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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

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Transporting the ’70s into the late-80s sometimes results in something a little disjointed. Even only a decade on items that were once loved now no longer are seen in that same light. The 911 we see here may fit into just such a category. Here we have a Cognac Brown Metallic 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, located in Oregon, with Cashmere leather interior and 68,400 miles on it. Porsche has offered a variety of shades of brown for their cars throughout most of the marque’s existence, but we tend to see them most frequently in the late-70s to early-80s. Those seem to be the years when such natural tones predominated. In recent years, I’ve begun to notice some of these colors making a resurgence, especially among the darker shades, but still a lighter metallic brown like the one we see here remains pretty uncommon on the roads these days. To be honest these aren’t the most dynamic of colors but in the right light they do look good. And, of course, for those that are a fan the lack of love usually results in a lower cost of entry.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 68,400 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

100% Original survivor car. I am the 3rd owner of the car and have owned it for the 17 years. The car is always garaged and very seldom has seen any rain.
It is a numbers matching car with PCA certificate of authenticity. In the last 5,000 miles of use since 3/31/08 I have spent $9,780 on maintenance and improvements and have extensive records. The car is fully serviced and ready to drive cross country. Why have the boring red, black, or white when you can have a truly unique car. I can cover more detailed questions via cell 971-322-8839.

I appreciate that these pictures are mostly taken in the sun as that really enhances the metallic brown exterior of this 911. Brown cars can be tough to love, but that is especially so when they are seen only in shadow where they can either look like a drab shade of black or as if they’re just perpetually dirty. In the sun though this one really shines and the Cognac Brown really takes on a nice look, especially as it contrasts with the Cashmere interior. It’s an earthy environment and not one we see often in sports cars. Naturally this color palette isn’t for everyone as evidenced by the complete lack of bidding we’ve seen for this auction thus far. Everything appears to be in order and the starting bid isn’t set such that I wouldn’t expect someone to take a stab at it. Yet, here it sits. We’ll have to see if any attention can come its way.



  1. Doug
    Doug July 18, 2016

    Love that combo, very classy and restrained. If I had the money I would be on this.

  2. paulmar
    paulmar July 18, 2016

    Not a fan of brown but this looks great on the 911 body.

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