While the body remained relatively unchanged from previous years, the 1987 Porsche 911 received a great deal of power gain over the 1986 models. In fact, thanks to recalibrated electronics, horsepower increased to 214 at 5,900 rpm. A separate thermostatic electric fan was also added to the secondary oil cooler in the right front fender, and the clutch was upgraded from mechanical to hydraulic operation. The change to the clutch made stop-and-go driving less tiring and, paired with a new five-speed transaxle with cone synchronizers, made for more positive shifting. Publications such as Road & Track touted the new gearbox as a victory for Porsche. During 1987, the Turbo was again offered as a Coupe, Targa or Cabriolet, however with a price tag of more than $78,000, it was reserved for the well-heeled buyers of the day. Other additions to both the Carrera and Turbo included electric front-seat height and cushion-angle adjusters, and on some models, power lumbar support was a new separate option.
For the classic car enthusiast or for someone interested in owning a Porsche 911 without the sticker shock, the 1987 Porsche 911 is a great option. Offering superb build quality, right down to the stitching on the seats and the tightness of the body structure, given good care and proper use, they’ll go a long way. Additionally, mid-1980s Carreras – particularly those that are low-mile, rust-free examples – are in ever-increasing demand and should at least hold their value as an investment. Buyer’s Tips are much like those you would consider for any classic car, including a third party inspection, a thorough check for originality, and a check for any documentation regarding previous ownership and maintenance. Buyer’s Tips change a little bit if you’re looking for a restoration project. You’ll want to check the previous mentioned items, but you’ll also want to ensure the body is in as much of an original condition as possible. Because of the tight lines and styling of the 911, bodywork is easy to botch. These are just a few of the items you’ll want to take into consideration.
If you’re looking for a 1987 911, the team of California classic car dealership professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club encourage you to browse their website to view current online inventory and welcome you to contact them today to discuss availability. Don’t see the 1987 Porsche 911 you’re looking for? Contact them today and let them know your criteria. They will be happy to use their industry connections to help you find the right classic for you.
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