DT: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 3.6L

Now up for auction is this 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe finished in Grand Prix White over a black interior.  Upon the prior owner's acquisition in 2010, this Carrera was upgraded and modified with a RUF-style front valence, front-mounted oil cooler, Kinesis Supercup wheels, stiffer torsion bars, a Brembo big brake kit, sport bucket seats, a limited-slip differential, and a custom-built 3.6L engine sourced from a 964 Carrera.  It also came factory optioned with Sport Shock Absorbers, a short shift lever, and a rear spoiler. Producing nearly 300 HP while weighing in under 2,500 lbs., this 1986 Carrera is now being offered for auction by its owner out of California with approximately 20k miles driven on the rebuilt motor.

This Carrera sports its original color of Grand Prix White along with an upgraded RUF-style front valence and factory rear spoiler. Some paint chips are noted on the front fascia and the hood is said to have been previously refinished for cosmetic purposes. The seller adds that the finish shows to be all original apart from the hood, paint meter readings are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.  The three-piece Speedline-style 17” Kinesis Supercup wheels measure 8” wide in front, 9.5” wide in the rear, and come dressed in Dunlop Direzza ZIII tires dated from 2020/2021.

Inside, you will find a black interior with upgraded BF Torno Rally bucket seats mounted on adjustable sliders.  The rear seatbacks have been removed along with the radio, and a Sparco three-spoke steering wheel has been installed in addition to a set of drilled Rennline pedals.  The car was factory equipped with a shortened shift lever as well as a sunroof, cruise control, power windows, and air conditioning. Some wear is present on the carpeting and the seller reports all instrumentation to be fully functional.

Upon the current owner’s acquisition in 2010, the original engine was swapped in favor of a larger 3.6L flat-six sourced from a Porsche 964.  The top-end was rebuilt, the rod bearings were replaced, the heads were ported to 993 specifications, and the cylinders were honed before new bronze valve guides were installed along with 993 SuperSport cams, 993 head studs, new Goetze piston rings, and a custom straight-through exhaust system.  The engine was fully resealed, and the swap was carried out with proper California legal documentation.  A dyno-tested output of 298 HP is sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed 915 manual gearbox and limited-slip differential which were both rebuilt by G Box of Colorado within the last 5k miles.  An additional oil cooler was mounted behind the front valence, a Brembo big brake was installed along with a 930 Turbo master cylinder, and the torsion bars were upgraded to 23mm and 30mm diameter.  The results from a recent leak-down test are available for reference in the gallery along with a dyno sheet from JBA Performance Center. The original catalytic converter is also said to accompany the sale.

This sale will include the original owner’s manuals, service records, engine swap documentation, and a clean title. A perfect choice for any passionate air-cooled driving enthusiast, this powerful 3.6L Carrera is not to be overlooked. 

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Comments (42)

  • PCARMARKET 1 week, 5 daysago

    @PorschePhanatic Hello, no comment was removed. Often times if a comment is posted at the very end or shortly after it does not carry over into DealTank. Our Buy Now prices are predetermined based on the original reserve. since the car is still available there is no reason for us not to try and achieve the price that the seller would like for the car, regardless of the fact that he decided to make a concession at the end. If you are actually a buyer, feel free to submit an offer based on the end result of the auction as the asking price is simply an asking price. Please note this comment thread will be removed within 24 hours as it will distract from a future sale should a deal not be reached with the higher bidder. Thank you for your understanding.

  • PorschePhanatic 1 week, 5 daysago

    One more comment -
    If you are trying to reach the Highest Bidder....why is the Buy Now $100,000 when it met reserve at $86,000?

  • PorschePhanatic 1 week, 5 daysago

    PCAR - then why remove the Sellers POST about the reserve being met? Why not correct it with full transparency? This issue really makes it difficult for buyers to trust your platform and is an ongoing discussion on other boards.

  • PCARMARKET 1 week, 5 daysago

    @PorschePhanatic Hello. The seller did make a comment, however, did not physically lift the reserve therefore the system did not recognize the sale. We are trying to reach the high bidder and clear this up. As of right now, the vehicle is available.

  • PorschePhanatic 1 week, 5 daysago

    Didnt the Seller say Reserve OFF? Now its a RNM? WHat happened?

