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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. All 3.2 Carreras feature galvanised bodies, which together with Porsche's legendary build quality, ensure that these classics are long lasting. This Cabriolet example is an original UK, right-hand drive car finished in the classic colour combination of Guards Red with a Black interior. Having been in the custodianship of the present owner since 2005, the car has been laid up in storage since mid-2012. An Mot on 11/4/2012 shows a mileage of 80,563mls and with the current MoT showing 80,604 it appears that the car has only covered 40 miles in that period. Just prior to this MoT, in March of this year, it was given a fully comprehensive service/overhaul with many parts replaced and is now ready to use and enjoy once again. Accompanying the car is a folder of invoices from previous years and a comprehensively stamped service book, showing a total of 17 stamps. 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.
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