4.30.2012

TireKicker Time Machine: 1986-89 Porsche 911

Front view of purple 1986-1989 Porsche 911 parked in parking lot
Front view of a classic '80s Porsche 911.

After a much too long absence, TireKicker Time Machine is back as a regular feature...and we start with a car I literally stumbled across and photographed mere minutes ago.


Front 3/4 view of purple 1986-1989 Porsche 911 parked in parking lot


Before the comments start rolling in that this is too new, too modern to fit the "classic" definition, let's remember that the last year for this body style was 1989...and with the 2013s already showing up on the streets and in the showrooms, that means this particular TireKicker Time Machine is at least 24 years old....and possibly 27.

Rear 3/4 view of  purple 1986-1989 Porsche 911 parked in parking lot

Hopefully some sharp-eyed Porschephiles can help us narrow down the actual model year of this beautiful example. We know it can't be newer than an '89 because of the body style....and the reason it can't be older than an '86 is visible in this shot if you look closely enough. Do you see it?

The plate says "VRYLCKY"...and we agree...very lucky. This is a TireKicker Time Machine we'd love to have in the driveway at TireKicker World Headquarters on a permanent basis.



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