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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

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I can’t say that I’ve really considered a brown car for myself, nor do I tend to specifically look for them. Not surprisingly, they’re fairly rare outside of the late-70s when the color apparently was more in vogue so whether I was looking for one or not the opportunities would be few and far between.

There is something about them though. Maybe it’s that they’re a natural color, even in one of the darker hues, which produces an affinity in us we didn’t anticipate. I do know I have a strong preference for metallic brown over the non-metallic variants. There are exceptions to that, but they are truly exceptions.

This one, a Cognac Brown Metallic 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa located in Colorado with 67,754 miles on it, doesn’t bother with being an exception. It’s metallic and even though the lighting does not do justice to it this 911 looks really good.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera Targa
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 67,754 mi
Price: $56,650 Buy It Now

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

Finished in Cognac Brown Metallic with Black Leather

Only 67,754 Enthusiast Owned Miles

This extremely well kept car was special ordered in Cognac Brown Metallic and optioned with the hard to find Rear Wiper

As the very last year of the original “B” series cars with the upright headlights and the original 911 silhouette, these cars have become the air cooled car to have

Upgraded to the G50 transmission in 1987

This car runs and drives exactly as it should and has a much different drive, sound, and feel that all later cars


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For a while I felt like I was rarely seeing interesting 3.2 Carreras come to market. Perhaps that had something to do with the downward turn of the air-cooled 911 market in general, or maybe it was coincidence. I don’t know. There are only so many to go around so I certainly can’t expect to find them all the time. The market hasn’t really changed much lately that I’ve seen, but I do find myself coming across these classic 911s with a little more frequency. Last week we saw a really nice Guards Red ’89 Carrera Coupe and now here we see an almost as nice – though without all of the entirely new parts – ’89 Carrera Targa. Add to that a couple of nice 911SCs and maybe the classic 911 market is rising up once again.

The other side of that coin is that prices are better. That isn’t to suggest this price is terribly low, but given its mileage, apparent condition, rare color, and that it’s the final year of the 3.2 Carrera the asking price isn’t too bad. To sell for this price it’ll need a buyer in search of one of these metallic browns and it’ll need to be well documented. We aren’t told much of anything about its history in the ad so that remains an unknown and the likely biggest stumbling block buyers may encounter. Like with other 911s we’ve seen it looks really good and well-kept, we just need to know how it arrived at that state and confirm the originality of everything we see.