Developed under the watchful eye of Porsche Chief Executive Peter Schutz, the 911 Carrera 3.2 made its debut at the September 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show. Visually indebted to the outgoing 911 SC, the newcomer wore a revised front valance complete with auxiliary driving lamps and a subtle 'Carrera' script on its engine lid. Available in coupe, targa and cabriolet guises, it remained faithful to established 911 practice by employing all-round independent torsion-bar suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and rack and pinion steering. Estimated to be eighty-percent new, the model's 3164cc (hence '3.2') flat-six engine was credited with developing 231bhp and 209lbft of torque. Allied to five-speed transmission, it proved both rev-happy and flexible. Reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds and 153mph.
Top down classic motoring doesn't get much better than in this elegant 911 convertible. We are informed by the vendor that this particular example first registered on the 19th of September 1985, drives superbly and also comes with a good history file and previous MOT certificates going back to the early 90s. The air-cooled flat six is oil tight, very compliant and the soundtrack is addictive. The 915 type gearbox works perfectly, the steering is precise, indeed the whole driving experience is that of a very well sorted 911.
Importantly we are informed the heat exchangers work perfectly. Inside it is very clean with very little wear, a testament to just how well these cars were built. The Porsche Parisian Blue paintwork is in great order and gleams beautifully, the paintwork and panels look to be in good order throughout.
The vendor informs us that the car is in excellent order throughout and raising or lowering the roof is a very simple affair. Sold with private number plate, MOT until June 2014 and taxed until November of this year this car is a joy to drive, with the air of one that's been very well looked after over the years.