Up for auction is this 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa finished in Guards Red. In addition to its iconic Targa styling, this 911 is equipped with a desirable G50 5-speed manual transmission first introduced during the 1987 model year. Used as a research and development vehicle for M&K exhaust, this particular example has been carefully maintained and equipped with a vacuum-actuated M&K active exhaust system. With some noteworthy service items carried out in recent years, this G50 Targa is now being offered by its seller in Alabama while showing approximately 112k miles on the odometer.
This 911 is believed to have been previously refinished in its factory color of Guards Red. The finish is reported to be in very good overall condition except for a few minor chips and dings (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). This 911 features a large wraparound glass rear window, a black Targa bar, and a removable roof panel. 16” Porsche 993 wheels have been installed with new tires and a set of freshly refinished 15” Fuchs wheels are also included in the sale.
The black interior is said to have been kept in great shape with only typical signs of wear present including some seam separation on the driver’s seat cushion. The original radio remains in the car and the seller confirms all gages and accessories to be in good working order. The functionality of the air conditioning system has not been verified.
An air-cooled 3.2 L flat-six engine generates 217 HP which is sent to the rear wheels by way of a refined G50 5-speed manual transmission. The car has been lowered to European ride height and an M&K active exhaust system has been installed which features vacuum-actuated valves that allow for different exhaust volumes. The original catalytic converter is included along with a spare solid-state Motoric relay. A major service was performed in 2015 which included a valve adjustment, new brake master cylinder, and all-new exhaust hardware. Another oil change was carried out recently within the last 500 miles and this 911 is said to drive beautifully.
This sale will include 1 master key, owners’ manuals, extra Fuchs wheels, the catalytic converter, some service records, and a clean title. With an upgraded exhaust system and G50 transmission, this Targa is sure to please any air-cooled driving enthusiast.