I really enjoy seeing some of the closer, detail, shots of the 930. The car is instantly recognizable as a 911 and the details then provide us those subtle clues that hint at this being something more than a standard 911. The wider rear arches stretching over the rear wheels. Those distinctive lines of the spoiler that guide air into the intercooler and help differentiate this from the basic whale tail. Just the general slightly muscled and aggressive overall look, which lets everyone know that this is a car that requires respect from its driver but that it also remains a usable and streetable machine. The car we have here is a one-owner Guards Red 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Miami, with only 34,000 miles on it. The seller does not appear to possess much background or documentation of the car’s history, but from what we can see the care the car has received was considerable.
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I can’t remember the last time I wrote up a 928, which is a fault of mine and not of the cars, but it is about time I turned my attention back to Porsche’s great GT. The 928 was with us for nearly 20 years and looking back across the range you see a gradual reshaping and evolving form, but without significant variation until you compare the first to the last. I can imagine that when first introduced they were a stylistic revelation. By the end of their run the shape certainly had changed but it was always identifiable as a 928. Of course, this is sort of what Porsche does: continually refine a design rather than implement dramatic changes. I digress, the example we see here comes from the middle of the 928’s life, a Grand Prix White 1987 Porsche 928S4, located in Oregon, with just 29,820 miles on it. The S4 featured a 5.0 liter V8 up front producing 316 hp delivered to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The car featured here has been been fitted with the very desirable 5-speed manual.
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This is somewhat strange. While Porsche always has offered a wide variety of colors, including paint-to-sample options, it’s rare that we come across a 911 where I can’t really tell what color it is. The car here isn’t described as paint-to-sample, though perhaps that’s the fault of the seller, but rather it is described simply as Brown. It does look somewhat Brown, but I can’t say I’ve seen a 911 in this shade, and Brown itself was much more popular in the ’70s than the ’80s. Either way, combined with the lovely interior color this 1987 3.2 Carrera definitely is eye-catching and not an everyday color. The G50-equipped Carreras have shown rapid appreciation of late especially when in excellent condition, as this one appears to be.