Lot 285 - 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera to 1973 RS Specification
|Odometer reading||119,170 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £28,000|
This 1989 G50 911 3.2 Carrera started its life as one of the very last 3.2 Carreras ever produced. By the end of production, Porsche had perfected it in almost every way and this is one such example. An excellent, well cared for, dry-use-only, original UK righthand drive car with full history. It was converted this year to 1973 Carrera RS specification body retaining all the qualities underneath of its later brother. With a fully galvanised body shell, it has undergone a full professional backdate by 911 Rennsport Ltd this summer. It has been converted using a genuine steel Porsche 1973 long bonnet, brand new steel early wings, lightweight RS front and rear bumpers and the all-important correct ducktail. Mechanically, all the suspension has been stripped cleaned and reset to fast road/track settings with full laser geometry. The engine being the bullet-proof 3.2 litre Carrera has been fully checked and declared to be in tiptop condition and completely dry underneath. The gearbox is the late G50 unit which is in perfect condition as expected along with a later hydraulic clutch.
Having also had a full body restoration, it has been finished in a rare and striking flannel grey with the correct colour India red decals and India red genuine Fuchs alloy wheels (7" front and 8" rear). Brand new lights have been fitted, front and rear, with chrome surrounds and metal chrome horn grills. Door handles have been stripped and triple chrome plated, front and rear screens have been replaced with the correct slightly smaller early ones with polished inserts. To finish off the look, the door frames and window trims have all been polished to match along with a correct period single Durant mirror. The underside of the car is in the same condition as the top being correctly anti-stonechipped and sprayed in body colour. The interior has also been tastefully backdated with the correct 'salt n pepper' lightweight Perlon carpet set. Brand new RSR basket-weave bucket seats, period Momo Prototipo steering wheel and correct lightweight RS specification door cards with electric windows have also been retained.
It could certainly be said that this is a 1973 Carrera RS perfected for everyday use!
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