Lot 405 - 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||99,800 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,120|
The 911 can trace its roots back to sketches drawn by Ferdinand Porsche in 1959 and was developed as a much more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356, the company's first model. The new car made its public debut at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show and had a non-operational mock-up of the 901 engine, receiving a working one in February 1964. It was originally designated as the 'Porsche 901' (901 being its internal project number), with 82 cars being built as 901's. However, Peugeot protested on the grounds that in France it had exclusive rights to car names formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle. So, instead of selling the new model with another name in France, Porsche generously changed the name to 911.
This Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet presents in splendid condition and is described by the vendor as being "superb to drive". Finished in Guards red with light grey interior, it also benefits from a power hood. A comprehensive service history accompanies the car with no fewer than 25 stamps in the service book; latterly at renowned marque specialists GT One Ltd; a comprehensive collection of receipts are also available in the history file. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a full year's MoT test certificate, this 911 convertible is ready to be used and enjoyed immediately. Very realistically and attractively priced given the estimate.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.