Now available for auction is this rare 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet M491 “Turbo-Look” finished in Black over a Beige leather interior. Representing one of the very few M491 Cabriolet’s sold in the United States for the 1986 model year, this highly collectible 911 is factory equipped with the front and rear spoilers, brakes, and wide fenders of the 930 Turbo model. Having been under the diligent care of its 2nd private owner for almost 20 years, this M491 Cabriolet is said to be in excellent overall condition while remaining highly original. It is now being offered by its seller in Connecticut with approximately 53k miles displayed on the odometer and accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
Reported to have been garaged for most of its life, the Black finish on this 911 is said to be in very good condition with only minor stone chips on the front end (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). The M491 package adds the wide fenders of the Turbo model as well as a front spoiler with fog lights and a Tea Tray rear decklid. The original Cabriolet top is said to have been kept in good shape with some minor refurbishments on the inner upholstery. Factory 16" Fuchs wheels are equipped and dressed in healthy Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires.
The Beige leather interior is said to be in excellent condition except for some minor wear on the driver’s seat bolster and a small separation of the dashboard toward the bottom of the windshield. An alternative 3-spoke Porsche steering wheel has been installed along with an aftermarket radio, although both original components will be included in the sale. The air conditioning does not blow cold at this time; however, the seller confirms all other gauges and accessories to be working properly.
This Carrera is equipped with an air-cooled 3.2 L flat-six engine that is capable of sending 207 HP to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed manual transmission. As an M491 equipped model, this Carrera offers improved stopping power thanks to its brakes derived from the 911 Turbo. An image of the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity is provided in the photo gallery. The engine is reported to have never left the car and all routine maintenance has been kept up to date including regular oil changes and the replacements of the rear wheel bearings in 2016. A comprehensive collection of records is included from the current owner and this 911 is said to drive beautifully.
This sale will include a set of 2 keys, the original books, tools, and spare tire, service records, a clean title, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. A true collector’s item, this rare 1986 M491 Cabriolet is ready to be enjoyed by a new caretaker.