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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera – No reserve

For awhile now we here at GCFSB have extolled the virtues of the 911SC and the 3.2 Carrera as excellent choices for a buyer looking for a relative bargain on the air-cooled 911 market. Those days appear to be mostly behind us, especially with regard to low-mileage pristine examples. There are still some values available to buyers who simply want a driver-quality car, but even if those have not increased in value to the same degree as a pristine car, prices still have moved upwards. Today and tomorrow we’ll have a couple of examples at either end of the mileage spectrum. So how high might things go? Well, the car featured here, a Guards Red 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera with 38,677 miles on auction with no reserve may provide us a nice gauge.

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Year: 1987
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 38,677 mi
Price: Auction

That’s Right.
Another fantastic NO RESERVE auction brought to you by
Autowerks of Northbrook.
Can you say “Holy Grail?” Well for Porsche fanatics this is as close to it as you will find. When was the last time you saw a 1987 Guards Red over Black 911 with only 38,677 miles. That’s not a typo, this car has only been driven 38,677 miles since the year I graduated high school.
Two owner car, last sold in June 1992. Very original, never in an accident. Original wheels and tires dated 1986. Books, Keys, Tool Kit, Porsche gloves(unfortunately missing the air compressor), Porsche Wheel Locks, Blaupunkt stereo plus Alpine currently installed, Clifford alarm(de-activated), and a few other things I am sure I am missing.
Car is not without flaws. Hood has light stone chips, mirrors have a few as well, pass door has a small scratch. I did a light cosmetic refresh on this car due to scratches and one ding on the driver quarter.
All original panels with matching VIN tags.
This car runs and drives as it did in 1987. No rattles, no smells, no leaks, brakes, clutch, trans, lights all function as they should.
This car has not seen a lot of miles since 1996. I would recommend the new owner have their mechanic go through it.
You will probably never find such an original, unmolested 1987 Porsche 911 again. I cant believe I am selling it, but its time to pass the torch to a new owner. I currently have seven 911’s of various vintages and need to focus my attention on finishing a few of my projects.
Don’t let the zero feedback scare you, this is a new account. Do a google search on Autowerks of Northbrook, Ron Durchin, or Rothmans Rally Tribute.
Have fun bidding.


1987 serves as a reasonable middle point in 3.2 Carrera production so this should provide a good sense of the overall value of the range. An ’88 or ’89 will usually fetch a slightly higher price, while earlier models are slightly lower, though it should go without saying that condition plays the largest role in determining these values. Bidding is currently at $27,200 with 9 days remaining and should climb into the $40Ks before the auction ends.



  1. m491
    m491 May 22, 2014

    That didn’t last long. Sold in one day. I guess that tells where the market is for these cars. People keep saying air-cooled cars are a bubble but there doesn’t seem to be enough of these cars to satisfy the demand. this was a mid $20,000 car 1-2 years ago and I’m sure it went for more than $40,000 for the auction to end so quickly.

    We may say how we could buy these for $40,000 some day and laugh.

  2. Rob
    Rob May 22, 2014

    Well that sold even more quickly than I expected. I usually like “no reserve” auctions but it seems now there’s little hope of the auction actually reaching its conclusion.

    Interested buyers have to act really quickly these days!

  3. audemars
    audemars May 22, 2014

    Bubble skeptics seems to loose a lot of opportunities, by never pulling the trigger.

  4. Howard S
    Howard S May 23, 2014

    Makes me feel great about my 87 with 75k on it!

  5. Ron Durchin
    Ron Durchin May 23, 2014

    The first email I received from the ebay ad was from a true Porsche enthusiast. I usually let my auctions run till the end but I felt this car was going to a good new home.

    As always, thanks for featuring one of my cars.

    Ron Durchin

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