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911 3.2 CARRERA SE COUPE G50

Outstanding restored 911 3.2 G50 finished in Marine Blue with Linen Leather!

£56,995

911 3.2 Carrera SE Coupe G50 finished in Marine Blue Metallic Paint.

Presented in impeccable condition this UK C16 1988 911 3.2 Carrera SE Coupe G50 finished in Marine Blue with Linen Leather comes with a huge optioned spec sheet which includes the much improved G50 gearbox,sunroof,rear wiper,linen leather electric seats and rear whale tail spoiler to name a few. First supplied by Merlin Porsche Cambria in 1988 and now covered 121000 miles this G50 comes with a huge history file with an exemplary service history including 22 stamps in the service book all from Porsche main dealers and Porsche specialists together with all handbooks and spare keys. Recently from 2018 this stunning 911 has undergone a superb restoration totaling over £13000 which includes a full re trim of the interior and more recently a £10000 overhaul of the bodywork making one of the most outstanding G50 cars available on the market. The car sits on its original fully refurbished 16″ Fuchs wrapped in Pirelli tyres to finish one beautiful 911 which overall is a superb example of this iconic 80’s Porsche 911

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  • Electric Sunroof
  • Rear Wiper

911 3.2 CARRERA REVIEW

The last of the classic-era 911s is also arguably the best buy, but be wary.

In 1984, prices started at £31,950 for the coupé, £33,450 for the targa and £36,450 for the cabriolet

911 Carrera 3.2 was launched in 1984 to replace the 911 SC. Most changes in what was a gentle evolution focused on the rear-mounted, six-cylinder engine. A rise in size to 3164cc was good but the major news was Bosch Motronic engine management. Later 911s do carry a bit more weight than earlier cars, but have a fair dose more grunt. You could specify a big rear wing, brakes and suspension of the Turbo for the Turbo-look.

VITAL STATISTICS

Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera

Engine:3164cc/flat-6/DOHC

Power (bhp@rpm):231bhp@5900rpm

Torque (lb ft@rpm):209lb ft@4800rpm

Top speed:151mph

0-60mph:5.5sec

Consumption:22-25mpg

Gearbox:5-speed manual

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

BODYWORK & CHASSIS
Don’t let talk of galvanised bodies distract you. These 911s can – and do – rust. Accident damage is also an issue as not everyone respected the handling quite as much as they should. Be very wary of any suspect panel gaps and check for repairs that aren’t up to scratch. A blow-over can quickly make even a rough 911 appear smart at first glance. Rot can strike in the front wings around the headlamps and the trailing edge, but you really need to get underneath to check around the rear suspension mounts and inner wings. If you see any sign of bubbling just ahead of the rear wheels, above the sill line, expect significant rot. Also check the ‘kidneys’ – the panelwork to the rear of the door-shut. Rot here can be terminal, so ensure they are both solid.

ENGINE

These engines are tough, with the hydraulic timing chain tensioner a huge improvement over earlier models. However, 911s often cover huge distances, so check the service history to see if the recorded mileage can be verified. Any clattering from the engine is bad news and suggests a top end rebuild is likely to be required. Watch for blue smoke too, as cylinders can wear, especially if lots of short journeys have been undertaken. Check the service history for work carried out as well as stamps. Recent engine work is always a bonus.

Until 1987, the 915 gearbox was used. This can be very clunky in first and second, especially when cold. The later G50 gearbox is considered an improvement – spot it by reverse gear being next to first. It came with a hydraulic clutch too, so the pedal should be lighter. Once warm, either gearbox should allow quick, crunch-free changes.

RUNNING GEAR

The brakes should naturally haul the car to a quick halt with the minimum of fuss. The torsion bar suspension has little to go wrong, but worn dampers can make a 911 feel skittish and tired bushes can lead to clonking and vagueness. People are sometimes tempted to modify the height. They shouldn’t. The steering should be accurate and entirely free of play. Inspect the tyres. You want deep tread, not worn out rubber by a different manufacturer on each corner.

INTERIOR

Ventilation is a weak point, so make sure the air conditioning is working if fitted. Assume it isn’t working if told it has been disconnected. Check the electric windows too and make sure the heater can be turned on/off. Damage to the seats is rare as they are hard wearing, but that and wear on the steering wheel and pedal rubbers can be used to help gauge whether the recorded mileage is genuine.

OUR VERDICT

There is surely no better entry into 911 ownership than the 3.2 Carrera. It’s the final evolution of the original, tracing its roots right back to 1966. The 964 that replaced it was substantially different. So, if you want the classic Porsche experience, the 3.2 is a less expensive option to consider

Make: Porsche
Year: 1988
Model: 911
Designation: CARRERA SE COUPE
Generation: G50
Mileage: 121000
Transmission: Manual
Engine: 3.2
Body Style: Coupe
Exterior Color: Marine Blue
Interior Color: Linen Leather
Previous Owners: 9
Reg No.: F956 DTX
Date of Reg: 04/08/1988
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