40k-Mile 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Up for auction is this 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet presented in White Gold Metallic over a Cadbury Brown interior.  This classic air-cooled Cabriolet highlights desirable factory Sport Seats and was acquired by the current owner in 2017, who had commissioned a full transmission rebuild and major service shortly after their purchase within the last 6k miles.  Currently showing just over 40k miles on the odometer, this highly original Carrera Cabriolet is being offered for auction by its current owner out of Arizona accompanied by the original tools, air compressor, a stamped warranty book, and a collection of records.

This 911 is finished in the special order color of White Gold Metallic with a brown cabriolet soft top and matching tonneau cover. Additional images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX.  The front valence was previously refinished, and an invoice from 2012 shows the lower front spoiler to have been replaced.  This example retains factory 16" Fuchs wheels with colored center crests and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires that were installed approximately ten years ago.

The exterior finish is complemented by a Cadbury Brown upholstered cabin featuring sought-after factory power Sport Seats and a raised-hub steering wheel  An updated Blaupunkt radio has been installed along with aftermarket speakers.  An invoice from 2016 shows the A/C to have been updated to R134a.

This Carrera is fitted with an air-cooled 3.2L flat-six engine that sends up to 207 HP to the rear wheels through a 5-speed 915 manual gearbox.  Shortly after the seller’s purchase in 2017, the car was brought to Storz Garage in Denver to undergo a major service including a transmission rebuild, valve adjustment, spark plugs, and fuel filter.  A 2012 invoice from Sport Classic and Competition shows a major engine-out service to have been performed including a new clutch assembly and resurfaced flywheel. Another 2016 invoice from SST Auto also shows the clutch cable to have been replaced along with both front brake calipers and the driver’s side window regulator.  An oil change has been carried out recently and supporting invoices are provided for reference in the photo gallery along with the seller’s handwritten maintenance summary.

This sale will include a set of three keys, the original stamped warranty book, tools, an air compressor, spare tire, maintenance records, and a clean title.  A nicely appointed, low mileage Carrera with considerable service history, this 1986 example is not to be overlooked.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $50,250
  • Auction End: April 23, 2021, 4:08 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 24
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Comments (36)

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Sold for $50,250

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $50,250

  • southbaysurf 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $49,750

  • southbaysurf 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $49,500

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $49,250

  • southbaysurf 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $49,000

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $48,750

  • southbaysurf 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $48,500

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $47,750

  • southbaysurf 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $47,500

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $46,750

  • southbaysurf 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $46,500

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $45,500

  • southbaysurf 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $41,750

  • Benonbass 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $41,500

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $41,250

  • southbaysurf 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $41,000

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • CABRIOLET-INT 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • southbaysurf 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $27,000

  • Bird1974 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,250

  • probinson1627 (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Buyers/Bidders, Pcar has corrected the listing to delete the reference to a new alternator. The invoice clearly shows just a new belt. Pcar has also posted a new photo of the driver's headrest confirming no "minor wear".
    There are currently thousands of viewers and hundreds of those saving and asking for reminders. It's time to get busy with the bids.

  • PCARMARKET 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the listing page.

  • Jackallensmith 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • DFried (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    @probinson1627 I will confirm with you tomorrow. Thanks!!

  • probinson1627 (seller) 4 weeksago

    @DFried Sure. Wed is pretty open. I have a Dr appointment at 11. Otherwise pretty open. I'm at 27408 N Quintana dr Rio Verde AZ 85263. Just north of Fountain Hills .
    Let me know what time works for you.

  • DFried (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    Planning on being in Scottsdale this Wednesday. Can I see the car then?
    David F

  • TheGerman 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • TheGerman (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @probinson1627 (seller) Hi Pete, thanks for your response. I saw that you bought your tire in 2012, but I saw also that they were manufactured in 2011.

    It's for me very common that Americans who had never the chance to drive a fast car on the German "Autobahn" cannot understand how you can drive 150 mph. A friend of mine from Atlanta couldn't understand this too. And when he was in Germany and took the passenger seat in my 911 he was very afraid of my fast driving. It was absolutly unknown for him. On the one hand he was very scared and on the other hand he was absolutly elated after the ride!

    Ok I take you at your the word belonging an exchange of the tires if I win.

  • probinson1627 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    As shown below, I am the seller.
    The Pcar auction went live before I had a chance to review it, so here is some more information.
    There is no "minor wear" on the driver's seat headrest. The areas shown in photo 25 are just areas of leather conditioner spray that I missed wiping off.
    The 2017 repair invoice in photo 69 did not include a new alternator, just a new belt.
    The stereo is an am/fm/CD with an AUX cable for iPhone music. The sound is great.
    Thanks for looking.

  • probinson1627 (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Hello bidders. My name is Pete, and I am the Seller of this spectacular low mile Porsche. It is as solid as a rock and drives like new. I have enjoyed its ownership, but as I approach my 80th birthday, stuff begins to change.
    I will attempt to answer all questions as quickly as possible.
    In answer to "theGerman", photo #64 shows the tires were new in October 2012. They now have less than 10,00 miles, have plenty of tread, and have been inspected and OK'd by my local tire shop. If you win the bid and want to drive 150 mph, I'm happy to discuss the tires further.
    In answer to Wsf80, first, thanks for your comments about your prior ownership. We discussed the transmission, and I took you at your word. But when the car arrived, it wouldn't go into 1st gear until completely stopped. The rebuild confirmed the failure of the 1st gear synchros. I didn't push you on the issue, and frankly concluded that it must have happened in transit.

  • TheGerman (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @ probinson1627 You know you are selling a very fast car i.e. you can drive very fast up to 150 mph, where it is legal like in Germany. So it is not a good idea to drive this nice car with tires from 2011; for such a car they are as old as the hills.

    My question: Is there a possibility that you replace them -if I win- with new tires produced within the last 12 month with a speedindex of "Z" or "ZR"?

  • Wsf80 (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    Additionally, the awesome Mark Starr at Hunting Ridge Motors (who currently has an incredible restomod GTV6 for sale on PCARMARKET) bought and sorted the car on my behalf.

  • Wsf80 (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    I was the prior owner it’s an incredible 911 and great to see the new owner put some miles on it. I think I sold it with 33,000 miles. The sport seats are special and the color combination totally of period.

    I am surprised to hear he rebuilt the transmission it presented no issues during my ownership.

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40k-Mile 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Final bid: $50,250 This auction has ended.