1985 Porsche 911 "G"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1985
  • Mileage 
    85 765 mi / 138 026 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WP0ZZZ91ZGS100366
  • Engine number 
    63G00560
  • Lot number 
    218
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grey
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

A rare, 1985 Carrera 3.2Option M491-Turbo-lookcar supplied new by AFN PorscheFinished from newin special order(Code L999) Meteor Grey MetallicOptioned from new; Electric sunroof, central locking, electric passenger seat, rear wiperIncredible service record with 34stamps in the service bookGearbox rebuild by Gantspeed in 1995,full body restoration in 2014, engine rebuild in 2015Porsche LoAconfirmingthe option codes,every MOT back to 1989, 85,765miles from newAll books in the original wallet, tool kit, tyre inflatorandoriginal Blaupunkt Bremen radioPossibly the ultimate version of the 3.2 Carrera was an Option M491-Turbo-look, or Supersport, as it later became known in the UK. Initially, Option M491 was only available on a coup through the'Special Wishes' programme, but was later extended to include a Turbo-Look Targa and Cabriolet in 1985, then became an official model from 1986. From 1987 the designation was officially known as SSE (Supersport Equipment). 'M491' was not just a sop to the excesses of the 1980s, with flared arches evoking the appearance of some dramatic Porsche models from the past, but was a popular option offering the 'macho' good looks of the Turbo without the mechanical complexities. However, it was not cheap adding over 10,000 to the cost of a standard variant by the end of the models life in 1989, possibly explaining the relatively small build numbers. The spec also included a limited-slip differential, the stiffer suspension and superior braking system from the 930 Turbo, a wrap-around deep chin-spoiler, the famous tea-tray rear spoiler, and wider Fuchs alloy wheels. The rarity of M491/Supersport models is undeniable, especially in right-hand drive, but official figures are hard to come by. A respected source quotes that just 651 C16 (UK-supplied) M491 cars (including all Coups, Targas and Cabriolets) were builtbetween 1984 and 1989.Manufactured in 1985 in right-hand drive, this stunning911 Carrera 3.2 was indeed one of thoseOption M491-Turbo-look' cars making it rather exclusive, however, its exclusivity was taken to the next level as it was finished from newin 'Paint to Sample' (Code L999) Meteor Grey Metallic, a superb colour for these distinctive Turbo-bodied cars and head and shoulders above the flurry of Guards Red, black and white 911s.First registered to AFN Porsche it was optioned with, electric sunroof, central locking, electric passenger seat, rear wiper and electric passenger mirror.It proudly displaysan incredible service record with thirty-four stamps in the service book punctuated by a gearbox rebuild by Gantspeed in 1995 (60,000 milesapprox), a full body restoration in 2014 and an engine rebuild in 2015. Most recently it has been fully overhauled by Porsche specialist Sam Lander and fastidiously returned to 'totally standard' condition with the exception of a stainless steel exhaust system. The Porsche Letter of Authenticity confirms all the option codes and the car is supplied with every MOT Certificate back to the first in 1989 corroboratingthe indicated 85,765miles from new. The current MOT is valid until August 2021 and the full inventory includes all books in the original Porsche wallet, tool kit, OE orange tyre inflator and its original Blaupunkt Bremen radio.This is an amazing, Concours-standard, 'M491'in a really fabulous colourand with an impeccableservice history. The 911 'Turbo-look'was mid-eighties era-definingand this flawless example, sensibly guided, will reward any inspection.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location ofStoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, from Thursday 29th October until Thursday 12th November (inclusive). Please contact Lionel Abbotton 07831 574381/ [email protected] secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.1985 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera (M491) Supersporthttps://youtu.be/yctVjjYE2M4false