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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

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Maybe green is becoming more popular than I realize because suddenly there appear to be quite a few green 911s coming up for sale from a wide variety of models. A few weeks back we had a run of interesting blue cars and now we’ve moved on to green. Who knows what color will be next! So, to this car: here we have a Moss Green Metallic 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Atlanta, with tan interior and 48,655 miles on it. Note that this is a European model so the model designation listed on eBay is slightly off. It is not a 1980 911. As with many green cars, and as the name of this shade makes quite clear, this 911 possesses a strong sense of nature and earthiness that fits well in many environments. It makes for an interesting color, but one that doesn’t necessarily stand out. It blends well. As the first year of the 3.2 Carrera an ’84 model tends to make for a good option as you get the basic engine upgrades that many desire over the 911SC, but without the premium associated with the later G50-equipped models. The example here has low enough mileage that it won’t come across as a value buy, but it should please collectors and it’s not such low mileage that it can’t be driven at all. As a weekend cruiser with some upside it sits in a pretty solid place (even if I do think it’s being priced too high).

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Year: 1984
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 48,655 mi
Price: $56,900 Buy It Now

European Car, ebay does not recognize the VIN. VIN number is: WP0ZZZ91ZES103397
Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe. 48k documented miles, mostly original paint, excellent condition inside and out. Originally a German market car, this 911 was imported and federalized in 1985 — it still retains its Euro turn signals and German owner’s manual (although an English language manual is also included). Factory tools and air pump plus Euro safety triangle and first aid kit still in factory sealed bag. All import documentation as well as service records dating back to 1985 are included with the sale. Same California owner since 1986 kept a detailed mileage log starting in ’87 documenting every single fill-up with the date, mileage, amount and price of fuel. Very attractive in rare Moss Green with grey-beige leather interior. Meticulously kept, both cosmetically and mechanically, which is evident upon seeing and driving the car. Euro 3.2 feels noticeably stronger than the U.S.-spec cars; 915 gearbox feels better to me than any in recent memory. Engine is nicely detailed — and dry; the car feels tight and fresh in keeping with the low mileage. An investment grade car for the discerning collector. For more information about this 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.6

This isn’t the first time I have heard owners or sellers of European models of the 911 remark that their overall performance trumps that of their American counterparts. Generally, the comment is in reference to suspension tuning, though here it appears in reference to the engine. I don’t have any personal experience in this regard so I can’t comment, but with enough people saying it I do begin to wonder. Perhaps some of our readers may have some feedback in that regard? If true, then it’s certainly something to keep in consideration, though given the investment nature of this particular 911 there are other parameters to consider as well. At the end of the day, this one is priced near the top of the market for an ’84 and is more in line with what you’d expect to pay for a model ’87 or later. That will make it a tough sell, but once bought it should make for an excellent 911 to own and enjoy over the coming years.

-Rob

One Comment

  1. Justin@athens
    Justin@athens October 27, 2015

    Euro cars of this era did make a few more horses due to different compression ratios, they also did not contend with catalytic converters, hence a little better performance. These cars are often referred to as triple Z or ZZZ cars as seen in the VIN #. There are a handful of other differences including fuel distribution, gearing ratios, and weight advantages that come into play as well.
    The only con is you really need to run 93 octane or better in these motors to prevent pre detonation.

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