I’ve been looking at a decent number of high-end and modern Porsches lately – something I’ve enjoyed more than I realized when it comes to the modern cars – but it’s time to, at least briefly, return to the roots of my 911 obsession: the classic 911. We won’t be moving into the territory of incredibly reasonable pricing because this one is pretty expensive, but it is the ethos of the machine that draws me back. In truth it is the 911SC that really started it all for me, but the 3.2 Carrera is a close enough sibling that I tend to group the two models together as one long evolutionary development.
Here we will move right to the end of 3.2 Carrera production for one of the best looking examples I’ve come across in a while: a Guards Red 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, located in Ft. Lauderdale, with a Beige interior (more on that later) and 65,980 miles on it. It seems nearly the entire car has been replaced, restored, and/or rebuilt making this Carrera look almost factory new. Outside of a few ultra-low-mileage examples I cannot recall one whose condition looked this good.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe on Rennlist
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 65,980 mi
This car was taken down to nearly a bare tub by Orbit Racing in Riviera Beach, FL over a year long restoration process. Orbit also takes care of my Porsche Cup Cars and shares the level of detail that I admire in car ownership. The condition of the car prior to all the work was overall good given its 65,500 original miles, but I am OCD about the details of things most people don’t ever see at first glance, so the amount of work that went into this car to make it nearly perfect is staggering. To make a long story short, the engine was rebuilt completely, the gearbox rebuilt completely, nearly every part of the brake system replaced with new parts, along with all the rubber seals EVERYWHERE on the car, all bumper trim, new wheel bearings, new oil lines, master cylinders, driveshafts, headlights, foglights, fuel lines…and on and on. The entire suspension was also replaced with all NEW components. Those are just some of the items done to this car…
It would honestly be easier to list the things that were NOT replaced with new parts rather than list all the new items, which is why a link to copies of the Invoices/Parts lists are included in this listing below, along with more pictures. The air conditioning was also upgraded because in stock form it would not suffice in Florida. The AC now blows cold enough to beat the Florida heat. I own several Porsches to include race cars and I simply don’t have the time, or space, for this car any longer. I have driven this car only 400 miles since all the work has been completed. The odometer currently reads 65,980.
The original interior is tan as seen in the pictures and my plan was to convert the entire interior over to black. This has been done with the exception of the carpet – I simply haven’t gotten around to replacing the carpet yet. Early sport seats refurbished in black leather were purchased and are currently in the car, but the original tan non-sport seats and other tan interior panels will also be included in the sale if the new owner would like to keep a tan interior. The original steering wheel was replaced with a MOMO Prototipo and will also be included with the sale.
The car is currently sitting on brand new 7” and 8” 16” Fuch replicas, lowered, with 205/55-16 and 225/50-16 BF Goodrich G-Force Comp 2 A/S tires (new).
Limited Slip Differential
Original Tool Kit
Original Bilstein Green Dot Jack
Original Vredestein Spare Tire
Original Window Sticker MSRP $54,972.00
I have a COA on order from Porsche as of today 1-3-2018 and upon delivery will be provided to the new owner. Please take the time to look through the Invoices to get a real picture of this vehicle – the details are all there and are much more valuable than any fancy sales pitch I could write up.
LINK TO INVOICES/PARTS LIST: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z4sbakxiv…htsbsm2qa?dl=0
$69,000 Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I have a lift in my garage that can be used for inspection purposes for anyone interested.
Inquiries please email: orders@swpromoLLC.com
As the seller himself suggests, the pictures and invoices themselves do a better job of showcasing the work put into this car than anything I can describe. The engine, transmission, suspension, and braking all have been completely replaced or rebuilt. The paint is new. The wheels are new. It appears every piece of rubber may be new. I lost track of the math, but all told the invoices eclipse $40K spent over the past couple years restoring this Carrera. The pictures provide all the evidence we need and it looks simply phenomenal.
If I’m understanding the ad correctly, the interior we see in the pictures isn’t quite its current state. The picture shows the original interior. It now has been partly converted to all black, meaning the seats have been replaced with black sport seats and the panels replaced with black versions. I actually prefer the tan interior, though the sport seats are a worthwhile addition, and for those like me the original interior parts will come with the car if the buyer so desires.
This obviously isn’t a 100% original collector garage queen, but for a classic Carrera that you’d like to drive it should make for a perfect opportunity. There is a cost to that, but if you keep it maintained and keep the additional mileage reasonable I’m sure when it comes time to sell you’ll be ok. I’m very curious how quickly this will sell. The price definitely is on the high-end of the current market given the mileage, but the condition is such that the premium seems warranted. If you’re in the market for a G50 Carrera Coupe I don’t think you’d go wrong here.