There are cars that are at the exact right time to collect; there are cars you'll love to drive; and this 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa is both. After all, this is the year the 3.2 was mated to the highly desirable upgraded G50 five-speed, and while all 911s from this era are special, this example has a particularly interesting pedigree.
Porsche people probably picked up on some of the upgrades in the first glance. This coupe has been given the bumpers and rear panel of the later 964 series. It's a far more sophisticated impression that feels a bit European. And maybe that's quite fitting for this 911. After all you might have noticed the mileage is given in kilometers (135K km is about 81K miles) that's because this was imported privately. But beyond just a cool story, the upgraded image looks fantastic on the super slick black paint. You'll love how the sunlight rolls off of all of this Porsche's legendary curves. For added distinction the wheels continue the dark color and bight shine theme with the 17-inch SP alloys (it really makes those red calipers stand out nicely, right?)
No other door opens with the same mechanical and deliberate sound like a classic 911 does. Enthusiasts turn around when they hear that iconic 'pop' (yes it sounds crazy, but true.) And when people look, they will see a dark black interior that coordinates nicely with the rest of the car. You sit down in recently recovered seats that power adjust to the exact right feeling for comfort and performance. In front of you is the upgraded Momo three-spoke sports steering wheel. Porsche's race-ready sensibilities means the tachometer is directly in front of the driver. The rest of the instruments surround this in their own clearly marked pods to give you a comprehensive view of what's going on with the engine. While this 911 is obviously a driver's car, it doesn't skip on comfortable features. It includes a sunroof, power windows, cruise control, provisions for air conditioning, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with Blaupunkt speakers.
Beneath the rear hatch is the best part of any 911. The fuel-injected 3.2-liter Carrera flat-six was an exceptional evolution of Porsche's legendary powerplant. This is a performance motor that loves to intoxicate you with its unique air-cooled song, and it's heightened even further on this example thanks to the dual exhaust. 1987 is a pivotal year for 911 fans, because it was again, the introduction of the G50 five-speed transmission. This was a more robust gearbox base on which Porsche utilized to drive its sports car reputation right up until modern times. From a driver's standpoint it gives you the confidence to take this coupe on an adventure. And that's the whole point of owning a car like this. The moment you find an open road, it's time to downshift and smile wide. That's why it also comes with Porsche's legendary steering feedback, four-wheel disc brakes, and grippy Pirelli tires. So you'll instantly know why there is no substitute.
Here's a 911 coupe nicely presented with all the right features, and an interesting story to go with it. This is the classic that proves you'll love driving your collectables. So if you need something unique and beautiful in your garage, call today!