Available for auction is this extremely rare 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera M491/M470 Cabriolet finished in the paint to sample color of Maraschino Red Metalilc over a cream and accenting burgundy partial leather interior. Not only does this example possess the desirable G50 5-speed manual gearbox, it also represents one of the few M491 Turbo-Look Cabriolets reported to have been delivered to the U.S. in 1987. Furhtermore, this Carrera represents one of only approximitely 58 models equipped with the M470 options which allows for a front and rear spoiler delete. Sold new by Concourse Motors Porsche in Milwaukee (Now Porsche Milwaukee North), it was then purchased by a couple in 1991 who meticulously serviced it for 30 years before selling it to its current owner. Coming with extensive maintenance records and a one-of-a-kind specification, this 911 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of South Carolina showing approximately 48k miles.
This Carrera is finished in the color of Maraschino Red Metallic. It most notably features both the M491 and M470 options which make for an extremely unique look, keeping the wide-body turbo fenders while deleting the front and rear spoilers. Exterior work includes a new burgundy soft top installed about five years ago and repainted side mirrors approximitely four years ago, both performed by the second owner. This example rides on factory 16” Fuchs wheels dressed in Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires from 2021 and also comes with a factory-optioned tonneau cover. The seller notes minor cosmetic imperfections, with the most notable being some chips on front end and one small ding on passenger rear end (see photo gallery). The seller also notes that all of the rubber is supple. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The partial leather interior sports cream-colored seats with an accenting burgundy dash and seat piping. Modifications from the second owner include a Clifford IntelliGuard 100 alarm, Whistler Spectrum 2 radar detector, Alpine CDE-HD149 Bluetooth head unit, Boston Acoustic Speakers, and a cupholder between the front seats. The seller subsequently installed a Momo Prototipo steering wheel and had it wrapped in burgundy leather, had the cupholder wrapped in burgundy leather, installed a 917-style natural wood shift knob, and converted the A/C to R134a. The original steering wheel, cupholder, and shift knob are included in the sale. All gauges, electronics, and accessories are reported to be working properly aside from the healights intermittently switching from dim to bright. The seller states that this is most likely due to a switch needing replacement.
This Carrera Cabriolet is equipped with an air-cooled 3.2 L flat-six engine that sends up to 217 HP to the rear wheels through a 5-speed G50 manual gearbox. As an M491 example, this 911 also showcases the widened suspension setup and larger brakes of the 911 Turbo. The seller notes they purchased the car in July 2021 from a couple that owned it for 30 years. They regularly serviced the car and ensured it was up-to-date with appropriate maintenance book stamping (the seller reports the maintenance book shows all service stamps since new). Prior to selling it, they had an oil change performed, valve cover gaskets replaced, and brake and clutch fluid flushed. Upon acquisition, the seller had Complete Car Care in Columbia, SC inspect the vehicle. The 911 was given clean bill of health but was recommended new tires, which the seller obliged.
This sale will include a clean title, owner’s manual, spare tire, car cover, tonneau cover, battery charger, sales brochure/literature, extensive records, and two sets of keys.
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