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1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport Coupé

Lot No.: 203

Registration: TBA
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ91ZJS103429
Engine Number: 63J04616
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3200
Year of Manufacture: 1988
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 30,000 - 35,000
(+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, producing a torque-rich 231 bhp - enough to propel the lithe and slippery coupé to over 150 mph, with 0-60 mph coming up in 5.6 seconds.  Cars built from September 1986 onwards were fitted with the more user-friendly G50 Getrag gearbox, but all 3.2 Carreras feature galvanized bodies, which together with Porsche's legendary build quality, ensure that these classics are long-lasting.

This lovely, right-hand drive, 1988 Carrera is finished in a most desirable colour combination, gleaming Black complemented by a full Black Leather interior with red piping, and is a factory 'Sport' model with Fuchs alloy wheels, sport seats, rear seat belts, rear wiper, spoilers, Bilstein sports shock-absorbers, sunroof, and a carpeted luggage compartment.

It was purchased in the UK by its current owner in 2012, who exported the car to Cyprus where it was well maintained by a local Porsche specialist for the next four years. It was subsequently shipped to The Netherlands when the current owner moved back to his home country.

We understand that approximately ten years ago the car was stripped to bare metal and painted in its original black colour scheme, however. it remains in largely original condition with the only changes being the addition of wheel-spacers and a non-original radio. The accompanying MOT Certificates, service booklet stamps, and a large folder of bills detailing expenditures from both Porsche main dealers and specialist companies substantiate the indicated mileage of just over 114,000 from new. It has been well-maintained, is in good condition both mechanically and cosmetically, and has never required any major work due to its regular servicing, 'relatively' low mileage and garage storage.

There surely is no better entry into 911 ownership than the 3.2 Carrera. It’s the final evolution of the original, tracing its roots right back to 1966. The 964 that replaced it was substantially different and much more complex, so if you are in the market for the classic Porsche experience, this 3.2 Carrera Sport, at this guide, seems a perfect fit.