There has been a decent bit of discussion lately concerning the current prices for air-cooled 911s and whether they’re being over valued. Much of that discussion has been concerned with a variety of rare variants that have seen very high prices. We might then wonder about the standard 3.2 Carrera and whether those prices too have shot up. The short answer is yes. The car featured here should provide us with a reasonable barometer of the current market for a classic 911 from the ’80s. Here we have a Black on Black 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera, located in New York, which has seen 57,000 miles. The value of this particular 911 should be buoyed by a couple of factors: 1) it comes from the final year of classic 911 production so it will be as refined as these cars get, including possessing the very desirable G50 5-speed manual transmission and 2) it has the factory sport seats.
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White is a color in vogue these days. From Audi A8s to Volkswagen GTIs, it seems to be the color of choice, whether on the auto show display or the dealer forecourt. You could almost be mistaken that this 911, one of the last of the air-cooled examples, could be a present day model in the Porsche lineup. Amazingly this sports car is nudging ever closer to twenty years of age. For sale in New York, this 993 Carrera is an overdose of white, with color matched Turbo Twist wheels complimented by a low 57,000 miles on the clock.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay
For a buyer thinking about his first Porsche we still come back to the 3.2 Carrera and 911SC as the ideal models from which to choose. Both still represent good value since driver-quality examples in very good condition can still be found without too much trouble and each gives an interested buyer a chance to experience the mystique of the air-cooled Porsches that are so prized by enthusiasts and collectors alike. Among the standard cars, the most desirable tend to come from the final three years of 3.2 Carrera production as it is those cars that came with the upgraded G50 5-speed manual transmission. The car we have featured here is just such a car: a 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera, located in Michigan, with just under 84K miles that is on auction with no reserve.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera on eBay
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.