an absolutely stunning, extremely original 43k mile, two owner, mechanically strong 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet finished in iconic and factory original Guards Red paint over Champagne leather, a particularly appealing and era-specific livery. As mechanically tight and sound as it is beautiful, this example has always been well cared for, has never been in an accident and comes with a folder of service receipts, a stamped service booklet and an entirely clean CARFAX report. The car was sold new to its original owner in Brookfield, Wisconsin, who would own the car until 2009, at which point it was sold to its second and last owner, an enthusiast from a suburb of Chicago. He would own the car for an additional six years and, like its original owner, would only use it in fair weather months, would always keep it garaged and would use it sparingly. The completely original Guards Red finish is striking, in excellent condition throughout, cloaking an entirely straight body with correct and consistent panel gaps and fits. The body and finish is marred only by incredibly minor imperfections, none of which are significant enough to appear in any of the pictures or detract from the car’s considerable overall appeal. The glass and rubber is all in excellent condition, as are the original alloy wheels, which are wrapped in Goodrich tires with plenty of remaining tread. The car’s interior is equally as clean, the original Champagne leather seats, carpets and interior panels all showing only minimal wear. The original dash is free of cracks or warping and the original Blaupunkt radio has been replaced with a high quality Alpine unit, aftermarket speakers and a K40 Radar Detector. The rest of the car, however, is entirely factory original. The original soft top (including the plastic rear window) is in great original shape, as is the original boot cover. The car is mechanically excellent, the original, numbers matching 3.6L engine starting immediately, idling consistently and pulling strongly and smoothly through each of the 5-speed transmission’s gears. The compression is excellent across all cylinders, the car drives and brakes straight and true and its road manners are exceptional. The car is entirely comfortable cruising down the highway or tooling around town, but Porsche’s legendary handling also becomes abundantly clear when pushing the car through back-road corners. Everything works as it should, including the power spoiler, power soft top, power seats and power windows, making this a truly turn-key example that needs nothing to be enjoyed but an appreciative new owner.
Santa Barbara, California, United States