1986 PORSCHE 911 3.2 CARRERA SPORT CABRIOLET
Registration: C723 KAR
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ91ZGS150231
- Extensive history with 22 service stamps
- Bills totalling £30,000+ for servicing and repairs
- Over £10,000 in maintenance since 2020
Porsche revived the Carrera name – previously used for the competition orientated versions of the preceding 356 model – for its luxuriously equipped, top-of-the-range 911 in 1973, applying the evocative title to all 911 variants, coinciding with the introduction of the 3.2 litre engine, from the start of the 1984 model year.
Although it remained an air-cooled flat six, the 3.2 motor was 80% new and incorporated an effective cam chain tensioner and associated lubrication system, which at last addressed a perennial 911 shortcoming. This enlarged and extensively revised new engine produced 231bhp, 27 horsepower more than its predecessor, endowing the Carrera with a level of performance approaching that of the original 911 Turbo of 1974, the bald statistics being a 0-60mph time of 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 152mph, with 100mph reachable in a breathtaking 13.6 seconds.
The first 911 Cabriolet debuted in late 1982, as a 1983 model. This was Porsche's first cabriolet since the 356 of the mid-1960s. It proved very popular with 4,214 sold in its introductory year, despite its premium price relative to the open-top targa. Cabriolet versions of the 911 have been offered ever since. A quarter of a century on, Carrera 3.2s are now highly sought after and for very good reason, though finding one in a condition such as this is not easy.
This attractive 911 3.2 Sport Cabriolet was first registered in February of 1986, finished in Grand Prix White with grey leather, with the Sport package of 16” Fuchs wheels and both front/rear spoilers. In the intervening years the 911 has clearly been well maintained, leafing through the car’s history file we see a number of bills for various maintenance and repairs totalling over £30,000, dating back over 20 years. In current ownership since 2020, the 911 has benefited from a thorough inspection with associated servicing and minor repairs (at a cost of c.£10,000). The original service book indicates continual maintenance over the years, supported by a total of 22 service stamps, initially from main dealer Lancaster, later via specialists Autostrasse, Strasse, Autotech and most recently Bowles Auto Services of Sussex.
Complete with Porsche wallet, all books, current and a number of older MoT certificates, this is clearly a well maintained example of one of the best sports cars of the last century.