1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet M491/M470 Spoiler Delete

It is our pleasure to offer this highly collectible 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet M491/M470 finished in Black over a black partial leather interior.  Already representing one of the rarest variants of the 911 Carrera with its wide Turbo-derived fenders, brakes, and suspension, this particular M491 Cabriolet is further distinguished by its highly uncommon factory front and rear spoiler delete (M470).  Reported to have been under the longtime care of its original owner, NFL hall of fame legend Richard Dent, this 911 has since been recently acquired by the seller in September of 2020.  With nearly $10k invested on a recent major engine-out service, this rare numbers matching M491/M470 Cabriolet is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Louisiana while showing approximately 84k miles on the odometer.

This Carrera is said to have been previously refinished, and the Black paint is said to remain in fantastic condition overall (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  Styled after the 911 Turbo, the optional M491 package adds widened fenders as well as Turbo style front and rear spoilers, although this example has been specified from the factory with option code M470 “Without Front & Rear Spoilers” making for a more understated appearance reminiscent of the 911 Speedster.  Since purchasing the car in 2020, the seller has fitted a new black tonneau cover along with a set of genuine Fuchs wheels dressed in new Pirelli P-Zero tires.

The impeccably well-preserved black partial leather interior is noted to be one of the vehicle's most impressive attributes.  New Lloyds floor mats have been recently added and an aftermarket Bluetooth stereo system has been integrated along with upgraded Rockford Fosgate speakers.  The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity lists factory options including a steering wheel with raised hub, shortened shift-lever travel, a central locking system, cruise control, and an alarm system. All gauges and accessories are said to be working properly.

This 911 carries an air-cooled 3.2 L flat-six engine which sends 217 HP stock to the rear wheels by way of a numbers-matching 5-speed manual transmission.  Images of the drivetrain stampings and Porsche COA are provided in the photo gallery.  As part of the factory M491 package, this 911 was equipped with the same upgraded Brembo brakes and suspension setup from the Porsche 911 Turbo.  This example has also been upgraded with a B&B performance exhaust system and headers, and the seller states that the original catalyst exhaust system will be included in the sale.  Nearly $10k was invested in a recent major engine-out service which included a full overhaul of the gearbox amongst other noteworthy items.  A corresponding invoice is provided for reference and this 911 is said to run and drive beautifully.

 

This sale will include a clean title, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a recent service invoice, the original warranty and maintenance booklet, owner's manuals, and a spare tire. Do not miss out on this incredibly special opportunity to own this rare M491/M470 Cabriolet with factory spoiler deletes.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $66,000
  • Auction End: 2021-02-18 20:46:44+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 26
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Comments (38)

  • superoo 7 monthsago

    Sold for $66,000

  • superoo 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $66,000

  • BrianWindsor 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $65,500

  • Nolasport (seller) 7 monthsago

    This car sells today, reserve is off!!

  • superoo 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • BrianWindsor 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $64,000

  • superoo 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $63,000

  • BrianWindsor 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $62,000

  • superoo 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $61,000

  • BrianWindsor 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $60,500

  • superoo 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $59,911

  • gulfBay 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $56,000

  • Aghall 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $55,500

  • gulfBay 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • porschelage 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $54,000

  • Aghall 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $53,250

  • porschelage 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • drvfire4 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $51,500

  • Aghall 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $50,911

  • Toys1955 (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    Hi, love your car !!!! Just wanted to say, if the buyer wants a tonneau cover I still have mine from my 89 turbo cab put away. Let me know ...... GLWA

  • BrianWindsor 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $46,500

  • Nolasport (seller) 7 monthsago

    @eurocol Good morning all and Happy Mardi Gras from an unusually freezing New Orleans! To answer some questions...

    The “engine out” service was from the transmission service, so no knowledge of the last time the valves were adjusted.

    The manual top is super tight! All gaps/seals line up perfectly and it raises and collapses without any hesitation in a perfect working order! Definitely a plus on a car of this caliber.

    The car is equipped with all of the studs for a full tonneau cover but is currently only fitted with the boot for the convertible top as mentioned in the comments below.

    The car does appear to have been repainted entirely based on the overall finish and uniformity of the paint itself. The paint is of a very high quality and shows itself in the same manner.

