1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport (G50)

Lot Number: 811

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport (G50)

A superbly original example, on offer from 33-years ownership, just 42,000 miles and in an enviably wholesome condition; a rare find indeed.

  • Sold for: £65,250

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 20th May, 2023 at 1.00pm BST at Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN

  • Body Colour

    BODY COLOUR
    Grand Prix White

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    RHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    E130 HLU

  • Odometer Reading

    ODOMETER READING
    42053 Miles

SUMMARY

A superbly original example, on offer from 33-years ownership, just 42,000 miles and in an enviably wholesome condition; a rare find indeed.

DESCRIPTION

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 usable of Butzi Porsche's original design. Launched in 1984 and reviving the ‘Carrera' name for the first time since 1977, these were the ultimate 1980s sports cars.

The all-alloy, flat-six engine, which had been fuel-injected since 1971, received a final stretch to 3,164cc, giving a torque-rich 231bhp - enough to propel the lithe and slippery coupé to over 150mph, with 0-60mph 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. The car presented here is a C16 (UK-supplied) 1988-model year ('J' Series) example (with the preferred G50 manual 5-speed gearbox) Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'Sport' (for-the-UK-only Sport model – hence, black lip front spoiler, a rear 'whale tail' rear spoiler, Sports seats - more dished squabs than the basic seats - and Bilstein Sport shock absorbers).

On offer from a diligent 33-year ownership, this 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Sport (G50) has covered a fully verifiable 42,000 miles and is in the sort of original condition you now rarely find. It's finished in Grand Prix White, complemented by a blue fabric/leather interior and is a standard factory 'Sport' model with Fuchs alloy wheels, front and rear spoilers, electric pack, sports seats and a sunroof.

The car was supplied new in 1988 via AFN Porsche, with our vendor becoming its second keeper shortly after, when she bought it in 1990. She has owned numerous sports cars over the last 30 years or so, but has always retained this 911, only using it when at the Family’s country home. It's been truly loyal, and in return, has been lavished with servicing, always garaged and only driven in the summer months. The annual routine sees it being taken off the road in November, garaged during winter, and only pokes its nose out in early April (or a bit later if the weather isn't great) and serviced by a local mechanic ready for use. The condition speaks for itself, it is ‘just right’ in the places where many examples are not; it’s not perfect, there is some patina and evidence of use, but it is extremely wholesome, (smelling just right, as original classic Porsches do), unrestored and as a mechanically fit as they come.

This car has never required any major work due to its regular servicing, low-mileage and garage storage. Rarely have these true classic 1980s 911s lived such a pampered life in the hands of so few owners. Small details like two sets of keys, factory stickers still in situ, a complete Porsche tool-roll, jack and inflation kit, and an original car care kit, all help support this dutiful ownership. As you might expect, it's accompanied by its original book pack, including the service booklet and a large file of invoices for servicing/maintenance. This is a lovely genuine example of one of the most popular and sought-after Porsche models.

 

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
811
Make
PORSCHE
Model
911 CARRERA 3.2 SPORT COUPE G50
Registration Number
E130 HLU
Chassis Number
WP0ZZZ91ZJS101252
Engine Number
63J01545
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Grand Prix White

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Joseph.

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