1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa


Virtually flawless, entirely original, mechanically excellent, two owner, collector quality 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa with a mere 23k original miles from new and finished in rare and completely factory original Zinnmetallic over black leather.


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Offered for sale is a virtually flawless, entirely original, mechanically excellent, two owner, collector quality 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa with a mere 23k original miles from new. Finished in rare and completely factory original Zinnmetallic over black leather, the car is as tight and sound as it is beautiful, an impeccable and rarely available original example that comes its books and manuals (including the stamped service booklet), additional service records and a clean CARFAX report. Whether you’re in the market as a seasoned Porsche collector or just as a weekend enthusiast, this exceptional example is undoubtedly one of the very best on the market and deserves your serious consideration.

Delivered new by Howard Cooper Volkswagen. (the Porsche dealership in Ann Arbor, MI at the time), the car was was lovingly cared for by its first owner, used sparingly throughout his eight years of ownership before being sold to a friend in 1992. The second owner, a resident of nearby Rochester Hills, MI, continued the first owner’s meticulous care for the car, always keeping it properly garaged and maintained and enjoying it only for fair weather weekend driving. The car has never seen a drop of rain or a snow flake, has never been in an accident and is entirely original (including paint) and factory correct. All required maintenance has been completed – often by the local Porsche dealership – and the car is entirely turn key.

The car’s rare and 100% original Zinnmetallic finish is exemplary, consistently deep and lustrous and marred only by the most negligible of imperfections (a rock chip or two on the front valence and the like), commensurate with any well-cared-for 23k mile car. The body is entirely straight with factory consistent panel fits and gaps throughout, showing absolutely no evidence of any accidents. The glass is in excellent condition (truly, anything you see is a result of the polarizer on the camera lens), as is the rubber and the Targa top, showing virtually no wear on either the exterior or the headliner. The Fuchs wheels are impeccable and wrapped in nearly new Pirelli tires. The car’s undercarriage is completely rust-free, original and untouched, further testament to the high level of care provided by its fastidious owners.

The car’s interior is equally as clean, the original black leather seats showing virtually no wear whatsoever. The same can said of the carpets and interior panels (including door pockets and armrests) and the dash is entirely free of cracks or warping, housing the original and functional Blaupunkt Monterey radio. In addition to the radio, the car left the factory with the following options:

  • Code  Option Description
  • 018     Sport Steering Wheel with Elevated Hub
  • 220     Locking Differential
  • 395     Light Metal Wheels – Forged
  • 409     Sport Seats – Left and Right
  • 424     Automatic Heating Control
  • 577     Heated and Tinted Front Windshield

The car’s original bulletproof 3.2L engine fires up without any smoke or hesitation, pulling strongly and smoothly through each of the transmission’s gears. The car received new brakes less than 1k miles ago and it brakes as straight and true as it drives. From behind the wheel it’s easy to understand why this era of 911 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 the driver a wonderfully grin-inducing experience.

The car comes with all of its books and manuals (including the stamped service booklet), a stack of additional service receipts, its original keys and a clean Carfax report. The second owner has also intimated that he has the original window sticker and we will of course forward that to its next owner upon receipt.

If you’re in the market for a 1980s Carrera, there are very few examples that can best this exceptional 911. It checks all the right boxes: entirely original – including paint – only 23k original miles, doting two-owner provenance, rare and desirable color combination, exceptional cosmetics and strong, well-maintained mechanicals. Having sold dozens and dozens of 80’s era 911s over the years, we can safely say that this is arguably one of the very best examples that we’ve ever seen. The next owner will not be disappointed.

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