For Sale: 1987 Porsche 911 in Scotts Valley, California

Vehicle Description

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1 owner - California car since new - 64,453 original miles
Immaculate service record - maintenance records since new
Highly optioned, including limited slip differential and 8-way electric seats
Rare Granite Green Metallic paint color - first introduced in 1987
Original 3.2-liter air-cooled engine and G50 5-speed manual transmission
Includes books, service records, jack, spare wheel and tire

The birth of the "G Series" 911, which was produced from 1974 until 1989, was the next evolution of the 911 and proved to be an incredible foundation to work with. With the G series introducing some worldwide classics like the Carrera, which shared the legendary Carrera RS engine, or the 930, the first turbocharged 911 street car, there was a little bit of everything for everyone. Highly capable on the street and track and equally comfortable on long drives, the G series 911 has proved time and time again that evolution is sometimes a good thing.

1984 marked the rebirth of the 3.2 Carrera name, having last been used by Porsche in 1977. Numerous upgrades were applied to the beloved 911 platform that made it even better to drive than before. A larger 3.2-liter engine, larger brakes, upgraded fuel and injection system components. Later models (like this 1987 car) received the upgraded G50 5-speed transmission, increased power to 217hp, and a number of interior enhancements.

A long-time enthusiast of Porsches, this car's first and only owner had a special place in his heart for the air-cooled 911s. During his residency at Stanford Medical in Palo Alto, California he drove his Porsche 911T everywhere he needed to be. From 1976 until 1984 he owned that car, sadly having to sell it to help fund his new medical practice. After his medical practice was up and running and thriving, he decided that it was time to get back into a Porsche. He purchased his car new on October 1st, 1987. It was spec'd with a Cassette/radio Blaupunkt Reno SQR 46, limited slip differential, power locks, 16" Fuchs forged alloy wheels, 8-way electric seats for driver and passenger, cruise control, sport suspension, and a sunroof.

He took exceptional care of his car throughout his entire ownership, ensuring that the car was driven but also impeccably serviced. He recalled taking the car driving up the winding roads of the California coastal mountains, enjoying long drives after a long week at his office. Using the car for daily duty for some weeks driving to his office and then switching to just a weekend car, the 911's current condition reflects the owner's undying love for the car. The granite green metallic paintwork is in fantastic condition, as is the green leather interior. Through the comprehensive servicing that has been performed on his car it drives like a 911 with a quarter of the miles, instilling a sense of trust and a complete lack of worry through the corners.

After 32 years of owning the car, he decided that he wasn't able to enjoy the car the way it was intended after his 71st birthday. When he thought about selling the car, he only had one person he could trust: Bruce Canepa. The owner and his wife both knew Bruce for over 30 years, and wanted to make sure the 911 found a good home where it would be appreciated and loved, just as it had been for the past 32 years with them.

When the car arrived at Canepa, it was a welcome sight. Having been serviced at Canepa multiple times over the years, the 1-owner 911 had no surprises. Maintained and loved, it presents like a car with a quarter the miles. It was immediately put into Canepa's system to receive the full "Canepa Difference" process.

Upon arrival at Canepa, each and every collector car for sale is put through an extensive and diligent process called the "Canepa Difference." This includes a major and comprehensive mechanical inspection where all systems are checked and serviced as necessary. They also receive an award-winning concours-level detailing, a thorough cleaning of each and every surface that ensures that every car is a sight to behold. Finishing off with a foam-pad-only polish to enhance the paint finish, each and every car is a perfect example and a personification of Bruce Canepa's impeccable attention to detail.

Finding a Porsche 911 with only 1 owner is an increasingly rare anomaly to find in the collector market. Cars move through different hands, some more caring and thoughtful than others. With a car that was kept by a single person for more than 3 decades, it takes something special about that person to want to keep the car in their collection, a sign that they truly enjoyed the car. Complete with its books, service documents, jack, and spare wheel and tire, this Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera is ready for its next owner to enjoy the complex personality of an air-cooled Porsche 911. A car that keeps on giving the more time you spend with it, this well-loved 911 will bring driving joy for years to come.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1380026
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:Scotts Valley, California
  • Year:1987
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:911
  • Exterior Color:Granite Green Metallic
  • Interior Color:Green
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:64453
  • Stock Number:6218
  • VIN:WP0AB0918HS122504