1987 Porsche 911 Carrera G50 Cassis Red Metallic

It is our pleasure to offer this 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera finished in the rare and highly sought-after combination of Cassis Red Metallic over a Burgundy interior.  Marking the first year of the desirable G50 5-speed manual gearbox, this 1987 example was purchased by the current owner in 2006 at 77k miles and was subsequently treated to a preemptive top-end engine rebuild.  The car remains with its owner in Georgia who has added only 25k miles since.  Showcasing classic air-cooled styling as well as some tasteful upgrades and modifications, this Carrera is now being offered with approximately 103k miles showing on the odometer, accompanied by original books, tools, and service records dating back to the original purchase.

This Carrera is finished in the rarely seen shade of Cassis Red Metallic.  The paint is described by the seller to be in very good original condition overall, aside from some light road-going wear and small imperfections as depicted in the photo gallery. CARFAX shows minor rear-end damage to have occurred in 2007, which the seller reports to have been limited to the rear bumperettes. The body panels are also noted to be free of any rust issues.  This example features front and rear spoilers, black stone guards, and upgraded 7” x 8” genuine Fuchs wheels which were installed under the current ownership.  The Toyo tires are said to have been mounted in 2014 with approximately 4k miles driven since.

The eye-catching finish is beautifully complemented by a Burgundy interior.  Factory features include a Blaupunkt radio, high-intensity windshield washers, headlight washers, a central locking system, automatic heating control, cruise control, an alarm system, and a sunroof.  Modifications include a 930S-style steering wheel, Porsche-crested Lloyds floormats, and white instrument dials from North Hollywood Speedometer.  Under the current ownership, the air conditioning system has been refurbished with a new blower motor, condenser unit, and R134a conversion.  The A/C lines are reported to leak slightly and are recommended for replacement. The sunroof, driver's seat adjustment, power windows, central locking doors, and window wipers are all said to be working properly.

This Carrera is equipped with a 3.2L flat-six engine paired with a reportedly numbers-matching G50 5-speed manual gearbox.  In its stock configuration, this engine is capable of putting out 217 HP to the rear wheels.  Upgrades installed under previous ownership include Turbo tie rods, a bump-steer kit, Koni shock absorbers, a front strut tower brace, a Steve Wong chip, and a B&B exhaust system with headers.  Upon the seller’s purchase in 2006, a top-end engine rebuild was carried out and the car has been driven approximately 25k miles since.  More recently at 100k miles, the distributor cap and rotor, spark plugs, and ignition wires were replaced.  The seller reports the car to have only ever required routine maintenance under their ownership and states that service records will be included dating back to the original purchase.

This sale will include a collection of owner’s manuals, a spare tire, original toolkit, air compressor, maintenance records, and a clean title.  With its impeccable color combination and desirable G50 gearbox, this Carrera would make a fine addition to any air-cooled enthusiast’s garage.


Auction Results

  • Sold for: $60,009
  • Auction End: April 21, 2021, 3:41 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 18
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Comments (42)

  • qreese 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Sold for $60,009

  • NickCG (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Thank you everyone! Congrats to the winner!

  • qreese 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $60,009

  • kemper964 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $59,500

  • qreese 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $59,000

  • cpgrbd 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $58,000

  • qreese 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $57,000

  • cpgrbd 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $56,000

  • kemper964 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • qreese 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $54,000

  • Bojangles311 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    If a ‘83 SC brought $81k on BaT, this has to be worthy of more, right?

  • tkbrady 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $53,500

  • kemper964 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $52,911

  • 2mAn (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Was shocked when I woke up and saw this was at $20k... $50k is more like it

  • Shnedtl 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,911

  • NickCG (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has shown an interest in this car. To the member who posted the video link to you tube, thank you! I would like to also point out that the color is the original color, based on the records.
    The idea was to keep the car for a lifetime and in the family. So my #1 job, was to make sure paint, body and interior were preserved as much as possible. Obviously, this was not my daily driver, however, I firmly believe these cars need to be driven often and enjoyed. A purist may say that the car may not be 100% original since it doesn’t have the original exhaust or the wheel/gauges. True! However, I think the white gauges and the 930S wheel provide a nice touch ( otherwise I would have changed them long time ago), and the exhaust ( lifetime warranty to the original car AND owner??, a topic for another conversation) besides adding to the performance, it also provides better engine breathing and therefore longevity, and also easier maintenance access. You can always replace engine parts/mechanical components but not hoods, panels, headliners etc. That is my opinion and I wanted to share it with fellow 911 classic enthusiasts whom are interested in this vehicle.
    Thanks again!

