAU, BOOT, & STORAGE COVER
MANUALS
DOCUMENTATION
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For collectors interested in a 3.2 Carrera this hits a lot of the main points. There’s the color combination, obviously. Generally speaking I think yellow is a more popular color these days than it was during this 911’s production. I don’t know what sort of influence that might have (if any), but for the buyer who may feel he missed out on a color like this it could help seal the deal. It appears to be mostly original other than the radio. The top has been replaced and you’ll want to verify whether this truly is its original paint and interior. It all looks in very good condition. It is said to be fully documented and includes its tools and original books. This 911 also shows fairly low miles for its age. It isn’t one of the ultra-low mileage examples we see from time to time, but under 60K isn’t easy to find. And,of course, since it’s an ’87 it has the G50 5-speed transmission.

Lastly, we come to price. I’ll be honest I expected the asking price here to be higher. That isn’t to suggest that I think this is underpriced, nor do I think it will sell super quickly, but I do think it’s priced reasonably given everything above. It’s a high price in the current market, but it has a lot going for it. If someone does truly desire this combination it may not last very long.

-Rob

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2 Comments

  1. Summer Yellow and Lemon Yellow are the same color- it was called Summer in the US because of “lemon” connotations. You could get it on the 944 too: http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/summer-dreaming-1987-porsche-944-turbo/

  2. I had thought of Lemon Yellow and I guess I could be wrong, but I thought Lemon Yellow (Zitronengelb) was a different color code and originated in the ’60s. I’ve certainly seen it referred to from that time. Of course, Porsche has changed what a color looks like over the years, Signal Green perhaps the most iconic, so maybe that’s it. Or it’s just different translations for different markets.

    Either way, interesting and rare color on a 3.2 Carrera.

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