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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa


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With apologies for the redundancy following upon yesterday’s post of a couple G50 Carreras, here we have another. This one was just too pretty for me to pass up. This is a Velvet Red Metallic 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, located in Pennsylvania, with Black leather interior and 62,500 miles on it.

I have said before that I like variations in shade of more common colors. Typically I mean that with regard to subtle variations in a color, rather than fairly obvious departures, but still Velvet Red is one of those that I like even if it isn’t subtle. Yesterday we saw a Guards Red Targa and I think the contrast here is quite apparent. For me this is the prettier of the two colors; it might not grab your attention quite as much as that bright red, but I do think it may hold your attention a little longer once you do take notice. Either way, it looks great!

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 62,500 mi
Price: Auction

1989 911 Carrera Targa, Velvet Red, Inquire!
With just 62k. original miles, this special ordered last year Carrera has all the right options, and is in fine original condition!
Ordered in L81L, Velvet Red metallic with black leather interior, C0-2 US Emissions, M-018 4 spoke leather sport steering wheel, M-158 Blaupunkt Reno Stereo radio, M-243 Shorter gear shift , M-424 Automatic heating control, M-474 Bilstein sport shocks, M-490 Hi-Fi sound, M-494 rear deck speakers, with amplifier system.
For those wanting a more sporty look, there is also another matching engine lid with factory Carrera spoiler mounted…A simple 4-bolt & 2 screw swap!

Delivered new By Hyannis Porsche, to a local gentleman, who serviced it at Rosemont Porsche through 1992. Afterwards, by Don Galbraith, or Dougherty thru 1996 when it had just 30k.miles. He then shipped it to his Florida home in Naples, where it had limited use until trading it in 2006 to another snowbird…He in turn enjoyed it until late 2009, trading for a new Porsche at Mark Cooks Porsche in Richmond VA. They sold it to us, and we serviced it up, and sold it to a customer in Bethesda MD in 2010 with 61k.miles! After seven years of very limited use, we bought it back from our customer with just 1400 more miles!

This exceptionally well maintained Porsche includes a car cover, complete tool kit, spare tire, jack, , plastic gloves and drop cloth.

Serviced up again by our local guru, Fred Heistand Automotive, its ready for a new caretaker!

This Targa is said to be in original condition – and I take that to mean not only original equipment but also original paint and interior – and if that is the case, then it’s been very well cared for over its life. The paint looks fantastic and while we don’t have the sort of detail pictures we’d need for a full appraisal there’s not really anything we can see that raises concern. The interior shows equally well, if not better, with little to no apparent wear to the seats, clean carpets, and a dash that looks in good shape. We’d obviously want to verify the claim of originality as best we can, but what we see looks very good.

We aren’t told anything about this Targa’s service history though it looks like the ownership history is known so we can hope that means there are comprehensive records that come with it. Judging by how it looks we can assume it is mechanically sound. That too will need verification, but everything here puts us on the right track.

While both of yesterday’s Carreras were priced fairly reasonably, this one very much sits on the high end. It does come from the final model year so that will attach a small premium, but I’m not sure that along with the condition and history are enough to warrant around a $20K price increase. All of those details are important though and if everything does check out as original and in as good a condition as the pictures suggest, then this Targa surely will warrant a higher price.



  1. Fstntq
    Fstntq November 8, 2017

    What a pretty color!

  2. Early8q
    Early8q November 10, 2017

    I second that, the color is pretty indeed.

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