1990 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

Well, this is something different. Almost every time you see a modified Porsche, more specifically an air-cooled example, those modifications are for performance. Outside of the crazy 1980s coach builders that made some truly horrific stuff, if you were messing around wit a Porsche, it was to go faster around a race track. It makes sense, because that is what these cars are all about. There is no fun driving a Porsche slow because…well, they are’t good at that. So when today’s car popped up for sale, a 1990 C2 Cabriolet in Florida, it caught me off guard. You can probably see why.

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Year: 1990
Model: 911 Cabriolet
VIN: N/A
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 125,640 mi
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Price: $45,900 Buy It Now

*1990 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera 2 Cabriolet 3.8L engine 5 speed*

-Excellent conditions
-125640 miles
-Black exterior with Linen/Black leather interior
-5 speed manual transmission
-Engine completely redone and upgraded to 3.8L using Porsche genuine parts (long list of new parts including 3.8 RS cams and new clutch) Around 300 crank HP.
-BBS RS genuine wheels. They were custom made using BBS RS center and BBS motorsport forge barrels (18″x 8.5″F and 18″x 10″R) -New Michelin PS4 tires.
-Suspension lowered on factory style coilovers.
-Service is up to date. All the fluids and filters were replaced. Brakes are about 80% life left.
-A/C and heater system are working properly. New soft top installed in 2015.
-No oil leaks.Engine is dry.
-Porsche Classic radio upgrade (GPS, BT ,USB ,etc)
-Owner manuals,2 keys,service booklet stamped and maintenance service records from new in a big binder.
-Clean and clear title in hand. Carfax available.

Right away, you can see the car is riding on some very expensive 18″ BBS RS wheels with some small tires. The RS is basically the gold standard of BBS wheels for 1980s and 1990s cars, and even more so in the Volkswagen/Audi community. If you had a MK2 GTI on BBS RS wheels, it will turning heads. Naturally, you need some coilovers to pull off this look and inside, they sprung for the very expensive Porsche Classic radio that has all the modern touches. So far everything makes sense, except the engine. It seems this car was rebuilt into a 3.8L specs from its original 3.6L. Not cheap, as the $20,000 invoice shows, but maybe a little puzzling. A 3.8L C2 964 coupe? Sure! A 3.8L C2 Cabriolet riding on rubber band tires and no ground clearance? Maybe they had some money to launder.

All this work and all these modifications lead to an asking price of $46,000. That might seem like a bargain, but consider that 964 C2 cabriolets aren’t exactly lighting the world on fire in terms of values. You can get an average example in the mid-$30,000 range, which is good value for money if you actually want an air-cooled Porsche. Unless this person bought the car back when these were in the teens, which might be the case, then this is throwing money away if you do the math. Then again, nothing makes a whole lot of sense to me with this one.

– Andrew

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6 Comments

  1. Wheels are a little much. And I don’t care if it is a MOMO, the steering wheel has to go.

  2. >18″ BBS RS wheels with some small tires.

    The kids call this “stretch”. It’s horrible.

  3. michael blechman

    easily made into a driving car and the wheels may be converted so what’s the problem? so much opinion and so little logic… air cooled? oh my… does that make the 356s lame? this site gets so wrapped up in itself… i guess my powerglide conversion 1967 911s is out of the question…

  4. Good grief, somebody really enjoys arguing with themselves.

  5. Dump the rims and replace the steering wheel and its a nice looking car in my opinion. Maybe just a little too pricey.

  6. @ace10 hahahah, I think I agree with you.

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