Lot 158 - 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport Targa (3.2 litre)
|Odometer reading||110,147 miles|
|Result||Sold - £43,016|
- UK supplied, right hand drive car
- Recent repaint in original colour
- The ‘definitive’ Porsche style of the 1980’s
Development of the Porsche 911 Targa proceeded in line with that of its coupé sister, the most notable advances immediately prior to the manufacture of this 1986 model having included the introduction of the 3.2 litre engine for 1984. Although it remained an air-cooled flat six, this 3.2 litre engine was 80% new and incorporated an effective cam chain tensioner and a lubrication system that at last addressed the perennial 911 shortcoming. With 230bhp all new, alloy flat six, ‘boxer’ engine endowed the Carrera with a stunning level of performance and the 0-60mph time of 5.3 seconds with a top speed of 152mph. Although it enjoyed a 52-horsepower advantage, the 911 Turbo was only marginally faster having a top speed of 157mph, while most considered the normally aspirated 911 Carrera easier to drive. All 3.2 Carreras featured galvanised bodies, which together with Porsche legendary build quality ensure that these Porsche classics are long-lasting and very reliable.
This very good, UK supplied, right hand drive Porsche 911 Carrera Sport Targa was first registered on 6th February 1986 and is fitted with the 3.2 litre engine married to the original five speed gearbox. Supplied by AFN London it remained in the home counties before going Scotland in 1993/4, returning to London when the vendor purchased the car in August 2010. This car is supplied with a good service history including the original service book and invoices, it was the subject of a body restoration that was completed in June 2021 prior to a service. Since 2007 this car has covered less than 8,000 miles. Finished in Iris Blue metallic with dark blue, piped white, seats and dark blue interior, this Porsche Carrera is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2023, the handbook pack containing the owner’s manuals and service books and a file with invoices and old MoT test certificates. This very usable classic Porsche is simply a genuine example of one of the most popular and sought-after Porsche models.
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