Now available for auction is this 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera M491 Cabriolet finished in Guards Red over a Champagne Special Leather interior. One of the few U.S.-market Cabriolets to have been configured with the rare M491 option, this “Turbo Look” Carrera is factory equipped with the widebody, front and rear spoilers, brakes, and suspension of the Turbo model. Having been purchased by the current owner in 2015, this beautifully appointed example underwent a recent comprehensive service in 2020 as well as a leak-down and compression test. Said to be in excellent running order, this highly collectible M491 Cabriolet is now being offered by its seller in Washington with approximately 78k miles showing on the odometer (TMU).
The classic Guards Red finish is reported by the seller to be in very good condition overall with the exception of some road-going chips along the front end (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). The factory M491 package includes the widebody, front spoiler, and Tea Tray rear decklid as seen on the Turbo model. This example also features a black soft top with a matching boot cover, integrated front fog lights, and aftermarket 17” multi-piece wheels finished in black with polished outer lips. The seller reports that new Nitto T555 G2 tires have been mounted within the last year.
Inside, this 911 highlights a Champagne Special Leather interior with contrasting black carpeting, upper door panel trim, and dashboard padding. Other factory features include a steering wheel with raised hub, a short-throw shifter, a central locking system, automatic heating control, power-adjustable seats, cruise control, and an alarm system. An aftermarket Pioneer stereo has been installed and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional except for the clock and air conditioning. The true mileage remains unknown as CARFAX shows a potential odometer rollback in 2000.
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 example, this 911 also features the upgraded Brembo brakes and wide suspension setup from the 930 Turbo model. Records are available from the current ownership including a recent full service in 2020 which included a new distributor cap and rotor, spark plugs, ignition wires, fluids, and filters. A leak-down and compression test were also administered during this time and their results are provided for reference along with a corresponding invoice in the photo gallery.
This sale will include a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a toolkit, jack, air compressor, some service records, and a clean title. This is a fantastic opportunity to secure one of the rarest and most collectible air-cooled 911s available.