The Velvet Red paint is freshly resprayed and expertly layered with a base/clear finish. The interior matched Champagne-colored top is in terrific shape, seals nicely, and works as it should. A like-new original black cloth boot snaps into place to cover the top when it is down. The glass is also in excellent shape. The original three-piece BBS wheels were recently sent off to be entirely refurbished and look stunning on the car against the contrasting paint. Tyres are new.
Under the bonnet, you will find a nicely carpeted compartment containing the original Porsche tool kit. In the rear, you will find the 214-horsepower 3.2-liter flat-six engine to be cleanly presented and in good working order. The power is transferred through a Getrag G50 five-speed manual transmission. Known for its reliability, you won’t find a more robust combination than the late-’80s Carrera powertrain.
Sliding into the brand-new Champagne perforated-leather interior, the seats hug you in all the right places to keep you comfortably planted behind the wheel. The door panels, carpet, and mats are color-matched and present well. The black leather-skinned dash is in good condition. All of the gauges work as they should. A center console houses the climate control, shifter, and defrost. Other amenities include air-conditioning, power windows, and power seats — all in working order.
If you are in the market to find a shining example of a rust-free Porsche Carrera Cabriolet, this 1989 Velvet Red version is calling your name. It is the last year for the body style and is sure to go up in value.