1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2

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The Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 was introduced in 1984 as a successor to the 911SC. Interestingly it was the first time the Carrera name had been used since 1977. Visually the new car was similar to its successor, both internally and externally. The major change to the new car was its engine. Whilst based on the SC’s 3.0 power plant, Porsche claimed the 911 Carrera’s engine was ‘80 per cent new’. The capacity was increased to 3164cc and a revised piston design increased the compression ratio to 10.3:1 on all but North American cars. But the Carrera’s main innovation was its Bosch Motronic 2 engine management system. This was the first production 911 to feature an ECU to control the ignition and fuel systems. In addition, the fuel injection was updated to Bosch LE-Jetronic and the induction and exhaust systems were revised.

The upshot of these improvements was that power rose to 231bhp at 5900rpm, with torque hitting 284Nm at 4800rpm. However, Porsche claimed fuel consumption to be 10 per cent better than that of the SC, because of the greater efficiency of the electronically controlled engine. One of the weak links of the car was its gearbox and in 1987 the Getrag G50 gearbox was introduced, allowing sharper crisper gear changes. At the same time, the clutch was changed from cable to hydraulic actuation.

The last of the 911 Carrera 3.2’s was built in 1989 and the model was most popular with circa 35,000 coupes built during its six years of production.

Today the 911 Carrera 3.2 is recognised an ‘80’s icon’ and these cars are now becoming sought after. The most desirable are the 1987-on cars that are fitted with the Getrag G50 gearbox.

We are delighted to offer a 1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 that is in absolutely magnificent condition. This Australian delivered car was sold new by Scuderia Veloce Motors in the ACT to a local customer. The service book has been meticulously completed and it states the car was serviced by Scuderia Veloce Motors in the ACT through until 14/4/1992 at which time the car had travelled 69,951 km. All subsequent services through until 1/2/2000 (mileage – 175,793 km) were undertaken by Scuderia Veloce Motors in Sydney or Bob Whyms Automotive in Sydney. Subsequently the car has been maintained by Porsche specialists in Brisbane.

Mechanically the car is spot on it and it drives as well as it looks. It’s really tight on the road with no rattles or squeaks and the gearbox (which is the desirable 5 speed Getrag G50) is crisp with strong synchros on all gears. The car really is a delight to drive!

The car is finished in a fabulous period colour of granite green with a contrasting olive green interior. The paintwork is excellent as is the glass and all of the rubbers, many of which have been replaced by the current owner. The interior looks to be original and its condition is also excellent, belying the cars mileage. The panel gaps on this car are also excellent, further confirming that the car has been really well cared for throughout its life.

The car was well optioned from new and features the following factory options: sunroof, air conditioning, cruise control, rear wiper, central locking, passengers side electric mirror and velour carpet in the luggage compartment.

The current owner, a Porsche enthusiast, purchased the car in September 2010 and has maintained and improved the car regardless of cost. The presentation of the car is a credit to him and it is reluctantly offered for sale.

The car is competitively priced and it presents a great opportunity to own a fabulous example of the iconic ‘80’s 911.


Specification

  • Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2
  • 1987
  • Coupe
  • Manual
  • 280,158 km
  • 3164cc

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