Lot 154 - 1986 Porsche Carrera 3.2 (3.5 Tognola upgrade) Supersport Specification Coupé
|Odometer reading||159,393 miles|
|Estimate||£55,000 - £65,000|
|Result||Sold - £64,524|
- Low ownership
- Impressive service history
- Unique car
The 3.2 Carrera is revered as the ultimate development of the original 911 that first appeared in 1963, before being replaced by the more complicated 964.These final cars were the most flexible and usable of Butzi Porsche's original design. The all alloy flat six-engine, which had been fuel injected since 1971, was enlarged to 3164cc, giving a torquey 231 BHP; enough to propel the lithe and slippery coupé to over 150 mph, with 0-60 mph coming up in 5.6 seconds. Cars built from September 1986 onward received the more user-friendly G50 gearbox, but all 3.2 Carreras feature galvanized bodies, which together with Porsche's legendary build quality, ensure that these classics are long-lasting.
Working for the city based financial company Singer and Friedlander, Mr. Dyas’ choice of company car was a bit better than most. A keen car enthusiast, he ‘settled’ for a brand new G50 gearbox, ‘triple black’ 3.2 Carrera Sport Coupé as, even with his position, ordering the factory Supersport he so desired was a step too far. He did however order the car with the desirable deep bolster adjustable sports seats, rear wiper and sunroof. Mr. Dyas loved the car and used it regularly, putting almost 65,000 miles on the clock by the time he bought it from his employers in 1992 (for £6,500) and although it was his car from new, he was now officially the second keeper.
Whilst still owned by Singer and Friedlander however, Mr Dyas managed to get a few modifications done to the car. He somehow convinced his employers to convert the car to a Supersport, sourcing all the correct panels from Porsche and instructing Porsche experts, Tognola Engineering, to carry out the conversion. A receipt from Tognola from 1989 lists all the parts used for the conversion. Mr. Dyas didn’t stop there though; whilst having the Supersport conversion carried out and the car repainted, he also had Tognola do their 3.5 litre engine conversion. This boosted power from the standard 230 BHP to 267 BHP, (see rolling road report in the car’s history file), utilising the incredibly rare Club Sport ECU. Impressively, with the engine modifications, the car only produces 30 BHP less than the 930 Turbo!
The quality of the work carried out when repainting the car after the Supersport conversion is remarkable, and the paint presents incredibly well even now, some 30 years later. Stood next to the car, it is hard to believe it has covered over 159,000 miles, presenting better than most 30,000 mile examples, with the interior unmarked and mechanically perfectly maintained. Indeed, other than its latest service, which included fluids and brake pads by Porsche guru Steve Monk, the car has had almost all of its work carried out by Tognola Engineering, with only the very early services by Porsche main dealers. The incredible history file shows not only every tax disc and MoT test certificate for the car’s life, but also every receipt from Tognola Engineering for their servicing and work from 1989 to 2014. The supplied Porsche service book also boasts 17 stamps and the vendor reports the car to be an absolute pleasure to drive, without any faults.
Supplied with a UK V5C registration document, service book, owner’s handbook and a wonderful file of the car’s life as well as an MoT test certificate valid until April 2022. This fantastic Porsche is unique in terms of both its incomparable history, and its uprated specification.
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