1984 Porsche 911

Carrera 3.2 Targa 3.2 L

Vehicle values by condition

Condition 4
#4 cars are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped.
Condition 3
#3 cars could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 car, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior.
Condition 2
#2 cars could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 cars that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws.
Condition 1
#1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best car, unmodified, in the right colours, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours.
Insurance premium for a
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa 3164
valued at £39,300
£338.32 / year*

History of the 1983 - 1989 Porsche 911

1983 - 1989 Porsche 911
1983 - 1989 Porsche 911

In 1984 Porsche revived the Carrera name, which had been used sporadically since 1953. The flat-six air-cooled engine was enlarged to 3.2 litres and rated at 200 bhp. This was the fifth increase in displacement since 1964’s 1,991 cc engine and was accomplished by combining the Turbo’s 74.4 mm stroke with the SC’s 95 mm bore. The Porsche Carrera 3.2 continued the Porsche tradition of producing high quality 2+2 sports cars with rear engine/ rear wheel drive configuration. It was available in coupe, cabriolet, Targa, lightweight ‘Club Sport’, Supersport and Speedster forms.

Changes from the Porsche 911 SC were many, although styling remained similar. The fuel injection was changed from “K-jetronic” to the new Digital Motor Electronics, or “Motronic “ system with an electronic ignition, leading to more power and better mileage.

Other improvements included thicker brake rotors, and a brake proportioning system from the Porsche 928. Fog lights were moved into the front spoiler and an optional “Turbo Look” package Officially called the M491 Supersport package in the UK) offered the flared wheel arches and improved handling of the Porsche 911 930.

For 1985, the Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera warranty was doubled to two years unlimited mileage on the car, rust warranty increased from seven to 10 years and the power train warranty went up to five years/50,000 miles. A driver’s side power seat was also offered.

In 1986 the Porche 911 3.2 Turbo Carrera was launched and a power hood option was offered on the cabriolet. Porsche found more horsepower for 1987 and improved the cam-chain tensioner and oiling system, solving a problem that dated back to 1963. Most cars now have this update. A new Getrag five-speed transmission proved much better able to handle the extra power, but the new hydraulic clutch would undergo a number of improvements before it was satisfactory.

With the new 964 model on the horizon in 1989, the only significant change was the addition of a bigger 1,050-watt alternator, to cope with the air conditioning and other power equipment. However it proved to have a limited 40,000-mile lifespan, and on failure overcharged the battery.

The most interesting addition in 1989 was a new Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster, very much in the tradition of the original 1950s model. Designer Tony Lapine fitted a lower, raked windshield, cut-down top and a twin “camel-hump” cover which fitted over the awkward minimal top when it was stowed. There was no back seat, no ABS, and it cost as much as the upcoming Carrera 2 cabriolet.

Between 1987 and 1989, the Porsche Carrera 3.2 Club Sport (CS) was sold. This M637 version was lightened and had a number of performance upgrades, and was intended for performance and racing use.

Today, the Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera is sought-after as a 1980s classic. Club Sport, Supersport and Speedster models are all very collectable and demand a premium on price.

Alternative Porsche cars from the era include the earlier Porsche 911 SC, the turbo-charged Porsche 911 930, and the front-engine Porsche 928, 924 and 944. Similar sports cars from other manufacturers include the Aston Martin DBS V8, the Jaguar XJS, the Ferrari 308 GTB and the Maserati Merak SS.

All 1984 Porsche 911 body types

Year Make Model Submodel Body Type Engine size Average value
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Cabriolet 3.2 L £ 25,700 31,700 41,800 59,500
1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 Cabriolet 3 L £ 23,300 26,900 33,400 49,000
1977 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 Coupe 3 L £ 25,000 31,000 38,800 58,400
1977 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 Targa 3 L £ 24,400 29,400 36,400 50,400
1981 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) 3.3 Flachbau Coupe 3.3 L £ 138,000 171,000 204,000 291,000
1983 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Coupe 3.2 L £ 32,000 44,900 54,900 69,800
1983 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa 3.2 L £ 28,700 39,300 50,000 65,500
1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Supersport Coupe 3.2 L £ 45,900 55,400 70,100 93,400
1977 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) 3.3 Coupe 3.3 L £ 75,300 122,000 143,000 176,000
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