Lot 270 - 1985 Porsche 911 Carerra RS
|Odometer reading||97,231 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
Little needs to be added about the meteoric rise and domination of Porsche's flagship 911 - suffice to say that the combination of understated styling, sound mechanics and often brutal performance firmly secured its position within the automotive history books. With generations of improvements adding to a heady concoction and pushing further and further to provide the ultimate driving experience, 1984 saw the launch of a replacement for the successful SC series, the 3.2 Carrera, reviving the Carrera name for the first time since 1977. This was indeed the last iteration in the original 911 series with all subsequent models featuring new body styling with new brakes, electronics and suspension technologies. A new higher-displacement motor, a 3.2-litre horizontally opposed flat 6-cylinder, was utilised. With the new engine, power was increased to 207bhp. This version of the 911 accelerated from 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds and had a top speed of 150 mph as measured by Autocar.
With the usual configurations available such as convertible, targa and coupé, there was also the option of the RS conversion which included such extras as a modified interior, teardrop wing-mirrors, a more streamlined front bumper treatment and slightly stiffer suspension. These are few and far between but is exactly what is on offer today. Sitting on Cup alloy wheels and sporting an additional anti-roll bar over the front suspension, this extremely good looking Carrera benefits from the most important of attributes for any Porsche; a comprehensive and detailed history file. Each service is fully detailed with invoices and dates, each owner change and garage visit, every single aspect of this car that received any attention over the last 28 years is documented and filed. Supplied with a Tracker, a full one year MoT test certificate and fresh service, this represents a sound example of the marque.
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