DT: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet G50 5-Speed

Finished in the sought-after combination of Cassis Red Metallic over Burgundy leather, this 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet also features a rear spoiler, Fuchs alloy wheels, and a 5-speed G50 manual transmission driving the rear wheels. Believed to have spent most of its life in Florida, this Carrera is accompanied by over 25 years of maintenance records and benefits from extensive recent service. It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida showing approximately 73k miles on the odometer.

This 911 was ordered in the rare and desirable color of Cassis Red Metallic (L80D) and features a rear spoiler, integrated front fog lights, and black stone guards on the rear fenders. The seller notes a new OEM German cabriolet top was recently fitted along with new seals. The factory 16” Fuchs forged alloy wheels come dressed in Continental ExtremeContact tires dated from 2019 and some minor imperfections are depicted in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.

The cabin is trimmed in Burgundy leather with matching carpets and floor mats. Options include a power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support, central locking, a tonneau cover, and cruise control. An aftermarket JVC stereo head unit has been installed and paired with upgraded aftermarket speakers in the doors.

An air-cooled 3.2L flat-six engine delivers up to 217 HP to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed G50 manual transmission. Recent service includes installation of upgraded Turbo tie rides as well as new spark plugs, oil return tubes, CV boots, hood shocks, air filter, and an oil change. Over 25 years’ worth of maintenance records will accompany the sale and the seller adds the brakes were completely redone at about 57k miles.

This sale will include the original owner’s manuals, toolkit, spare tire, service records, and a clean title.

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Comments (30)

  • VertexAuto (seller) 1 day, 10 hoursago

    @Billythemountain Thank you! I appreciate you sharing what you know. I'm huge on transparency and I just love how much information gets shared on these sites. I can understand an inspector saying to stay away from the car in the condition he saw it in. It really does take a lot of classic Porsche knowledge, some vision, and access to a shop to take a risk like that. Who knows what a shop would have asked you to "repair" the convertible top. Could have been easily $3-$5 K. I do think he should have been able to know that this car was not in water, and if he did he should have stated why and supported by pics. Thanks again!

  • Billythemountain (registered bidder) 2 days, 5 hoursago

    @VertexAuto Well if that's the case this car is a steal in the context of where it's offered, and I might ask my remote inspector for a refund! The color combo is drop-dead gorgeous, and with a new top, repaired leather, only medium mileage (my '89 cab has 104k and will double that if I live long enough) and your expert attention it should fly, GLWA.

  • VertexAuto (seller) 2 days, 6 hoursago

    @Billythemountain This is very interesting. First because the car has a clean Carfax AND a clean title, not a rebuilt title. Also, being in Florida and owning a Porsche shop for over 35 years, I've seen a lot of flooded cars and they have a lot of tell tale sign that this car absolutely doesn't have.

    When you inspect this car from the undercarriage you don't see ANY signs of rust nor water damage. This car doesn't eve look like it was ever driven in snow. Usually you would have rusted bolts, nuts, flanges, etc. Look at picture #126. The bolts look perfect and have the original factory markings.

    I assume if the car was flooded that the carpets, upholstery, and DME would have been replaced and none have.

    Below, I have addressed some of the issues that your inspector in LA mentioned.

    The top didn't work - It actually did. The previous owner had the presence of mind to disconnect a partial part of the electrical function of the top so that they can preserve the motors. This is common practice of long time Porsche owners with full electric tops. You just loosen the main gear bolt and this allows you to close and open the top manually while still using the top button to release and lock the top. We made it fully functional by just putting the bolt back in. It was probably a 30 min job.

    Nor turning signals - This is extremally common on these cars. We replaced the turn signal switch and they now work perfectly. $150 and 1hr of labor.

