1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

I couldn’t find another 911SC that I really felt like delving into much further, but hop forward a couple years I found pretty much the next best thing! An absolutely beautiful Iris Blue Metallic 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, located in California, with just 43,565 miles on it. Iris Blue can be a stunning color when it has been well cared for and is looking good. That’s exactly what we have here. It might not blow you away the way a pastel long-hood 911 might. It’s just really pretty.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa on eBay

Year: 1985
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 43,565 mi
Price: $52,900 Buy It Now

1985 Porsche 911 Carrera one owner with only 43 564 original miles documented.
Stunning color combination, in a special order Iris Blue with black interior.
Unrestored since new, original interior, original license plate.
Original engine and transmission.
Highly optioned with, power seats, power windows, power mirrors, radio Kenwood, AC, fog lights, alarm system.
this 911 has been delivered and well maintained by the well known Dealer Vasek Polak to her original owner in June 1985.
Fully documented since new, the previous owner kept carefully every single receipts till 2017.
100% complete car, including, owner’s manual, service books, spare tire, jack, tool kit, compressor, original radio, original key…
straight body never been in an accident, perfect paint,like brand new.
the interior is in a good original condition, showing slight bolster wear on the driver seat, perfect dash with no crack, perfect door panels…
strong engine, gearbox shift smooth with no grind or issues, clutch grab strong with no slippage.
every instrumentations are in a working condition except for the AC who will need a recharge.
slight oil seeping from the valve cover gasket.

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).

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

It’s summer, which means plenty of warmth, plenty of sunshine, and plenty of outdoor activities. All of that is great. In my part of the world it also means plenty of humidity and the best way to counter humidity is airflow. Fans and breezes definitely are the order of the day. And on a car what better what to increase air flow than by removing the top!

With these things in mind I present this very pretty Venetian Blue Metallic 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, located in Georgia, with Marina Blue interior and 71,555 miles on it. This color combination is a really attractive one and has a very summer feel about it with its mix of blues. And, of course, the top comes down allowing you to better enjoy that warm weather.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet on eBay

Year: 1984
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 71,555 mi
Price: $45,900 Buy It Now

1984 Porsche 911 Cabriolet.

Vin WP0EB0913ES170666.

71,555 Miles.

Venetian Blue.

Marina Blue Leather Interior.

Clean Carfax.

Books, Manuals, 2 keys, Tonneau Cover, Tools, Spare and a Jack.

This great looking 3.2-liter Cabriolet comes in a very appealing Venetian Blue on Marina Blue Leather Interior.

Both the exterior and interior are in a superb condition, and the car glistens on the road!

Mechanically, the car is very solid. The 3.2-litre engine has great output and pulls strong like a Porsche motor should. The 915 gearbox does not miss a beat and the synchros in every gear feel good. The clutch engages properly and does not stick. The car handles excellent, and the brakes stop straight and true. The Fuchs wheels have been reconditioned, and are fitted with brand new Sumitomo HTR A/S tires.

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.

1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

There is a depth to this Guards Red paint that is really striking and more readily apparent than on other 911s I’ve seen. I’m sure much of that is the photography and the way the lighting has been used, nonetheless it really shows the beauty of a red car well and why Guards Red was such a popular 911 color in the ’80s. I wish I saw more of them today. Here it is on a 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in California, with just 48,500 miles on it. I’d definitely want to see it in person to get a proper perspective on that paint, but at least from what we see here this is a really nice looking example.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe on eBay

Year: 1985
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 48,500 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($58,500 Buy It Now)

HIGHLIGHTS

48,500 original miles
Original interior
Sunroof
15×7 and 15×8 front and rear wheels
New Pirelli P4 tires
Included

Original spare
Tool kit
Jack
Owners manual
maintenance book
Original window sticker
For more information and photos visit makellosclassics.com

The ad has provided us only the bare minimum of information so we have the pictures to help us judge the car and that’s about it. As I noted above, it does look really good and the interior looks in fine shape as well. ’85 was the first year for this style of seating in the 3.2 Carrera as the ’84 model had carried over the seats from the 911SC. So if that’s an important feature for you this is the model year that serves as your earliest source for these 911s. We aren’t told anything of this 911s history so some digging will have to be in order there.…

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Our perusal of classifieds takes on a variety of forms, or at least for me it does. Most of the time it is simply a search with no target: let’s see what’s out there. Other times I might narrow that search to a particular model, sometimes even a particular year. I’m always looking for the more interesting examples, especially by color. Every now and then I search for what I want. That’s what got me to this 911: a Black 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with Linen leather interior and 127,500 miles on it.

Craig recently wrote of his own Mercedes acquisition, which stemmed from searching classifieds for our site. That won’t be the case for me. I’m not planning to buy another car that I’ll barely drive and will be parked on the street. But I’m always on the lookout just to dream a little and to have an eye on the market. I won’t say this 911 is perfect – because I’m not even sure what the perfect 911 would be – but it hits almost all the right notes and for those back road weekend drives I think it’d do very nicely!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe at Chequered Flag

Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 127,500 mi
Price: $53,500

Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1989 Porsche 911 G50 Coupe in Black with Silk Grey leather interior. 127,50 miles with clean CARFAX. Delivered in Washington state and taken to Texas around ’94 to present. Nicely equipped with: Power Sport Seats, Limited Slip Diff, Short Shifter and Sport Suspension. Very good straight body with mostly original paint (blend on hood and the front left fender and rear left quarter panel).

