1986 Porsche 911 "G"
Year of manufacture1986
Exterior brand colourLagoon Blue
Interior brand colourDark tan leather
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 useable 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 sport 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.
Offered here is an original UK, RHD 911 3.2 Carrera Sport Coupé. Interestingly, it was manufactured in October 1986 (for the 1987 model year), so was one of the first cars to be fitted with the desirable 5-speed G50 gearbox. Correspondingly, there is a series H in the VIN number and the Drivers' Manual contains a short addendum to cover the 1987 model year.
It was delivered new to Jersey (via Porsche Cars, Fine Oaks) where it lead a pampered and unstressed life before coming back to the mainland in 1989. It's finished in the unusual colour of Lagoon Metallic (L35Y), complemented by a full dark tan leather interior and is a standard factory Sport model with Fuchs alloy wheels, front & rear spoilers, electric pack, sports seats and a sunroof.
It's covered 108,122 miles, which is backed up by a comprehensibly stamped service interval book (work done by main dealers and marque specialists) and many old MoT certificates going back to when the car was new.
This car has obviously been well-maintained and presents, both mechanically and cosmetically, in very good condition.
Only a few years ago (at 98,282 miles) it was fitted with a complete stainless steel exhaust system, including heat exchangers, fittings and gaskets etc.
In 2014, and approximately only 500 miles ago, the engine was treated to a top-end re-build (receipt in history file). It also had fitted new rear wheel bearings, new rear brakes (including handbrake mechanism) and Goodyear Eagle tyres and the invoice for all of this was around £9,000.
Our fastidious vendor, who is a classic car enthusiast and competent engineer, informs us that the most recent work carried out involved having both lower B-posts repaired (to deal with some minor corrosion), whilst at the same time, having the rest of the sills and kidney bowls wax-injected using Bill Hamber Dynax products.
It's enjoyed being driven, as these machines were designed to do, but has been well looked after, allowing it still to perform as it should, feeling taut and pulling well through all the gears.
All in all, this is a very useable and desirable 5-speed 911 3.2 Coupé in a lovely colour combination.