PORSCHE 911 CARRERA SPORT TARGA 3.2 MANUAL
OVER 30 STAMPS IN ORIGINAL SERVICE BOOK
Electric door mirrors, graduated top tint front screen, electrically adjusted driver and passenger leather sports seats, headlamp power wash system, original, un-used space-saver wheel with compressor, full and complete tool-roll, original emergency hazard kit, Pioneer DAB radio / C.D / Bluetooth, Mp3 USB, iPod / iPhone connectivity, hazard light switch, heated rear screen, rear wiper. Impact bumpers front and rear, rear seat belts, cigarette lighter, vanity mirrors in sun-visors, 16″ Fuchs forged alloy wheels, front and rear spoiler, sports shock absorbers, carpeted front luggage space, Linen leather with contrasting red leather piping.
Gleaming Grand Prix White, factory code L908.
This Targa also presents extremely well, with an even shine across all body panels.
In addition the Targa roof is perfect, having just been totally restored, to a very high standard. All associated door rubbers and seals were also included during the restoration. All three screen wiper arms look perfect, no unsightly chips or scratches to be found anywhere around the Porsche.
Factory laser label clearly visible under front bonnet, (which we like to see) confirming C16 car.
A highlight of this particular vehicle.
In the many years of handling and owning 911’s, we have never seen this desirable combination of Linen leather sports seats, with red piping in a Targa, which sets this 3.2 apart from other, more mundane examples. An under stated, and subtle contrast to the Grand Prix White exterior. The leather steering wheel shows little sign of any wear and is 100% correct.
All seating remains in excellent order throughout, with the electrically operated adjustments operating as intended. Electric window and door mirrors, heated rear window with wiper, heater and all switches, operate exactly as they should. Linen carpets, both front and rear appear original and in very good condition when considering their age, and are protected by, possibly slightly more practical, black over mats edged in red, front and rear. Just a pleasing amount of aged patination, to enhance the original character of the Porsche overall.
WHEELS & TYRES
The instantly recognisable signature of any Air-Cooled 911, the Fuchs 16”inch, forged alloys.
Front 6″ with 205/55 R16 (91W), rear 7″ with 225/50 ZR16 (92W) tyres. Dunlop Sport Blu Response on the front, Pirelli P6000 at the rear, with approx 6-7mm tread depth across the tyres.
Free from any significant blemish, all wheels boast their original, and again, very rare, billet centre caps, with Stuttgart crests.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
Comprehensive service records, with the majority of original invoicing, MOT certificates, plus a number of tax discs. Over 30 entries, 22 for service alone, many from Porsche Main Dealers, the remainder, well recognised, respected Porsche Specialists and serviced by Porsche Aberdeen on last two occasions, the most recent just 318 miles ago.
Supplied by Merlin Porsche Chesterfield 01/08/1988
Serviced as follows:
20/09/1988 – 1079 miles – Merlin Porsche
06/07/1989 – 3377 miles – Merlin Porsche
18/08/1989 – 5734 miles – Swinford Motors Porsche
30/01/1990 – 12,456 miles – Swinford Motors Porsche
19/12/1990 – 18,619 miles – Monarch Cars Ltd Porsche
18/06/1991 – 25,114 miles – Evans Halshaw Porsche
19/12/1991 – 29,099 miles – Evans Halshaw Porsche
02/06/1992 – 33,483 miles – Evans Halshaw Porsche
29/10/1993 – 53,173 miles – F T Tuthill Porsche Specialists
01/07/1994 – 62,639 miles – F T Tuthill Porsche Specialists
09/03/1995 – 65,058 miles – Evans Halshaw Porsche (Clutch Replaced)
24/06/1996 – 65,971 miles – PCT Cars Ltd Porsche Specialists
10/02/1998 – 66,670 miles – Autotech Porsche
27/07/1999 – 67,550 miles – Autotech Porsche
20/03/2000 – 72,626 miles – Portiacraft Porsche Specialists
18/07/2002 – 79,277 miles – Porschons Porsche Specialists
01/10/2004 – 84,360 miles – Porschons Porsche Specialists
13/01/2006 – 90,995 miles – Unit Eleven Porsche Specialists
12/03/2007 – 93,789 miles – Lawsons Garage Methven
17/06/2008 – 98,343 miles – Brian Miller Motors Porsche Specialists
Storage in Car-Coon
09/05/2019 – 102,835 miles – Porsche Aberdeen
14/10/2020 – 103,270 miles – Porsche Aberdeen (Engine Removed and refitted)
There is evidence of clutch replacements at 65,058 miles, at 82-83,00 miles, and at 99,761 miles, so just under 4k miles ago. Cam feed lines left + right both replaced at 79,277 miles, along with front/rear discs and pads. Front shock absorbers at 84,196 miles, heater cables and valves, brake pipes, steering column top bearing, rear exhaust box and pre-silencer, all replaced. In May 2010, the engine was removed, new clutch fitted, engine checked, cylinder heads stripped and re-finished. Lowe rocker covers and gaskets replaced at 101,644 miles in 2017, heater blower motor in 2018. Both front shock absorbers replaced plus front wheel bearings, full geometry check and adjust, and alternator belt, all carried out by Porsche Aberdeen March 2020 at a cost of £3044.95p. Full service and engine removed by Porsche Aberdeen October 2020 at 103,270 miles. Renewed pre-silencer and gaskets, re-built front, side and top of engine at cost of £2953.40p.
So, £6k has been invested in 2020 at OPC, to bring this lovely Targa to the market in the best overall condition. The 911 also completed a Porsche Vehicle Health Check at 101,852 miles, with excellent results. As seen by the service records above, this 911 Targa has always been subject to an extremely high level of care throughout its 32 years of motoring. All consumables, such as brake pads disc and tyres have been replaced as required. Original invoices, MOT certificates, full service book, all Handbooks and keys accompany the vehicle. Obviously fully Hpi clear with certificate. Previous owner from August 2006, and last owner from March 2016.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
The best aspect of owning any Air Cooled 911 is….., the drive.
Not fast, by modern standards, but far more engaging, direct and enjoyable than the majority of current fare on offer. While swift enough with 231 bhp on tap, it’s more about the total and complete experience, hard to explain to the un-initiated, but profoundly addictive, be warned.
From the moment you open the door, even the smell; you could only be in a 911. The flat six, horizontally opposed 3.2, barks into life, then settles. A slight whiff from the spent exhaust gases, first is then easily engaged, thanks to the superior 5 speed G50 gearbox. Eagerly press on through all gears without any drama, the clutch, brakes and steering all combine to deliver one of the best drives in motoring, you can just relish the next series of bends.
This particular example performs admirable on the road and has been much admired by many experienced Porsche drivers and associates. Surely a reflection of the regular, on-going care received over the past 32 years. The Targa top is simply removed and can be stowed in front bonnet, (or behind the front seats if preferred). This totally transforms the whole car, the only real way to truly enjoy your 911 Targa.
Having just completed a major service at Porsche Main Dealers, and with recent major investment, this Targa is most certainly worthy of serious consideration.
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