My friend Peter has asked me to help him to sell two of his Porsche 911s. First to be offered for sale is this stylish RHD 1988 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera, finished in Guards Red with black sports leather trim piped in body colour and excellent red carpets trimming the floor pans and door pockets.
Originally registered on August 1st, 1988, this 911 has covered 96,275 miles from new and has an MOT until December 6th. A former PCGB concours competitor, it is in nice condition throughout. The previous owner had it for eighteen years and kept it in very good order. As a 1988 model, it has the sought after G50 transmission and other late 3.2 improvements, including the bigger dash vents.
Being a former concours car, it has not been messed with, so the bodywork and mechanicals are all to original specification. The correct Fuchs alloy wheels are in good condition, wrapped in recent Continental ContiSport tyres. The wonderful 3.2 sports seats with those shapely side bolsters are electrically adjusted and also heated: a rare option on air-cooled 911s. Other nice additions include the electric sunroof, front foglamps and rear wiper. It also has the three-point rear seat belts fitted for junior Porsche enthusiasts.
The majority of maintenance since 2001 has been carried out at Tuthill Porsche. I have a lever arch of service history dating back to 1994, including almost every MOT from new, which shows that it has been well maintained over the years. Over £5,000 has been spent on mechanical work in the last three thousand miles alone, including the fitment of the sleek Porsche Classic stereo with sat nav and bluetooth, and maintaining the Waxoyl underbody protection to keep rust at bay.
Tuthills carried out a major service at the start of last year to include spark plugs, all fluids and filters and valve clearance adjustments and the 3.2 has covered just a few hundred miles since then. Both front brake calipers have been replaced with reconditioned units, as the originals can get sticky with age. The DME and crank position sensor have both been replaced as one would hope at this age and mileage. The clutch was changed by a previous owner and the G50 transmission shifts perfectly.
We have set the asking price at £40k for a quick, no hassle sale. That’s well below the average asking price for apparently similar cars, but this is not a cheap Carrera. This is a very nice car in great condition, priced to sell to a serious buyer who has seen enough average examples. Nothing needs doing to this car and it is ready to be used and enjoyed. Air-cooled Porsche 911s of this calibre do not grow on trees and are a great place to put money; values are pretty stable and the ability to enjoy one’s investment portfolio does not come much prettier than a classic Porsche 911.
Please get in touch if you are a serious buyer keen to inspect a good car. The 911 is located near Banbury in Oxfordhire (straight train from Marylebone or Junction 11 of the M40) and available for inspection on any weekday morning, Monday to Friday.
Update: This car is now SOLD. Many thanks.