1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
The 3.2-liter Porsche 911 Carrera debuted hot on the heels of a very successful run of 911SC models, built from 1978 to 1983. The cars came out in coupe, open Cabriolet, and Targa body styles. The chief upgrade in the Carrera was the larger 3.2-liter flat six engine, which looked much like that of the 3.0 it replaced but was built chiefly of all-new parts. One crucial change was an improved timing chain tensioner, which had been an issue on previous models. Also new was Bosch Motronic fuel injection, which replaced the K-Jetronic system of yore. Power output increased in 1987, up to 214 hp, with an added bump in torque as well, from 185 to 195 ft-lb. The clutch was upgraded from mechanical to hydraulic operation, and the old Getrag five-speed was replaced with a much better Getrag G50 unit with improved synchromesh.
Standard goodies included leather upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, a sunroof, and 15-inch alloys, while cruise control, 16-inch wheels, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo were popular options. Minor changes crept into the standard Carrera, including lowered front seats to increase head room.
This particular Porsche Carrera Cabriolet is a one owner car complete with books, tools, orginal bill of sale, and maintenance history. It is an excellent original, unmolested 911 with a clean CARFAX that looks nearly as good as it did over 30 years ago when it rolled out of the show room. The popular Guards Red paint still has great shine and luster. The interor shows little wear and there are no cracks in the dash. This Carrera drives as new with ultra smooth shifting from the G50 5 speed transmission. The engine is super quiet and responds quickly to the slightest push on the gas pedal. We have just installed new tires and had the mechanicals check over just in time for some great back road drives.
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