Lot 144 - 1985 Porsche 911 Super Sport Targa

Lot 144 - 1985 Porsche 911 Super Sport Targa

Lot 144 - 1985 Porsche 911 Super Sport Targa

Lot Number 144
Registration C911 GVP
Chassis Number WP0ZZZ91ZGS140272
Engine Number 63G01040
Odometer reading 109,285 miles
Estimate £72,000 - £92,000
  • Recent extensive mechanical restoration costing £21,431
  • Offered with a photographic record of the engine and gearbox rebuild
  • One of just 14 UK supplied right hand drive Targa examples
  • Believed to be the only right hand drive SSE Targa delivered new in ‘White Gold’

Introduced in 1984, the Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 was the last incarnation of the ‘pure’ 911 and was a replacement for the SC model, made between 1978 and 1983. The engine capacity was increased to 3.2-litres, Bosch fuel injection was fitted, and power was up to 231bhp, at least for the European market. With a lack of driver aids such as ABS and power steering, the Carrera 3.2 is said to offer one of the purest 911 driving experiences. Rarest of them all is the ‘Turbo look’ wide body, known as the ‘Super Sport’ in the UK. The lucky few buyers would have had to place their order through the ‘Sonderwusch’ (special wishes) programme and stump up in excess of £10,000 over the base price. Just 220 right-hand drive Targa examples were produced, of which only 14 were originally delivered new to the UK!

This superb looking matching numbers example was built on 26th September 1985 and was delivered new to the UK in its original colour combination of White Gold over a brown interior. Offered in very good condition throughout the paintwork retains a deep shine and presents well, although there are some minor age-related stone chips and blemishes. The interior, including the dashboard and dials is also in very good condition, the leather is in good order, and the pin stripe inserts are showing no real sign of age.

In 2022/2023 this rare 911 was treated to an extensive mechanical restoration by Porsche Specialists Patrick Walsh Porsche Ltd to the tune of £21,431. Included in the works was a comprehensive top and bottom end engine rebuild, extensive gearbox rebuild, new clutch and ancillaries, new flywheel, new timing chain, reconditioned alternator, new starter motor, new fuel tank, and an upgraded Dansk exhaust system. Many other significant parts have also been replaced as well as new oil pipes, sensors, bearings etcetera, with as many as possible being replaced with genuine Porsche parts.

Offered with a sizeable history file including invoices for the restoration work amounting to £21,431, a comprehensive photographic record of the restoration, previous MoT test records, the current UK V5C registration document, the private registration number, a current MoT test certificate valid until January 2024, the Porsche letter of origin confirming it’s an original UK supplied Super Sport Targa in its original specification, the owner’s manual, and a service booklet with many service stamps. Offered from a small private collection, this 911 is always dry stored and has been used regularly in summer months. This is a wonderful example having covered a mere 500 miles since the restoration and is ready to be enjoyed by its new custodian.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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