1988 Porsche 911 Carrera
Rare Color Coupe
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
Rare Marine Blue Metallic - Gray Beltline Interior - 3.2L H6 with G50 Manual Gearbox - 79k Miles - 3 Owners - All Original
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Repeatedly called a sexy automobile over the years by the press and enthusiasts, the 911 is a car that is as handsome as it is a performance car. Recognized by most and collected by many, the air cooled 911 market has been on an upward trajectory for a number of years. The beautiful 911 we offer here should not be glossed over. It's a stunning example of a late '80's Carrera which is finished in a rare color, and very well maintained.
As the evolution of Porsche's flagship model continued, a new body style was introduced in 1973 which offered subtle changes to the overall design. A few iterations of the 911 were offered across the globe as the generation aged until 1984 when a monumental event occured. The “Carrera” name was brought back and with it a few more changes to the car itself including a larger displacement engine. With all the gradual changes as the generation evolved there is one thing that didn't change - the good looks of the cars. The 911/Carrera cars are just easy on the eyes. No angle on this car is bad. This car has curves in all the right places as part of the unique shape that spans generations of these Stuttgart legends.
Porsche fans and purists know of the wide range of colors that 911's came in, from low production colors, to special order colors. The Marine Blue Metallic that envelops this car is considered to be a color that is on the rarer side. It's a nice medium blue with just a hint of grey, which is an understated color compared to the popular and unmistakable Guards Red. The body and paint is said to be all original, which is a testament to how well this car has been taken care of over the years. It shows very well. Panel gap, seals, trim, and lights/lenses all show very nicely.
Just as the exterior is a portion of the 911/Carrera that has evolved slightly over the years, the interior has also had slight changes made as the years went by. The familiar 5 round gauges on the dash, simple supportive seats, and optimal driving position are present in this iteration of the Carrera. The interior is finished in light grey - Beltline Silver/Grey to be specific, which pairs well with the Marine Blue Metallic exterior. The interior is extremely clean for the age of the car, and the car's originality. The leather upholstery, carpet, dashboard, door panels, and switches all show extremely well. We noticed that the visors and the shift knob show some wear but that's noticeable if you're really picking the interior apart, otherwise the interior is very tidy. It's familiar and fits like a glove.
Under the engine cover is a 3.2L flat-6 engine that produces in the neighborhood of 210 horsepower. Gear selection is handled by a 5-speed manual “G50” transmission. The G50 transmission is easier to use than the previous 5-speed manual that was offered in the 911's. The G50 replaced the outgoing 915 transmission which was known for bucking when cold, and generally being slightly tougher than the G50 to operate smoothly. The engine and ancillaries which have been shoehorned into the small engine bay at the rear is tidy, and obviously well kept. The underside of the car is tidy with no issues with the floor pans or the fascias. Forged 16” Fuchs wheels finish off the familiar exterior look of this beautiful Carrera.
The handsome styling and color combination on this Porsche demonstrates that the Germans knew how to create beautiful sporting automobiles. Whether the next owner of this car is a driver or collector (or both, as is pretty common for Porsches), they're sure to find this is a 911 offering many years, and many miles of joy ahead. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.