1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet – M491

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I’ll continue with the Cabriolet theme, though unlike yesterday’s car which I specifically featured because it was a Cabriolet this one appeals to me for additional reasons and that it happens to be a Cabriolet simply is coincidence. This Cabriolet equipped with the M491 package offers many of the stylistic and handling upgrades of the 911 Turbo, but retains the less highly strung and more maintenance friendly naturally-aspirated 3.2-liter flat-six of the standard Carrera. While accurate production numbers for the M491-equipped cars have been notoriously difficult to pin down for their six years of production (1984-1989) these cars are certainly more rare than a standard Carrera. It does appear that the option was prevalent on Coupes early on and then shifted heavily toward the Cabriolet once the actual Turbo was again made available in the US. Still, as a performance variant the M491-equipped 911s have become highly sought after, especially for the later years that also came with the G50 5-speed transmission.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 113,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1988 PORSCHE 911 FACTORY TURBO LOOK!!!

ONLY 171 EVER BUILT!!!

M491 FACTORY WIDE BODY

G50 TRANSMISSION

UNMOLESTED, METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED

MATCHING NUMBERS

CAR IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION INSIDE & OUT!!!

ENGINE DRY, STRONG & NO SMOKE

TRANSMISSION SHIFTS SMOOTH WITH NEW SYNCHROS

TOO MUCH TO LIST

EXTREMELY RARE!!!

AMAZING DRIVER!!!

COA ORDERED

METICULOUSLY DOCUMENTED

ORIGINAL PARTS, INTERIOR, GAUGES, ETC…

RUNS, SHIFTS, CORNERS, STOPS & DRIVES AMAZING !!!

EXCELLENT INVESTMENT

GETTING HARDER TO FIND THESE COLLECTABLE AIR COOLED CLASSICS!!!

BEAUTIFUL & CORRECT
NUMBERS MATCHING
ENGINE # 64102978
VIN# WP0EB0915JS170839
COLOR CODE # 35V 9 7 MARINEBLAU METALLIC

ALL ORIGINAL PANELS
3.2 ENGINE RUNS AMAZING
NO OIL LEAKS OR SMOKE
G50 5 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION SHIFTS SMOOTH
ORIGINAL HAND STITCHED LEATHER INTERIOR IN LINEN(GRAY) GREAT CONDITION
VERY DRY ABSOLUTELY NO RUST ALL ORIGINAL FLOORS
ALL BADGES, MOLDINGS, GLASS, SEALS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
ORIGINAL BLACK DASHBOARD IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
BRAND NEW TIRES TIRES ON 16′ FUCH WHEELS
ORIGINAL TOOLS, AIR PUMP, & OWNERS MANUAL
COA ORDERED
BRAND NEW SEALS,GASKETS,ETC…
DOCUMENTATION
GREAT INVESTMENT!!!

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There has been a tremendous amount of bidding on this car with the current bid sitting at $44,600 and reserve still on. Typical asking prices for a M491-equipped 911 have tended to exceed that number by a decent bit so I assume we are a ways away from meeting the reserve. Given the demand for a 3.2 Carrera this strikes me as exactly the sort of car to pursue. As a rare variant it should have an excellent chance at gaining in value over time and as it currently sits the mileage is such that it can be driven and enjoyed without concern over affecting that long-term value. In that regard it possesses the best of both worlds, though it may come at a significant premium relative to a standard Carrera.

-Rob

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2 Comments

  1. nice find Rob!….now this is more like it for me..and I’m not a drop-top guy…
    but at least this car has been enjoyed/driven…is it picture perfect? not compared to the 993 C4S…but it is driver quality perfect…some blemishes on the front & chips….
    stunning exterior color..and air cooled and more rare than the 993…

  2. IIRC this car has been offered for sale around a couple of times recently. Nice looking and I agree, its nice to find a “driver” so you dont have to worry about killing the value when you use it.

    Nice looking car from the photos

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