1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa
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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Walk Around
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Cold Start
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Ride Along
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Drive by
By 1987, the 911's future as a model was assured within Porsche's lineup. Throughout the mid-1980s, gradual improvements began to trickle in for the 3.2-liter 911 Carrera: integrated fog lights in 1984, an updated interior in 1986, and by 1987, the new and much improved G50 transmission was introduced. Porsche engineers are loath to stand still! However, there are aspects of the 911 Porsche that would never change. It was still very much a hand-built sports car as was the case upon introduction as the 901 in 1964. Direct steering feel, world-class braking, and, of course, the raspy, metallic engine note of the famous air-cooled flat-six remained. In fact, the combination of both old and new mark the late 1980s Carrera 3.2s (with Coupe, Cabriolet, and Targa body styles) as the most accessible, yet classic, generation of the timeless Porsche 911.
Finished in Grand Prix White over an optional and rare “SY” Mahogany partial leather interior
34-years owned, purchased by the consignor in 1989
A well-preserved example, offered with 66,249 miles
Optioned from the factory with:
C03 – California Market Vehicle
158 – Blaupunkt Reno SQR 46 Cassette-radio
341 – Central locking system
454 – Cruise control
474 – Sports shock absorbers
3.2-liter flax-six air-cooled engine producing 214 (SAE) horsepower at 5,900 rpm
Five-speed, G50 transmission - much improved shifting over the previous 915 transmission
Body-colored forged Fuchs wheels with polished lips and bright finished wheel nuts
Open-air Targa body style, with removable, folding top
Clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report
.39 coefficient of drag
2,756 pound curb weight
149 mph top track speed
6.1 seconds zero to 60
Aftermarket wood shift knob
Rear wheel drive
Four-wheel independent torsion bar suspension
Windshield with gradual tint
Tinted glass all around
Front fog lights
Leather steering wheel
Four-wheel disc brakes
Driver’s side carpet wear
“Milky” Bosch H5 headlight lenses (typical of cars from this era)
Several small screw holes in the passenger side of the center console from a 1990s-era cell phone installation
Remnants from the same cell phone install include an antenna base attached to the upper right of the windshield and a metal frame for the cell phone transceiver attached inside the trunk.
Owner’s manuals and service book
Trunk-mounted spare tire
Service records dating back to 1989
Built in January 1987, this 1987 Porsche 911 Targa was first sold through Carlsen Porsche on the 11th of April that year. Purchased by the consignor from a San Jose, California Porsche dealer in 1989, this 911 Carrera Targa has been under continuous ownership since then. The consignor notes that it has been sparingly used since then as a weekend “fun” car and has been driven very little over the past decade.
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