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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

As the air-cooled 911 market has accelerated it has been nice to see some of the nicer driver-quality cars come up for auction and the example here fits that description quite well. Here we another car in Guards Red, though this time a 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa located in Atlanta. The mileage isn’t too high at 111,500 and this one stands apart from the rest with some very sexy HRE deep dish wheels and custom seat inserts that I’m sure will be a very love/hate addition to this car. Needless to say this is not a Targa that will be prized by collectors, but that means it should be obtainable for a better value. With an engine that should have plenty of life left in it that’s the sort of driver-quality Carrera that we’re looking for!

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Year: 1987
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 111,500 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $32,900)

This 1987 Porsche 911 G50 Targa is a lovely, relatively low-mileage example that shows and drives beautifully. It’s ready to be enjoyed by its new owner with lots of recent service and a good ownership history.

Paint is original on all panels (no accidents, of course) and shows beautifully with only a few minor touch ups — and zero rust issues topside or bottom. All factory VIN tags remain in place. Rubbers are in good condition and glass is nice. The Targa top is also in very good condition. Brand new BF Goodrich G-Force Super sports are fitted on gorgeous HRE deep, two-piece 16’s.

The interior is mostly original with a very nice crack-free dash; door cards and pockets in are in very good condition. We installed new front Lloyd floor mats and a new OEM shift knob and cap. Gauges are clear and working (including clock). Original steering wheel is in very good condition. We had the seats re-trimmed in a beautiful period plaid as the original ones had some popped seams. We also installed a new interior light fixture.

The 3.2 was rebuilt and clutch replaced fewer than 7,000 miles ago (at a cost of over $8,000 by a local Porsche specialist). We also have good records from the previous owner’s long term stewardship. Recently (within the last 1,000 miles) we have repaired and converted the A/C to 134A and it is blowing cold. The car has also seen a fresh oil service, professional detail and polish. We rebuilt the shift linkage (The G50 gearbox feels great). We also installed new tires, checked all of the brake linings and replaced the brake pedal bushings. We had the valves adjusted for good measure by a local Porsche specialist and had him check the car over — it was given a clean bill of health. New hoodand decklid struts. All lights and accessories are working properly; the engine and trans are dry.

The 3.2 pulls strong, the G50 feels good, brakes, steering and suspension are tight. Original books and one original key are included. Collapsible spare and original tools are in the trunk. No disappointments — this 911 is a very clean example that is “turn-key” for its next owner. Youtube video here : For more information about this 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera available at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.


The wheels look great and this is one of the few Targas I’ve come across where I didn’t find the whale tail to detract from the shape. That probably has more to do with the photography than anything about the car itself, but still I find this a very attractive 911 overall. The Buy It Now price is probably a little high given that we’ve seen cars with fewer miles priced similarly and without the non-original interior. About that, the plaid isn’t to my tastes, but I know I’ve come across other examples that some people have really enjoyed. It’s definitely not for everyone though. Bidding is currently at $15,100 and with 6 days left to go I expect that will rise quite a bit. Whether it meets its reserve, we’ll have to wait and see.


One Comment

  1. audemars
    audemars June 3, 2014

    In the perfect situation, I would not buy a 3.2 that didn’t have a factory installed “whale tail”.
    Porsche engineers had a functional reason, and performance improvement, when designing the spoiler.

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