1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

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Body Color
Black
Stock
21GKM612
Vin
WP0AB0912GS121346
Miles
88,603
Engine Size
3.2L H6
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Video coming soon
Body Color
Black
Stock
21GKM612
Vin
WP0AB0912GS121346
Miles
88,603
Engine Size
3.2L H6
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Video coming soon

Wide Body

Black
Black
3.2L H6
5 Speed Manual

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

- Classic 911 Coupe
- Steel Wide Body
- Black on Black
- Whale Tale
- 3.2L Air Cooled H6
- 5 Speed Gearbox
- 88k Miles ​

(Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 130 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video and a link to the Carrera's Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.)

“If you lust after a 911, you don't need to be told why.” -Motor Trend. October 2005

Quotes from the Motor Trend Buyer's Guide for Porsche 911 models, 1984-89:

On power: “The Carrera's 3.2-liter flat-six boasted nearly 80-percent new parts, although its overall design was the same as the 911SC's. Horsepower increased from 172 to 200, torque went up as well, and fuel mileage improved by nearly 20 percent. The only transmission offered at launch was the Getrag 915 five-speed manual.”

On performance: “Road tests of the day noted 0-to-60 times in the mid-five-second range, quarter-mile times in the low 14s, and solid 0.80g grip on the skidpad. Control inputs are heavy; the manual steering has been lauded for its feedback and feel, but it issues up its share of bump-steer, too. The power four-wheel disc brakes are equally firm, yet communicative; you'll get used to the floor-mounted pedals. For sports cars with a relatively short wheelbase, Carreras ride beautifully over all but the worst pavement, as long as the tires, shocks, and bushings are in good shape.”

On build quality: “As with many Porsches over the years, one of the Carrera's most endearing aspects is its superb build quality. Every fitting, the stitching on the seats, the smoothness of the paint, the instruments, the drum-tightness of the body structure, the materials employed--everything smacks of quality. Given good care and enthusiastic use, they'll go long and strong.”

On comfort: “The Carrera's interior is compact yet accommodating. You'll have no trouble telling that its layout stems from the 1960s (or at least the early 1970s), but comfort and creature-feature levels improved over the years.”

Porsche enthusiasts all have their favorite models and model years, but virtually every one of them will cite the “impact bumper” Carreras of the late Eighties as at, or near the top of their most-wanted list. By that time, the 3.2 engine had reached its “sweet spot.”

Offered here in non-metallic black (code L700) over black is a well-kept 1986 911 Coupe with added steel fender flares and integrated front chin spoiler. Showing 88,603 miles on the odometer—or just over 2,500 miles per-year on average—the car has a single recorded accident which took place 20 years ago. Whatever damage occurred when the car “hit an earth element/ditch” (the Carfax citation with no further explanation) has long since been fully repaired with no sign of the repair or damage remaining.

The car's paper VIN/Options sticker decodes as follows:

CO2 - US Emissions
018 - Raised-hub steering wheel
158 - Blaupunkt Monterey cassette/radio
241 - Short shift lever
341 - Central locking system
395 - 16-inch Fuchs wheels, 6" in front, 7" in rear
425 - Rear-window wiper

The exterior black paint retains excellent gloss. The paint—likely a respray in the original color—has been beautifully maintained, free of noteworthy chips or other issues. Body-panel fit is excellent; there is no sign of damage. The slick-top roof (no heavy sunroof, as purists prefer), “flag style” mirror caps, and lower-rear body surfaces are all in impressive condition. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The car's rear “tea tray/whale tail”-design spoiler (virtually identical to the same-era 911 Turbo's) is in excellent condition; the lower-front spoiler (perfectly flowing into the steel fender flares akin to the factory M491 cars) is similarly without flaws. The car's original, painted “sugar-scoop” style headlight surrounds (1986 was their last year) are in place with clear lenses and no damage. Staggered-width, 17-inck Keskin® 5-spoke, 3-piece-style wheels with gloss-black centers are mounted with Hankook® Ventus V12 Evo maximum performance tires (245/45 front; 265/35 rear).

Inside, the black leather upholstery on the seats, door trim, and dashboard is uniformly well-kept. The dashboard is free of cracks, another strong measure of owner care (not allowing the car to be exposed to hot sun over extended periods). The original, Porsche-script-embossed “raised hub” steering wheel is mounted. Gauges are all functional with clear lenses and crisp markings. (There are two small holes in the lower dash next to the ignition where some previous aftermarket fitment has been removed.) Leather upholstery is free of signs of abuse or lack of care; only normal creasing is apparent. An upgraded audio head unit is mounted in the factory radio location. The console hosts the shift lever for the 5-speed manual transmission, controls for the factory air-conditioning system, and the handbrake lever. Aftermarket stereo speakers are installed in the doors. Black cabin carpeting is protected with black carpet mats wearing the Porsche logo embroidered in red. The front trunk is very clean with original black carpeting still in place.

The rear engine bay is complete, original and tidy. Surfaces have been kept clean. The Porsche-built 3.2-liter flat-six boxer engine is an impressive sight. Viewed from below, the chassis gives yet more indications of a car treated with care. There is no evidence whatsoever of too-aggressive driving or extensive track use: no damaged exhaust, no scuffs on the lower side of the front spoiler, no suspension damage. There is virtually no sign of significant rust; very light surface rust is present on some untreated metal, notably the exhaust system.

The car's factory-applied VIN markings and options sticker remain in place.

While the more than 130 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '86 Porsche 911 in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.

Porsche owners are known to bond with their cars. Clearly, this classic black-on-black Carrera has been the beneficiary of that sort of commitment over its life. The widebody steel fender flares and front spoiler and fascia were an expensive installation, especially so when executed as beautifully as they are here. Only a very involved owner would make that sort of investment. Unless we're mistaken, the next fortunate owner is bound to continue this sort of stewardship. The car deserves no less

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