Lot 138 - 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa (3.2 litre)
|Odometer reading||78,244 miles|
|Result||Sold - £36,680|
- UK supplied, right hand drive example
- 78,000 miles with full-service history
- 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, the 0-60mph time of 5.3 seconds and 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 lovely 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa is fitted with a 3.2 litre engine and factory G50, five-speed gearbox. It was purchased by our vendor in 2014 at which point the car had covered 72,000 miles, it had a full-service history with early services undertaken by Porsche specialists Parr Garage based in West Sussex. Now, having covered just over 78,000 miles, the vendor has continued the maintenance of the car with a major service, including gearbox oil change at 75,176 miles and the brakes gone through in 2019. In 2019/20 the car was sent to PMT bodyshop in Betchworth, Surrey who, using parts supplied by Design 911 UK, replaced both inner and outer sill panels, the kidney panels and repaired and replaced sections of the rear wings. The last service was carried out at 77,412 miles in 2020 and the rear tyres were replaced. Finished in Guards Red with black pinstripe cloth seats, this lovely Porsche 911 is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2023, the complete handbook pack containing the original service book and a file containing invoices and MoT test certificates going back to the 1980s. This very usable classic Porsche is a genuine example of one of the most popular and sought-after Porsche models.
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