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1987 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Coupe G50

1987 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Coupe G50

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Price: SOLD

Mileage: 106,300 Miles

Engine: 3.2-Liter 6-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: G50 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Carmine Red Exterior (L80F)

Interior: Linen / Black Partial Leather Interior (NA)

Additional features:

Front Spoiler

Rear Spoiler (3.2 Whale Tail)

Steering Wheel with Raised Hub

Richbrook International Machined Gearshift Knob

Kenwood KDC-BT265U Stereo w/ Bluetooth

Original Blaupunkt Stereo Included

JBL Front Speakers w/ Tweeters

Pioneer Rear Speakers

Central Locking

Cruise Control (Automatic Speed Control)

Bilstein Shocks

Euro Bosch H4 Headlights with Painted Surrounds

Fog Lights

Functional R134a Air Conditioning

16-Inch Fuchs Wheels

Cooper ZWON RS3-61 Tires

Coco Floor Mats

Factory Tool Kit

Factory Jack / Spare Tire / Gloves / Tire Bag

North Carolina / Georgia / Alabama Car

Documentation Since 1987

Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

Porsche Carrera Marketing Brochure

16-Inch Fuchs Wheels

Background

1987 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Coupe G50 exterior photo

The Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 was the last of the traditional G-Body 911s—and one of the best. By the Carrera 3.2, Porsche had perfected the traditional 911 recipe with more power and reliability than its predecessors, yet it still retained the elements that make a classic 911 so addicting to drive. The 3.2-liter engine had significantly revised internals, a more modern fuel injection system, as well as updated intake and exhaust systems over its predecessors. These improvements produced slightly over 200 horsepower in U.S. market cars, which, thanks to a paltry 2866-pound weight, gave it 6 second 0-60 times in the real world. The later years of the 3.2 also featured the G50 gearbox, a vast improvement to the often difficult to shift 915 gearbox. The G50 was so good that it stayed in the 911 through the remainder of the air-cooled era, the 993. At a glance, the Carrera 3.2 shares direct lineage to every 911 that preceded it—the iconic teardrop form is nearly unchanged from the lines Ferdinand Porsche penned some three decades earlier. As technology and refinement have marched forward, the 3.2’s raw and organic driving experience has improved like a fine wine. It is truly something that must be experienced to be appreciated. A 3.2 Carrera with the G50 gearbox is the pinnacle of the G-Body 911 and one of the best iterations ever produced.

Summary

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This 1987 911 3.2 Carrera in Carmine Red over Linen and Black Partial Leather is an outstanding example of a G50 G-body 911. Unlike the more typical Guards Red, Carmine Red is a rarer color in the late-G-body 911 color pallet. In person, it is the defining feature of the car—a color that is both modern and classic, that is striking in every type of light. The Linen and Black interior complement it perfectly, adding atmosphere and spaciousness to the inside. Other factory options include the front spoiler, rear 3.2 Carrera “whale tail,” central locking, sunroof, air conditioning (that is functional), and 16-inch Fuchs wheels. Tasteful additions include Euro H4 headlights, a machined aluminum gearshift knob, Bilstein shocks, a modern Kenwood stereo with Bluetooth (the original Blaupunkt is included), and color-matched Coco floor mats. The G50 gearbox transforms the 1987-1989 3.2 Carrera into a wonderfully driving 911 without sacrificing the pure undiluted qualities that make the G-body 911s so good!

It was originally delivered by Harper’s Porsche of Knoxville, Tennessee, with an in-service date of August 20, 1987. The service booklet shows the delivery inspection, followed by regular service stamps all the way through 2001—an extra page was added to accommodate all of the stamps! Service invoices dating back to 1987 show frequent and proper maintenance to support those stamps. In 1992 it went to Alabama, where it remained with a long-term owner until 2004. From there, it landed in Georgia and then North Carolina before we brought it to Colorado late last year. The records show the kind of maintenance you want to see with an air-cooled 911, owners that spared no expense. In 2003 the left rear quarter was damaged in an accident. The Carfax notes that the vehicle was functional when it occurred and the records show an insurance claim from State Farm completed by Autosport Bodyworks in Opelika, Alabama completing the repair work. The damage was not significant, and repairs were not invasive, consisting mostly of paint and small repairs to the left rear quarter panel and extension panel. We confirmed this with a paint gauge report that is included in the records. All visible VIN tags are present. We verified the engine health prior to our purchase with a compression test and leak down showing: #1 – 165, #2 – 170, #3 – 171, #4 – 165, #5 – 171, #6 – 171, with less than 8% leak down on all cylinders over 10 minutes. At the same time, the air conditioning system was updated to R134a and charged, the oil changed, spark plugs, valve cover gaskets, distributor cap and rotor replaced, and the sunroof hinges repaired. In preparation for sale we replaced the front hood shocks, rear hatch shocks, re-packed and re-booted the CV axles, and overhauled all of the brake calipers with a brake fluid flush.

