When I was 15, I got my first taste of a Porsche 911. I was on my learner’s permit at the time, but had quickly mastered the art of driving a manual transmission. As I was told by my father: “you can either learn how to drive stick, or not drive at all.” Given that we didn’t have a vehicle in the house with an automatic transmission, this was an easy choice.
A few months after I learned how to drive, a colleague of my father’s stopped by with a car very similar to this one, a 1984 Carrera 3.2 similar to this particular car we are featuring today, with the wide, Turbo-look rear fenders and whale tail spoiler. I was speechless when my father’s friend threw me the keys and let me take it for a spin. It was the most exhilarating motoring experience I had up to that point. Easier to drive than I thought, I was careful not to push it too much, as I had of course heard the horror stories of lift-off oversteer. It’s a car that has had a lasting effect on me.
There’s always room for a good Porsche 911 here at GCFSB, and this 1984 example in California certainly fits the bill for those looking to embark on classic 911 ownership.
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,000 mi
Price: $26,995 Buy It Now
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe “survivor”: one owner since new; 100% factory original paint; 100% factory original interior; 85K original miles. Always garaged, no rust anywhere. Rare and valuable color combination. Purchased new through European delivery by a Silicon Valley engineer and kept near Cupertino since the 1980s. Well maintained and in excellent running and driving condition. As honest and straight-forward as they come. Thanks for the interest! The factory color code is Gray “661 9 3 scheiferblaumetallic X 6”, or slate blue metallic.
Early 3.2 Carrera coupes can be found readily in the $20,000 range for examples with around 70,000 to 100,000 miles on them. This California car looks quite solid from the video. At almost $27,000, this car is in the ballpark, but priced just a tad high. If this car was somewhere between $24,000 to $25,000, there would have been a good chance it would have sold already.