1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

I’m on a little bit of a 3.2 Carrera run lately. There have been some nice examples from across the model range. This one here though I think is the prettiest. It’s color combination provides the type of stormy look I’ve mentioned previously, which is one that I especially enjoy, though on this Carrera it’s a less dark version of the ocean storm mix. The combination here is Venetian Blue Metallic over a Linen leather interior. I think it provides a nice contrast to the ’89 Targa I featured earlier this week, which had a similar Linen interior but contrasted it with a Slate Grey exterior. Here, the body color matching Fuchs look especially good and that adds to the allure. I don’t know if there’s just something about Venetian Blue that works well as a wheel color, but it’s pretty clear not all painted Fuchs are created equal and this color is a step well above a few others. Overall, this is a really pretty 911 and it looks to be in nice condition.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 95,188 mi
Price: $44,950 Buy It Now

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

The 3.2-liter Carreras was one of the best Porsches built. They were extremely reliable and had all the creature comforts of a modern car: electric sunroof, electric windows, air conditioning, cruse control and power seats. These 3.2 engines are known to go 200,000 miles before needing a top end rebuild.

Very desirable and rare color combination Venetian Blue Metallic with a Linen Grey interior. Excellent mechanical condition. G-50 hydraulic 5-speed transmission. Very clean, 100% rust free and as straight as they come. Clean Carfax. Over $13,000 in recently service including New Yokohama RE71 performance tires and New Bilstein Sport Shocks.

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

I suppose I could have put this in Carter’s “What We’re Watching” post since there isn’t a lot of time left in this auction, but I like Carrera Targas too much and this one is pretty nice looking. Plus, the reserve on the auction is unmet so there may still be more options to get it even if this auction ends in a couple days. Regardless, here we have a Slate Grey Metallic 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, located in Oregon, with Linen leather interior and 66,756 miles on it. As I’ve said, Slate Grey always is one of those colors that I feel like I should say is boring – I mean, it’s grey and grey is by definition dull – but it isn’t boring. It’s beautiful in a stormy way and I think it looks really good here contrasted with the Linen interior. I can’t imagine Linen is easy to keep clean in an open-top 911, but when clean it looks pretty great. Covering the lines of this final year 3.2 Carrera Targa we end up with an attractive overall package and the end of the classic 911 line.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 66,756 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

SUPER RARE 911 CARRERA TARGA
★★★ WITH ONLY 66,756 ACTUAL MILES ★★★
AND DOCUMENTED WITH SERVICE HISTORY SINCE DAY ONE

“1’FAMILY OWNED”
1989 PORSCHE 911 3.2 CARRERA TARGA SPORTS CAR
Powered With a 3.2 Liter Flat-Six Bosch Motronic Fuel Injection Air-Cooled Engine
With 200 HP And Mated With a Getrag G-50 Hydraulic Operation Manual Transmission

⭐ STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDES ⭐
Sport Steering Wheel With Elevated Hub
Power Windows & Locks
Cruise Control
High Output Air Conditioner
Climate Control Air & Heat
Automatic Speed Control
Remote Controlled Outside Rear View Mirrors W/Electric Defrosted
Factory BLAUPUNKT AM/FM Radio/Cassette player
Two 6 x 9 Door Original Speakers And Rear 6 x 9 Speakers
Electric Rear Window Defogger Two Stage
Deep Cut Pile Carpeting
Original Porsche Logo Floor Mats
Leather Sport Dash
Transistorized Tachometer – Trip Mileage Odometer – Quartz Clock – Fuel Consumption Indicator
Front Reclining Sport Leather Seats & Rear Fold Up Seats
Powered Front Seats W/Lumbar Support
Manual 3 Point Front Seat Belts & Manual 2 Point Rear Seat Belts
Electric Windshield Wipers With Intermittent Wipe Cycle,
High Intensity Windscreen Washer
Asymmetric/Halogen Headlamps
Front Fog Lamps
Higher Amperage Battery
Locking (Limited Slip) Differential
Oil Cooer With Fan
Sport Shock Absorbers And Stabilizers
Removable Targa Top
Radial Ply Tires
Rack And Pinion Steering
Transistorized Breaker-less Ignition
Four-Wheel Independent Torsion Bars Suspension With Stabilizer Bars
Front And Rear Four-wheel Vented Disc Brakes Power Assisted
Has The Original And Factory 16” FUCHS Porsche Wheels
With Front 205/55R16 HANKOOK VENTUS S1 NOBLE 2 Tires And 225/50R16 KUMHO ECSTA RSX Rear Tires
Original Spare Tire And Red Wheel

EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRED COLOR COMBINATION!

