The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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1985 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet

Lot No.: 413

Registration: B338 XWY
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ91ZFS151173
Engine Number: 63F04204
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3164
Year of Manufacture: 1985
Estimate (£): 32,000 - 37,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

The 3.2 Carrera is revered as the ultimate development of the original 911 that first appeared in 1963. These final cars (before being replaced by the more complicated 964) were the most flexible and usable of Butzi Porsche's original design. Launched in 1984, and reviving the ‘Carrera' name for the first time since 1977, these were the ultimate 1980's sports cars.

The all-alloy, flat-6 engine, which had been fuel injected since 1971, received a final stretch to 3,164cc, giving a torque-rich 231bhp - enough to propel the lithe and slippery model to over 150 mph, with 0-60 mph coming up in 5.6 seconds.   All 3.2 Carreras feature galvanised bodies, which together with Porsche's legendary build quality, ensure that these classics are long lasting.

The car presented here is a UK-supplied, right-hand drive 1985 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Cabriolet finished in the classic colour combination of Guards Red with a Black interior.  This genuine example has covered just 80,686 miles which is supported by MOT certificates back to 1989, a Service Book showing 20 stamps and a large file of service and maintenance invoices. 

The car comes from long-term ownership, having been with its last keeper from 2005 to 2016.  During this custodianship, the car was put into storage for a period from 2012, with MOT certificates indicating that from the 11th April 2012 until the current MOT, the car has covered just 123 miles.

In March 2016, it was given a fully comprehensive service/re-commissioning with many tired or perishable parts replaced.  This car has obviously been well-maintained and presents, both mechanically and cosmetically, in very good condition.  Small details like factory stickers still in place and the Porsche tool roll still in its corner help support this car’s dutiful ownership history. 

A true landmark in the 911 timeline, the first of the truly usable and durable 911s that, as the years and miles go by, will just keep going and going and probably just get even better looking.  This is a simply a lovely genuine example of one of the most popular and sought-after Porsche models.