1989 Porsche 911 Carrera

There has been a decent bit of discussion lately concerning the current prices for air-cooled 911s and whether they’re being over valued. Much of that discussion has been concerned with a variety of rare variants that have seen very high prices. We might then wonder about the standard 3.2 Carrera and whether those prices too have shot up. The short answer is yes. The car featured here should provide us with a reasonable barometer of the current market for a classic 911 from the ’80s. Here we have a Black on Black 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera, located in New York, which has seen 57,000 miles. The value of this particular 911 should be buoyed by a couple of factors: 1) it comes from the final year of classic 911 production so it will be as refined as these cars get, including possessing the very desirable G50 5-speed manual transmission and 2) it has the factory sport seats.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 57,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (reserve met)

1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.2 COUPE BLACK/BLACK SPORTS SEATS FACTORY SPOILERS 57,000 ORIGINAL MILES G50 TRANSMISSION IN ABSOLUTELY PRISTINE COLLECTORS CONDITION!!!

WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT THIS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AND EXTREMELY RARE 1989 PORSCHE 911 3.2 CARRERA COUPE IN RARE BLACK PAINT WITH BLACK LEATHER FACTORY SPORTS SEATS WITH A 5-SPEED TRANSMISSION. THIS RARE TWO OWNER CAR HAS ONLY 57,000 ORIGINAL MILES. THIS CAR IS IN TRULY PHENOMENAL CONDITION. NONE FINER!!!

OPTIONS INCLUDE:

· FACTORY SPORTS SEATS

· FACTORY NAKAMICHI PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM

· FACTORY SPOILERS FRONT AND REAR

· SUNROOF

· PREMIUM FUCHS WHEELS

· FACTORY PORSCHE FLOOR MATS

WE PURCHASED THIS CAR DIRECTLY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND THE CAR HAS BEEN PROPERLY MAINTAINED AND SERVICED ON TIME. THE CAR IS IN ABSOLUTELY PRISTINE CONDITION WITH ABSOLUTELY NO ACCIDENTS OR STORIES. THE BODY IS IN IMMACULATE CONDITION WITH NO DOOR DINGS, ROCK CHIPS OR DENTS. THE INTERIOR IS VERY CLEAN WITH NO UNUSUAL WEAR ON THE SEATS OR CARPETING. THE DASH IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION WITH NO CRACKS OR WEAR. ALL OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE CAR WORK AND THERE ARE NO COMMON ISSUES. THE ORIGINAL WHITE OPTION CODE IS UNDERNEATH THE HOOD AND WE HAVE ALL OF THE BOOKS, MANUALS, KEYS, TOOLS AND SERVICE RECORDS. THIS IS A NO EXCUSES CAR FOR THE TRUE PORSCHE AFICIONADO. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN ONE OF THE LAST OF THE AIR COOLED PORSCHE’S. THESE CARS ARE GETTING IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AND MOST OF THEM ARE BEING EXPORTED BACK TO GERMANY. WE SHIP WORLDWIDE AND OFFER FINANCING.

PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY AT LUXSPORT MOTOR GROUP, LLC AT (516) 921-7800 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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When I first saw this car I figured it would be another 911 with a sky-high reserve that would receive plenty of attention but wouldn’t sell. Well, I was partially right. The reserve was high (somewhere just below $45,000), but that reserve has been met so it looks like we will see this auction end in a sale. All together this is just about my favorite look for these cars: Black with black Fuchs and the whale tail. I’d love to see it with a lighter interior shade, but black on black remains a popular choice. It wasn’t long ago that we would see a car such as this one sell in the mid-$30,000s, but this auction sits at $45,000 with 3 days left. I do wonder if the bidding here will continuing going up since this is already a lot of money for a 3.2 Carrera. How much higher might it go? We’ll have to keep an eye on it to find out!

-Rob

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9 Comments

  1. Now, even the non-rare air cooled 911’s are selling for top dollar, including all OEM hard to get items.
    I ordered the OEM Porsche cassette stereo a couple of weeks ago. The price: $1,000. Not too long ago, you could get them for $450.

  2. Just realized something special on this car.
    Although I will spend extra to keep a car original, on this particular 911, I would keep the awesome 1980’s Nakamichi TD-560 stereo system.
    I would also search for, and install, a Porsche Design Momo steering wheel, which was also a rare item to have in the 1980’s.
    A dream, fulfilled.

  3. Everything about these cars is going up. I went to the Hershey, PA swap meet this past weekend and all air-cooled prices as well as their parts are way up. If you can’t afford one of the cars it could be a good time to pick up parts and store them for a couple of years. Just check what old 356 parts are going for these days. It’s a crazy Porsche world these days.

  4. I used to own the clone of this car. Only difference was that it wore an all leather Turbo S steering wheel (beautiful) and a set of 16×7 and 16×9 Fuch’s (really filled the wheel wells up nicely). I bought it in 1993 with 100,000 miles for $15.5K, sold it in 2002 with 165,000 miles for $18K. It was tight, quiet, and ran strong (as strong as 217hp can be). I shouldn’t have sold it and would buy it back today if given the opportunity.

  5. How things change.
    Picked up the RS America from the Porsche shop this morning, and had to pay a large bill to have the AC fixed (lack of usage), and the brake rotors/pads replaced.
    For the first time, the bill didn’t hurt, knowing the huge appreciation the car has had lately.

  6. I own an 87 Targa with 75k on it. Glad to see the wild appreciation in these cars. The only down side is that I cant sell this one because I’ll never find another at a decent price. I have owned a couple dozen air cooled 911’s over the last 20 years including a 93 RSA, a 94 Speedster, a couple of 993 C2S’s and just about every other variant you can imagine except a straight up cabrio.

  7. @Howard S
    You should have kept the RSA and Speedster as part of your investment portfolio.
    But, who would have known the high prices being paid for these today.

  8. Thinking of cashing in on this craze. I have a 90 C2 93k on it. I love the car but would sell only to make some $. I signed up with a 3rd party company that claims they sell 16,000 vehicles per year. They finance the car, mechanical warranty, cosmetic warranty, even shipping. Buyer puts 10% down only!

    see 90c2.blogspot.com for more info.

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