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

I think this 911 has been for sale for a while. I could be wrong, but I know this dealer has had a decent number of very-low mileage 3.2 Carreras and I’m assuming this one is part of that group. So why feature it now? Because it’s 4:30 am and I can’t sleep. I’m looking at cars and this one piqued my curiosity, to a degree clearly more than usual, and now I’m writing about it. The asking price, the mileage, and of course the interior. I love a red leather interior, a point that perhaps comes into focus during insomnia-fueled car trawling. It is in such moments of clarity that greatness can be achieved. Ok, so that’s probably a stretch, but I am realizing that I do like this 911. The interior isn’t for the fainthearted – the CoA is hard to read, but the color actually is Lipstick Red – and on a Cabriolet it stands out even more. There’s nowhere to hide, but that’s the idea.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 19,330 mi
Price: $77,800 Buy It Now

1988 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
We have just added to our extensive exotic car inventory a beautiful 1988 Porsche 911 Cabriolet in Black with Lipstick Red special leather interior and only 19,300 miles. This 911 is equipped with: 5 speed manual transmission, full power left seat and four way power passenger seat, limited slip differential, steering wheel with raised hub, Blaupunkt Reno radio, 16″ forged light alloy wheels, automatic heating control, power operated top, cruise control, spoilers front and rear, alarm system, luggage compartment in black velour, complete books, extra keys, certificate of authenticity, tool kit and jack.

Kiln Red Metallic 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Kiln Red Metallic 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

This is a Porsche color I have never seen before. I like when that happens. Of course it’s made even better when the color is one that I like the look of as well. The color in question is Kiln Red Metallic and here we see it on a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with only 26,998 miles on the clock. I really only have these pictures to go by, but Kiln Red appears not quite burnt orange and not really a brick red either (though that is the way ziegelrot translates). By name I’d guess it comes from the fiery inside of a kiln and we can sort of see that blend of orange, red, and yellow at work here. It’s a captivating color and even though these pictures mostly show it under direct sunlight I imagine it will show dramatic changes in the shade or even on a cloudy day. Positioned under one of those flaring red/pink sunsets it’d probably look amazing.

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Year: 1984
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 26,998 mi
Price: $76,500

Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe in Kiln Red with Black interior. Sold new 10/84 by Continental Porsche in Portland Oregon to its only owner. Garaged its whole like and unused for the alt 10/15 years. We got it and went through it thoroughly. We took the engine out, fitted new clutch and pressure plate. Fitted new engine bay insulation pad, detail all round, pulled gas tank went through all lines. Completely went through the braking system. Full fluid flush rebuilt all calipers, etc. Major service and injector service, etc. All belts and fluids.

The Porsche 911 Cabriolet – An Air-Cooled Chronology

The Porsche 911 Cabriolet – An Air-Cooled Chronology

I don’t know what exactly has lead to my decision to feature Porsche’s various air-cooled Cabriolets. I suppose it was a confluence of circumstances. During one unseasonably warm February weekend, I found myself sitting outside enjoying a beverage and the warm sunshine. As one does. A very pretty 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet drove by. The condition looked very good and it was one of those subtle but interesting color combinations. The exterior was some shade of metallic grey and it had a nicely contrasting green interior. Perhaps the exterior was Granite Green Metallic; I’m not really sure, but it was nice looking. It was a perfect afternoon for enjoying such a car.

Then I started coming across some interesting 911 Cabriolets for sale. After a couple of them I wondered if I could find one from each air-cooled model. I was successful and a post was born. I’ll say from the outset these aren’t from the value part of the 911 spectrum; interesting enough they are all priced within a few thousand dollars of one another. None is inexpensive, but all look in very good shape and promise enjoyable drop-top motoring. We’ll look at them chronologically starting with the first 911 Cabriolet Porsche produced: this Guards Red 1983 Porsche 911SC Cabriolet, located in Illinois, with just 19,016 miles on it.

