Lot 250 - 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible
|Odometer reading||100,257 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,600|
Since its introduction in 1963, the 911 has undergone continual development although the basic concept has remained little changed. In 1973, the Carrera name was re-introduced from the 356 Carrera which had itself been named after Porsche's class victories in the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico in the 1950's. The RS was built so that Porsche could enter racing formulae which demanded that a certain minimum number of production cars were made. The most notable advances in 1984 were the introduction of the 3.2-litre engine. With 231bhp on tap, the new 'boxer' motor endowed the Carrera with a level of performance approaching that of the original 911 Turbo of 1974; the bald statistics being a 0-60mph time of 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 152mph. The 3.2 Carrera, produced from 1984 to 1989, is regarded by many as the best of the air-cooled models thanks to its blend of classic good looks, scintillating performance and relatively low cost of ownership - all subsequent models being more complex machines that need deeper pockets to maintain.
Registered in September 1985, this delightful Carrera convertible is finished in Glacier Blue with orange decals (reminiscent of the famous Gulf colours). The coachwork is in very good order as is the blue leather trim and the hood is virtually new. The previous keeper had owned B432 BPP for some 20 years and clearly took a great deal of pride in owning such an iconic vehicle. The engine, mated to a five-speed 915 gearbox, appears to be in very good condition with no adverse noise and more importantly, shows no sign of any oil leaks having been rebuilt a number of years ago. Supplied with a good history file going back to the early 1990's, V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this well-sorted convertible is ready to enjoy immediately. Air-cooled 911 prices have been increasing very rapidly of late; this Carrera convertible is not only one for the purists and collectors but one for the drivers.
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.