DT: 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera G50 5-speed

Up for auction is this 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe finished in Guards Red over a black interior.  Equipped with a sought-after G50 5-speed manual transmission only offered on the Carrera between 1987-1989, this example is said to have been originally purchased from a Porsche dealership in Manhattan with desirable factory options including a limited-slip differential, rear window wiper, and front and rear spoilers.  It is reported to have been diligently maintained throughout its life with a major no-expense-spared mechanical overhaul carried out under previous ownership including a full engine rebuild at 65k miles.  Currently showing approximately 72k miles on the odometer, this 911 Carrera is now being offered in excellent driving condition by its seller in Pennsylvania, accompanied by service records, tools, a stamped maintenance book, and a clean title.

The iconic Guards Red finish is reported to be in very nice original condition.  A crack is noted on the driver’s side rear bumperette as well as minor impressions on the driver’s door and roof panel, and a crack on the driver’s side front headlight which has been filled with epoxy (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  This example highlights factory front and rear spoilers as well as rubber lower side moldings which are said to have been installed by the selling dealership when new.  It currently rides on a set of aftermarkets Z.S. 5-spoke wheels that have been partially finished in a removable black rubber coating.

The black interior is said to have been preserved in excellent condition.  Factory features include a rear window wiper, a power-operated sunroof, cruise control, and a steering wheel with an elevated hub.   The speedometer is said to have been previously rebuilt, and all gauges and accessories are said to remain fully functional including the original Blaupunkt radio.  The original carpet floormats will also accompany the sale.

This 911 is equipped with an air-cooled 3.2 L flat-six engine rated at 217 HP 195 lb.-ft of torque from the factory.  The rear wheels are driven through a desirable G50 5-speed manual gearbox with a factory optioned limited-slip differential.  Under the care of its long-term previous owner, this 911 was subjected to a no-expense-spared mechanical overhaul at 65k miles which included a rebuilt braking system and a full engine rebuild with new head studs and cams.  The clutch is also reported to have been replaced at 60k miles.  Since the seller’s more recent purchase in 2018, new Bilstein shocks have been installed along with new shifter bushings and linkage, and the heater boxes have been refurbished with a fresh coat of Stoddard paint.  Records are included and this Carrera is said to be in fantastic running order, please see the photo gallery for images of the underside.

This sale will include 1 master key, a toolkit, spare tire, owner’s manual, an indoor car cover, service records, and a clean title.  With its coveted G50 transmission, desirable factory options, and considerable service history, this 911 Carrera is ready to be enjoyed by a new air-cooled enthusiast.

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Comments (52)

  • Dan (seller) 14 hours, 18 minutesago

    Car has some more miles on it. I think it’s at 73k + right now. I’ll go to $60k if that’s okay with Pcar...

  • cractz22 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $58,750

  • radicalimagery 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $58,000

  • cractz22 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $53,750

  • cmo 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $53,250

  • cractz22 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $53,000

  • cmo 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $52,250

  • cractz22 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • radicalimagery 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,500

  • cmo 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $48,250

  • Fresnofile (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Dan Ok thanks much.

  • Dan (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Fresnofile Clutch was replaced at prior too engine rebuild. It is recorded on another service.

  • Fresnofile (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    I can't tell if clutch was replaced during the engine rebuild in 2013. I assume it was?

  • radicalimagery 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $48,000

  • ALZ38 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $42,555

  • PCARMARKET 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Additional photos have been added to the listing.

  • frantav327 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $41,327

  • Dan (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Pcar: Can you please load the service documents and engine rebuild receipts?

  • Dan (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @lamacan @lamacan, The previous owner was told they were installed by the dealer. I have never removed them and assume that the paint is in as new condition.

  • lamacan (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    hi. questions regarding paint condition. are the door edges in good condition behind the door edge guards? or are they there to protect chipped door edges? thanks!

  • radicalimagery 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,911

  • Dan (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Cold start from inside car

  • Dan (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago



  • Dan (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Cold start 1

  • Dan (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    I will have a cold (high of 22* today) start sent to pcar today :)

  • ALZ38 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $35,038

  • wltoyboy 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,911

  • ALZ38 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • ALZ38 (registered bidder) 3 weeksago

    @Dan would it be possible to load up video of the car starting from cold? Showing the exhaust gases and showing oil pressure etc. Thanks.

