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1989 Porsche 930 Cabriolet

Yesterday we looked at a beautiful early Turbo Carrera and today we will venture to the other end of the 930 timeline for one of the last Turbos produced. Here we have a Velvet Red Metallic 1989 Porsche 930 Cabriolet, located in Miami, with Red interior and just 36,783 miles on it. As this ad indicates, and which any seller of an ’89 930 surely will let you know, this was the only model year the 930 came equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission. That makes them extremely attractive to collectors as performance has consistently been a key factor in differentiating the value between various 911 models, with a one-year-only version of a performance model naturally garnering serious demand. For the 911 enthusiast these cars possess a somewhat different appeal as the final year of such an iconic model. They aren’t necessarily the best performing 930s on the market as increasing weight would hold them back relative to their earlier peers, but they do represent the most refined version of the breed, an attribute enhanced by that extra gear. All in all, there are a variety of reasons to find joy in the final year of the 930 and for the driver hoping to have a Turbo Cabriolet this also would be the last model produced in large numbers among the air-cooled 911s.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 36,783 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 Cabriolet
Rare 5 Speed 930 Convertible
Velvet Red Metallic over (81L 9 7) (U6) velvet red leather
One of 600 Convertible 911 Turbos / 930 Built for the USA
Great example of a super clean and well conserved 1989 Turbo Cabriolet.

Low miles just over 36,XXX Miles
Documented including import paperwork when it was imported from Japan.
Originally a US ordered European Delivery
All records and Tourist delivery paperwork included.
Interior is all original and in excellent shape.
Leather shows super nice.
Car runs excellent and A\C is Ice cold.
Car sale includes currently installed aftermarket Intercooler, intake and exhaust.
Original Inter-cooler and Air-box included with sale (can be installed as per customers request)

Car is mostly all original paint and the body is in excellent shape showing no signs of any accidents or body damage.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

We are always open to Porsche trades and out right purchases in good to excellent condition.

(Pre 1973, 930, 911 carreras, 964, 993, 996TT, 997TT, GT3s always welcomed)


We recently featured a Velvet Red Carrera Cabriolet and by comparison with this 930 we see the high level of variance this color can achieve moving from direct sunlight to shade. It’s a lovely color that makes for a nice alternative to the standard Guards Red 911 that was so prevalent throughout the ’80s. The Red interior is perhaps too similar to the external shade, making this somewhat monochrome, but it still provides for an interesting look overall and remains separated from the pack. Perhaps there is some history to this car that I am missing, but I am pretty surprised that this auction currently sits with zero bids. The starting bid of $109,930 is by no means low, but for an ’89 930 Cabriolet with this mileage the sale price should easily exceed that figure so this isn’t the case of a seller setting an unrealistic opening bid. There are a couple of aftermarket items (intercooler and airbox) installed on the engine, but the seller states the original parts are included in the sale. Maybe there is something lurking here that isn’t readily apparent or maybe this auction will see more action as we approach its end. For now, it simply looks like a low-mileage and well maintained 930 in a very pretty, and rare, color combination that is escaping notice.


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