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Posted just in time for Sports Car Saturday is our fourth straight Guards Red over Black Leather 911 Carrera 3.2 we spotted on Craigslist in Hackensack, New Jersey where the original owner is offering his Cabriolet for $31,500 or best offer. As the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool shows, the current caretaker has their 911 priced smartly between the #3 “Good” level of $39,000 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $23,500.
Porsche marked the 21st anniversary of its venerable 911 in 1984 with the launch of 3.2 Carrera designed to replace the SC. Save for a new dashboard design with larger air conditioning vents in 1986, The 3.2 Carrera is almost indistinguishable from the SC with the biggest clue being the fog lights were now integrated into the valance panel underneath the front bumper. The big news for the “new” Carrera was its heavily revised 3.2 liter flat-six air-cooled engine that in addition to an improved timing chain tensioner system, driving refinement and reliability through an upgrade of the fuel and ignition components to an Bosch’s L-Jetronic with Motronics 2 DME (Digital Motor Electronics) system. Another big news for this generation 911 was the introduction of the full convertible model such as the example featured here. The 1989 model featured here also benefits from the more stout Getrag G50 five-speed manual combined with a bump in horsepower to 217 two years prior. In the late eighties, emissions, noise, and safety regulations were starting to take their toll on the aging 911 design, so the 3.2 Carrera produced from 1984-1989 represents the last iteration of the original car.
The brief description in all capital letters combined with the even more limited pictures has us intrigued that this 911 is truly being offered by the original owner. With claims that this car is “well maintained and always serviced”, at a minimum it’s worth a call or text to the owner at 973-836-8764. While a new set of tires and a new convertible top are added bonuses, unless the owner can provide detailed maintenance records right up to the past several months, we highly recommend you set up a pre-purchase inspection (“PPI”) with a certified Porsche mechanic to confirm the condition of this 911. If everything checks out, you’ll have a wonderful example to enjoy every chance you get. Good luck with the purchase!
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