Lot 155 - 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||133,000 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £35,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,360|
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 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.
This much loved and well looked after 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, fitted with the 3.2 litre engine and G50, five-speed gearbox, electrically powered windows, roof and seats was first registered by the supplying Porsche dealer, before the second owner, a solicitor, enjoyed the car for twenty years. The vendor purchased this 911 in 2012 requiring some body restoration which involved replacing all four wings and then carrying out a full bare metal respray in the original colour of silver, restoring the driver's seat and re-connolising the blue interior. More recently, the engine was removed and a new flywheel and clutch assembly fitted. This Carrera Cabriolet has a very good service history with the service book stamped up to 2012 and two more services carried out in the vendor's ownership by a fully qualified mechanic. The most recent service was done less than 2,000 miles ago. This excellent Porsche 911 is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test which expires in February 2017, a tool kit and all the handbooks and manuals. With the soft top offering open air motoring and with the Porsche reputation for reliability and build-quality, this is a rare opportunity to buy a practical righthand drive classic Porsche which has been much loved and cared for throughout its life.
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