1986 Porsche 911 "G"


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    Guards Red
  • Interior brand colour 
    Black leaher
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Guide price: £45000 - £55000.
- From 26-years long-term ownership.In storage for the last 18 years
- Mechanical overhaul by Zuffenhaus Porsche Specialist. New fuel tank, fuel pump and pipes, brake discs and pads
- New battery and recent full service including spark plugs. Supplied with a fresh MoT 
- Striking in Guards Red, red-piped black leather, and matching Fuchs alloys
Possibly 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 coupé via 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 model’s 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 Coupés, Targas and Cabriolets) were manufactured between 1984 and 1989.  The car presented here is a 1986 Porsche 911 3.2 ‘Option M491-Turbo-look’ or, as it was officially known in the UK for 1986 only, a 'Carrera with Sport Equipment'  It is believed to be 1 of only 100 such C16 models produced in 1986.  Finished in the classic colour combination of Guards Red with red-piped black leather it is certainly evocative of the late 1980s. Our vendor has owned the car for the last 26 years and when he purchased it back in 1992 it was his daily driver. In 2000 the decision was taken to SORN the rare Porsche and put it into dry storage. At that point, the car had covered 98,000 miles.Perhaps influenced by the recent surge of interest in Supersports, XON 7 has been returned to activity and sent to the well known and respected Porsche specialist Zuffenhaus to have a mechanical overhaul. It was fitted with a new fuel tank, fuel pump and pipes, brake discs and pads, and a new battery prior to being fully serviced including spark plugs, and a bit of a clean and polish in exchange for a very reasonable £3,500. The Carrera was then taken away and given a bit of a clean and polish and then supplied with a fresh MoT. This 911 is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.This is a real opportunity to join an illustrious group of ‘Supersport’ owners at a very accessible guide price.  With prices for the standard 3.2 Carreras on the march, securing a rare and desirable example such as this, while you still can, may well be one of your better decisions. Please note private registration number to be retained.