1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa – Street/Track

by powertechselect
Key Specification
Lot # 61
Year Make Model1985 Porsche 911 Carrera
Location Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, 07849
Private or DealerDealer
Seller NamePowertechselect
Seller Tiers -
Exterior Color, Interior ColorBlack, Black
Engine Size3.2 liter
Two Pedals or Three?Three
Carfax View PDF
BwC Inspection Report?Yes
Open to Trade-In?Yes
Vehicles interested in as Trade-inMost any

High bid: $0

Bid to $2,000

This DreamCar will stay with its owner for a little longer, thanks to the seller and all the bidders


DreamCarXchange is happy to present this 1985 911 Targa.  The numbers matching 911 is finished in Black with Black interior and has many track-oriented upgrades such 993 Turbo “Big Red” Brakes, Kolkeln sway bars front and rear, and a B&B exhaust system.  This Targa had its engine rebuilt by Powertech in Rockaway, NJ less than 1,500 miles ago, and the transmission refreshed and new clutch replaced about 2,500 miles ago.  The engine was rebuilt prior to this in 2007.  Powertech also just installed a new battery and set of Sumitomo tires.  Key invoices of the rebuild can be found in the gallery and are included with the sale of the car.  It has a completed Bid with Confidence Inspection Report, a clean Carfax, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and will be sold with a clear New Jersey title.

According to the seller, this is a two owner car, with the second owner acquiring it in 1995 when it had 39,854 miles on it.  At first it was used as a street car and for track use, however since 2004 it has primarily been driven for DE/Track use.  It currently has 98,600 miles on it.

Below is a listing of the modifications:

Engine: fresh rebuild 3.2 by Powertech
 – B&B headers, stainless heat exchangers and exhaust
 – K&N intake and chip flashed and dyno’d
– Front oil cooler
Transmission:  rebuilt in 2007
Suspension:  bilstein sports
 – Kolkeln sway bars front and rear
 – Torsion Bars:  23mm Front and 30mm Rear
 – Strut brace and targa belt brace (removable)
 – 993 turbo (Big Red) brakes front and rear
 – 66mm studs
 – Wheel spacers for newer 17″ Porsche wheels
 – Aftermarket front valence and rear bumper

In August 2009, the engine failed while driving at a Watkins Glen DE event.  It sat in the owner’s garage until it was shipped to Powertech for an engine rebuild in 2016, which was completed in 2018.  The car has been driven less than 1,500 miles since the rebuild.  The invoice for the motor rebuild by Powertech, totaling $19,979 in parts and labor.

The engine and transmission are both the original that came to with the car, according to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

The 1985 911’s came from the factory with 207 hp and 192 ft/lb of torque.  This targa was dyno’d in 2007 after the first rebuild, showing a significant jump over the stock engine.  The result was 234 hp and 206 ft/lb of torque at the wheels.  Assuming a 15% drive train loss, this equates to an estimated 276 hp and 243 ft/lb of torque at the flywheel.

Below are three links to YouTube of a cold start, the car revving, and one that shows a view of the tachometer when revving.


The interior is relatively stock, with the exception of targa brace, aluminum pedals and radio

According to the seller, this has been primarily a track car for the past 15 years, and the cosmetic condition reflects that.  The picture gallery tab above has numerous pictures that point out scratches, stone chips, pulling dash dried/worn seat bolsters, faded rear carpeting, etc.  The air conditioning and cats have been removed, as has the windshield washer bottle.  In addition, the radio does not operate.  Original wheels or other parts are not available.

When Powertech completed the inspection (download the Bid with Confidence Inspection Report in the above tab) in April/May 2019, they also replaced the battery and put on a set of new Sumitomo HTR ZIII tires on it.

The car comes with maintenance records since 2000, summarized as follows:

2016-2018:  Engine rebuild (including oil and filter change, spark plugs, etc), new fuel filter and tank, replace front oil cooler, etc.

June 2009:  Replace oil pressure and level sender and flywheel sensors

Feb 2008:  Oil and filter change, replace rear wheel bearings, brake fluid flush and alignment

Oct 2007:  Replace 3rd and 4th gear teeth, syncros and operating sleeve, install new clutch and resurface flywheel and install new gear oil. Install rebuilt stater

April 2007:  Engine break in service, install new front suspension bushings, install new studs in front hubs and repack front bearings, install new front 993TT rotors, alignment, install tie rod bump steer kit.

April 2007:  Engine rebuild (including oil and filter change), install new ignition coil, brake fluid flush

July 2000:  Repair damage to 4th gear

April 2000:  Replace 1st and 3rd gear teeth, 1-2 and 3-4 shift sleeves and 1-5 syncros.  Install new clutch in resurface flywheel

Maintenance from earlier in it’s life can be found in the maintenance book.


The selling dealer is charging $0.00 for documentation or other fees.

See the Seller’s thoughts about this 911 in the “Seller View” tab along with over 100 additional pictures in the “Pictures” tab above.



Username Bid Amount Datetime
rooster $2,000 2019-06-05 15:00:04
kminton327 $1,000 2019-06-04 13:21:41
hopefarm $500 2019-05-26 15:55:00
Start auction $0

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This is a mechanically extremely well sorted 3.2 liter Carrera. It has been set up for the track, where it has primarily been driven since 1995. The modifications result in it pulling very hard for a 3.2 liter. All the track driving has resulted in the stone chips, scratches, paintwork, etc. as pointed out in the picture gallery. The interior is in good shape with the exception of the dash and rear deck pulling/discoloration and the drying/wear of the driver's seat bolsters. This car is NOT garage queen, but it is an outstanding, fun driving car that is loud, stiff and perfect for someone looking for an air-cooled track car or get into a 3.2 liter air-cooled Porsche on a budget.

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