1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa: 42k Mi, Stunning, Extremely Original, Documented

Price: - Item location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911
  • SubModel: Carrera Targa
  • Type: Targa
  • Trim: 2 Door Targa
  • Year:1985
  • Mileage:40,048
  • VIN:WP0EB0919FS161049
  • Color:Guards Red
  • Engine size:3.2L
  • Number of cylinders:6
  • Power options:Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black Leather
  • Options: Leather Seats, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa

Offered for sale is an absolutely striking extremely original mechanically excellent 1985 Porsche 911 Targa with only 42k original miles from new. Finished in iconic and factory original Guards Red paint over black leather the car is as tight and sound as it is beautiful a rare original example that comes its books and manuals (including a stamped service booklet) a binder full of service records back to the original owner the original window sticker and clean CARFAX report. Whether you’re in the market as a seasoned Porsche collector or just as a weekend enthusiast this exceptionally original strong and gorgeous example deserves your serious consideration.

Delivered new by HBL Inc. Tysons Corner (the Porsche dealership in Vienna Virginia) to Mr. Robert Green as a gift for his wife it was lovingly cared for and used sparingly for the ensuing 12 years until being sold with 18k miles on the odometer to a Mr. Steven Yearout of nearby Great Falls VA. Mr. Yearout would keep the car until 2003 when he sold it with 29k miles to its third owner a Mr. Michael Arbisi of Gainesville FL whose tenure with the car lasted until 2005 when it was sold with 33k miles to it’s fourth and most recent owner Mr. Harry Rose of Miami FL. He would keep the car for the better part of a decade using it as a sparing weekend driver and accruing less than 10k additional miles before we were able to acquire it in a trade on a classic Mercedes earlier this year. Each of the car’s four owners always held the car in the highest regard keeping it meticulously maintained and properly garaged.

The car’s gorgeous original Guards Red finish is exemplary consistently deep and lustrous and marred only by the most negligible of imperfections (a few rock chips and the like) commensurate with any well-cared-for 42k mile car. The body is entirely straight with factory consistent panel fits and gaps throughout showing absolutely no evidence of any accidents. The rubber is in excellent condition as is the targa top showing virtually no wear on both the exterior and the headliner. The Fuchs wheels are impeccable and wrapped in BF Goodrich tires with plenty of remaining tread. The car’s undercarriage is completely rust-free original and untouched further testament to the high level of care provided by its fastidious owners.

The car’s interior is equally as clean the original black leather seats showing only nominal wear. The same can said of the carpets and interior panels with door pocket armrests that retain their shape – a common issue on more used examples of this model. The dash is free of cracks and it houses a Blaupunkt Calgary in-dash CD player. Per the original window sticker the car left the factory with the following options:

  • Steering Wheel with Raised Hub
  • 16” Forged Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Heating Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Sport Shock Absorbers
  • Alarm System

The car’s bulletproof original 3.2L engine fires up without any smoke or hesitation pulling strongly and smoothly through each of the transmission’s gears. Compression is even and strong as is oil pressure and the car’s brakes and suspension are excellent. It’s easy to understand why this era of 911s is one of the most desirable: it beautifully melds efficiency reliability and everyday ride quality with a truly visceral vintage driving feel that is sure to provide anyone behind the wheel a wonderfully grin-inducing experience.

If you’re in the market for a 1980s Carrera there are very few examples that can best this exceptional 911. It checks all the right boxes: extremely original only 42k original miles iconic color combination clean cosmetics and strong well-maintained mechanicals. This is arguably one of the best examples of one of Porsche’s best creations and with the market reflecting continued and rapid appreciation we expect interest to be considerable.

We want this car to go to great home and would be happy to answer any questions so please feel free to email us or call us at 805-202-4557. You can also visit us online at GoodmanReed.

Goodman Reed Motorcars

We’ve always had an appreciation for classic European cars and over the years have created an eclectic rotating collection. We only buy cars that we’d personally be interested in owning and generally only sell them to make room for other acquisitions. That time has come for this Porsche (if the price is right of course – this isn’t a fire sale). We try to give accurate descriptions of the cars we’re selling but we’re enthusiasts not experts and we encourage and are happy to help facilitate personal or professional inspections. But please do so before bidding as the alternative harms our ability to make sales to other interested parties who have done their proper due diligence before bidding.

For U.S. buyers a 10% non-refundable deposit is required within 3 days of the auction’s end the balance to be paid within 7 days of the auction’s end. Foreign buyers must pay in full within 7 business days of the auction’s end. Buyer is responsible for shipping however we’d be more that happy to help with recommendations and arrangements. The car is listed locally and we reserve the right to end the auction at any time should it sell prior to auction’s end. Thanks for your interest.