  • fredscL 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $47,500

  • kemper964 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $45,911

  • NickCG (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @nosub911 Good morning and thank you!
    Clutch is great in all gears. Smooth with proper pedal pressure. The car has never been in the track, just spirited driving in the Ga mountains ( dragon trail). No competition with with youngsters at stoplights.
    What you see on all wheel wheels are rubber guards for protection. The one in the front tire slipped when I took the bra off to take the picture. Great eye!

  • nosub911 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Nick - Wonderful looking car with records/books. Two questions - (1) Does the car shift smoothly in all gears and (2) It looks like the front left wheel liner does not fit flush in one spot (picture #65). Are you able to provide any insight? Thanks and GLWA.

  • nwherman 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • NickCG (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @decunfrost Steve Wong chip installed in 07. (87-89 911 SSI-headers, item #89SSI)

    Several attempts to tweak the car for emissions didn’t produce passing results due to valve issues. After the engine overhaul we succeeded.

  • Davidpoer 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $11,250

  • decunfrost (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Looks like car occasionally didn’t pass smog, do you have any additional information about the performance chip?

  • PCARMARKET 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the photo gallery.

  • NickCG (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Another911 The pictures were submitted this morning to the PCAR market. I don’t know how to attach them myself. Thank you.

  • thomasbeer 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • NickCG (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Another911 Sorry for getting back to you this late. I will do that early tomorrow morning. I knew I forgot something. Pictures of the headliner. Thank you for reminding me.

  • Another911 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Much to like about this car! Is it possible to get a couple pics of the headliner from the inside and from the outside with the sunroof open?

  • NickCG (seller) 4 weeksago

    @Car379 Thank you!
    Sorry I do not have original steering wheel, exhaust or gauges.

  • Car379 (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    Good morning Beautiful combination really like to know do you still have original steering wheel And original other parts Thank you

  • Bojangles311 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $9,911

  • NickCG (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Aberas2529 6.5 linebacker built. Very close call. The blue in 88 was a special commemorative color if I recall.

  • Aberas2529 (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @NickCG hi Nick! First of all, lovely car! I have an 88 Carrera in Dark Blue that I absolutely fawn over. How tall can your son possibly be? I am 6’5 and I fit. It’s a tight fit if he’s any taller, but a slight seat adjustment will remedy that problem. I hope this car does well for you! I’ll be watching (possibly bidding=))

  • NickCG (seller) 1 monthago

    @urfealex The engine latch rope is insurance policy. Although I do my best to keep the engine cable lubricated, sometimes they do break. By pulling the rope ( you can barely see it with cover closed) the latch can be unlocked preventing drilling into the rear bumper.

    Few years back I also installed another strut bracket on the right to evenly balanced the engine hood. One strut on the left side ( or even a double) is not right in my opinion.
    Thank you for the question!

  • urfealex (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Is the engine cover latch not functioning? I see a string attached. Details? Thanks. Nice 911.

  • NickCG (seller) 1 monthago

    @mec011 Thank you! I bought it primarily because of the color and the condition of the body back then.

  • mec011 1 monthago

    Lovely colors! Should do very well at auction!

  • Singer2020 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • NickCG (seller) 1 monthago

    Hello everyone!
    Please feel free to ask any questions you like and I will answer them to the best of my knowledge. I own this car for about 15 years, and selling only because I have difficulty getting in and out (old age). My son doesn’t fit in it (too tall) so, it cannot stay in the family which was my original intention. Having a mechanical engineering background and a lift at home I do mostly my own maintenance on our cars. Part of owning a classic 911 is working on it in my opinion. Thank you!

  • NickCG (seller) 1 monthago

    I would like to add that the car has never been driven in the rain and has been only hand washed.

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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera G50 Cassis Red Metallic
Final bid: $60,009 This auction has ended.