1989 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet
Very smart air-cooled 911 with large history file; 92,300 miles with 24 services to date; G50 gearbox; electric hood; current owner since 2009
Bought new from Roger Clark Cars of Leicester in April 1989, this 911 Cabriolet has had seven owners to date and was acquired by our vendor in 2009. It has covered 92,300 miles with no fewer than 23 stamps in the service book, the last at 89,800 miles in March 2019 plus a large file of supporting invoices. This gives an average service interval of just 4,000 miles.
During the current ownership it has always been maintained by Porsche specialists RSR Auto Services of Elmley Lovett, an invoice showing a further oil service by them immediately before the auction but no stamp in the book. Other invoices show a new set of Uniroyal Rainsport tyres in 2014 at 82,500 miles; Alpine CD/radio with Bluetooth and iPod connection in 2012; Tracker fitted in 2000; Thatcham-approved Piranha alarm/immobiliser fitted in 1997. We are told that it had a new clutch 10k miles ago and new carpets last year.
Finished in classic Guards Red with a Linen leather interior, it has the desirable Getrag G50 five-speed gearbox which replaced the rather clunky 915 ‘box from 1987 onwards and Fuchs alloy wheels. The electrically operated hood is in good condition and works perfectly. The hood cover is also present as is the spare wheel and the original Porsche tyre inflater.
Supplied with all its original handbooks, it also has 24 old MOTs back to 1992 (at 18,094 miles) with a current MOT valid until September 2021. Please note that the private plate shown is being retained and the car will revert to F591 FVF prior to the sale.
Air-cooled 911s have a devoted fan base, are incredibly well made and offer a driving experience with no equal. This is a really nice example all round, with an impeccable service history, and is being offered here at a very sensible guide price. Quite apart from the pleasure you will get in driving it, we can think of few better places to park your savings in these topsy-turvy times…
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.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
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