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.

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

I’ve been on quite a run of 3.2 Carreras lately and for whatever reason it seems like almost all of them have been from the ’88 model year. I don’t know why that is. I can’t recall any recent sales of an ’88 that would draw other owners out of the woodwork to try and sell their ’88 911 as well. Even if that were the case I’d still expect just as many ’87s and probably even ’89s to pop up. Anyway, here we are and here we have another ’88, this time a Carrera Cabriolet and it’s parked next to the ocean, which means it will draw my attention immediately. We are well within the warmer months so this is as good a time as any to pick up a nice Cabriolet for summer top-down enjoyment. This one here is from the lower mileage portion of the spectrum so it won’t likely come at quite as reasonable a value as some of the others available, but with the market seemingly overflowing with ’88 Carreras perhaps one like this can be had for a little lower cost. It’s certainly worth a shot.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet on eBay

Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 57,530 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Goodman Reed Motorcars

805-202-4557

Please Note: The car was initially photographed prior to having a beautifully refurbished and correct steering wheel installed, which can now be seen in the interior photographs. The correct shift knob has also been ordered and will be installed prior to delivery.

Offered for sale is an exceptionally clean and mechanically strong 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with 57k documented miles from new. Finished in striking and timeless Marine Blue Metallic over a Linen leather interior, the car is as mechanically sound as it is beautiful, a strong original example that comes with its books and manuals (including the stamped service booklet) and a clean CARFAX report documenting the car’s mileage history.

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet – M491

The M491-equipped Carreras of the mid-80s are some of my favorite 911s to come across. They combine the aesthetics, suspension, and braking of the Turbo with the stout and reliable engine of the standard 3.2 Carrera. Not everyone wants a turbocharged 911, but some do prefer those other features. Of perhaps even greater appeal are those rare Carreras that combine the M491 package with the M470 front/rear spoiler delete option. That combination makes for one of the best looking 911s around. We almost never see one for sale.

However, these Turbo-look 911s find themselves in a difficult place in the market. 930 prices have come down for driver-quality examples and now are inching increasingly closer to the higher values of the M491 cars. At some point, the extra thrust of the Turbo might simply become too appealing. For collectors, the math is slightly changed as an M491 Carrera is more rare than those 930s and perhaps could make for a better long term option. Here we’ll take a look at one whose asking price falls squarely within that 930 range: a White Gold Metallic 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, located in Tennessee, with Tobacco interior and 84,766 miles on it.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet – M491 on eBay

Year: 1986
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 84,766 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($78,800 Buy It Now)

This gorgeous two owner factory M491 car is all it appears to be! The car comes with the original window sticker with a $53329.00 MSRP,$10248 was the charge for the 930 Performance body/chassis (M491).The car is as stunning in person as it appears in the pictures.The car has been well looked after with well documented services.The top is as new,the interior is better than pictures reflect with tight leather seats,void of cuts,scratches,or splits.The carpets are as new,the wheels are void of scratches and curb rash.The tires are a fresh set of Retro Bridgestone Potenzas.The car runs and drives as a well serviced Carrera should drive,nice deep throaty sound,tight suspension,good clutch and brakes.Review the 70 pictures posted,if you like the pictures,you will love the car.The color and body combo is so beautiful I could not stop taking pictures and yet I still did not capture how handsome this car is.The car is located in the Nashville Tn metro area,independent inspections are welcomed and encouraged.There will be an additional $99 assessed to the sale price for dealer doc fees.This and other European collectibles may be reviewed at JPFRAZIER.com.You may reach me at 615-971-4409

As far as presentation goes this Carrera Cabriolet performs quite well.…

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

There is a loose connection between this post and yesterday’s 1981 Porsche 930. The connection isn’t really between the cars and owners, but more in my sense of the value each might represent as capable driver-quality Porsches. Thankfully, there appear to be far fewer questions with this 911 than with yesterday’s 930 and while the 930 certainly possesses a ferocity and allure that is tough to match for a standard Carrera, a good classic 911 always has appeal. Perhaps even better, the reserve on this auction has already been met so we now proceed without worrying that the seller has set an overly optimistic reserve.

Here we have a Guards Red 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in North Carolina, with black interior and 121,985 miles on it. The pictures aren’t hi-res so we don’t get a perfect sense of its condition, but still it shows pretty well and appears to have been well cared for.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe on eBay

Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 121,985 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Regrettably I must sell my 1988 Porsche Carrera G50 coupe. It is bone stock, unmodified and original/unrestored . I have owned it for ten years. No dash cracks, few flaws all rubber soft and pliable. It appears to have been indoors since new. Paint is original but for the whaletail. All items Porsche I have are included in the sale,see pics. It is a wonderful car I feel privileged to have owned it. Pre purchase inspections on my turf are welcome and recommended. Call ,text or email for more info. Norm 863 443 2030 nglen@mail.co

Though this 911 is stated to be “unmodified and original/unrestored” that obviously is a slight fudging of things since the whale tail is not its original tail.…