Feature Listing: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Backdate

Feature Listing: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Backdate

Among Porsche 911 enthusiasts and collectors the 1973 911 Carrera RS is a much adored car and for very good reason. While not the very first performance oriented model of the 911 Porsche produced, previous versions like the 911R were produced in such small numbers that most buyers never would have had any shot at them. While the Carrera RS was still produced in relatively small numbers, production still reached around 1,500 so there were a few to go around and they caused quite a stir.

Naturally, all of this greatness means prices are now very, very, high. Some Lightweights have eclipsed $1M. Because of those high prices and the general demand for the style and performance it has become increasingly common for builders to backdate later 911s, usually the 3.2 Carrera or (more rarely) the 964, bringing the style of the long-hood Carrera RS to the more modern mechanicals and underlying structure of a later 911. We’ve featured quite a few of these builds and they come in all sorts of spec and with a wide range of prices. Here we have another, which I think looks fantastic in its very understated, but still quite pretty, Dolphin Grey exterior and within the typical range in which we see these priced, this one seems pretty reasonable!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Backdate at Kachel Motor Co.

Year: 1987
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 134,600+ mi
Price: $58,995

KMC is proud to present a unique opportunity to own this bespoke, award-winning, Restomod air-cooled 911. The build was based on a clean, numbers-matching 1987 911 Carrera from California. This was a perfect base for the build, given the well-established reliability of the 3.2L engine, with a slicker-shifting Getrag G50 gear box and revised chain tensioning and lubrication system (which plagued the previous 911 generations).

1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe

1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe

I know not everyone likes these cars. When you take a shape as iconic and as loved as that of the 911 and you alter its profile there are going to be those who do not share much enthusiasm for such a creation. When the alteration is to perhaps the most recognizable portion of that original design, well, then you really might engender divisiveness. That’s pretty much exactly what the Slantnose option does to the 911.

The round headlights projecting forward from the hood are now gone in favor of a more sloped front borrowed from the 935. That the Slantnose is borrowed from what was itself an iconic Porsche does help take the sting away for those who prefer the original 911 design. Still, not everyone is a fan. I, however, am a fan, especially of the Coupe where all of the lines work well together. As part of the ’80s and the sometimes wild designs we saw on cars of that day the Slantnose fits in quite well and it absolutely stands out as a car from that period. It may not entirely look like a 911, but there’s still no mistaking it. Here we have a factory example: a Guards Red 1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe, located in New York, with just under 50K miles on it.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe on eBay

Year: 1987
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 49,995 mi
Price: $240,000 Buy It Now

Offered for sale for the first time Factory 1987 Porsche Turbo 911 (930) with original factory Option 505 Slant nose

Porsche certificate of authenticity Shown in photos

Exterior – Guards Red
Interior- Black Leather
Privately Owned & Maintained since 2007
Garaged Stored, Never Driven in the Rain
Original 49,995 miles
No accidents or damage

Performance Updates :
ArtTech Wheels
TiAL Wastegate
Fabspeed Performance Exhaust w/Heaters
Turbokraft Intercooler
35R Garrett Turbo

This is meticulously maintained car to add to your collection !!

1987 Treser Audi Super 5000

1987 Treser Audi Super 5000

Ruf. Alpina. AMG. Treser.

Wait. Treser?

Yes, Walter Treser, creator of the most outrageous Audis in the 1980s probably deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the most famous tuning firms in the 1980s. After all, it was Walter who helped to create the Audi Quattro in the first place – but he didn’t stop there. Far from it! He built the first 250 horsepower Audi, the first convertible modern Audi, the first off-road inspired model to wear four rings. He also pre-dated Audi’s Avant in turbocharger form and stuck a huge chunk in the middle to create the first long wheel base out of Ingolstadt to compete with the Mercedes-Benz SEL. And when he was done with all of that, shortly before he folded to economic pressures in the early 1990s, Treser’s firm made a crazy mid-engine aluminum roadster, too. For a brief rundown of his more famous models, check out the article I wrote about them!

Despite the innovative technology and designs, finding Treser models in the U.S. today is very rare. Heck, finding just parts for a Treser is very rare. So when a whole Superpfeile model comes up for sale we should take notice!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Treser Audi Super 5000 on eBay

1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V

1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V

How can you talk about 1980s Volkswagens and not mention the Scirocco? Karmann’s lift of the Giugiaro Asso di Picche, Asso di Quadri and Asso di Fiori designs was plainly evident, but that they were borrowed really should come as a surprise. After all, the reception to the master Italian designer’s other pens – the Golf, first generation Scirocco, Audi 80 (4000) and Coupe GT firmly established both companies in the public limelight. In the case of Volkswagen, it defined a company emerging from the shadow of the air-cooled generation; for Audi, it modernized designs and capitalized on the success of the 100 lineup in the 1970s. But Karmann had been integral in the production of the first two as well, making an easy transition from ItalDesign to Volkswagen’s go-to special production for the second generation Scirocco.