    He mentioned the wipers sounded 'like a Greek Chorus" - usually means someone got murdered. - The car needed new wipers. We installed Bosh Micro Blades $15 and 15 min of labor

    In the BevCC pics the car had gashes in the driver's seat and the steering wheel. Yes, they did. We sent the car to our interior guy to correct both and install a new top. The top had a small tear that happened in transport to us.

    The car looks, runs, and drives perfectly and I truly doubt that this car was ever in a 1 1/2 feet of water. Feel free to call or DM me if you would like to speak about this further.

  • Billythemountain (registered bidder) 4 daysago

    "This Carrera...benefits from extensive recent service...The seller notes a new OEM German cabriolet top was recently fitted along with new seals. "
    There is a reason for this: I saw this car at Ryan Friedman in late 2020, maybe early '21. I never saw it again as, sadly, as RFriedman's lower-level showroom was flooded in by Hurricana Ida in Aug '21. I was told it sat in 1 1/2 feet of water for some time before they could drain the room. There was a "Sophie's Choice" as to which cars could be salvaged, this one didn't make the list and ended up (I assume after an insurance auction) @ Beverly Hills Car Club, where it was offered WITH A SALVAGE TITLE. I was still in love the with gorgeous color combo and paid a guy in LA to inspect it. He could not in any conscience recommend a car that had sat in that much water - no matter that it wasn't seawater - many acids and other toxic substances would seep into the car and ruin electronics and upholstery. The top didn't work, nor turning signals, he mentioned the wipers sounded 'like a Greek Chorus" - usually means someone got murdered. In the BevCC pics the car had gashes in the driver's seat and the steering wheel. The CPU which I think would have been under the driver's seat would have had to been replaced as well. The present seller notes he put a lot of money into the car, if the next buyer does they should know it's history and be assured any extant issues have been addressed.

  • TyStav (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Do you have a driving video you could post?

  • VertexAuto (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    I've seen a lot of these and I think this is one that you have to drive and see in person to truly appreciate. Fantastic color and in pristine condition. Just waiting for the right owner.

  • BlueDevils00 (registered bidder) 1 week, 5 daysago

    I would have thought it would have split the difference on this one

  • flubghasted 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,250

  • VertexAuto (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Just under 1 hr left on this auction. I just want to state that this auction includes the original boot cover AND tonneau cover. A value of over $1,200! Feel free o send any last minute questions.

  • PCARMARKET 1 week, 6 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • VertexAuto (seller) 1 week, 6 daysago

    @richardroy77 We just submitted pictures of the undercarriage. They should be up shortly.

  • Inlawelovecars 1 week, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • Jsardis 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,600

  • TheGerman (registered bidder) 2 weeksago

    Was the A/C converted to R134a?

  • leidybt 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • Jsardis 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,500

  • VertexAuto (seller) 2 weeksago

    @richardroy77 I will get those posted by tomorrow. We did inspect the car underneath and did not find any oil leaks or any other issue that needed addressing. Thank you.

  • richardroy77 (registered bidder) 2 weeksago

    Do you have photos of the undercarriage. Any oil leaks.

  • Jsardis 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $8,800

  • TheGerman 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • Jsardis 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • DemoRap 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • PCARMARKET 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • VertexAuto (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Legendary Paint meter reading pics have been submitted and should be posted very shortly. Thank you.

  • VertexAuto (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Legendary Yes, I will get those posted today.

  • Legendary (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @VertexAuto Can you provide paint meter readings?

  • Sy6arite 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,250

  • VertexAuto (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    @PlatCo5 @ABD20152 - As you can tell by the Carfax, this car was acquired from Ryan Friedman Motor Cars. Here is a link to some of the images they took when the car was there. https://www.ryanfriedmanmotorcars.com/1987-porsche-911-carrera-c-1100/

  • Tunegoon 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,987

  • VertexAuto (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Thank you for viewing our auction. This is a very clean original example of a 911 G50 Cab in a rare and beautiful color combination. Please feel free to ask us any questions or for additional images.

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DT: 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet G50 5-Speed
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