1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Following upon the heels of Tuesday’s Grand Prix White 930, here we have another 911 showing really nicely in that same color. This time that exterior is combined with a very nice Burgundy interior, a combination that always works well and the situation is no different here. The 911 Cabriolet had only been around for four years when this one was produced and this would be the first year one was produced with the G50 5-speed transmission. Of course, that sort of first-year status isn’t going to elevate its price relative to examples from the following two model years, but for fans of an open-top 911 there really weren’t a lot built in the classic design. With its nice color combination and what sounds like a pretty thorough history, though not completely documented history, this 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, located in Scottsdale, shows a lot of promise. The price is high, as we’ve come to expect from these Carreras, so we’ll have to see where this one goes.

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Year: 1987
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 47,192 mi
Price: $53,870 Buy It Now

Lusso Fine Motorcars presents this pristine 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Featured in a rare original Grand Prix White, this Cabriolet has 47,197 original miles, and has been meticulously maintained, serviced and garage stored its entire life.

Exterior. The original body and paint are in excellent condition, with only a few minor blemishes that you would expect from a car of its age. The optional 16″ Inch Fuchs Forged wheels feature the white center caps and are wrapped with brand new BFGoodrich OE size tires. The original MANUAL top is in good condition, and functions smoothly with both locking tools in place. All the Vin and ID stickers are in place through the car including the front bonnet.

Interior. The interior of this Cabriolet consists of the original Burgundy leatherette. Driver comfort features Sport Steering Wheel with Elevated Hub option, the “Reno” Blaupunkt AM/FM radio with cassette player, and Cruise Control which this Porsche all has and function perfectly. The A/C has been converted to R134 and blows cold. The interior condition is astounding for the age and is a perfect example of how well preserved this 911 is.

Performance. The original 214Hp 3.2L flat-six engine is mated to the very desirable G50 Getrag 5 speed transmission that does not skip a beat and has been religiously serviced throughout its 47k original miles. The brakes were serviced at 34k miles, and at 39K it received a valve adjustment, new spark plugs, and cam cover gaskets. The engine or transmission have no signs of any leaks. Service records are available all the way back to 1993 and the Porsche maintenance booklet documented prior to that date.

The Porsche comes with all original books, keys, tools, jack, service records and clean carfax. This all original clean carfax 1987 Porsche Cabriolet is an air cooled time capsule!

COMPLETELY STOCK with the following Factory Options:

C02: 50 State Legal Catalytic Converters

018: Sport Steering Wheel with Elevated Hub

158: “Reno” AM/FM Cassette Radio

348: Fuchs wheel centers painted white

395: 16″ Fuchs forged alloy wheels, front 6″ with 205/55, rear 7″ with 225/50 tyres

454: Cruise Control

473: Front & Rear Spoilers

While it is the case that this Carrera presents very well, it is also clear that the photos have been touched up. Much of that touch-up appears to be restricted to the background, helping to bring the car itself into better focus, but we can’t assume that is the only aspect of these photos that have been altered so it does call into question the overall condition. At least of the exterior. The interior pictures appear more or less normal and everything looks in good shape there. Given the asking price we expect the condition to be top notch so anything that detracts from our ability to judge accurately that condition will be a problem. We are offered a good number of detail pictures to help us out. And I do think this 911 looks good. Add to that the low mileage and apparent originality and overall there’s a lot going right here. I don’t know that it can reach this sort of selling price, but I’d expect something in the mid- to upper-$40Ks would not be out of the question.

-Rob

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