But while the design was all grown up and modern for the 1980s, the underpinnings were the same; little changed dynamically between the 1981 and 1982 model year, and though upgrades came over the next few years with higher-spec trim and a bit more power, it wasn’t until 1986 that VW coupe fans finally got to rejoice as the addition of the PL 1.8 liter dual-cam inline-4 finally joined the lineup. Now with 123 high-revving horsepower, the Scirocco went a bit more like the wind it was named after. The wide-ratio, economy-minded gearbox of yore was gone too, replaced by a close-ratio gearbox. Like the GTI and GLI, 14″ ‘Teardrop’ wheels and a new bodykit heightened the boy-racer appearance, and the 16V models got all matchy-matchy before the Golf and Jetta, too, with body-colored painted bumpers.

Perhaps this was a shot across the bow of the other Giugiaro-designed, sporty 2-door coupe on the market – the Isuzu Impulse Turbo. Because as much of a VW nut as I am, let’s be honest – the Impulse was cooler.…

Feature Listing: 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo

Feature Listing: 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo

Yesterday we presented a very nice 993 twin-turbo and in that post I spoke of my conflicting desires between those beautiful 993s and the original Turbo, the 930. So let’s turn our attention to the 930 as this presents us a nice opportunity for comparison. This triple Black 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is offered by the same seller as the 993, which means the condition of the car is good and the price sits on the more reasonable side when factoring in condition and mileage. As we’ve discussed quite a bit on these pages the 930 market definitely has moved downward for all but the best cars, but the desirability of the model itself remains strong. There are a lot of them out there with sub-$100K price tags so it takes very low miles or rare colors/options to really attract notice. I do think that makes this the tougher sell of the two cars, but for someone like me, whose heart remains strongly tied to these iconic ’80s Turbos, that allure might be too strong to overcome, tempting us toward the dark side.…

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

Over the past year – maybe even the past two years – we’ve been talking about the retreating of the air-cooled 911 market. As is somewhat typical, that retreat came on the heels of some rapid upward movement in pricing, especially among certain models. One of those models was the G50-equipped 3.2 Carrera. Separated from earlier model years by its change from the 915 to the G50 transmission collectors suddenly started throwing huge amounts of money at these cars. To a degree some of that seemed to be a correction in that prices had been too low. But the correction also appeared to go a bit too far. We saw a similar situation with the 930 and with the 964 RS America. In some cases all of these cars can still fetch pretty high prices, but that is now limited to the best and rarest examples.

The bright side of all of this is that with those retreating prices there’s much better value to be found on the 911 market. Prices haven’t fully retreated (and I don’t expect they will) so we’re still higher than 3 years ago, but it has been a welcome reprieve. I wanted to check back in on that market with one that should provide an interesting case as the mileage is low, but not absurdly so, the condition looks excellent, and it has that very desirable G50 5-speed. Bidding should tell us a little bit about where the market currently lies. Here we have a Guards Red over Black 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, located in New York, with sport seats and 53,601 miles on it.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa on eBay

Year: 1987
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 53,601 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa ( G50 ) in Guards Red with Black Leather interior.

1987 Porsche 924S

1987 Porsche 924S

I’ve looked across the 924 range over the past week, from the well-optioned 1980 Turbo through the interestingly-modified 1978 924 base model. But in the case of either of those, the strong argument if you just want a nice driving, cheap entry level Porsche is the later 924S.

Offered for only two years in the U.S. market, nevertheless a bulk of the 924S production was sold here. Some 16,669 were made in total, with 9,137 making the trip across the Atlantic from Neckarsulm. Of those, the much more prevalent to find would be the first model year, with 6,947 accounting for 1987 production. Yet there were few changes across the run; 1988 received a slight bump in compression for a 5 horsepower gain, and there was the limited run of Special Edition final models that were quite special. But all offer lightweight driving fun with near-perfect balance and poise, reasonable running costs and sprightly performance. Plus, since many 924 owners treasured their foray into Porsche ownership, it’s possible just about any day of the week to find a really nice condition 924S like this impressive 43,500 mile Zermatt Silver Metallic example.

What’s not to like?

