Lot 376 - 1986 Porsche 911 Convertible
|Odometer reading||54,435 miles|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £37,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,432|
The first Porsche 911 was introduced in 1963 as the replacement for the much loved Porsche 356. It has a distinctive design with a rear-engine and 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 relatively unchanged. In 1973, the Carrera name was reintroduced for the 356 Carrera which had itself been named after Porsche's class victories in the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico in the 1950s. 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 striking example presents extremely well in the classic colour combination of Guards Red with black leather upholstery and red carpets. The impeccable bodywork is complemented by a bodykit from Gemballa, the world famous auto enhancers whose tailored craftsmanship is highly regarded. The seats are supplied by renowned Porsche specialists RUF, who have also supplied this 911’s stainless steel exhaust, suspension and turbo chip. This impressive look is completed with a set of turbo style alloys. This well looked after Porsche fired up on request and produces a wonderful exhaust note. We are informed that this iconic, low mileage car is a joy to drive. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until October 2021, this stunning car is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.
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