Lot 239 - 1990 Porsche 911 / 964 Carrera 2 Convertible
|Odometer reading||77,570 miles|
|Result||Sold - £36,416|
- Fully rebuilt and detailed engine costing approximately £20,000
- Recent new hood and hoodbag
- Owned and enjoyed as a family car for nearly ten years
Whilst it is certainly true that there are a number of similarities that follow through from the previous model, the Stuttgart firm have always been very keen to point out that at least 85% of the car, in fact, differed. From the obvious change to the bumpers through to the increased displacement of car’s motive power. ABS brakes now became standard and careful attention has been paid to the aerodynamics used to reduce the drag coefficient down to virtually zero. The stability and road holding at high speed were also greatly improved with a new retractable spoiler automatically extending at 50mph seriously increasing downforce and doubling the volume of air fed into the engine compartment.
Recent extensive works to the convertible roof include a new gearbox and sensors, motor repairs and a refurbished control unit as well as a comprehensive service approximately 500 miles ago with GT One Ltd, Porsche specialists based in Surrey, a year before that. In fact, works have taken place reliably with this firm stretching back to 2016 which includes regular servicing, air conditioning and general maintenance. The lack of usage undertaken between 2019 and 2023 relates to the Covid epidemic during which time, the owner stayed in Ireland. After which, it was thus refreshed and used again. Two fresh Pirelli P Zero tyres were fitted in 2017 but with only 2,000 miles driven between then and now, their use can only really be described as occasional. Works continue going back with GT One and then back to Porsche themselves including substantial servicing in 2014. In fact, 2014 represents an important date as it was then that the Porsche Service Centre in Byfleet undertook a full and comprehensive engine rebuild costing just shy of £20,000 and detailing nine pages of labour and spare parts. Most recently, this year, it has undergone an extensive 6,000 mile service costing over £4,000 and taking in numerous minor issues. Presented in classic Guards Red, it comes complete with a current MoT test certificate and a soft indoor Porsche cover.
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