This 911 checks all of the right boxes: it has wonderful color combination that stands out from more pedestrian examples, all of the correct options, the correct G50 gearbox, and has benefited from meticulous stewardship. All maintenance records are organized in a three-ring binder. The owners’ manuals are complete, along with a Certificate of Authenticity, a Porsche 911 Carrera marketing brochure, several keys, and the factory tool kit. We are looking forward to meeting a new owner who will continue care for it as it has been and enjoy it for the next chapter of its story.

Exterior

1987 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Coupe G50 exterior photo

The Carmine Red Paint is in very good condition with no glaring defects. We did a minor swirl correction on it when we got it, and it looks absolutely fantastic as a result. There is some minor paint work on the left rear quarter panel, gauging between 7 and 14 mils in that area. The paint report is included in the records. There are some rock chips on the front valance, lower front hood, and the mirror covers. All VIN tags are in place and the hood sticker is present on the hood and in the service manual. All trim and black-work are present and in good condition. The lower front splitter has some abrasion and waviness; the Carrera tail rubber is perfect. The windshield has no cracks, but it does have one chip that has been repaired in the lower right-hand corner, along with some light pitting. The side and rear window glass is clean and appears to be original. The rear glass rubber lock strip is shrunken in spots with gaps on the upper and lower meeting points. The sunroof gasket is a little puffy in spots. The headlight lenses, fog lights, brake lights, and indicator lenses are clear and crack-free with the exception of a hairline crack at the screw hole in the left rear taillight. The 16-inch Fuchs wheels are excellent, they have no curb rash or notable paint chips. They are wearing Cooper ZEON RS3-61 tires with good tread remaining and DOT dates of 2018.

Interior

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The inside is very good condition. The carpet has no tears or notable stains and is protected by COCO floor mats. There are some light stains in typical spots like the driver’s doorsill. There are no odors other than that lovely 911 smell and it has never been smoked in. The dashboard is crack-free and unblemished. The seat leather is soft, with no tears or blown out stitching; there is some creasing on the outboard seat bolsters. All power seat functions work. There is some light staining on the backs of the both front seats. The rear seat fold-down backrests are present and form a shelf when folded flat. All gauges function correctly, the odometer works, and there are no burnt out bulbs or warning lights. The steering wheel is excellent shape. The machined aluminum gearshift knob is beautiful and fits your hand perfectly. Underneath it, the shift boot has no excessive wear. The modern Kenwood stereo has Bluetooth and sounds great through the JBL and Pioneer speakers. The original Blaupunkt (one of the best 1980’s stereos ever) is included in the sale, we do not know if it works. The blower fan works, the heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows cold. The latter was recently converted to R134a and charged in August of 2020. The power door locks and windows work as they should; as do the windshield wipers and headlight wipers. The headliner does not sag and the sunroof operates correctly. The door cards are not separating and there is a receipt for them being repaired early in the car’s life. There are some slight leather tears due to shrinking at the edge of the map pockets on both door cards. Two keys, a car cover, and all owners’ manuals are included in the sale.

Mechanical

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This 911 has always benefited from excellent stewardship, including regular maintenance and oil changes. The service booklet and Carfax report regular services, along with service invoices from the beginning of the current owner’s tenure with extra pages added. In preparation for sale we completed the work outlined in the summary paragraph. The engine fires on command and idles evenly. It revs smoothly throughout the rev range and pulls strongly to redline. The leak down test showed excellent results, being less than 8%. It has no notable oil leaks, just a few small weeps and seeps. The G50 gearbox shifting is crisp and smooth—a dramatic improvement over the 915 transaxle of earlier 3.2 Carreras. The clutch take-up is high on the pedal, but it does not slip. The suspension is firm but compliant, and it corners wonderfully. The brakes are firm with all of the calipers being rebuilt or replaced. There are no driveline or wheel bearing vibrations. We ensure it passes and pay for emissions in the State of Colorado. Overall this is an excellent example of the one of the best G-body 911s ever made.

Hood Sticker Decode

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Hood Sticker Decode

  • VIN: WP0AB0915HS122654
  • 911 340 = 911 Coupe
  • 93025 – 64H = Engine for USA / Japan – (6) 6-Cyl Eng (4) 911 (G) 1987
  • G5001-74H = Transmission – (7) Trans for 6-Cyl Eng (4) 5-Speed USA (G) 1986
  • L80F = Carmine Red
  • NA = Linen / Black Partial Leather
  • 018 Steering wheel with elevated hub
  • 158 Radio “Monterey”
  • 341 Central locking system
  • 395 16” Fuchs Wheels – forged
  • 454 Automatic Speed Control
  • 473 Front and Rear Spoiler
  • 533 Alarm
  • 650 Sun-Moon-Roof
  • C02 Equipped with catalytic converter