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1985 Porsche 911 Carrera

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It’s inevitable while perusing car ads. There always a particular car, whether you know it or not, that you’ll come across and say to yourself, “If I was in the market today, I’d be giving this car a long look.” Such is the case with the car featured here, a 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera located in Pennsylvania. Choosing whether to pursue a 911SC or its immediate predecessor the 3.2 Carrera in many ways comes down to what cars are available and your budget. Thanks to its larger displacement engine the 3.2 Carrera is generally perceived to be an improvement upon the 911SC, but whether that improvement balances out the cost difference between the two likely comes down to one’s own preferences. The truth is the two models are very similar, especially now that any example will be approaching 30 years of age. So regardless of preference, it’s difficult to go wrong with a well-sorted example of either model.

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Year: 1985
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 51,306 mi
Price: $29,000 Buy It Now

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Up for sale is my 1985 911 carrera. It is a blk on blk coupe with full leather int, sport seats and limited slip diff. It has received a high quality repaint sometime in its life. The p.o. added ft. and rear spoilers. I added a cat bypass and a cold air kit from evolution motor sports (and have those parts to replace) along with 7+8 inch real fuchs that are refurbished, new bilstein sport shocks front and rear and new sport comp. bfgs. There is a bit of wear on piping or bead of driver seat and small blem about a 1/4 inch in bottom of seat surface, rest of int. is very good. No dash cracks. I have both books, both keys, and some service records, including a 915 rebuild with new clutch. No leaks, no smoke and the car shifts and performs flawlessly. I do not believe that the auto check is correct on the ownership count as I believe that I am the fourth owner. I consider this car to be in very, very good over all condition. Have clear title in hand. Feel free to call for any info or additional pictures. Thanks, Chris. (412) 583-9910.

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A couple months ago I featured this Black 1981 Porsche 911SC that had similar mileage and was in similar condition to the car featured here. That SC was bid up to $27,400, which is very good money for a SC as anyone can see from the lengthy discussion we had in the comments regarding the SC market. That tells me that the price here of $29,000 isn’t entirely unreasonable, but I still feel it’s a touch on the high side. That Black SC was around the highest I have seen an SC bid recently, with most cars coming in under $20K. So I think we may have a similar situation here. The price here may be high but perhaps it’ll be a bit of a market-setter for a 3.2 Carrera of this condition. I’d still like to see it come down in price a bit, but if this is where the market is, then so be it. Regardless, a fantastic looking Carrera that for my eye comes exactly how I’d want it.

-Rob

3 Comments

  1. Z
    Z November 19, 2013

    How is the air filter sitting dead smack in hot engine bay called the cold air intake? While the rest of the car is very nice, it never ceases to amaze me how many owners and shops actually hurt performance by doing this.

  2. audemars
    audemars November 20, 2013

    This is the 911 look I have always liked, which is why I like the 911 Club Sport and the 911 RSA.
    All black, air cooled, with a factory whale tail (not the Turbo versions people incorrectly install), and factory sport seats.

  3. m491
    m491 November 20, 2013

    If there are no surprises under the car this will go for the asking price. Good air-cooled examples are getting so hard to find and there are many more buyers out there than cars available. I think this is fairly priced for what appears to be a good example of the 3.2 911.

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