  • frantav327 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Dan Hi Dan, it undoubtedly will go a little higher!! I'll be keeping an eye on it, as I've recently been regretting selling my 80k mile 1985 Carrera. I expect this one will go out of my price range, but you can expect to see me bidding toward the end! Merry Christmas, Frank

  • Dan (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @ALZ38 Best of luck to all!

  • ALZ38 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Dan thanks for getting back to me and confirming number keepers and matching numbers. I have spoken to shipping company that could help if I was successful. Thanks.

  • Dan (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Rneuman @Rneuman: Good question. Basically it is just warping of a portion of the rear seal. There are no leaks, it is just the outer hard plastic band. I was told by one person to just glue it back down. I did not like the "just glue" idea, so I took it to a trusted pcar friend who said it is a sign that the car is still original and leave it... I like the idea that it is original like every other piece of plastic and rubber on the body so it suits me to leave it as is.

  • Dan (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @ALZ38 I am the third owner. There is no rust that I am aware of. Engine and trans are original. Trans: G50012 J11473. Engine: 64106408. There are 158 pictures of the car taken by a professional photographer. Did we miss a few lines? Are there any in particular that are missing. I am not sure how to post a response with a Pic.

  • Rneuman (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    What’s happening to the rear window gasket?

  • phowley 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Dan Ok Dan, thanks for getting back to me on the wheels.
    I have a couple of sets of 7&9x16 that Harvey Weidman refinished for me in CA.
    Was hoping to get either 6x7 or 7x8 with the car.

  • ALZ38 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Dan thank you for that information. It would be great if you would post records of the engine works/rebuild. Is the it matching numbers? Sorry! Any rust? Not rush! Can you confirm the number of keepers please.

  • Dan (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @phowley : These where the wheels that were on the car when I bought it. Since the tires at the time had a lot of tread left (installed at 60K), I figured I would just run them until she needed new shoes. At that point I would source some Fuchs. In the meantime, I have come to really like the 8" fronts with 10" rears on 17" rims. I think it gives it a nice Turbo-like stance. I do not have another set of Fuchs. I thought it best for the next owner to make that decision for him or her self. I have a local guy that could help you with a set of date matched 7s and 9s x16 if you want his info.

  • Dan (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @ALZ38 I have owned the car for three years. There is no rush. If me memory is correct, the car was originally purchased in Manhattan, NY. I purchased it from the second owner who bought it from a Porsche dealer. She owned it for I believe close to 20 years. 18 of those were outside Atlanta. Here the car was cared for by the same mechanic the entire time. I have records since new.

  • phowley 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Nice car but why the aftermarket wheels.
    Do you have the Fuchs that came with it.

  • ALZ38 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @Dan thanks. I have friends in Philly that could help. How long have you owned the car? How many previous owners? Any rush? What regions has the car lived in? Thanks.

  • Dan (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @ALZ38 - I'm not sure about shipping overseas. I have never done that before. I am happy to assist in anyway possible.

    I can get the pics to Pcar tomorrow. Not sure how long it will take them to post.

  • jh986s (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    the g50 trans was used up until the introduction of the 996 series not just the 87-89 years

  • ALZ38 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Hi Dan,

    Would it be possible to post picture showing chassis, engine numbers and few pics of the shut lines. Thanks.

  • ALZ38 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago


    Is shipping possible to UK? How many keepers?

  • Dkhartley 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • wltoyboy 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $9,911

  • Dan (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @frantav327 Thank you for the bid! Although I do hope it does for a little more

  • frantav327 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Beautiful 911! Good luck with the sale!

  • frantav327 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $911

  • Dan (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    energyof2, Thankyou. I was surprised how much the red popped amid the white. GR is truly a remarkable color. I have some amazing pics in corn and wheat fields, forests, steel and brick etc... I was not a lover decades ago but my enthusiasm for the color has certainly changed.

  • energyof2 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Guards red with the beautiful white stuff. Beautiful. GLWA!

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DT: 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera G50 5-speed
Buy Now: $63,500 Final Bid: $58,750