1985 Porsche 911 Cabrio


  • Original engine, interior and colour scheme
  • Just two owners from new 
  • 39,368 kilometres indicated
  • Restored to an exemplary standard by Porsche Italia
  • Beautifully presented inside and out 

The Appeal

Despite the immense popularity of convertible sports cars during the 1960s and ‘70s, it would take Porsche eighteen years of 911 production before a cabriolet variant was introduced in 1982. It would go on to be a fixture of the range, alongside the ‘Targa’, and we’re delighted to offer a superb early example with a fascinating story to tell…
In 2001, this 1985 Carrera 3.2 Cabrio was stolen and all assumed it would never be seen again. Then in 2016, it was discovered, surrounded by woodland. It was in complete, original condition, with very few kilometres covered in the intervening years, although requiring full restoration. The work was undertaken by Porsche Italia and completed to a very high standard. Resplendent in its factory colour (Dunkelblau) and retaining its original interior, this 911 is an exemplary specimen of a much-coveted model


The History and Paperwork

  • Lost for fifteen years having been stolen in 2001 and discovered amongst woodland in 2016
  • Just two owners from new
  • 39,368 kilometres indicated
  • Restored following its discover in 2016
  • Original engine and interior
  • The car lost its original registration so was re-registered ‘AL 662707’
  • Left-hand drive
  • The vendor informs us that a photographic record of the restoration accompanies the car, along with a video showing its recovery


The Condition

  • Re-sprayed in its original colour - Dunkelblau
  • The bodywork has been professionally restored to a very high standard
  • No damage or excessive wear evident to the fabric roof, including the PVC rear window
  • Two-tone Fuchs alloys fitted, which all appear in excellent order
  • All presents immensely well underneath
  • Retains its original interior, consisting of beige leather upholstery
  • Barely any notable wear to the seats, carpeting or controls
  • Beautiful leather-trimmed sports steering wheel fitted
  • Iconic five-dial instrument layout
  • DIN Blaupunkt stereo fitted
  • We understand all the cabin electrics to be in good working order
Having undergone a very high-quality restoration, this Porsche presents beautifully inside, out and underneath. The Dunkelblau paintwork looks wonderful and complements the beige leather upholstery perfectly. All has been restored to factory original specifications making you feels as if you’ve just stepped back into the mid-’80s. The star of the show with this example is of course the folding roof which the vendor demonstrates operating correctly. 
There are no signs of corrosion to the bodywork, damage to the paint or excessive wear to the interior. All looks just right and is ready to be enjoyed.


The Mechanics 

  • 3.2-litre naturally aspirated, air-cooled flat-six
  • Five-speed manual gearbox
  • Immensely smart engine compartment
  • Reportedly runs very well indeed and drives impeccably
  • A healthy example, benefitting from up-to-date maintenance and low kilometres
With its naturally aspirated, air-cooled flat-six in 3.2-litre Form, this Cabrio offers a highly authentic 911 driving experience. The vendor reports that it runs very well indeed, due to it having covered so few kilometres in its lifetime, coupled with the fact that all has been very well attended to post-restoration. We’re assured that it drives without fault and is immense fun.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1985
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 911 Carrera
  • Colour Dark blue
  • Odometer 39,368 Kilometres
  • Engine size 3200
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Sardinia
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
95 bids
  • Fr•••• €74,000 29/11/23
  • ni•••• €73,500 29/11/23
  • Fr•••• €73,000 29/11/23
  • Fr•••• €72,500 29/11/23
  • ni•••• €72,000 29/11/23
  • Fr•••• €71,500 29/11/23
  • ni•••• €71,000 29/11/23
  • Fr•••• €70,500 29/11/23
  • ni•••• €70,000 29/11/23
  • ni•••• €69,500 29/11/23
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