Porsche 911 - SOLD
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport
- Finished in Guards Red with Black leather interior.
- MY88 example, G50 gearbox.
- Factory 'Sport' options.
- Matching numbers example.
- Last owner 22 years - fastidiously maintained.
Introduced in 1984, the Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 was the last incarnation of the 'pure' 911 and came as a replacement of the SC model which had been manufactured between '78-'83. With its re-designed inlet and exhaust system, an increase in engine capacity to 3.2 litres, along with service-free Digital Engine Management (DME) ignition system and Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection the car produced 231bhp (European market) and as such this saw a significant increase in engine performance whist also having a reduction in fuel consumption. With it's lack of driver aids, ABS, power steering or even 4 wheel-drive, it is felt the Carrera 3.2 genuinely offers one of the most authentic 911 driving experiences with 0-60mph time of under 6 seconds and top speed limited to 152mph.
For the first few years of production the Carrera 3.2 continued to use the type 915 gear box found in the SC and earlier model, however in Model Year '87 (MY 87 cars built 1 August 1986 to 31 July 1987) the 911 received the all new Getrag G50 with hydraulic clutch and as such coupe 911's built from 87-89 are felt to be the most desirable examples to own. During its 5 years of production the Carrera 3.2 was offered in Coupe, Targa and Cabriolet form and as is the norm for Porsche, cars could be specified with a number of options alloying for the standard 'narrow' body Carrera 3.2, Carrera Sport (revised suspension and front / rear spoilers) or even the 'Turbo-look' (Option M491) offering the 930's wide-body plus uprated brakes, suspension, Limited Slip Differential and larger tea-tray rear spoiler. The 911 Carrerra 3.2 saw relatively few changes during its production, Porsche offered commerative models during MY88 and MY89, the rakish Speedster and stripped out Club Sport but by Sept '89, with the new 964 already in production the Carrera 3.2 was finally phased out.
Delivered to its first owner through the Gordon Ramsey Ltd (OPC) on the 1st September 1987, this stunning MY88 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport is finished in Guards Red and features the desirable G50 gearbox and comes with the following options as confirmed by the accompanying Porsche Cars GB Ltd letter:
- C16 UK specification
- 16" Fuchs alloy wheels
- Front & rear spoilers
- Sport shock absorbers
- Uprated windscreen wash
- Headlight wash
- Rear seatbelts
- Central locking
- Electric seats - 8 way - Black leather with red piping
- Passenger side mirror
- Rear wiper
- Luggage compartment in velour
- Porsche immobiliser
A matching numbers and meticulously maintained example she has been owned by the same keeper for the last 22yrs and as such has MOTs back to 1995 (having covered only 21k miles since and now showing a recorded 92k miles), service records detailed within the dealer book pack, indicate 10 OPC service stamps, bills for £000's and detailed records showing every oil change, nut/bolt change even down to valve clearance adjustments, we feel you'd struggle to find another example with such a well documented service record.
This attention to details continues when visually inspecting the car. The Guard Red paint, panel gaps, rubbers around the car, 16" Fuchs alloys (fitted with the correct Continental N1 tyres), the front and rear spoilers are all in excellent condition and this is testament not only to the build quality of a classic Porsche but also down to the fact that this 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport is a cossetted example. On opening the door and stepping inside the driver, and any lucky passenger, are meet with an interior akin to that of a 'new car', remarkable for a car built in 1987. The interior is in first class order, with all switch gear looking as good as the day it left the production line, the seats (full electric adjustment) remain firm, but with wonderfully supply leather and its not long before the driver has found the perfect driving position and ready to start the glorious 3.2 litre flat six engine.
With the immobiliser deactivated the engine starts instantly and being an MY88 example she comes with the G50 5 speed gearbox, which is an absolute delight and one drive of this 911 will have you wishing you had your passport with you so that you could take in an Intercontinental journey, she really is an exceptional car to drive, with smooth power delivery, great brakes wonderful steering.
The respected Porsche historian and author Peter Morgan is quoted as say the Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2, "will do what ever you want every day and all day, but reveals its thoroughbred performance in an instant" and our stunning Carrera 3.2 Sport model is testament to that, she's an absolute gem.
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I first met Mark & Carl back on 21st Jan this year ('19) when I went to view a Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport, a car I had wanted from back when I was a spotty faced 17 year old. This was a real bucket list moment, buying the car of your dreams that you now have the means to make reality.
On meeting the guys from Absolute Classic Cars I had a really good feeling. When I got there the car was on the ramp ready to be poked and probed. Mark told me a little bit about the car, lifted it on the ramp and let me get on with it, just the way I like to look at cars. Any questions I had he was there with the answer but what I really liked was how he and Carl interacted. The honesty was a real change for me from when normally looking at a car. There were a couple of things I picked out and instead of the usual "that's nothing to worry about", I got "we'll get that done before the car goes out", no excuses just simple honest answers and a promise to fix it.
Anyway long story short, I bought the car and had a list of things I wanted done on the car which were all agreed to be done, in the negotiated price, prior to delivery. Every single thing on that list was done to a superb standard, to be honest it exceeded my expectations and more. Today when the car arrived I could not stop grinning from ear to ear. It was a really emotional moment, a dream fulfilled!
In the last 40 years I have never bought the first car I looked at, however this time I made an exception as I was so impressed with both the car and the people. We are so used to getting rubbish service and substandard misdescribed cars from the motor trade and I found that I was caught a little offguard here which took me a while to get to grips with .... but all in a very nice way.
What makes Absolute Classic Cars different is they care, are honest, knowledgeable and nothing is a problem, big or small. They want you to have the car you want to buy, not the car they necessarily have for sale. I don't think I've ever met two people in the motor trade less interested in pressurising you into buying, they'd rather not sell you the car if it's not 100% the car you want to buy.
From that first meeting to delivery today it has been a fantastic experience. This whole process has been an absolute pleasure, not the normal chore car buying turns into, I would and will be recommending Absolute Classic Cars to anyone that wants a classic car.
Mr Staton, London