PORSCHE 911 3.2 CARRERA – MANUAL COUPE

Recent gearbox rebuild, with low ownership. 

EQUIPMENT

Recoil bumpers, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, electric windows, original 16”inch Fuchs alloys, electric aerial, Alpine CDE – 180RM C.D. radio/mp3 player, front / rear spoiler (currently rear spoiler delete, all original parts available with the car), Sports shock absorbers, sunroof, tinted glass, Sigma Alarm, stainless steel exhaust system, 21mm anti-roll bar fitted.

EXTERIOR

The globally recognised, distinctive and iconic 911 profile, finished in Slate Blue Metallic, factory code X6, all surfaces retain a deep gloss and shine.

Having benefitted from consistently sustained care and attention over the years, the bodywork has been kept in very good order, with no unsightly scratches or dents worthy of note. There are however, one or two, very minor, stone-chips to the lower front to be aware of. These will be professionally addressed prior to sale.

INTERIOR

The entire interior presents to a high standard, just a pleasing and acceptable level of patination. The front Sports Seats offer a high level of lateral support from the deep side bolsters, and remain in fine order, finished in blue leatherette with Porsche script inlay. The theme extends to door cards and dashboard, which thankfully has avoided any heat induced damage or cracks over the years. Rear seats has obviously seen little use, but fold flat to provide a large practical stowage area. The familiar five dial layout ahead of the driver conveys all necessary information, effectively and efficiently. Sunroof operates quietly and as intended, likewise door mirrors and electric heated windows. Original carpets have been protected by colour co-ordinated Porsche over-mats. Under the front bonnet, the original factory laser label is, reassuringly, clearly visible, the area carpeted and housing the Vredstein space-saver spare wheel/tyre, air compressor and hazard pack, containing Porsche cellophane gloves for emergency works.

WHEELS AND TYRES

Original factory fitted 16”inch Fuchs alloys, light-weight wheel nuts, aluminium billet centre caps with Porsche crest motif.

N-rated Continental Conti Sport on the front, Conti Premium Contact 2’s on the rear, which are virtually new 2021.

Front – 205/55 ZR16 , Rear – 225/50 R16

SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE 

All invoices from 1998 including copy of original PDI from supplying Porsche Dealer.

Just five owners from new:

1984 – 1986, 1986 – 1998, 1998 – 2012, 2012 – 2016, 2016 – 2021.

Originally supplied by Swinford Motors in Stourbridge on 09/11/1984 to local business owner Mr B Davies.

This 911 has been fortunate enough to receive a consistently attentive maintenance regime, combining regular servicing, often by Porsche Main dealers, and well recognised Porsche Specialists detailed below:

4/07/1984 – Swinford Motors Porsche – Stourbridge – PDI (Original check sheet present in history file!)

04/01/1985 – 1438 miles – Swinford Motors Porsche

01/03/1985 – 3250 miles – Swinford Motors Porsche

13/06/1985 – 6185 miles – Swinford Motors Porsche

05/06/1985 – 12,121 miles – Swinford Motors Porsche

06/01/1988 – 15,875 miles – Charl;es Follett Porsche + Brake Fluid

10/12/1989 – 19,270 miles – Charles Follett Porsche

09/12/1998 – 48,167 miles – JZ Porschecare – New Clutch fitted

09/06/1999 – 51,974 miles – JAZ Porsche – Major Service + both gearbox mounts

08/09/2000 – 61,698 miles – JZ Machtech – Renew N/S driveshaft / strip and re-pack O/S drive shaft /renew both rear shock absorbers

19/04/2001 – 62,372 miles – JZ Machtech Porsche

10/06/2003 – 68,339 miles – JZ Machtech Porsche

05/05/2004 – 70,223 miles – JZ Machtech Porsche – 4 Wheel alignment / fit front strut brace

25/09/2005 – 71,614 miles – JZ Machtec Porsche – Fit rear discs + pads / fit rear brake pipes + hoses

06/08/2005 – 74,685 miles – JZ Machtech Porsche – 12k mile Service/plugs/tune/valve clearance adjust

22/02/2007 – 77,480 miles – JAZ Porsche – Oil tank replaced

09/09/2008 – 80,680 miles – JAZ Porsche – 6k mile service

19/08/2010 – 84,668 miles – JAZ Porsche – Major Service

08/01/2013 – 91,011 miles – Williams Crawford Porsche + Brake Fluid

02/09/2013 – 92,200 miles – Williams Crawford Porsche – Remove engine replace clutch

21/07/2015 – 93,537 miles – Addspeed Performance + Brake fluid + New N/S/R Brake caliper – £1488+

04/11/2016 – 94,291 miles – Precision Porsche – Health Check + fit new fuel pump mounts / supply and fit new O/S/R brake caliper

21/04/2017 – 94,373 miles – Precision Porsche – DME Relay

23/04/2019 – 95,984 miles – Carrera Performance Porsche – Remove Engine /strip down + re-build gearbox – £3,673.34                                                                                    

15/04/2021 – 97,666 miles – Carrera Performance Porsche – Major Service /plugs/oil/filter + Remove, strip, media-blast, repaint, re-build with new seals both front calipers.

Additional works:

31/12/2012 – 91,000 miles – T&T Coachworks – Sill + kidney bowl repairs

21/04/2016 – Precision Porsche – Supply + install rear engine cover lid + chrome grille / paint to match body -£1394.43p

02/06/2021 – 97,825 miles – H.D. Porsche – remove steering rack + alternator, send for specialist re-build and re-fit/ Hunter 4 wheel alignment/replace front bonnet dampers

This matching numbers 911 is supplied with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (COA), large history folder, two sets of keys, original owners wallet and hand books.

Fully HPI clear.

THE DRIVE & ENGINE

The 3.2 horizontally opposed flat six, starts willingly; producing the notorious air-cooled bark, then settling to a relatively smooth idle, for an early 911 anyway. Being a lightweight car of only approx. 1160 kgs, the modest power output of around 231bhp is still capable of achieving impressive performance figures, with 0 – 60 mph being quoted by Porsche at 5.9 secs and on to a top speed in region of 152 mph. Transmission is via the single plate dry disc clutch, 5 speed manual 915 gearbox, which has received a full rebuild at 95,984 miles in 2019 courtesy of Carrera Performance Porsche. Having received and benefitting from a consistent maintenance regime throughout, all consumables such as brakes, tyres etc, have been replace as required. Driving any 911 is always a pleasure, but the Air-Cooled 3.2 Coupe is an experience to savour.