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Why a dearth of '85MY 911's?

Is it just me, or are there very few 1985 911's offered for sale? Were the production numbers down for that year? Are the cars just great to own and few wish to part with them? Just wondered if any of you have noticed the same.

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I believe 86 was the peak of the Gs followed by 87 and 85. Prior to the 10/87 stock market crash.

88 was down.
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I believe 86 was the peak of the Gs followed by 87 and 85. Prior to the 10/87 stock market crash.

88 was down.
That's correct.
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As an owner of a 1985 for the last 30 years, I can only give my opinion. I love it. I will not part with it. It has been just about bulletproof for the last 250,000 miles. It is a joy to drive.
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85 was the lowest volume year of the 3.2 Carrera run

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85 was the lowest volume year of the 3.2 Carrera run

Interesting list.

Does it include turbos? Thereís a big production number drop 79-80 and 85-86 when the US market lost the 930 and then got it back.
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Yes - includes turbo. What’s really interesting to me with this list is the massive increase in volume beginning with the rollout of the 996 line. The changes to the manufacturing processes and using shared components between the 996 & 986 doubled the volume from the last year of 993 production.

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Interesting list.

Does it include turbos? There’s a big production number drop 79-80 and 85-86 when the US market lost the 930 and then got it back.

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@Jabborwocky - great list. Thanks for sharing. You really get a sense of the ebb and flow the volume over years. I had an 85 and didn't see very many when I bought it. 86 and 87, definitely more available then and now. Of those, 40% of the G's were RED and a large amount black.
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What was going on in 80 & 81?
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What was going on in 80 & 81?
Ernst Fuhrmann (Chairman/CEO of Porsche at the time) was planning the funeral of the 911, set for end of MY 1981, to make room for the 928 to lead them into the 80s. The 911 survived, Ernie didnít.
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Just curious if there is a breakdown of the yearly production numbers - row vs. NA or coupe, cab, targa?

I have an 85 euro cab and am just curious how many were made.
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the red book has all those numbers if memory serves...
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What was going on in 80 & 81?
The worst recession (at least in the US) since the Great Depression. By some measures, worse even than the 2008 financial crisis.
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The worst recession (at least in the US) since the Great Depression. By some measures, worse even than the 2008 financial crisis.
I was 10 so I guess it didn't register I suppose I should google these things before opening my mouth to ask a stupid question.
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I was 10 so I guess it didn't register I suppose I should google these things before opening my mouth to ask a stupid question.
Haha, no worries, unfortunately I do remember it...I got my bachelor's degree in 1980 and headed right back into grad school so I could get a job that didn't involve punching a time clock. Employment options were pretty dire!
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The worst recession (at least in the US) since the Great Depression. By some measures, worse even than the 2008 financial crisis.
End of the Carter "malaise" years...
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If 930s are included in this list, the drop off from 79-80 and sharp increase from 85-86 is the likely reason.
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What was going on in 80 & 81?
Early 80-82 economy was pretty bad. High interest rates and high inflation, the dreaded stagflation. By '83 stagflation was eradicated, and the economy took off, with corresponding increase in 911 sales.
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Woah! That's a lot of "fried eggs". I wonder if there was an egg deficiency till the 997 kicked in.

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