55k-Mile 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet M491

Up for auction is this 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet finished in Black.  Originally sold from a Porsche dealer in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this Carrera came optioned with a two-tone Cancan Red and Black Special Leather interior as well as the rare M491 Turbo Look package, which equips with wide bodywork, brakes, and suspension of the 930 Turbo model.  Per the Turbo-Look Register, only 226 North American Cabriolets were delivered with the M491 option in 1986.  After changing hands several times, this Carrera was eventually acquired by the current owner in 2014 out of a private collection in Ohio.  Having undergone a recent overhaul of the transmission, this rare and highly collectible M491 Cabriolet is being offered for auction by its seller out of Pennsylvania with approximately 55k miles showing on the odometer.

This 911 was ordered in nonmetallic Black (A1) with a matching cabriolet soft top and boot cover.  The M491 option equips the Carrera with wide fenders derived from the 930 Turbo along with a front air dam and Tea Tray rear spoiler.  A standard decklid has been installed on this example along with a European-style rear bumper, and the original Tea Tray spoiler is said to accompany the sale.  The seller notes one small ding on the rear decklid as well as a few minor tears in the cabriolet top, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.  This Cabriolet rides on a set of 18” Speedline-style three-piece wheels which were reportedly dressed in new Pirelli P Zero tires within the last 1k miles.

Inside, you will find a two-tone Cancan Red and Black Special Leather interior.  Factory options include cruise control and a steering wheel with a raised hub.  Red and black checkered Coco floor mats have been added as well as an upgraded Alpine radio.  The cabin is described to have been well preserved with minimal signs of wear present on the seats.  All gauges and accessories are said to be working properly apart from the clock, and the seller notes that the A/C does not blow cold at this time.

This 911 is equipped with an air-cooled 3.2L flat-six engine rated at 207 HP and 192 lb.-ft of torque.  The rear wheels are driven by way of a 915 5-speed manual transmission while stopping power is handled by Turbo-dervied fixed four-piston brakes and cross-drilled rotors included with the M491 package.  The M491 option also equips the suspension setup from Turbo which lowers the ride height and supplies a wider track along with stiffer rear torsion bars.  Within the last 3k miles, the gearbox is said to have been overhauled with new 1st and 2nd gears, a new clutch, and flywheel. The seller reports the rear wheel bearings to have also been replaced during this time.

This sale will include a set of original keys, the original owner’s manuals, the original toolkit, spare tire, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean title.  A true collector’s item, this rare and beautifully appointed M491 Cabriolet awaits its next owner. 

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $86,000
  • Auction End: 2021-10-29 19:26:40+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 18
viewed 5,439 times saved 102 times

Comments (33)

  • 79ptrol 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $86,000

  • JK911 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $84,250

  • 79ptrol 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $84,000

  • JK911 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $82,250

  • VICHedger 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $82,000

  • 79ptrol 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $79,930

  • JK911 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $77,750

  • VICHedger 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $77,500

  • 79ptrol 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • JK911 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $72,250

  • 79ptrol 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $72,000

  • JK911 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $70,255

  • fdellone (seller) 1 monthago

    @Stett72 Sorry for the delay. As the listing states it is located in PA.

  • edwinRLT 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $70,005

  • Stett72 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Seller, plates are CA but car is in PA? I ask because I am in CA and if I bid want clarity on where the car is being shipped from.

  • VICHedger 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $67,911

  • mar2ney 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • RadRacer 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $45,250

  • fdellone (seller) 1 monthago

    @fdellone hello and sorry for the delay. The P car market site does not allow video uploads during the weekend. Video should be up now.

  • fdellone (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Movie with starting and engine idle uploading momentarily.

    Also, depicts the ding on deck lid mentioned in the vehicle description- license plate came loose a couple years ago while driving and bounced off road back into the deck lid.

    Video also includes footage of the engine and trans from underneath in fair lighting. Thank you.

  • fdellone (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Billythemountain Sorry - correction it's a 915 trans (not G15)...responding to these comments on the fly.

  • fdellone (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Billythemountain It's a G15. G50 was introduced in 1987.

  • Billythemountain 1 month, 1 weekago

    is the tranny G-50?

  • fdellone (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Silver930 I wish but no I do not. I believe the previous owner had the current wheels mounted. They replaced RUF wheels. I considered installing urban outlaw wheels to give it an even more wicked stance but decided against it. The current 964 turbo wheels provide it with a distinct appearance along with all of the other unique features. Thank you for your inquiry.

  • fdellone (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Ramp I do but they are not very good. Took them laying down and pointing iPhone from the side. Per the P car market folks, I will be submitting a coldstart video in the next couple of days. We are having rainy weather here in Western PA so I won’t be and taking it out of the garage until the weather breaks. When I do, I will try to get some better under side photos.

  • Silver930 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @seller any chance you have the Original 16" Fuchs wheels with black centers ?

  • Plazatriomtrs 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • Ramp (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Do you have any pictures of the underside ?

  • fdellone (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Ambassador-Auto The Carrera is not an M470 but I purchased it from a collector with both the original whale tail and the spoiler delete. The location of the now removed turn signal is visible on the spoilerless deck. The original spoiler is included in the sale. I preferred the clean look without spoiler - it complements the cabriolet and combined with the Euro rear bumper, creates a very striking look for an already striking option package.

    The paint, top, carpets and upholstery are all original. Engine and trans are also numbers matching. Thank you.

  • Avant911 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • Ambassador-Auto (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hello again, I apologize, I missed the line where it said the deck was changed.

  • Ambassador-Auto (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hello. What a beautiful car. A quick question, as a 1986 US model, it should have a 3rd brake light mounted center above the rear grill. Was it removed? I do prefer it without, just was curious and if so, was just the rear deck painted? Thanks in advance.

  • fdellone (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hello all and thank you for considering my M491 Carrera. I will do my best to respond to all questions within a reasonable timeframe.

Leave a comment

55k-Mile 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet M491
Final bid: $86,000 This auction has ended.