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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet – M491

Last week we featured this M491-optioned Carrera Coupe. It sold for its Buy It Now price of $47,000, which at the time of writing I felt was high within the current market. I was wrong. It comes as little surprise then that almost immediately after that auction ended another M491-optioned Carrera appeared on the market, though this time a Cabriolet. Coincidence? Possibly, but we see this sort of thing happen often enough that I assume the second seller is capitalizing on the market, and I wouldn’t blame him. Here we have a M491-optioned 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, located in Connecticut, with 50,805 miles on the clock.

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Motorsport Monday: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera

Buying a used race car is always a bit of a mixed bag; if you build it yourself, you know what you’ve got and what you’ve done but it’s more expensive. Buy someone else’s project, though, and you can spend years trying to undo what they’ve “done”. But if you find just the right car to buy, you can get a serious performance bargain – top shelf quality at a house-brand price. Today’s 911 may just be this exact case; a staple of the racing community, long before “Miata” was the answer to every question automotive, if you wanted to go racing you bought a 911, such as this 1986 Carrera:

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

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I remember the days when you could buy a vintage Mercedes-Benz 190SL for pennies on the dollar. Sure, they weren’t the fastest thing from Stuttgart, but one quick glance and you might mistake one for its larger sibling, the 300SL. But between the original Gullwing and it’s open roofed stable mate and the Pagoda SL that followed, the 190SL was a bit forgotten. Today, however, it’s almost impossible to get into a 190SL on a budget, with the best examples bringing healthy six figure sums at auction. Fast forward a few more years though, and its descendant, the 560SL, can still be a relatively affordable proposition. This white on blue R107 for sale in Florida has just the right look to blend right in at the local yacht club.

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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera

For buyers looking to get into their first 911 the choice still comes down to the cars of the late ’70s and the ’80s: either the 911SC or the 3.2 Carrera. Even as the market for an air-cooled 911 accelerates these remain reasonable bargains, especially if your goal is to own a driver quality example, rather than a collector. With either model performance is capable and promises miles of smile-inducing motoring all within the classic 911 design. The example featured here fits these parameters well: a Meteor Grey 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera located in Michigan. The mileage is high (nearly 160K) and it’s the model year prior to Porsche’s switch to the G50 5-speed manual. For a collector those facts can be problematic, but for someone looking for a driver, they may be minor.

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL – REVISIT

The 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL we featured last week did not sell, but the seller has since discounted the price by $4,000. If the SL roadsters that preceded it are any guide, we might be looking at a point where you can get in an R107 at close to the ground floor.

-Paul

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