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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport G50 Coupé

Lot No.: 452

Registration: D738 VCN
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ91ZHS101330
Engine Number: 63H01805
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3.2 Litre
Year of Manufacture: 1987
Sold for (£): 38,812

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 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 galvanised bodies, which together with Porsche's legendary build quality, ensure that these classics are long lasting.

This lovely 1987 3.2 Carrera Sport G50 Coupé was first registered on 6/02/1987 and was a Porsche GB car for three months before being enjoyed by three owners over the next 30 years. Oddly enough each of its previous owners has kept the car for around 10 or 11 years with our vendor acquiring D738 VCN on 12/10/2005.

The car looks particularly stylish in Diamond Blue Metallic with colour coded Fuchs alloys and a very smart interior with the factory optional 8-way electric half-black leather seats with Porsche standard black and white pinstripe centres.

The car's 'Porsche Certificate of Authenticity' lists a large number of options specified when new and they include Headlamp Washers, Blaupunkt Toronto Radio Cassette, Rear Seat Belts, Central Locking, Rear Wiper, Spoilers, Forged Alloys, Sport Shock Absorbers, Heated Door Mirrors, Sunroof, and a Carpeted Luggage Compartment.

In addition to the C of A, the Carrera's history file bulges with evidence of caring ownership, including 22 old MOT Certificates corroborating the mileage of 115,000, a pile of invoices from Autofarm detailing the car's care, the fully stamped Service Book, the Owner's Manual, and both sets of keys.

This is a totally standard vehicle except for the previously fitted Autofarm stainless steel exhaust system and stainless steel heat exchangers. The engine bay is clean and dry and the car appears to be in excellent all round condition, which, given that it's three decades old, is a credit to its trio of fastidious owners.

There is surely 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.