1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

I’m on a little bit of a 3.2 Carrera run lately. There have been some nice examples from across the model range. This one here though I think is the prettiest. It’s color combination provides the type of stormy look I’ve mentioned previously, which is one that I especially enjoy, though on this Carrera it’s a less dark version of the ocean storm mix. The combination here is Venetian Blue Metallic over a Linen leather interior. I think it provides a nice contrast to the ’89 Targa I featured earlier this week, which had a similar Linen interior but contrasted it with a Slate Grey exterior. Here, the body color matching Fuchs look especially good and that adds to the allure. I don’t know if there’s just something about Venetian Blue that works well as a wheel color, but it’s pretty clear not all painted Fuchs are created equal and this color is a step well above a few others. Overall, this is a really pretty 911 and it looks to be in nice condition.

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Year: 1988
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 95,188 mi
Price: $44,950 Buy It Now

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

The 3.2-liter Carreras was one of the best Porsches built. They were extremely reliable and had all the creature comforts of a modern car: electric sunroof, electric windows, air conditioning, cruse control and power seats. These 3.2 engines are known to go 200,000 miles before needing a top end rebuild.

Very desirable and rare color combination Venetian Blue Metallic with a Linen Grey interior. Excellent mechanical condition. G-50 hydraulic 5-speed transmission. Very clean, 100% rust free and as straight as they come. Clean Carfax. Over $13,000 in recently service including New Yokohama RE71 performance tires and New Bilstein Sport Shocks. Turn key & ready to enjoy.

There’s not a lot in the way of history or service records for us to judge this 911. It has apparently had a substantial recent service, though what was included is not mentioned. Presumably, the records for that service are available though. The general condition does look quite good so hopefully, whether we possess the records or not, an inspection will reveal nothing major and a car that has been shown good care. It’s just tough to know from here. The price isn’t bad though and with fewer than 100K miles on it this one should have plenty of life left. We’re seeing these Carreras come up more often with prices in the low-40s. Of course, as we’ve seen with other air-cooled 911s as more come on the market prices continue to gradually come down. It’s not a bad time to buy if you’re patient.

-Rob

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4 Comments

  1. Ebay ad says: Over $13,000 in recently service. What a crock. Only mentions tires and shocks. Should of gotten a top end rebuild for that money.

  2. I’ve heard not-so-good things about this dealer from several rennlisters.

  3. I’ve been to their open houses in Costa Mesa. They seem well respected.. High end restorations. Etc… I guess a used car dealer at end of day

  4. This is the second or third time this car has been listed on eBay. The price seems like a reasonable starting point for the miles. More information in the add may help the sale. If it was closer to me I’d like to take a serious look at it.

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