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1987 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe with 5,581 Miles

1987 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe with 5,581 Miles

In 1987, there were quite a few Jettas to like (as Jettas go, that is). If you absolutely had to have a trunk, you could grab a turbo diesel for its last year until the 1990 Ecodiesel arrived. The “GL” trim package gave you power options like windows, mirrors, locks, and even a power antenna – remember when breaking antennas off cars was a hoodlum pastime? Your GL would even come with a ski sack! There was the new Wolfsburg Edition, which gave you all the options of the GLI without sport seats – so you got the special Pirelli P-slot wheels, deeper spoilers, and even a power bump to 105. Did I mention the GLI? For good measure, there were two that year, with the 8V bowing out to the incoming 16V model.

This car is not any of those trim levels, though. This is a plain-jane Jetta; steel wheels, the lowest power available, and manual everything (except, predictably, the transmission). So why look at it? Well, two reasons – and they both open. Oh, and it only has 5,581 miles, too.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe on eBay

1987 Porsche 930 Coupe

1987 Porsche 930 Coupe

I found this too funny to pass by. There are many ways to advertise a car, and especially on a site like eBay when you can scroll through hundreds of thumbnails you need something to get readers to pause during that initial view and want to take a second look. With little space available, most sellers say the typical things, sometimes there’s very useful information like “paint to sample” or “special order” (which, of course, may or may not be true), and then there is this one. “Beautiful carpets!” (I’ve ignored the typo) I must say that’s not the typical selling point, but it made me laugh and look more closely at this Venetian Blue Metallic 1987 Porsche 930 Coupe. And, hey, the carpets do look great!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 930 Coupe on eBay

Year: 1987
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 40,201 mi
Price: $105,900 Buy It Now

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe Sunroof

40K Original Miles, Excellent Condition Complete With Porsche Certificate Of Authenticity (COA)

Rare Color Combination of Venetian Blue Exterior and Linen Blue Interior which is actually a white ivory color.

Car recently had a full inspection and minor service (oil change, new rear shocks with a total comprehensive inspection). NO fluid leaks. Car originally comes from Arizona from a retired doctor. Car stayed within 1 family from new.
The interior is in exceptionally “Like New Condition” with no tears or rips, carpets look new. Carpets where wrapped in plastic and covered since new. never smoked in.
Exterior paint looks great, just a couple minor chips in the hood, no issues. Carfax documents no accidents or issues. Car drives and handles with ease, clutch is tight.
Wheels and tires are all in great condition, tires have over 50% tread left.

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa with 233,000 miles

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa with 233,000 miles

Back to Carreras, but still keeping with yesterday’s black theme. Cars like this one are some of our favorites to come across here at GCFSB. The mileage is pretty high, over 233K miles if I’m reading the odometer correctly – based on the ad it’s clearly seen more than 200K miles – demonstrating that this 911 has provided plenty of joy to its owners over its 30 years on the road, but the condition looks excellent! The engine bay seems astoundingly clean for a car of this mileage. The takeaway being that this 911 has been well cared for. We aren’t told whether it still wears its original paint, but the seats are said to be original and they look in very nice shape. In fact the whole car looks in very nice shape and with it having had an engine rebuilt around 10K miles ago it should be ready to provide plenty more enjoyable miles to its next owner.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa at California Classix

Year: 1987
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 233,000 mi
Price: $37,900

Porsche experts agree:, the 1987-’89 Carrera is the best 911 ever built. Why? It’s simple, really. It is the last 911 to feature a body style now considered “classic” and the first to incorporate technological advancements such as the vaunted GETRAG G-50 transmission.

30 years after it was manufactured in Zuffenhausen – just before the advent of robotics changed the art of building automobiles forever – the 3.2-liter Carrera has become an eminently collectible Porsche, while still being very useable as a fun and fast driver’s car.

These cars are so well engineered and so bullet-proof, that many have logged upward of 200,000 miles and are still going strong.

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL with 28k miles

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL with 28k miles

I’ve made no secret of my love for the W126 on these pages. Produced between 1979 and 1991, they date from a period when Mercedes-Benz produced over-engineered cars with an unrivaled reputation for durability and quality. The W126 sat at the top of the range, offering the highest levels of luxury, safety and refinement that money could buy. Whenever I see one on the road today, especially if it’s in nice condition, I immediately think “old money.” Many well-heeled owners, too attached to part with them and wealthy enough to afford the upkeep, simply held on to their cars, replacing parts as necessary. It’s not unusual to see them being driven by their original owners, and buyers usually don’t have to look too hard to find one-owner examples in good condition. With a $20k price tag and only 28k miles on the odometer, this one falls into “collector” territory.

