Lot 244 - 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 ‘Commemorative Edition’
|Odometer reading||204,740 miles|
|Estimate||£33,000 - £40,000|
- One of 30 commemorative coupé's
- Full engine rebuild 2003
- Stunning history file
Revered as the ultimate development of the original 911, the 3.2 Carrera that first appeared in 1963 was the most flexible and usable of Butzi Porsche's original design. Launched in 1984, and reviving the ‘Carrera' name for the first time since 1977, these were the definitive 1980's sports cars. The all-alloy flat six engine received a final stretch to 3164cc, giving torque-rich 231 bhp; enough to propel the lithe and slippery coupé to over 150 mph, with 0-60 mph coming up in 5.6 seconds. All 3.2 Carreras feature galvanised bodies which, together with Porsche's legendary build quality, ensure that these classics are long lasting.
The car presented here is a special limited edition, known as a 911 Carrera 3.2 ‘Commemorative Edition’. In 1988, Porsche built a run of these cars to celebrate the production of 250,000 911 models. It is believed there were only 50 right hand drive examples, 30 Coupés, 10 Targas and 10 Cabriolets earmarked for the UK. These sought after models featured a number of unique features including the Diamond Blue Metallic exterior colour and Silver Blue leather interior with Ferry Porsche’s signature on the headrests. They also had a comprehensive equipment level as standard including painted wheel centres, electric sunroof, electric seats, short-shift gear lever, sports suspension and the luxury carpet option. Being produced in 1988 meant the car also has the desirable G50 5-speed gearbox.
E199 ODF was first registered on 1st January 1988, one of just 30 Commemorative coupe's presented in the correct blue coachwork and trim and costing a shade over £40,000. Offered in fabulous condition throughout, this example has an enviable history file including comprehensive bills and MoT test certificates dating back to 1992 when this car was with Merlin Porsche in Nottingham. From 1992 until today there has clearly been no expense spared; the previous two owners having undertaken a sympathetic restoration and, importantly in 2003, having covered 123,607 miles, the then owner Mr Norris commissioned a full engine rebuild. Mr Norris was keen to drive his beloved 911 on his wedding day so the engine rebuild was completed, together with a new clutch, in time for the big day. Our vendor stresses this was not just a 'top end' rebuild and full details of the comprehensive works can be found in the history file. Mr Norris eventually sold this car to his best man, with fond memories of his wedding day and Mr Barrett continued to use the same Porsche specialist in Fulham for a further nine years to maintain the car. Our vendor, who has owned this 911 for seven years, has continued the fabulous upkeep and had remedial work carried out to the kidney bowls. We are informed the cosmetic sill side panels were removed to inspect both the sills and kidney bowls, upon inspection the sills were in very good order. A rare 911 with an amazing history file and in staggering condition, this car shows the kind of quality usually found on a car with less than half the mileage. With an MoT test certificate valid until November 2018 together with a full book pack, this is a car that we strongly recommend viewing.
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