1989 was a big year for Porsche and the 911. It saw the return of the Speedster as a special variant based off of the 3.2 Carrera. The 930, which was entering its final year after almost 15 years of production, would finally see a 5-speed manual transmission mated to its 3.3 liter turbocharged engine. And most significantly: it was a year of change. The classic 911, which under the guise of the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera, had restored life to, and insured the future of, the 911 and was to be fully redesigned with the release of the 964. Porsche even released the very first of this new model as an all-new variant: the Carrera 4 – the first road-going 911 equipped with all-wheel drive, an idea we first saw on the 959. 1989 thus served as a beginning and an end. This was the beginning of the modern 911, which has continually pushed the boundaries of performance and luxury, but it was also the end of a very important era for the marque itself. Porsche was moving into the future on surer footing and much of that is thanks to the success of the outgoing 911. Here we look at a nice example from that final production year: a Grand Prix White Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Louisiana, with 65, 124 miles on it.
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Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 65,124 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($56,000 Buy It Now)
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with 65,124 original miles! This car is exceptionally clean. Its got Fuch wheels, almost new tires. the paint on this car is in great condition. Please look at the photos carefully! This car is in way better condition than my 997 with way less miles. The interior is beautiful and clean, no warped dash, the sunroof is in perfect working condition. Mechanically the car has NO ISSUES and drives like it should. The 1989 is an extremely reliable car. The transmission shifts like butter and is truly a joy to drive! It turns head everywhere you go.
The car has a clean bill of health w/ a clean Carfax report.
The car is stock with some minor modifications:
Stainless steel exhaust
Upgraded A/C kit with stainless steel lines (factory A/C wasn’t great)
K & N Air Filter
Aftermarket Steering Wheel (Original factory wheel will be included in the sale)
The only reason for selling is this car has now become a collector car, specially the 1989 coupe in Grand Prix White. I don’t drive the car and I believe it is ready to go to someone who will truly appreciate the car for what it is or be added to a collection.
I am willing to get on FaceTime/Video with serious potential buyers and do a walk around on the car if they cannot come down and see it in person.
Please text/call me directly @ 337-412-7577 if you have any questions for a quick response.
Unlike with the 930 where the 1989MY comes with a significant premium attached to it, the 3.2 Carrera shows a more incremental upward movement with the significant step up in value coming as we move from the 1986 to 1987MY, which was when the car was first equipped with the new G50 5-speed manual transmission. Still, like the first year of a car, the final model year always carries with it slightly more historical significance. This particular 911 is somewhat tough to judge, in part because some of the pictures are clearly artistic renderings, which raises the question about how much touching up the normal photos have seen. The car does present very well from the exterior with the Grand Prix White paint looking in very good shape and contrasting really well with the black trim of the rest of the car. The interior, while not in poor shape, does show a bit more wear and it would be nice to have a few more interior shots to get a better sense of its overall condition. All in all though this is a good looking Carrera that has very reasonable mileage for its age. Nearing the end of this auction, bidding sits at $47,877, which isn’t too far off of the BIN price though it’s coming in around where we’d expect.