Lot 214 - 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (3.2 Litre)
|Odometer reading||80,091 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,600|
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.
Supplied by Charles Follet Ltd in October 1984, this Porsche 911 presents in superb condition having recently been restored to a very high standard taking just over two years to complete. During the restoration, the brakes were completely overhauled with new discs (front and rear) callipers overhauled and new brake pads. The interior was stripped and re-trimmed in blue leather including the dashtop. During the restoration, the body was sent to Peter Light, a Porsche specialist in Potters Bar. The panels were removed from the car and checked for any corrosion. A fabulous paint finish was applied in the original colour of Porsche Grand Prix white and a new mohair hood was fitted by Allhoods of Romford. The car is now fitted with the correct Fuchs alloys. The fastidious vendor has painstakingly traced the service history and it appears the car was serviced by Porsche main dealers until May 2000 (40,720 miles) and subsequently by marque specialists. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this 911 Carrera 3.2 Cabriolet is a car that has to be viewed to be fully appreciated.
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