The Ferrari and Porsche Sale 21st September 2019
Automobilia 2.30pm The Porsche Sale www.silverstoneauctions.com 77 + buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20% LOT 402 More Images Lot 402 Bid On Lot 402 Registration: C915 RRR Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ91ZGS141281 Engine Number: 63G04840 Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport Targa • The ‘definitive’ Porsche style of the 1980s • A C16, 3.2 with good service history • In-vogue Targa model in Guards Red with black sport seats • Lots of original features including brass door pins, spec sticker under bonnet etc. • Great driving example, with a strong and well-presented engine The 3.2 Carrera is revered as the ultimate development of the original 911 that first appeared in 1963. These final cars (before being replaced by the more complicated 964) were the most flexible and usable of Butzi Porsche’s original design. Launched in 1984 and reviving the ‘Carrera’ name for the first time since 1977, these were the ultimate 1980’s sports cars. The all-alloy flat-six engine, which had been fuel injected since 1971, received a final stretch to 3,164cc, giving torque-rich 231 bhp - enough to propel the lithe and slippery Coupé to over 150 mph, with 0-60 mph coming up in 5.6 seconds. All 3.2 Carreras feature galvanised bodies, which together with Porsche’s legendary build quality, ensure that these classics are long-lasting. The car presented here is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport Targa. It was initially registered in the UK on the 1st July 1986, making it part of a late batch of cars fitted with the venerable 915 5-speed gearbox which, when used properly and up to temperature, is a much-revered means of swapping cogs. This classic Porsche is finished in Guards Red, complimented by a full black leather interior and is a standard factory ‘Sport’ model with Fuchs alloy wheels, front and rear spoilers, electric pack and sports seats. The car comes with a comprehensive history file, including lots of invoices for servicing and maintenance as evidenced by the willingness with which it starts and the healthy oil pressure. The car has recently benefited from new stainless- steel heat exchangers and silencers only last year, whilst being shod with a new set of Continental tyres less than 250 miles ago. The interior specification of the car is unusual in having leather door cards and armrests, which were originally ‘Can-Can’ Red (a very 1980’s Porsche colour!), together with the gear lever gaiter. However, a previous owner decided to paint over them with black varnish! The current owner was in the process of refurbishing these areas, but a move abroad meant this work stalled. Likewise, there are other areas where a new owner could look to add value, including the driver’s seat. There are some original features still present, with the correct Blaupunkt radio/cassette player, unpainted brass door pins, the spec sticker under the bonnet, and the correct leather-trimmed carpet in the luggage area. The engine bay and front luggage area (in the nose and under carpet) are very presentable and appear unmolested and the Targa roof is also in good condition and works/fits well. This is a very usable classic 3.2, which is strong in many important areas but is offered at a tempting estimate to allow for some improvements. This is simply a genuine example of one of the most popular and sought-after Porsche models.