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Year: 1983
Model: 911SC Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 19,016 mi
Price: $69,000

19,016 miles; 1 family ownership; Last year of the 911 SC; First year of the 911 Cabriolet (only 5337 made); Numbers-matching collector car; Guards Red original paint; Meter confirms factory specifications; Full black leather interior; Black leather sport seats; Heated & tinted windshield; Blaupunkt Monterey AM/FM/Cassette radio; Factory alarm
Black top – excellent; rear window – perfect; 16” Fuchs alloys – excellent; Yokohama tires; 3.0 liter engine; 180 hp, 5-speed 915 trans; All tools, air pump, jack, etc.; All books, manuals, touch-up paint, etc.; Window sticker & original dealer paperwork; No winters, no rain, no bad roads; 19,016 mile time capsule; No modifications since new.

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe – M491

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe – M491

Outside of a few ultra-low-mileage examples, this 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe might be one of the better looking 3.2 Carreras I can recall coming across. I’ll hedge that some by saying I don’t necessarily mean the prettiest or best color, but the exterior appears in remarkably good condition. It all looks very clean, scratch, scrape, and ding free. I’m sure a good bit of detailing went into bringing about this condition, but that’s okay. The paint is said to be original, though it’s clear the seller is not 100% sure of that. That it’s a Turbo-look certainly plays a role as the wider rear of the Turbo looks fantastic on the 3.2 Carrera; for me it improves the look to a greater degree than with other 911 models. There’s also the wheels. We’ve seen platinum metallic Fuchs on other 911s so in itself that isn’t terribly unusual, but this may be the first instance I’ve seen it on a black 911. The Weissach edition has platinum metallic wheels paired with its black paint and they looked great, but that was black metallic, which is lighter, and the greater contrast with the non-metallic black exterior here works even better. All together, this is a fantastic looking 911!

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Year: 1984
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 51,000 mi
Price: $85,000 Buy It Now

Will consider partial trade.

1984 Factory wide-body, 491, turbo-look coupe. Exceptional condition! Can send more detailed photos if needed.

Factory options:
018 Sport steering wheel with elevated hub
469 Black headliner
491 Turbo look
533 Alarm system
577 Heated and tinted front Windshield
C02 Equipped with catalytic converter
E20 Special Option Group
349 Special Leather interior
000 Wheel centers platinum metallic.

1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Not too surprisingly, the German car market has quite a lot of Porsches running around. Looking through the listings shows us all kinds of rare models or interesting colors and option packages. In some of the best cases, I’ll come across configurations that I’m completely unfamiliar with and this will lead down a long rabbit-hole of reading and history. Those are a lot of fun and generally involve cars that never made it Stateside. However, most searches just show us cool versions of cars we’re used to seeing. Here, I’ve stuck with that theme as this is a standard 3.2 Carrera, but I was really taken by the color combination and the condition does look quite good. I’m not sure this asking price would make sense for anyone in the U.S. given the additional costs of bringing it here, but who knows. Here we have a Meteor Gray Metallic 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with Burgundy leather interior and around 39K kilometers on it.

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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

I’m dabbling in monotones a bit this week, which I began with a green-on-green Porsche 930 and will now turn to this blue-on-blue 3.2 Carrera Coupe. Such lack of contrast isn’t always a good thing on a car, but there are particular colors where it works out fairly well. I thought the green 930 looked really good and I feel the same about this 911. And here there is some contrast as the choice of blue for the interior is a good bit darker than the exterior shade. All in all it’s actually quite beautiful. Here we have a 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in California, with just 21,709 miles on it. The colors are described as light blue over blue. We don’t see the specific paint codes, but I’d wager that light blue exterior is Iris Blue Metallic, a personal favorite from this period.

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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa – No Reserve

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa – No Reserve

This one will be a little bit of a quick hitter. I’ve featured a good number of classic 911s lately. In part that’s because I like them and there have been a good number of nice looking and interesting examples come on the market. But it’s also in part because their values have gotten a bit more reasonable over the past year and I’ve been interested in where they are selling. That’s my predominant interest here as we have one that looks in good shape, has reasonable mileage, and is up for a no reserve auction. So let’s get to it: here we have a White Gold Metallic 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, located in Oregon, with Tan interior and 56,153 miles on it. The ’86MY usually makes for a nice value since it’s the last year before Porsche debuted the G50 5-speed manual. Let’s see if this one follows suit.

