If the Speedster from earlier today was a bit out of your price range, or perhaps you’re more interested in owning a 911 to *gasp* drive it, then the car featured here could make for a nice opportunity. Here we have a Black 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, located in Rhode Island, with the always lovely contrast of a Burgundy leather interior. Sadly, we get very few pictures of that interior, but what we can see looks in very good shape. Driver-quality 3.2 Carreras aren’t the excellent values they used to be, but are still attainable for somewhat reasonable sums and an example like this, with fewer than 100K miles, should still have a very long motoring life ahead of it.
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Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 90,000 mi
Price: $28,500 Buy It Now
This is a fabulously original, one owner, 1986 911 carrera cabriolet in fantastic original colors: black over burgundy. The car has been meticulously cared for over its 90,000 mile, one-owner life and it shows in how the car drives, namely, like a brand new car. The new, original leather seats are in beautiful shape and the car has zero rust or leaks. The stack of service records, stamped factory service booklet and original books and tools all serve to document what a rare opportunity this car presents. So often when it comes to classic cars “survivor” means “old and tattered.” Not so with this car. It is ready for its second caretaker to continue to cherish it, as its first owner has.
The beauty of an ’86 Carrera is that, because it lacks the G50 5-speed transmission, the market has shown less interest in all but the most pristine examples. To be fair, values for these have risen over the past year, but not nearly at the rate of the later G50-equipped cars. That means you can get a good Porsche, which has gone through plenty of engineering evolution, for far fewer dollars. At $28,500 this one here is probably even priced a little high, though it still looks like a pretty reasonable value all around. There is always the caveat of it coming through with a good PPI, but cars like this might be just the ticket for the buyer seeking open-top motoring with that ’80s 911 feel.