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I have a 85 with the tiny AC vents. If AC is something important to you look for a 86 or later, the vents are much bigger.

If the previous owner knew how to drive a 915 and did not abuse it they will be fine for 200,000 miles. A G50 is nice but not that important.

The Carrera does have more HP but they weigh more. There is not a big difference in performance between the two. The Carrera gets a bigger clutch, bigger brakes and the late 1985s like mine and after have a bigger axle CV joints and different shock absorber struts. The DME is the biggest improvement and there is no blown air-box to worry about.

Overall I would suggest you find the best example and far as paint quality, interior and lack of rust and then overall mechanical condition. I would buy a pristine SC over a worn out Carrera.
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