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Lot 052: Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera

Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (27 November 2013)

Every schoolboy's dream of what a proper 911 should look like, the 3.2 Carrera is perhaps the most popular 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.� Produced from 1984 to 1989 and 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. Looking particularly mean and moody in black with a black leather interior piped in red to match the red carpets, this particular car was first registered in January 1986. The current owner, a Porsche Club GB member, acquired the car in the summer of 2006 when it had around 115,000 miles on the clock and he has added just 7,000 miles to that total during his 7-year ownership. He reports that apart from a couple of minor electrical glitches the car has proved utterly reliable throughout that time and has been a joy to drive, including two 1,000 mile round trips to the Le Mans 24-Hour Race and back. Always garaged during his ownership and carefully maintained including a full service about 1,000 miles ago, the car has also been fitted with new brake discs and pads all round, new rear tyres, new headlamps and a new battery. The bodywork is said to be in excellent condition with both front wings replaced shortly before he acquired it. Only reluctantly being sold due to an impending house move and consequent loss of garage space, it comes with 11 months' MOT and 5 months' tax and is ready to drive away today. All classic 911 models have increased in value over the last few years and this cherished example looks like a bargain at the modest guide price suggested.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Herefordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number052
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1996
Condition rating3
Registration numberC433 KER
Mileage-
Chassis numberWP0ZZZ91ZGS101069
Engine number63G01662
Engine capacity (cc)3164
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2