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Lot 071: Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Targa

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (16 May 2012)

Since it's launch in 1964, the Porsche 911 has established itself firmly at the top of the supercar firmament, remaining to this day just about the only 150mph sportscar that can be reliably driven every day. The 3.2 Carrera, produced from 1984 to 1989, is regarded by many as the best of the air-cooled models thanks to its blend of classic good looks, scintillating peformance and relatively low cost of ownership  all subsequent models being more complex machines that need deeper pockets to maintain. Visually similar to the outgoing SC, the Carrera was much improved under the skin with bigger brakes and an 80% new flat-six engine that incorporated an effective cam chain tensioner and associated lubrication system that at last addressed a perennial 911 shortcoming. Driving refinement and reliability were improved with a new Bosch Motronics ignition system, the end result being a power hike to 231bhp and 209lb/ft of torque. Quick revving and torquey, it shot to 60mph in 5.4 seconds on its way to a 152mph maximum, speeds that only the Turbo model could have matched in the past. Available in coupe, targa and cabriolet guises, it was progressively developed over the course of its six-year production run. The main change came in 1987 with the adoption of a much-improved Getrag five-speed gearbox, the G50, with a smoother change than the notchy 915 transmission that preceded it. First registered in August 1989, this particular Targa has covered some 90,800 miles from new and comes with a full service history comprising eleven stamps to date, the last in September 2010 at 86,409 miles. Dark Blue with a blue leather interior piped in red, it is said to be in very good condition throughout and to drive beautifully. It comes with a 15-page 190-point engineer's report by 911 specialist Peter Morgan Consulting that was carried out in October 2010 and gives it a clean bill of health. Comments include: the underside of the car is in great shape for a 911 of this age/mileage with surface corrosion/damage minimal... A close visual inspection of the upper bodywork confirms no signs of accident damage to chassis rails front/rear& the car has been subjected to remedial paintwork, however the quality of the work is high and the car presents exceptionally well&The interior, luggage compartment and engine bay are all particularly well presented given the age and mileage of the car. The report states that the car drives well with no significant oil leaks and notes that it is fitted with Sports suspension. Recently fitted with new Dunlop SP front tyres, the car also benefits from a JVC radio/CD player and a nice 911 number plate. Supplied with all its original handbooks and with an MOT until October 2012, this is an unusually smart example of this wonderful model.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
TypeCar
Lot Number071
Estimate£12000-£14000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1989
Condition rating
Registration numberG911 CAF
Mileage-
Chassis numberWPOZZZ91ZKS140999
Engine number63K04011
Engine capacity (cc)3164
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors