DT: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Now up for auction is this 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet finished in Guards Red over a Cashmere Beige interior.  This Cabriolet had spent much of its life in California before it was acquired by the current owner in 2007 from the owner of a Porsche restoration shop. It was fitted with a replacement flat-six engine at 160k miles and features 993 Turbo-Look wheels, 993-style mirrors, and a 993 Cabriolet third brake light.  Now showing just under 220k miles on the odometer with approximately 60k miles driven on the replacement motor, this Carrera is being offered for auction by its longtime owner out of Florida.

This Carrera comes finished in traditional Guards Red with a newer black cabriolet soft top and matching tonneau cover.  Updated 993-style aero mirrors have been installed along with a 993 “basket handle” third brake light and an oil cooler air scoop on the front bumper.  The seller notes a small defect in the clearcoat on the passenger side rear quarter panel, additional images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.  This Carrera rides on a set of updated 17” Porsche 993 Turbo-Look wheels dressed in a set of Hankook Ventus V12 Evo tires.

The cabin is trimmed in Cashmere Beige upholstery with matching carpets and a contrasting black dashboard. The seller notes that the seats have been recently recovered and that a CD player has been installed along with upgraded speakers and an aftermarket stereo.

This Carrera is equipped with an air-cooled 3.2 L flat-six engine which sends as much as 207 HP to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed manual gearbox. Under previous ownership, a replacement flat-six engine is said to have been installed at approximately 160k miles.  Standard routine service is said to have been kept up to date throughout the current ownership and CARFAX shows the last documented service to have been completed in March of 2021 at 219,494 miles.

This sale will include the original owner's manuals, air pump, spare tire, and a clean title.  This Carrera Cabriolet makes an excellent weekend driver for any air-cooled Porsche enthusiast, don't miss out. 

 
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Comments (55)

  • $17,775 offer from Dearborn Heights, MI (48125) 1 day, 16 hoursago

    Offer in the amount of $17,775

  • $16,775 offer from Dearborn Heights, MI (48125) 3 days, 12 hoursago

    Offer in the amount of $16,775

  • TeamSimms (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    BID!

  • essenceoppt 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,250

  • PeteSkunk 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $24,950

  • essenceoppt 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $24,500

  • PeteSkunk 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $24,000

  • Koolbilly123 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $22,775

  • PeteSkunk 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $22,500

  • Koolbilly123 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $21,775

  • PeteSkunk 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $21,500

  • Koolbilly123 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $19,775

  • essenceoppt 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $19,500

  • Koolbilly123 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $18,275

  • Speedventure101 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $17,911

  • Koolbilly123 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $16,375

  • TeamSimms (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    30 minutes left! Get your bid in!!

  • Speedventure101 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • Koolbilly123 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $15,275

  • Speedventure101 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • TeamSimms (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    2 hours plus, left. This is a tight car....all little ailments that occur with an older car have been professionally addressed! Power windows, power roof actuator, AC....all gauges and so on....all functional. Tires in excellent shape...new top and seat covers.....
    No rattles, shakes or shimmies......
    Get this car...

  • TeamSimms (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @gerald_renaud I was told it was new.....but maybe rebuilt...by a professional Porsche guy...

  • gerald_renaud (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Do you know how many miles the engine has total ? 60k since it has been put in the car, but how many miles before that ?

  • Koolbilly123 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,575

  • Davidpoer 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $4,500

  • luis.seneriz 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $4,033

  • Koolbilly123 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $3,775

  • TeamSimms (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @airkewldfan ...just got the AC working and no oil leaks

  • airkewldfan 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Hi there! Could not find it mentioned.. Does the AC work by chance? Any major oil leaks?

  • TeamSimms (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Davidpoer the photos of the floor or deck under the carpet has been sent to PCar ....also, of the top walk around video...the actuators to pull top down at windshield will be "reset".

  • TeamSimms (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Davidpoer I have the pix of the floor under the carpet and a close up of the top all the way around but I don't know how to load them....happy to email to you...

  • luis.seneriz 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,999

  • TeamSimms (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Koolbilly123 My wife has driven a stick shift nearly all of her life....worth noting I think.

  • TeamSimms (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Koolbilly123 ...if it sits a long time without being run...it throws exhaust for a couple minutes. until it gets hot....but the rest of your questions and a positive. All is good. We transferred over to synthetic oil years ago.

  • Koolbilly123 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Hi Seller.. Well enjoyed Porsche .. Any leaks or smoke? Cultch and gears are shifting ok? Tires are ok? Idles ok ?
    Thank u so much.

  • TeamSimms (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @Davidpoer Sure...I'll do it tomorrow.

  • Davidpoer (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Can you take more pics with top totally up? Also are the floors all solid. Can you lift the carpeting up from the floor? Thank you

  • TeamSimms (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @Davidpoer ....the power top works....I have to take it in to get the actuator reset or resynced. I was checking fuses...apparently when power is taken away, I have to reset....

  • Davidpoer (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Hello again, is the top a power top, and does it operate correctly?

    Thank you again

  • Davidpoer 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • live2drive_porsche (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    Not interested at this point.

  • TeamSimms (seller) 4 weeksago

    @live2drive_porsche You can probably call Pete for your engine question....he's a personal friend when I lived there and still in operation. Just drop my name "Simms" to him.

  • TeamSimms (seller) 4 weeksago

    @live2drive_porsche ...yes...leather....engine was put in by Pete Sorenson, owner of Porsche-BMW restoration in Crockett, CA...and no, not without going to some heroics, can I get under side pix.

  • live2drive_porsche (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    I have just a few questions. I hope that that is alright. Are the replacement seat covers leather? Do you have the history on the donor replacement engine? Any chance of getting some underside photos posted?

  • TeamSimms (seller) 1 monthago

    @TeamSimms ....literally driven by a school teacher back and forth from work. She retired in 2011....so technically...driven by a retired 1st grade school teacher for the last ten years.

  • TeamSimms (seller) 1 monthago

    This car has been a pleasure car for us....we've placed low miles on it while we have owned it over the last 14 or so years. We have taken good care of it, including a new top and seat covers since we've had it. We've kept up the routine maintenance....but we are NOT "collectors". So we are willing to part with this car for a fair price.

  • Farfman 1 monthago

    @TeamSimms Just trying to get a feeling for what you are trying to sell here. Good luck with the auction. ??

  • TeamSimms (seller) 1 monthago

    @Farfman ...it's a 1986...perhaps this isn't a car for you.

  • Farfman 1 monthago

    Is that a broken driving lamp up front drivers side. Lower front lip looks pretty pitted as well.

  • TeamSimms (seller) 1 monthago

    @Farfman Photo #21...that is not a blemish of the wheel....it was a smudge that wiped off, not damage. Guess I shoulda wiped it off but I didn't notice it when taking photos.

  • TeamSimms (seller) 1 monthago

    @Farfman ....yes, you are seeing some typical "curb scuffs"....one (back right) is a bit more pronounced. Regarding the brakes....they are working fine.

  • Farfman 1 monthago

    Rims look pretty rough. How are the brakes. One of the disks looks to be pretty grooved.

  • TeamSimms (seller) 1 monthago

    Gonna miss this car.....

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DT: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Buy Now: $32,500 Current Offer: $17,775