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Clean White 1986 Porsche 911 Sunroof Coupe

With just three recorded owners, this 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera sunroof coupe is offered here on eBay. Bidding is at $46,100 in what appears to be a no reserve auction. The car is located in Lexington, North Carolina. The seller indicates that his daughter set up the listing on eBay and that he meant it to be a fixed price advertisement rather than an auction. The car is also for sale locally so the owner reserves the right to end the auction at any time.

The color is listed as Almond, which is not the name of a factory color. Still, the owner claims the car is “all original” so this may be pastel beige or one of the whites offered in 1986. The dark brown interior makes for a stunning contrast. The door pockets are tight, the dash is fairly clean with just one visible mark, and the seat bolsters look good, with minimal creasing in the driver’s seat. The owner says the car has a CD player installed – a non-original item.

There’s no engine bay photo nor any indication that any books or records are available with the car. An original 1986 Carrera will have the 3.2 liter six-cylinder motor, producing about 230 bhp, and a five-speed manual. This car is pre-1987, so the gearbox should be a later version of the 915. The AutoCheck report is supplied, and presents with no issues, save a note about a duplicate title. The car’s front apron shows some minor wear commensurate with the 99,000 miles stated. This portion of a car can reveal collision damage. Perhaps the passenger’s side of the front valance could use straightening, but gaps and distances are tight here. The overall impression is that this Porsche has had decent care over the years, and few modifications.

The trunk is reasonably clean, buttressing the notion that this car has seen decent care. The sunroof option is rare; if it leaks or doesn’t slide, there’s help on the internet for that and most forums say it’s not difficult to fix, just time consuming. While this car seems to be a worthwhile example, the verbiage in the listing is very brief. There’s work to do before a commitment. I’d want to ask for evidence of maintenance, mileage, whether the original driver’s manual is with the car, the condition of the engine and gearbox, confirm the car’s originality, and make a visit. What do you think, is it worth a trip to North Carolina?

Comments

  1. alphasud Member

    Interesting color combination. I have never seen the 2 together. Looks like a nice turnkey example. No mention or pictures of records which would be a huge plus. Nothing wrong with a nice shifting 915 transaxle and the 3.2 is a good running engine as well as reliable.

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  2. Jack Quantrill

    SOMEONE, look at the color code on the door jamb. It might be sand beige.

  3. Phipps

    These types of shades have really grown on me over time

  4. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    SOLD for $56,302.

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