Exceptionally rare M491 Turbo-Look Cabriolet!Â One of very few known to exist in USA specs from 1984, and this one has had just two owners from new!Â A wonderfully solid car complete with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, original tools, and clean Carfax!Â A rare chance for serious Porsche collectors!Â
It has been long known that nearly any Porsche model offered could be ordered with just about any option a buyer could want, whether it was on the standard order sheet or not. This is what spurred Porscheâs Sonderwunsh Programm, aka Special Wishes division, to carry out the custom orders requested by buyers all over the world. Dealers were made aware of the new M491- Turbo-Look option in 1984. For USA buyers, the Turbo was not offered due to emission regulations set forth by our government. This Turbo-Look option may not have earned you the engine, but instead the wide body design, larger wheels, rear spoiler, bigger brakes, and matching suspension components. It could be ordered in Coupe, Targa, or Cabriolet form, as Porsche would not offer a real Turbo in Cabriolet form until 1989. Being a new option, not many were ordered according to the Turbo-Look Registry largely due to expensive cost added to the window sticker, and delayed delivery timeframe. Today, less than a dozen or so are known to exist in Cabriolet form from 1984. This example is one of those ultra-rare few!
We are excited to have the opportunity to present this 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo-Look Cabriolet finished in paint-to-sample code 99- Pearl White Metallic over YY- Burgundy Interior (now fitted with Black leather seating surfaces). Having just two owners from new, this special ordered car was a gift to the original Arkansas buyerâs wife as an anniversary present. It retains an all numbers matching 3.2L Horizontal Flat 6 cylinder engine with 5-speed transmission, and fitted with factory Blaupunkt Monterey cassette radio, cruise control, front & rear license plates, heated & tinted windshield, deleted rear identification plate, and USA spec gauges. They continued their ownership and care until December 2010 when it finally traded hands with only 44,000 miles on the odometer. The second owner, another Ozark PCA member, took possession and maintained it until our purchase with 55,094 miles on the odometer. He took some liberties to fully service the car over the last 6 years to include new head temp sensor, DME relay, & fuel pump relay in 2011, new crankshaft positioning sensors, rear brake pads, all new BF Goodrich g-Force Sport Comp 2 tires, along with fluid change completed in 2015 by Perfection Plus based in Little Rock, AR. A new fuel pump was swapped in 2016. Upon arrival here at the St Louis Car Museum, the air conditioning system was fully vacuumed to test for leaks, a new blower motor switch was replaced, then charged with R134a refrigerant for proper operation. We also changed the engine bay sound mat, replaced the front door speaker grills, rear center reflector and weather seal, and completed a fresh engine oil/filter change.
We will provide the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, original tool kit, and a clean CarFax report to the next lucky owner. This vehicleâs exterior has been repainted once while still with the original owners along with a new replacement convertible soft top & all seat covers. The original boot cover and storage bag are present. It continues to run and drive just wonderfully, with proper accident-free and rust-free fit of all panels throughout! We encourage the opportunity to see this rare Cabriolet in person by scheduling an appointment right away!
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About This Dealership:
Established in 1991, the St. Louis Car Museum & Sales has provided motorcars, motorcycles and airplanes to collectors and enthusiasts around the globe. Our variety of inventory is a testament to our passion for special interest vehicles of all kinds.
We actively buy, sell, and trade everything from antiques and classics to muscle cars and European sports cars, vintage motorcycles, airplanes, and automobilia. All vehicles are displayed in our 50,000 square foot carpeted and climate controlled showroom in St. Louis, Missouri just 5 minutes from Lambert International airport. Please call before arriving- vehicles may be viewed Monday thru Saturday by appointment only.
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