The Porsche 911 is arguably one of the most popular sports cars of all times. You only need to take one look at this 1987 model Carrera convertible to understand why. It is drop-dead beautiful in its white-and-black colour scheme: white paintwork (“grand prix white” – Porsche colour code 908), black convertible top. White Fuchs wheels, black tyres. White bumpers with black stripes. It goes on and on. And to top it all off: a burgundy full-leather interior for a contrast!
The Porsche, a US re-import, presents itself in a well-maintained state, inside and out. The rear section has been re-painted, here’s minor stone chip damage and a crack on the windscreen, otherwise the reportedly accident-free sports car leaves nothing to be desired. The interior is likewise in good shape with only slight traces of use, in particular on the driver’s seat and the door paddings. The previous owners must have loved their 911. As a 1987 model, this Carrera convertible already has the G50 manual gearbox with fully synchronised reverse, which was developed from the technology carrier 959. The gearbox of this car has been replaced in the past. And of course, there’s the superb 3.2 litre boxer engine in the rear, a true engineering feat. Technical approval is valid until 02/2018.
This 911 is as close to irresistible as can be – and worth € 80,000 according to a recent Classic Data appraisal (condition 2+).
The second generation of the Porsche 911 (G model) came on the market in 1973 as a successor to the Porsche 911 (original model). It was a 2+2-seater sports car and available as coupé, convertible (as of 1983), Targa and Speedster.
The 911 was equipped with the following engines: 2.7 to 3.0 litre petrol engine (150-188 hp) and, for the Carrera version, 2.7 to 3.2 litre petrol engine (200-231 hp). The last Porsche 911 G-model rolled off the production line in 1989.
For the 1986 model year, Porsche had extended the warranty against rust from 7 to 10 years. These 911 models benefit from the improved corrosion protection until today. Another 1986 upgrade are the reinforced stabilizers.
This car is almost a must in any good garage!