Lot 142 - 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Sport
|Odometer reading||117,000 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £19,000|
|Result||Sold - £27,440|
The first Porsche 911 was introduced in 1963 as the replacement for the much loved Porsche 356. It has a distinctive design; rear-engined and with independent rear suspension, an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. The engine was also air-cooled until the introduction of the Type 996 in 1998. Since its introduction in 1963, it 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 1950s. The RS was built so that Porsche could enter racing formulae which stipulated that a minimum number of production cars were made. The most notable advances in 1984 were the introduction of the 3.2 litre engine. Although it remained an air-cooled 'flat six', the '3.2' was 80% new and incorporated an effective cam chain tensioner and associated lubrication system that at last addressed a perennial 911 shortcoming. 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.
This much loved and looked after 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa, fitted with the 3.2 litre engine and G50 gearbox, is one of the last air-cooled models and has the galvanised bodywork. The vendor has owned this Porsche for the last thirteen years and has recently spent £3,500 bringing the car up to scratch including new clutch, brake discs and pads. Finished in Guards Red with cream interior, it is supplied with a V5 registration document, MoT test certificate (with no advisories) expiring April 2016, the Owner's Manual and the service book which shows all services have been carried out by either Porsche or Porsche specialists, the only gap in servicing was when car was not in use and had SORN applied between 2009 and 2014. There is also a file containing stacks of paperwork covering all work carried out over the years plus various MOT's and tax disks and the original electric tyre pump as supplied when new.
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.