Please Note: The car was initially photographed prior to having a beautifully refurbished and correct steering wheel installed, which can now be seen in the interior photographs. The correct linen leather wrapped shift knob has also replaced the aftermarket knob in these photos.
Offered for sale is an exceptionally clean and mechanically strong 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with 58k documented miles from new. Finished in striking and timeless Marine Blue Metallic over a Linen leather interior, the car is as mechanically sound as it is beautiful, a strong original example that comes with its books and manuals (including the stamped service booklet) and a clean CARFAX report documenting the car’s mileage history. Whether you’re looking to add a clean and desirable G50 transmission 3.2L 911 to your collection or are just a weekend enthusiast looking for a beautiful and fun-to-drive cabriolet, this gorgeous example deserves your consideration.
Delivered new to its first owner by Porsche of Toms River, NJ, he would use the car sparingly in New Jersey and New York until 2002 and 41k miles, at which point it was sold to its second owner, who kept the car in New York and Connecticut. The car would pass to two additional local owners before we were able to acquire it earlier this spring, however like the first owner, each subsequent owner always kept the car garaged and well cared for, clearly only using it for weekend pleasure driving and only in fair weather. The result of their careful stewardship is an exceptionally clean, straight and mechanically strong example.
The car’s finish is excellent, deep and lustrous and marred only by the most minor of imperfections (a few touched up rock chips, etc.), none of which are significant enough to blatantly appear in the pictures or detract from the car’s considerable appeal. The beautiful Marine Blue Metallic finish cloaks a body that is straight and free of any evidence of accidents, with excellent panel fits and gaps throughout. All of the glass and rubber is in great original condition, as are the Fuchs wheels, which are wrapped in Goodyear Eagle GT tires with plenty of remaining tread. The car’s undercarriage is completely rust-free, original and untouched, showing only wear and road dust consistent to a properly stored, sparingly used example.
The car’s interior is equally as clean, the Linen leather seats showing only the minor wear typical to a well-cared for 58k original mile 911. The same can said of the original carpets and interior panels and the door pockets retain their shape. The dash is free of cracks or warping and it houses an aftermarket Alpine unit, as well as iPhone charger/AUX-IN cable in the glove box and a well-functioning radar detector. The boot cover and soft top are both in excellent original condition, the top retaining a clear plastic rear window. The car still has all of its original panel stickers, including the options sticker on the inside of the hood that denotes the following options:
- 018…………Sport Steering Wheel with Elevated Hub
- 158…………Blaupunkt Reno Radio
- 437…………Comfort Seat Left
- 454…………Automatic Speed Control
- 490…………Hi-Fi Sound System
- 975…………Velour Carpet in Luggage Compartment
- C02…………Equipped w/ Catalytic Converter
The car is also very tight and strong mechanically, the bulletproof 3.2L engine firing up easily without any smoke or hesitation and pulling strongly and smoothly through each of the desirable G50 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 grin-inducing experience.
If you’re in the market for a late ‘80s G50 transmission 911, this Carrera checks all the right boxes: 58k documentable miles, timeless and desirable livery, clean cosmetics and strong mechanicals. As one of Porsche’s most lauded creations and the market reflecting continued appreciation, this 911 represents an excellent investment that can be enjoyed for decades to come.