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The 3.2 Carrera was launched in October 1983 and although similar in appearance to the outgoing SC, had numerous technical improvements to improve driveability, refinement, and performance.
Most notable was the new 3164cc engine that featured a digital Motronic 2 electronic (DME) management system and a new Bosch LE Jetronic fuel injection to raise power from 204BHP to 231BHP. This not only gave a 10% improvement in fuel economy, but the top speed increased from 146mph to 152mph too.
Electric seats replaced the manual items in the SC, the heating system was improved, and the interior featured more luxurious materials.
In October 1986, a significant change was made with the introduction of the G50 gearbox, which further improved refinement and ease of driving. It is these models that are the more desirable cars today.
We are very pleased to offer this stunning 1989 model C16 UK specification RHD 3.2 Carrera Sport coupe for sale.
It was originally supplied by Malaya Garage, the official Porsche Centre in Billinghurst and finished in velvet red with black pinstripe interior. Being a sport model, it featured front and rear spoilers, Bilstein shock absorbers, 16” Fuchs alloys and for 1989, the rear wheel width was increased to 8” which gives the car its distinctive look. Other features included electric windows, mirrors and sunroof, electric sports seats and a Blaupunkt Toronto radio cassette which is still fitted in the car.
Remarkably, it has covered just 12,000 miles from new and presents in an original time warp condition, with all the key reference points a joy to see and will satisfy even the most critical Porschephile.
Up to now, this is a car that has spent most of its life to date in private collections and is the perfect example for the next owner to continue preserving, as a truly remarkable 3.2 Carrera.
However, for the nostalgic enthusiast who remembers the Berlin wall being removed, when Harry met Sally and coolest kid on the block drove a Porsche 911, we also see this as an opportunity to wind back to 1989, rekindle your youth, slot a cassette in the Blaupunkt Toronto and play the UK number one `another day in paradise` by Phil Collins, whilst indulging in an analogue daily driving experience that owners of modern cars can only dream of.
A fantastic opportunity to purchase an effectively nearly new 3.2 Carrera for the price of a nearly new 992 S. Which one do you think will have been the shrewdest investment in 5 years time?
Financing options available on request.
by Paul Stephens
For: One of the very last 3.2 Carreras in a truly remarkable time warp condition.
Against: Is it too good to use as Porsche intended? Only you can decide.
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