Lot 193 - 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport Restomod
|Odometer reading||160,819 miles|
|Estimate||£80,000 - £90,000|
- Full bare-metal respray in Blood Orange
- Complete with both ‘duck-tail’ and IROC spoiler
- Full and comprehensive history file
“There is no greater visceral driving experience, it is often argued, than can be had in a Porsche 911”. A quote often used by motoring journalists for the simple reason than that it is true. This is also the reason that the 3.2 litre Carrera is the basis for many performance upgrades and, more recently, the advent of the ‘Restomod’. These are modern cars that often hark back to the classic 2.7 litre RS or IROC (International Race of Champions) tribute in the US or classic cars with modern underpinnings.
What lifts one example head and shoulders above another, however, is usually the attention to detail and the accompanying investments made. A bodykit simply won't do but continue to read and you will see that this vendor, in particular, has gone to extreme lengths to put together a car that not only looks incredible but is easy to live with and performs like a Le Mans racer when asked to.
Based on a 1985 3.2 litre Carrera Sport chassis, this 911 is a great example of impact bumper upgradery with a torquey 3.6 litre, 964 RS specification engine initially inputted by Bob Watson Porsche but latterly rebuilt by air-cooled specialist, Nick Fulljames of Redtek, to give 292bhp combined with hugely increased lightness.
Kitted out with the Tuthill six-pot brakes and super compliant EXE-TC fully adjustable road tarmac rally suspension and combined with recent Continental Contisport Contact tyres (consistently voted Evo Tyre of the Year). The 915 gearbox was rebuilt in full and connected to a Quaife limited slip differential with a bespoke undertray fabricated by John Williams whilst still offering a forgiving ride height which most modern sportscars simply won’t rival. It benefits from a recent oil service, filters and Ferodo racing brake pads. Although recording just over 160,000 on the odometer, in reality, there are just over 30,000 on the new engine fitted in 2012 as is documented in the paperwork alongside the brand-new heat exchangers. The output and ECU mapping set-up is by Porsche/BMW engine mapping specialists, Wayne Scofield of Chipwizards.
It has then been detailed by Gary Cook at GDC Automotive (Ex-Autofarm) and further improvements and service by Tuthill’s and Leigh at Carrera Porsche. The interior benefits from Recaro Sportster CS seats, centre console delete, black headliner, sunroof and, as you would image, a recent bare metal respray in Blood Orange. There is also a new Momo deep-dish 350mm suede steering wheel, upgraded LED headlights and a heated front windscreen running on a ten-minute timed delay. An original Porsche immobiliser and alarm with three keys, a new battery and kill switch are included as is a Blaupunkt SQR 46 DAB head unit paired to Auto Audio fitted speakers with Bluetooth and USB port, a high-quality breathable car-cover and an additional IROC-style spoiler for that different look. A huge history file, including the original purchase receipt from AFN Chiswick, completes this hugely competent classic offering everything that is required in this RS or IROC-specification Porsche, depending on how you feel. HPI clear and with a full and comprehensive history file, this represents significantly more than just the sum of its parts.
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