Lot 269 - 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport Targa
|Odometer reading||0 miles|
|Estimate||£80,000 - £90,000|
|Result||Sold - £115,360|
Those more observant out there will have noticed the mileage recorded above; 0 miles. There is a good reason for this. Porsche themselves has restored every single nut and bolt. The story begins in 2013 when Porsche GB set a challenge; they asked the UK main dealer network to go out and source a 911 restoration project, spend a year ( 8 months in reality) restoring it, then present it at the Classic Car Show at the NEC, Birmingham in 2014. Porsche Brooklands found a decrepit 1988 911 3.2 litre Targa which they then pushed into their workshops. As with everything in this world, you get what you pay for and, with their reputation at stake not to mention their own professional pride, they began the deconstruction process. Time and expense were pushed to the back as they then took those major components and separated them out into their constituent parts. In fact, every single item was separated, repaired, cleaned and polished. If not possible, correct Porsche parts were used in their place. It took a team of dedicated Porsche mechanics an entire year to create what is arguably the finest 911 Targa in the world. It has stood, pride of place, in the Brooklands showrooms since the show and received a relentless stream of hushed admiration. The original owner pack accompanies this superb example complete with a new service history booklet for the new car from Porsche themselves, as well as a hard-back book detailing the restoration and a framed print showing this and all the other cars restored by Porsche that year. This represents the very best restoration by the finest technicians on one of the most iconic automotive designs ever penned.
A brave claim; but don't take my word for it...
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