1984 Porsche 911 Carrera M491 Coupe Sunroof Delete

We are pleased to present this rare 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera M491 Coupe finished in Pewter Metallic over a Dark Blue Leather interior.  Marking the inaugural year for the 3.2 L Carrera, this 1984 example was specially appointed from the factory with a limited-slip differential, Leather Sport Seats, a sunroof delete, and the highly sought-after M491 Turbo Look package.  Retaining its numbers matching drivetrain and representing one of only 421 North American examples reported to have been built during the model year, this incredibly well-equipped M491 Coupe is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Louisiana while showing approximately 81k miles on the odometer.

This 911 is finished in Pewter Metallic and the front end of the car is reported to have been refinished under previous ownership for cosmetic purposes.  Other areas of repair are said to include the rear bumper, rear corners of the rocker panels, and lower rear valence (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  In addition to the highly sought-after sunroof delete, this Coupe features the rare M491 option which adds the wide fenders and spoilers of the 911 Turbo.  The rear lettering has been removed and the windshield is noted to have been previously replaced.  This Carrera rides on a set of alloy Fuchs wheels dressed in Pirelli P Zero tires.

Upon entry, the driver is greeted by a gorgeous Dark Blue leather interior showcasing factory leather Sport Seats.  Other optional equipment includes a speedometer with both standard and metric units, cruise control, and a steering wheel with a raised hub.  Signs of wear can be seen on the driver’s seat bolster as well as some warpage on the upper dashboard.  Modifications include an aftermarket Alpine radio, a dead pedal, and Coco floormats.

This Carrera carries its original air-cooled 207 HP 3.2 L flat-six engine paired with a numbers matching 5-speed 915 manual gearbox and factory optioned limited-slip differential.  The M491 package also adds the upgraded brakes and wider suspension setup of the 911 Turbo for improved handling and stopping power.  A gearbox rebuild and major engine overhaul are said to have been carried out in 2013 which included rebuilt fuel injectors, new valve guides, rod bearings, piston rings, and various gaskets.  Images of the underside and drivetrain stampings are provided in the photo gallery.

This sale will include a clean title, owner’s books, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.  The M491 Carrera is an increasingly valuable and elusive collector's item, do not let this beautifully configured and generously optioned 1984 example pass you by.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $71,000
  • Auction End: Feb. 25, 2021, 3:58 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 27
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Comments (46)

  • jthoren 3 days, 18 hoursago

    Sold for $71,000

  • Fourty7 (seller) 3 days, 18 hoursago

    Just pulled the reserve, high bidder gets her!

  • jthoren 3 days, 18 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $71,000

  • pfarell 3 days, 18 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $70,010

  • jthoren 3 days, 18 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $68,750

  • 79ptrol 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $68,500

  • stevetheodore 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Glad to see so much love for this one...appears to be well deserved!

  • pfarell 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $68,000

  • 79ptrol 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $66,750

  • jthoren 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $66,500

  • Pdgcore 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $66,000

  • 79ptrol 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $65,250

  • pfarell 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $64,911

  • BrianWindsor 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $62,750

  • Pdgcore 3 days, 19 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $62,000

  • 79ptrol 3 days, 20 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • PCARMARKET 3 days, 22 hoursago

    Additional photos have been added to the listing gallery.

  • Pdgcore 3 days, 23 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $55,491

  • PaulEJLin 4 days, 2 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $51,161

  • JNasty (registered bidder) 4 days, 8 hoursago

    Not that it matters to value but "The rear lettering has been removed..." - I believe all 491 cars came w/ NO rear deck lid branding at all.

  • fperrel 4 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $50,911

  • Alltime 4 days, 18 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $47,300

  • Fourty7 (seller) 4 days, 22 hoursago

    @In2details appears to be paint, seems as if the cowl was painted after the fact as the paint on the gasket only appears in that one spot in relation to the windshield. The gasket areas near the roof and the drip rails do not show the same "paint transfer".

  • In2details (registered bidder) 5 days, 18 hoursago

    Is that paint up against the lower portion of the front windshield rubber behind the drivers side windshield wiper or wax? Photo 38

  • Fourty7 (seller) 6 daysago

    Good morning bidders!

    The additional photos added to the gallery were taken in a rather patchy area of shade and direct sunlight, a perfect setting to depict the unique Zinc Pewter Metallic finish and it's different tones with corresponding light. Some of the photos show a 100% silver car and others show strong hints and tones of gold and yellow. The interior photos are included as well to show how absolutely stunning the blue interior shows paired with the paint.

    It was a beautiful day in New Orleans yesterday and this M491 made for a picture picturesque ride home!

  • PCARMARKET 6 daysago

    Additional photos have been added to the listing gallery.

  • porschelage 6 days, 17 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $47,000

  • Fourty7 (seller) 6 days, 17 hoursago

    The M491 market is hot, don't miss out on your chance to own this beauty!

  • Fourty7 (seller) 6 days, 17 hoursago

    @airpower 7's on the front and 9's on the rear.

  • darkstar04 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • andrewvolk 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $42,000

  • porschelage 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • Neverenough 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $38,500

  • porschelage 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $38,000

  • ftsuru 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • toddjude 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,911

  • stevetheodore 1 week, 2 daysago

    If heaven were a G body 911, this is exactly what it would look like. Extraordinary!

  • robbbonanno 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $23,491

  • Fjamoroso (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    LOVE this sunroof delete M491 unicorn! Great color.

    For those of you unfamiliar with the M491 optioned cars, spend some time here:
    https://www.turbo-look.com/facts/

    GLWA

  • PCARMARKET 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Contender The Carfax report is located at the bottom of the photo gallery.

  • area901 1 week, 3 daysago

    Horsepower rating for the US cars was 207........not 217 -

  • Contender (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Carfax ?

  • airpower (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Love the car!!

  • airpower (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Sorry, read the tire size off pics, assume 7 and 9 x 16 rims? Or are the fronts 8s? It needs to go to ride height school.

  • airpower (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    What size wheels and tires are presently on the car? The wheel width and diameter and the full tire size?

  • rreasen 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $22,911

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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera M491 Coupe Sunroof Delete
Final bid: $71,000 This auction has ended.