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1985 Porsche 911 Carrera

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Value buys for a 3.2 Carrera are becoming harder and harder to come by and for those who have long harbored a desire to get into one of these cars for the first time certain compromises may need to be made. The 3.2 Carrera was produced from 1984-1989 and as a general rule earlier is better for those looking to save some money. There is typically a distinct difference between prices for the last three years of production versus the first three years as it was 1987 that the G50 5-speed transmission was first utilized in these cars. That said, there are still plenty of good cars available and if they are mechanically sound at purchase, then they can easily provide many years of additional driving pleasure. Such should be the case with this 97K mile 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera, located in Pennsylvania, which comes in the unique combination of blue on blue.

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Year: 1985
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 97,449 mi
Price: Reserve auction

A true classic. The Carerra still looks fabulous 30 years later!

This is a very nice example of Porsche’s beloved Carerra (1983 to 1989 911 models).

Last owner had for 25 years. No expense spared during his ownership. All original body/drivetrain. Stock shifter, Stock wheels. The only item i can identify as not original are the amber fogs light lenses (and the radio, which factory radio is included).

Low miles, car starts, runs and drives superb. Very strong engine and very solid gearbox. Really a pleasure to drive!

Interior was redone about 7 years ago with excellent quality leather, looks fantastic!

Fuchs wheels are original.

Older repaint, still shows very well. Paint in nice and shiny. Few imperfections here and there but nothing significant.

Not many 85 coupes with under 100k miles out there anymore. Great enthusiast/collector car here. Drive, show, enjoy…all while the values continue to increase on these very sought after German sports cars.

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Isis Blue is a fantastic color and while I’m not entirely sure I’d enjoy the blue interior it does provide a more interesting interior color to set it apart from the black and tans of the world. At the moment, this car sits with zero bids so I’m wondering if there’s an issue here that I’m not seeing. The seller does state that the car has an older respray and perhaps that is a sign that there was an accident in its history, but from what we can see here everything looks in decent order. The car is original, other than amber fog light lenses and a modern radio (though the factory radio comes with the sale). So, this isn’t a concours car by any means, but as a driver-quality 3.2 Carrera I’d expect it to receive plenty of attention on the current market and sell for just shy of $30K. Why it hasn’t received attention, I’m not sure.

-Rob