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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe


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This is going to be a little bit of a quick-hitter, though we should not take that to suggest there are serious flaws with this 911. Rather, I’m mostly struck by the price this auction has reached. Here we have a Platinum Metallic 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in California, with a Brown interior and 36,550 miles on it. There is a ton to love about this car. It comes in an absolutely fantastic color combination, which we don’t come across often, that is both very striking yet also somewhat subtle. It presents really well inside and out and I’m particularly fond of the interior color and the way it contrasts with the exterior. The mileage is also very low. But this auction currently sits at $69,991. For a 1984 Carrera. Unsurprisingly, this has met the reserve and I was fairly stunned when I saw it. I’m used to very high asking prices for this sort of car; I’m far less used to seeing one actually sell.

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Year: 1984
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 36,550 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (reserve met)

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Porsche Rancho Mirage proudly offers this beautiful 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe in Platinum Metallic over a Brown interior with 36,550 miles. The 911 Carrera Coupe is powered by a 3.2L Flat 6 engine producing 228 hp and 209 lb-ft of torque through a Rear Wheel Drive system and a 5-Speed Manual Transmission.

Leather Interior
Monterey Digital Cassette Radio
Wheel Centers in Platinum Metallic
15″ Forged Alloy Wheels
Cruise Control
Spoilers to Front & Rear
Alarm System
Electronic Sliding Roof

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The market for a 3.2 Carrera has plateaued somewhat over the past 6 months, a not terribly surprising development given how rapidly it ascended. Perhaps we will soon see an uptick in values again? Or perhaps someone really wants this particular Carrera? I can’t blame the buyer, it looks like a great car, but for a first year 3.2 Carrera this is a lot of money. There is always the possibility of some funny business with the bidding and I will definitely have my eye on this to see where this ultimately ends.



  1. David B.
    David B. April 8, 2015

    This is interesting– it looks just like a Weissach edition 911SC from 1980. I’ve never seen a later Carrera kitted out in the same fashion. I think this interior is a bit different from the W.E. 911, though.

  2. Rob
    Rob April 8, 2015

    @David, you’re correct from the outside it does resemble a Weissach Edition. The Weissach had a much different interior though, outfitted in a rather ostentatious combination of grey and burgundy. When I first saw this ad I thought they might have the date wrong until I got to the interior pictures.

  3. Ray
    Ray April 8, 2015

    I have an ’86 Carrera in almost that exact same color – White Gold Metallic – so I’m happy to see it go for that price!

    In all seriousness, yeah, that’s awfully high for this car. Let’s see what happens here.

  4. Howard S
    Howard S April 9, 2015

    I dont believe that price for a moment. I sold an 84 Targa with 46k miles on 1 owner records etc etc. last summer for about ½ that price. Sorry but this car has been around the dealer block for almost a year and its not sold dealer to dealer for anywhere near that price.

    84’s are a one year only car… having the 3.2 and the slight Carrera bosy modifications but with the SC interior. The Weissach edition had 15’s, the paint was a close but different shade, different interior and a different rear wing. Plus they were SC’s with the 3.0.

    What I am seeing in the air cooled 911 market is cars offered at high prices but not selling. I have my own 88 out there at a high price, but I don’t care if it sells. I have been following a few 964’s, I would like one as a driver, my 88 is almost too nice to hammer on. I see the same cars over and over as I have for the last few months at high prices, and not selling. The ones priced right sell, the ones in the $40’s don’t.

    Nice looking car!

  5. JC
    JC April 9, 2015

    Howard, I appreciate your comments as they make it seem that I COULD own one of these, but how do your comments resonate against 22 bids at $69k? False bids?

    Not being adversarial, just curious. I like your input.


  6. Howard S
    Howard S April 10, 2015

    Unfortunately even after 20 years in business eBay is still wrought with fraud. Just to be clear, eBay itself does not promote fraudulent activity it’s the members who have creatively circumvented the road blocks to fraud that eBay has attempted to put in place.

    My opinion on the validity of the current bids is just that… my opinion. I have owned more than a couple dozen air cooleds and I follow the market closely. I have helped dozens of people find the air cooled car they wanted, and I have worked on and restored these cars for many years. There is no real mystery in the price of anything these days. There is more than enough information out there on the web to get a very good handle on the market for anything. The car appears to be a very nice example of a 84 coupe. If you look at the spectrum of prices on 84 to 86 cars you’re not seeing any of them trade in upper 60’s. There have been plenty of other examples with similar miles which have not even approached those prices. I am a student of the markets having spent 20 years as an institutional derivatives trader on several exchanges. All of the air cooled cars which are current in the market have a pricing relationship and when you see a data point so far out of line with the market it just stands out as phony. Notice that eBay took down those high ball bids and the car is back in the $20’s. Now obvioulsy the car is worth more than the $20’s if it is what it appears to be, but its not a high $60’s car.

    I am seeing a lot of very high priced SC’s, 3.2 Carrera’s and 964’s in the market. I am not seeing many of them sell, if any at those high prices. The cars which are priced right, sell and sell fairly quickly. The cars at the very top of the price spectrum are not selling. I see them passed around from dealer to dealer with ever increasing prices but not selling to the public. This car has been in the market place since last June with higher and higher asking prices without selling.

  7. Rob
    Rob April 10, 2015

    As I stated in the write-up, I posted this car, in part, because the price seemed pretty out of line with the current market (or at least anything I’ve come across) so I wanted to keep track of it and share it with those that typically follow these things. Checking back in with it now, it appears the high bids have been cancelled since the auction shows bidding at $20,766. So I guess someone was putting in false bids or something of that nature. We’ll probably see this one pop back up so maybe I’ll revisit it at that time and we’ll see what happens with the bidding.

    It’s a really nice looking 911 though and it’s a shame it’s just being passed around.

  8. Howard S
    Howard S April 10, 2015

    One of the alarming trends I have noticed on eBay is a really low life gambit that’s been popping up. You’ll see several similar cars listed except only one of them is bid reasonably. The lister ( in all cases ) has been a dealer. The other cars are bid thousands and thousands above the market making one of the cars appear to be a relative bargain. The ridiculously high bids on the other cars which push them out of reality are typically from bidders with no or little feedback. My guess is the lister of the car which looks like a bargain is bidding the competition to the moon to make their car look more attractive. IMO it’s a total scum bag move. eBay should be able to clearly see it and end the practice. Unfortunately eBay makes it money on the listing fees and they’re still going to collect those fees from the crooks who list a car and then bid the other similar cars out of the real market place.

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