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Paint-to-sample 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet – M491

Paint-to-sample 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet – M491

This 911 will take some work to get our heads around. There are a whole host of interesting details to this car, but also plenty of questions. Let’s start with the basics of what we’ve got and then we can get to the questions. This is a 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with a paint-to-sample exterior and interior to sample. Those points on their own are of some significance, though we must admit that while these colors may be special order there isn’t really a lot that is special about them. Don’t get me wrong, the burgundy interior is great and the exterior is a nice shade of metallic paint, but if you didn’t tell me they were special order I wouldn’t have immediately thought that. But we don’t end there. It also has sport seats, which are a nice addition, and more importantly comes with the M491 Turbo-look package. As if all of that is not enough, attentive readers will also notice that it’s a Turbo-look package with the spoiler delete. That last point is perhaps the most important aspect of all as the Turbo-look with spoiler delete is very rare. We almost never see them and on the Cabriolet especially it makes for a really attractive change. Combining all of these options creates a very rare 911 and one that should attract a lot of attention. If it can all be verified….

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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

I am going to continue my current theme of rooting around for driver quality classic 911s so as to establish a firmer grasp on where we can expect these models to sell on the current market. I’ve seen a lot of the earlier examples of the 911SC and where they are being priced and here I want to move to the other end of the spectrum to look at a late 3.2 Carrera. The price is higher, as we’d expect, but remains somewhat reasonable given other facets of this 911. Here we have a Marine Blue Metallic 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, located in California, with Grey interior and 119,250 miles on it.

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1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

When I first began writing for GCFSB it was just before the air-cooled 911 market took off. Suddenly nearly every 3.2 Carrera I’d see would set a new benchmark for value. Long-hood models, which already had been expensive, began to reach well into six figures for the 911S and rare variants seemed to leap into the stratosphere. We saw quite a few interesting examples hit the market as sellers tried to capitalize on these gains and almost any time a well-maintained 911 came up for auction with no reserve it would sell well before auction’s end, sometimes in a matter of one or two days. Those times are behind us as the air-cooled market has settled down and while the gains haven’t retreated much for many of these cars the classic 911s of the ’80s have taken some steps back into much more attainable territory. This is especially the case with higher-mileage basic Carreras. And I don’t mean this as a bad thing. These are wonderful cars meant to be enjoyed so ideally the prices will be such that owners don’t feel conflicted about opening the garage just because it’s a little cloudy. I mention these things because I’ve begun to notice a lot more nice looking examples of the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera popping up for much more reasonable prices. These aren’t necessarily the 911s in great color combinations or low mileage, but nice honest looking cars none the less. At times the reserves remain too high, but even that should work itself out with time. The example we have here seems to fit this bill: a Black 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Memphis, with 111,000 miles on the clock.

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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

Another day, another Targa. And for whatever reason I’m finding myself very much taken in by this one. This 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, located in Maryland, brings us back within the realm of the regular 911, but that doesn’t stop it from looking great. Grey/red is a color combination we see frequently across the whole 911 line and my favorite version of it is Slate Grey over a bright red interior (Can-Can or Lobster would do the trick). The 911 we have here takes a slightly different line making use of a darker hue of each. We aren’t provided with the precise colors, though we could hazard a guess that this is Meteor Grey Metallic for the exterior and the interior obviously is Burgundy. The combination works very well and what it may lack in flash it makes up for with understated refinement.

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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Let’s get right to it: I want to take a look at a very low mileage Glacier Blue 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe located in New York. Glacier Blue 911s have graced these pages a couple of times in the past and it’s a color that always draws attention. But here we start to see the fullness of its color to much better effect. The negative to a color like Glacier Blue is that in many lighting conditions it looks washed out, basically a dull white, and it is hard to capture the color so that it actually looks blue. They’ve done that here, perhaps through a combination of better photography and some touching up, but they’ve done it none the less. Combined with a navy blue interior we experience the full force of the color’s name: it’s appearance is icy like the waves of a cold sea crashing against a glacier. It’s a strange environment to model upon a car’s appearance, but it does produce a sort of natural look that is quite different from the typical earthy colors we associate with nature. As we’d expect the combination is quite rare – stated to be only 160 in this exterior color; no word on how many in this combination – and with only 19,615 miles on this one we also can expect a high price. But this high?

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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Many times in our search for interesting and rare cars to feature we pass over the regular cars; cars that are in good shape and would make for great options for many prospective buyers, but that don’t immediately jump off the page. Or, at least, I find myself doing that. The negative side of this, of course, is that these are the cars that typically come with the most reasonable prices, a point that is particularly true with the 911 where any sense of exclusivity quickly raises the bar on value. I think this 911 fits within that ‘regular car’ category and while we can never be totally assured of such the hope is that it will also come at a decent price. Here we have a Guards Red 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Oregon, with 98,750 miles on it.

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