    Pictures of the top in the upright position have been added to the gallery where you can see the excellent condition of the fabric itself as well as the rear window. My apologies for the delay there as it’s too much fun to drive with the top down, haven’t put it up since we took the photos.

    Last but not least I’d like to emphasize how much of a presence this car has! The triple black finish always makes me feel like i should have a tux on while at the wheel, and nothing less. It’s an absolute stunner and gets all the looks.

    As far as the driving experience goes, you just can’t stop driving it. During our ownership of this gem we have had plenty of other cars in the fleet including our new 2021 GT4 6 Speed and several other GT Cars. Come 5’ o’clock you could usually catch me taking the 491 home, like all the big horsepower and fancy name cars didn’t even exist. This thing is absolutely amazing to drive and makes fantastic noises with the B&B exhaust.

    Don’t let this one get away, she’s a show stopper!!

  • PCARMARKET 7 monthsago

    Additional photos have been added to the listing gallery.

  • porschelage 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $46,000

  • FlyBoi 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • porschelage 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $42,000

  • superoo 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • porschelage (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    Can you post some pictures with the top up?

  • porschelage 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • 9146max 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • Fjamoroso (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    "This Carrera is said to have been previously refinished, and the Black paint is said to remain in fantastic condition overall..."

    This leads me to believe it's a repaint.

    "Since purchasing the car in 2020, the seller has fitted a new black tonneau cover..."

    They say new tonneau, but perhaps they mean new convertible top boot? Given your query, it sounds like you know that the two things are not the same thing. The tonneaus are oftentimes MIA.

  • tkbrady 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • kahles68 (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    Let's get this show rolling! GLWA!!

  • kahles68 7 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $10,491

  • eurocol (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    Sweet car.

    Is the full tonneau included in the sale?
    I see the studs on the dash for it, but it is not in the trunk where it would normally reside,
    also what about pictures of the tool kit, spare wheel and electric pump.
    What about paint?
    Original or repaint?,
    a quick paint meter check around the car would help.
    THX

    GLWTS

  • Fjamoroso (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    Ok, here are my thoughts after a quick spin through the photos. I'll spend time looking more deeply this coming weekend.

    The first question I always ask when looking at a pre-993 air cooled 911 is... When was the last time the valves were adjusted? For this car, when I read that it had a recent engine-out service, I assumed they did a valve adjustment at the same time. However, upon review of the invoice, I see neither the labor, nor the parts (new valve cover gaskets) associated with a valve adjustment listed. So, I'll ask... When is the last time the valves were adjusted?

    Somebody has clocked the windshield wipers on the right / passenger side. You don't see it that often, but it does keep the wipers out of the driver's line of sight.

    H4 drop-in headlights (replacing the original sealed beam units) is a nice upgrade.

    Fresh Trofeo Rs are sssssuper sssssticky! Wonderful tires, I've run them on my 491 coupe for the past three years. Life is too short to drive high mileage tires, but these are a lot of grip for a cabriolet, not that there's anything wrong with that. Being a cabrio, there is less of a chance of driving in cold temps / inclement weather. Which is a wise practice with R comp tires.

    Manual top is... HUGE! Rare-ish in a 491 and 1,000% preferable over the Rube Goldberg contraption power tops.

    The decklid support bracket for the rear AC condenser is on backwards (it isn't supporting anything, much less the condenser, as it's currently installed). Rotate it 180 degrees. Sixty second fix (if you don't drop a fastener).

    The interior plastic door releases look original. They get chalky over the decades. Consider the black aluminum Rennline versions. They look stock(ish), but feel far less cheapy / chintzy than the OE plastic parts.

    At some point in the past 35 years, the rear tail light lenses were replaced with Euro units. The black borders appear solidly intact (likely the original ones would have had peeling paint at this point).

    That's it for now. Bidders raise your paddles. Let's get the conversation started here. I love these cars and, clearly, love talking about them. I own two of them
    More later.

  • Ignatiusman1966 7 monthsago

    @Fjamoroso Thx

  • Fjamoroso (registered bidder) 7 monthsago

    Sexy beast! Love to see it here. I have a similar '88 491 / 470. SUCH great cars with the widebody and no tail.

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

    GLWA

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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet M491/M470 Spoiler Delete
Final bid: $66,000 This auction has ended.