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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

As we neared the final year of the 3.2 Carrera, which would also be the final year of the classic 911 design, Porsche released a couple special models as a send-off (or for the cynical as a way of selling off a few extra chassis) for the car that had quickly become the staple of the brand. But even with those special editions it is to the standard models that frequently we return with such joy. For that is where the variation lies and is most apparent. Here we have another example of an interesting color combination that we rarely come across, but which provides excellent vitality to even an older car: a Velvet Red 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, located in Florida, with a Burgundy leather interior and 58,000 miles on it. While today the 911 Cabriolet seems as common as any other model, at the time of the 3.2 Carrera’s departure it had only been around a little more than 5 years, with the Carrera itself being the first model to have a Cabriolet during its entire model run. That doesn’t necessarily make these especially rare or anything like that, but this is the first model where we begin to see an evolution of the design and, of course, for those particularly interested in the classic 911 it would be the most advanced on the market.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 58,000 mi
Price: $53,500 Buy It Now

1989 Porsche 911 Cabriolet.

Special order color ( Velvet Red )

Completely original paint. (measured with digital paint meter) Paint is excellent condition. ( few stone chips )

Interior is in exceptional condition.

Undercarriage is show ready. Many photos of all the detail.

This Porsche has been detailed to the highest level. The undercarriage looks as close to new.

Service: Recent oil return tube and valve covers, valve adjustments, belts, and complete AC.

New Pirelli Tires.

All stamps in service manuals with service receipts.

Books, tools, gloves and jacket, factory Porsche Bra, boot cover and bag.

Many more photos available.

Transaction goes through my attorney, wire transfer only, funds held in escrow until car is loaded on your shippers truck. $250.00 Fee for escrow service. Title, books and all service papers will be sent overnight fedex.

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This is a really nice looking Carrera Cabriolet. The detail shots of the undercarriage are particularly interesting and bear out the seller’s claims of a thorough detailing. Ideally that also will serve as a testament that the car never lapsed into disrepair and has been well cared for throughout its life. Velvet Red is a nice color and here it appears almost as a burnt orange in some pictures, but I think in reality it’s a much lighter shade than that, veering toward a darker version of Cassis Red. Regardless, I love paint colors that shift as we move from direct sunlight to shade and in many cases those cars can look particularly good in intermediate conditions such as dawn or dusk. The Burgundy interior presents well, showing light wear consistent with the age and mileage, and provides for a good contrast that fits within the palette of the car. The seller hasn’t provided anything in the ad itself to document this as the original color and that will be a must at this price. Overall, for a final year 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet with this mileage and a good color the price isn’t terribly unreasonable. As noted, there are details to be verified, but if those details come up as we’d hope then this would make for an excellent 911 that could still be enjoyed while maintaining its value very well.



  1. Todd
    Todd May 24, 2015

    I wonder if the tire marks on the pavement surrounding the car were made by the owner.
    One last thrashing before I sell it?

  2. Jeff Miller
    Jeff Miller May 25, 2015

    Great condition and I really dig that color.
    I’d put the tail in storage for the next owner.

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