  • nottee12 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $86,000

  • Steadyat150 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $85,000

  • Restohooligan 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $84,000

  • nottee12 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $81,000

  • WReiter 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $80,180

  • nottee12 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $79,930

  • Ed317 (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    WReiter, William, it is nice to see you joined the party

  • Restohooligan 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $78,000

  • WReiter 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $76,250

  • rkoste 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $76,000

  • WReiter 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $75,250

  • Restohooligan 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • rkoste 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $72,500

  • Restohooligan 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $70,100

  • nottee12 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • Ed317 (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    A friend of mine just contacted me to tell me that buyers should not wait until the last minute to bid.
    He recently sold a car on PCarmarket. When the bidding Was finished two people complained that their bids were not counted. Apparently they were waiting till the last second to hit send and they missed out. Also, sometimes there can be a delay from your computer to the auction sites, be sure at your computer is set to real time and you’re not seeing delays. Good luck, and may the highest bidder win!

  • Cory_M 1 week, 5 daysago

    I can't be considered an unbiased source but I've seen the car and got to drive it briefly. The description and pics are accurate. It is very well sorted. The engine runs strong and fast; the trans shifts smooth. The suspension is sporty without feeling too stiff. Those of us in California know what a big deal the smog legality is. This is a great car that is ready to be enjoyed now.

  • uberklasse (registered bidder) 1 week, 5 daysago

    I’ve seen this car in person a number of times and know the builder. They put out amazing cars and the engine builder has done a couple things for me with race cars in the past and one of them is still running after 10 years of track use. If I didn’t just buy a GT3…..this car would be mine.

  • rkoste 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $60,500

  • andyawb (registered bidder) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Terrific description, pics & video, not to mention the car. I'm sure the pcarmarket guys will talk about this one on their pod.

  • andyawb 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • zinnom3 1 week, 6 daysago

    I can vouch for Mark and his excellent work, he takes care of my small flock of air cooled 911s. He knows his stuff! I saw this car in person and it is tidy and flies a little under the radar. The fact this car is BAR certified makes it rare. Good luck with the auction !!

  • SK991.2 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,250

  • skidmarks (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @WReiter Just to clarify the description of the car says "complete reseal" on motor. When I did the motor it had 64k miles on it and the lower end did not to be rebuilt. I resealed the case half bolts (big leak source on 3.6 motors) rebuilt and resealed the top end. Rods were removed and rebuilt also. Motor does not leak a drop of oil. Same with trans.

  • skidmarks (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @WReiter No rubbing with the 225 and 255 tire size combo. Its on the conservative side.

  • skidmarks (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @WReiter Its a Patrick conversion flywheel that weighs about half of a factory dual mass. The chip is programmed for light flywheel and idles at 1k rpm. No stalling unless provoked. The chip is an Autothority that the Dyno Shop reprogrammed on their dyno to match the cams and headwork. You are welcome to drive it on Friday or Saturday.
    Mark

  • Ed317 (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Thank you WReiter for the bid, a lot went into building this car and I appreciate that you are at a more reasonable starting point.

  • WReiter 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • vintageguru 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,911

  • Ed317 (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    To avoid confusion
    I Ed Muscat am the owner. Mark Kinninger is the builder and mechanic. I asked Mark to assist me in answering detailed questions because he is much more knowledgeable about the mechanical side including the drive train, suspension and brakes and actually everything.

  • Ed317 (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @WReiter good morning, there are no signs of any tire rubbing and the car drives and shifts beautifully
    It is very easy to take off in first gear without stalling out ( always embarrassing)…I will have to defer to Mark on clutch details since he built the car. My guess is it is lightened because the car takes off like a rocket

  • WReiter (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Fantastic, thorough video. I wish that every listing had that.

    Standard flywheel or lightweight? Any tire rubbing?

  • skidmarks (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @WReiter I can have at Black Forest later on this week. Call me there before 2.
    Mark

  • WReiter (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    I am on San Diego and would love to come and see the car.

  • CMickle111 (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    I’ve seen and driven this car and it’s fast, fun and beautiful.

  • luis.seneriz 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,911

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DT: 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 3.6L
Buy Now: $100,000 Final Bid: $86,000