Bee Keeper’s Carrera: 1984 Porsche 911SC Targa – Sold?
March 19, 2021 Update – while this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet. For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
February 12th Update – another month and another post. This Bee Keeper has several other classics ridiculously priced, so it’s no wonder we keep seeing their ads reposted. This Targa remains at $54,990 another month.
January 6th, 2021 Update: A wise man once said the definition of insanity is attempting to do the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The seller of this 911 Targa just relisted their car after the holidays and in a shocking development, raised their price once again back to $54,990. You can’t make this stuff up. We’ve updated the links below once again.
October 18th Update – Another year gone and we are not surprised to find this incredibly optimistic seller still trying to get $49,900, only this time he’s claiming the asking price is down from $59,900. Sorry buddy, we have the history you seem to have forgotten!
After unsuccessfully trying to sell their car for a “NEW!” (short for “No Effin Way!”) Award for an ungodly $69,990, the current Bee Keeper caretaker of a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa just re-listed again on Craigslist near Belmont, Massachusetts for a new asking price of $54,990. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller now has his Targa priced above the current #2 “Excellent” estimate of $49,500.
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 Bosch’s L-Jetronic with a Motronics 2 DME (Digital Motor Electronics) system. In the late eighties, emissions, noise, and safety regulations were starting to take its toll on the aging 911 design, so the 3.2 Carrera produced from 1984-1989 represents the last iteration of the original car.
The seller provides a decent walk-around video of their Targa below on YouTube. Note the video still has the ridiculous asking price of nearly $70K back in November.
This Targa appears to be a nice low-mileage, no rust example in a great color combination. While the seller claims “perfect paint” we can clearly see signs of chips on the mirrors and while the interior and exterior are nicely detailed, the engine bay appears to have never been cleaned, which leads us to believe the awards for the show the seller mentions didn’t judge that area. Looking at his YouTube channel, it appears the seller tries to support his beekeeping hobby by flipping collector cars at ridiculous asking prices. Consequently, when starting the negotiations, we’d ask him to provide proof of what he paid for the car and how long he’s owned it and then work from there. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s current description:
“1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa with only 64,400 original miles. All original. Matching numbers. Finished in Grand Prix White with Burgundy leather. The paint is perfect and the interior leather is free of defects. Original Fuchs wheels and new Pirelli tires. No accidents and no rust. Numerous options including automatic heating controls and air conditioning. Targa top in good condition. Engine solid and serviced by European Auto Solutions. $16,000 in invoices. Comes with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and Clean car Fax, 2 car covers. 2nd place in the Porsche category in 2 recent classic car shows. Comes with the original tool kit. I added the Carrera stripes today (Removable, if you don’t like it)“
PRICE is $49,990 Lowered from $59,990 for a quick sale.
And Here’s the seller’s description from March 2020:
“1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa with only 64,400 original miles. All original. Matching numbers. Finished in Grand Prix White with Burgundy leather. Paint is perfect and interior leather is free of defects. Original Fuchs wheels and new Pirelli tires. No accidents and no rust. Numerous options including automatic heating controls and air conditioning. Targa top in good condition. Engine solid and serviced by European Auto Solutions. $16,000 in invoices. Comes with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and Clean car Fax, 2 car covers. 2nd place in Porsche category in 2 recent classic car shows. Comes with original tool kit.
PRICE is $49,990 Lowered from $64,990 for a quick sale.
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