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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera

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.

Year: 1984
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 on eBay

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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.



  1. Dallas
    Dallas March 1, 2013

    Wow, this is a beauty – not a fan of the blue interior but the exterior colour is awesome – nice find. You might note that this car is a Euro-model with the higher horsepower rating which boosts desirability in my book (tip-offs are the side marker lights and narrower rear bumper overriders, which corroborate the Euro-delivery history). Also note the sunroof delete which is very unusual. What this isn’t, though, is an M491 “Turbo-look” car. As far as I can tell those are standard fenders, not wider Turbo ones.

    I can’t believe how the Carreras seem to have taken off in price since I bought mine in 2010. Mid-20s would be very solid money for this car.

  2. Howard S
    Howard S March 1, 2013

    As stated above this is NOT a turbo look car, its a standard production car. The problem with this car is that its a true WP0ZZZ vin number car which means it was meant for the European Market. Thats a good thing in that it does have the higher HP motor. It also means that unless there is actual documentation on the miles you have no idea how many miles are on the car. The car left the factory with a speedo and odo which read in KMH’s and KM’s and now has one with MPH and miles. Who knows what it had on it when the speedo was swapped.

    The prices of the 89 and earlier cars have had a nice pop recently with the real gems being the 87 to 89 cars with the G50 gearbox. This seller is looking for ALL the money and I would need to have a very good PPI and some docs on the miles to be interested at his price. You can find excellent G50 cars in the mid to upper 20’s all day long.

  3. Paul
    Paul March 1, 2013

    My apologies for thinking this was a Turbo look car. It was late when I wrote this up and my eyes were deceiving me a bit.

  4. KevinR
    KevinR March 1, 2013

    It’s a bit weird that the car had the correct US spec front sidemarkers added to the front bumper while not doing the same to the rear of the car. And, I might feel better about the car if two of the directional tires weren’t mounted backwards…

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