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1987 BMW M6 with 36,800 Miles

1987 BMW M6 with 36,800 Miles

While it’s easy to be a ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’ and scoff at the prices for lightly used cars from the recent past, true time capsules like the Porsche Rob just wrote up are generally the domain of pure wonderment. How have owners been able to restrain themselves for decades without driving a car? This afternoon’s M6 is in a similar vein to the lineup we’ve been looking at; pristine, original condition, and low mileage. While the 36,800 accrued far outstrip those of the RS6, M3 and especially the 911 RSR, finding an all original M6 with below 40,000 miles in near perfect shape is certainly worth a look:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 BMW M6 on eBay

Carmine Red 1987 Porsche 930 Coupe

Carmine Red 1987 Porsche 930 Coupe

Been a lot of 930s lately. We discussed that fact in a previous post regarding declining 930 values. There are a lot of them on the market and due to that increase in supply prices have come down. It’s certainly not a bad thing for fans of the model! This particular 930 stands apart for a couple of reasons. First, the seller appears to have a pretty good knowledge of its history. That in itself sets this 930 apart as so many of them we see come with little available provenance. Second, it’s a subtly different shade of red in Carmine Red. I like subtle differences. They are the kind of thing that can really draw us in to appreciate the nuances that distinguish it from more standard colors, which in the case of the 930 would be Guards Red. Whether it is a better color than Guards Red will be in the eye of the beholder; it is certainly more rare.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Carmine Red 1987 Porsche 930 Coupe on Classic Driver

Year: 1987
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 62,339 mi
Price: $115,000

Very Correct 930 in Rare Color. $25,000 in Recent Work Including Completely Rebuilt Engine

1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe
VIN WP0JB0932HS050359, engine no. 68H00370
Carmine Red with Black Leather Interior

Although the Porsche Turbo is now a natural fixture in the consciousness of car buffs because it is such an iconic car, it was genuinely earth-shattering when it emerged in the mid 1970s. After massive success pioneering the use of turbochargers during the first half of the 1970s in the 917 Can Am and 911-based sports cars, Porsche had the knowhow to bring a reliable and capable turbocharged road car to market. The 930 was hugely impressive when new, and contemporary road testers gushed about its effortless ability to gain speed with deceptive composure, an attribute that seemed positively alien in a period when few drivers had experienced turbocharged cars.

Triple Take: 1987 Porsche 924S

Triple Take: 1987 Porsche 924S

If you wanted to dip into the Stuttgart catalog in 1987, Porsche offered you a slightly less expensive option with the reintroduction of the budget-friendly 924S. For about $2,000 more than a loaded Audi Coupe GT, you could treat yourself to a real Porsche! And unlike the original 924, the “S” designation really did add some substance to the bargain offering. Though the basic shape and dashboard were retained from the 2.0 version of the late 1970s and early 1980s, little else was. The 924S instead was effectively a 944 underneath; minus the flares, but with the important upgraded suspension, brakes and 2.5 liter Porsche motor installed.

While the 924S was a sales success in general, it was particularly so in the United States; over half (9,137) of the 16,669 924Ss produced were sold here despite it only being available for two of the three production years! Yet the 924S has never really been accepted by the Porsche world, and few aspire to save up enough to buy one. That means, generally speaking, they’ve remained the most affordable way into a true Porsche. Despite that, it’s not uncommon to find well loved, lower mile and very clean examples up for sale today. For your consideration, I have three Guards Red with Porsche script examples from the 1987 model year to compare – which one is the best bargain Stuttgarter?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 924S on eBay

1987 BMW M535i

1987 BMW M535i

While BMW Motorsport GmbH has a lengthy reputation for conceiving and building some of the most legendary icons of the 1980s, since their inception they’ve also had their hand in clever badge-engineered products intended to bring the magic of M to a larger audience. Starting with the E12 in the 1970s and continuing through today, first to hit the market was the “M535i”. Effectively, these were standard 5-series models with M-Technic bits added for a splash of style, but they lacked the higher-performance “S” (or M88/3, in the case of the M5) motors of their more potent siblings. But they certainly looked the part, with hunkered-down exteriors with deep chin spoilers, side skirts and rear valance and spoiler. Special M-Technic wheels were added to the E28 model which channeled aspects of the M1’s Campagnolo design coupled with hints of the original 1972 Turbo concept wheels. Inside a sport interior was met with more M-Tech details. Just as today, though mechanically these cars were appearance packages rather than performance-oriented, they’re nonetheless quite special indeed:

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