1989 Porsche 911 "G"


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    Grand Prix White
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Guide price: £75000 - £90000. <div><br /></div><ul><li>Fabulous example complete with a comprehensive history file</li><li>Supplied with its original Handbook Pack and UK V5c</li><li>Outstanding condition showing 35,000 miles, fresh MOT.New convertible top in 2013</li><li>Presented in the classic colour combination of Grand Prix White with a contrasting Blue Hood</li></ul><div><br /></div><p>Possibly the ultimate version of the 3.2 Carrera was the 'Option M491-Turbo-look' or 'Supersport' as it later became known in the UK. Initially, Option M491 was only available on a Coupé and had to be ordered through the "Special Wishes" program, but was later extended to include the Targa and Cabriolet in 1985, before becoming an official model available from dealers in 1986. From 1987 onwards these dramatic versions were officially known as SSE (Supersport Equipment), and the cars in this final three-year run up until 1989 were fitted with the more user-friendly G50 Getrag gearbox.<br />'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 SSE 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 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.</p><p><br />This extremely rare UK supplied C16 factory built Supersport Convertible (SSE) was supplied new by Waldron Porsche of Kent in February 1989. The factory built just 66 Supersport models worldwide in 1989 and just a handful of right-hand drive convertibles came to the UK that year. The Supersport factory spec (previously M491, now SSE)) featured the Turbo wider body, Turbo suspension, and brakes, as well as the all-important G50 gearbox, wider wheels and rear Turbo spoiler.<br />The factory options fitted to this car from new were: Recoil bumpers, heavy duty battery, Blaupunkt Toronto stereo, forged alloy wheels finished in Grand Prix White, electric comfort seats, power hood, hi-fi package including 8 speakers with amp, top tint windscreen, and luggage compartment trimmed in black velour. <br />Today, it presents as the best condition 911 of that era we have ever seen here at Silverstone Auctions. All panels are totally original and the paint finish factory fresh. It has covered just 35,000 warranted miles confirmed by both the comprehensive service history and all prior MoT Certificates.</p><p><br />Our vendor is now offering this magnificent example from his private collection. Sitting in a heated, purpose-built storage facility the car was a pleasure to catalogue. The history file shows us that a new electric hood was fitted in 2013 at a cost of some £10,000 and also that the car has been maintained and serviced correctly throughout its life. Supplied with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity that confirms matching numbers throughout, this rare Supersport convertible is genuinely stunning and should not be missed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>