1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe G50
This 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe was ordered in Gran Prix White over rare Lipstick Red leather. In Texas from day one, the car was with its third owner from 2003 until our recent purchase. The original 3.2-liter air-cooled flat-six is mated to a G50 5-speed manual transaxle, and the car’s features include an electric sliding sunroof, 16″ Fuchs wheels, and more. Recent work has included a valve adjustment and leak down test, new spark plugs and valve cover gaskets, new alternator and air conditioning belts, an oil, filter, and brake fluid change, and new hood and decklid shocks. This Carrera is sold with service records dating back to 1988, the original manuals and toolkit, a clean Carfax, and a clean Texas title.
Paint and Body
The car is finished in Gran Prix White and features a optional rear window wiper, fog lights and a power-operated sunroof. Paint depth meter readings indicate the car is wearing a majority of it’s original paint and there no dings or dents are found on the body. The included Carfax report lists no history of accidents or other damage.
Seats are trimmed in rare Lipstick Red leather and both feature 8-way power height and tilt adjustments. Additional factory options included a steering wheel with elevated hub and a power sunroof. A set of Porsche logo mats protect the carpet. A JVC head unit is installed. The A/C system blows cold with a new compressor and drier installed at 138k miles. This Carrera was optioned with cruise control, which is controlled via a lever behind the windshield wiper stalk. Just over 145k professionally maintained miles are shown on the 6-digit odometer.
Wheels and Brakes
Staggered-width 16″ Fuchs alloy wheels with optional white centers and polished lips are wrapped in Continental 205/55 and 225/50 Z-rated tires. Adjustable Bilstein dampers are installed, and a brake fluid flush was performed in July 2020.
The original 3.2L flat-six (number 64J06937) sends power to the rear wheels through the original G50 5-speed manual transaxle (number 1J05237). An oil and filter change was just completed and maintenance records include the following:
Valve Job at Approximately 80,000 mi
Sway Bars Front and Rear. Rears Have Beefed Up Mounting Brackets
Complete Suspension Overhauled at Approximately 129,000 mi
Motor Mounts at Approximately 131,000 mi
Clutch Master Cylinder and Slave Units at 134,000 mi
Turn Signal Switch at 137,000 mi
Air Conditioner Compressor and Drier at 138,000 mi
Car Lowered and 4 Wheel alignment done at 141,000
New Front and Rear Hood Shocks at 143,000 mi
Major Service Performed at Jones Autowerks on 14 July 2020
Leak down was just performed. All Cylinders were at 95%.
Oil Changed every 3,000 mi with Valvoline 20/50 Racing Oil
Documentation and Accessories
Included are the original owner’s manual and service book, detailed service records from 1988 through 2020, a clean CarFax and a clean Texas title. Accessories include original toolkit, jack, spare wheel, front bra and mirror masks and outdoor car cover.
A decode of the under-hood option sticker provides the following information:
CO2 – Catalytic converter
018 – Steering wheel with elevated hub
158 – Cassette-radio Blaupunkt Reno SQR 46
243 – Shorter shift lever for G50 transmission
286 – Intensified windscreen washer
288 – Headlamp washer
348 – Fuchs wheel centers painted white
395 – 16″ Fuchs forged alloy wheels, front 6″ with 205/55, rear 7″ with 225/50 tyres
424 – Automatic heating control
425 – Rear window wiper
437 – 8-way electrical seat, left
438 – 8-way electrical seat, right
454 – Automatic speed control
473 – Front and rear spoiler
474 – Sports shock absorbers
490 – Sound system
494 – Amplifier
498 – Without model designation on rear end
533 – Alarm
650 – Sunroof
975 – Luggage compartment velour carpet