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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2
Targa

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This stunning midnight blue Carrera is most certainly one of the finest, cleanest Porsches of its kind we've ever had the pleasure to own.



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A lifelong Southern Californa car, this Porsche was sold new on February 25, 1986 at Ogner Porsche of Woodland Hills to a banker from leafy La Canada Flintridge, who babied his 911 for a dozen years, having it religiously serviced at Rusnak's in Pasadena, even going so far as to keep a detailed fuel log.

Dark Blue ("dunkelblau" - factory code #347), complimented by Palomino leather and black trim, Targa Top and carpeting is certainly one of the most attractive color combinations imaginable for this vintage Porsche. The car truly looks like a "banker's hot rod!"

The car comes with all its factory books. Even a German road map is included, as well as a clean vehicle history report. Note the old-style rainbow California title.

Yep, the original owner was a stickler for good book-keeping and practiced what he preached!

Eventually, the 911 was passed on like a fine heirloom to its second owner, who happened to live just a few miles down the road in South Pasadena. The new caretaker of the Carrera, a well-to-do IBM executive and self-described Porsche-phile, faced a unique predicament, though: living on one of the prettiest but steepest streets in this venerable neighborhood with its stately, Victorian-era homes, he had to lay down a pair of long ramps to be able to enter or exit his garage with the low-slung Porsche, which contributed to him exercising his pride and joy only on special occasions and thusly adding precious few miles to the odometer during his 20 years of ownership.

Let's look at some of the more interesting particulars of this outstanding Porsche now.
The condition of the trunk and its contents always seem to reveal much about the care and feeding a collector car has received. In this case, it's good news all the way!

Trunk mat. Light. Tool kit. Air pump. Bra. Spares. Check, check, check, check, check. Even the original engine grille, if you ever would want to remove the rear spoiler, is included.

Pristine and clean.

No accident damage, ever. No rust, either.

Basking in the mellow sunlight of a recent Ventura afternoon, the dark blue steed looks spectacular. The original, factory-applied paint is in excellent condition. A $1,300 receipt pertaining to a small refinish of the right rear quarter and the mirrors due to rock chipping is included. There are no dings, dents, bubbles or scratches to lose sleep over. This superb example of Porsche's finest model is 100% ready to go!

The special-order, date-coded FUCHS 8 and 9 inch (!) light alloy wheels have recently been refinished and appear unblemished. BRIDGESTONE Potenza high-performance tires are in excellent condition.

Fantastically cared-for cockpit. "Like new" would be the correct term to describe the opulence of the cabin. Black velours carpeting, leather-covered door pockets and a genuine, wood NARDI shift knob are the sole deviations from stock, and we'll gladly live with that!

Supple leather remains in a wonderful state of preservation.

Just superb.


Show-standard undercarriage. No drips or drops. No corrosion. Stainless steel exhaust.

Owner elected to have a correct rear spoiler fitted.

Toothbrush-clean engine bay. The numbers matching, 3.2-liter flat six runs like a Swiss watch. Clutch and flywheel have just been replaced with quality Fichtel & Sachs parts.

All original works stickers and decals. Working air conditioning, too.

Like new.

Car features a few interesting factory options, like headlamp washers, short shift lever, central locking system, automatic speed control and fog lights.

Needless to say perhaps, the Carrera starts, idles, runs, drives, shifts, handles and brakes like the low-mileage, pampered example it is. The car was driven just 3,300 miles annually, on average, and there are no complaints! Just get in the car and go anywhere, free of any worry or concern.

Here it is, a correct, matching numbers, low-mileage, always garaged, serviced-by-the-book, well-equipped, rust and accident free, 2-owner, air-cooled Southern California Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 featuring one of the most attractive, appealing color combinations imaginable. A car you can truly be proud of. Yes, purchasing it might initially set you back a tad more, but you will feel like a lucky soul every single day you own and enjoy this classic, heirloom-quality sports car.

See ya!


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