Offered for sale is a striking, exceptionally clean, 40,979 original mile, mechanically excellent, two owner 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet finished in ever tasteful Grand Prix White over a Medium Blue leather interior. The car was ordered as a tourist delivery car in the Spring of 1984, with the original owner taking delivery in Stuttgart while vacationing across Europe with his wife. After the car had been shipped back to the original owner’s home in New Jersey, he took it in to his local dealership for one of the early routine services. While he was waiting to speak with the service advisor, he noticed a framed poster of a white 930 Cabriolet hanging on the wall and immediately fell in love. Whether that was with the look of the car in the poster or its driver (you’ll understand when you look at the last picture in the set), he bought the poster off the wall and had the service advisor order him a set of BBS honeycomb wheels and a factory original Grand Prix White 930 decklid with spoiler. While not original to the car from the factory, it is a factory correct Porsche part installed by the dealer and we rather like the way it makes an otherwise bland example look.
The car was always garaged and used as a cherished weekend driver until 1995, at which point the original owner retired and relocated to Palm Beach, Florida. It would remain in his garage there until 1998, at which point – having turned a mere 36k original miles over 14 years of ownership – he decided to trade the car to Marshall Goldman Motor Sales, a well known sports, exotic and luxury dealership in Cleveland, Ohio. Marshall Goldman promptly sold the car to its second owner, an Ohioan who would bring the car with him when he moved his family to Colorado in 2000. Using the car in a similar capacity as the first owner, he accrued only +/-4,000 weekend cruising miles over the 16+ years he owned the car before we acquired it from him earlier this summer.
The Grand Prix White finish is in excellent condition, consistently deep and lustrous and marred only by the most negligible of touched-up imperfections (a few professionally touched up rock chips), none of which detract from the car’s considerable appeal. The body is entirely straight and free of dents, with factory consistent panel fits and gaps throughout and no evidence of any accidents. All of the glass and rubber is in excellent condition, the deep blue soft top has been freshly replaced in the correct German canvas and the wonderfully era-specific BBS wheels are flawless and wrapped in Dunlop tires with plenty of remaining tread. The car’s undercarriage is completely rust-free, original and untouched, showing only the wear and road dust consistent with 40k miles of well-cared-for use.
The car’s interior is equally as clean, the optional blue leather sport seats showing only nominal wear to the driver seat bolster and the carpets and interior panels in great original shape. While the dash shows some warping typical to most 1980s 911s, it is free of cracks and it houses a Blaupunkt radio and cassette player. Opening the boot reveals clean, undamaged carpet lining covering an entirely original front compartment, and the car retains its original options sticker denoting the following option codes:
018 – Sport Steering Wheel with Elevated Hub
070 – Full Tonneau Cover – Cabriolet (the car also comes with the standard boot cover as well)
348 – Forged Wheels – Grand Prix White
401 – Light Metal Wheels
409 – Sport Seats Left and Right (Leather)
900 – Tourist Delivery
C02 – Equipped with Catalytic Converter
The car is also mechanically excellent, the bulletproof 3.2L engine fires up without any smoke or hesitation, pulling strongly and smoothly through each of the original 5 speed transmission’s gears. Compression is excellent, as is oil pressure, and it’s easy to understand why this era of 911s is one of the most desirable: it beautifully melds efficiency, reliability and everyday ride quality with a truly visceral, vintage driving feel that is sure to provide anyone behind the wheel a wonderfully grin-inducing experience.
If you’re in the market for a 3.2L 911 Carrera, this beautiful example deserves your serious consideration. It checks all the right boxes: very original, excellent two owner provenance, low mileage (documented by a flawless CARFAX report), desirable livery, clean cosmetics and strong, well-maintained mechanicals. With the market reflecting continued and rapid appreciation, this is arguably one of the best examples of one of Porsche’s best creations and we’re sure it will provide its next owner as much pleasure and pride of ownership as it did its two prior.