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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport

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  • Mileage~98,500
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.2L
  • LocationSouthampton

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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport

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Introduction

Alan Stuart
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One of the greatest sports cars of all time, with the iconic whale tale and Fuch's, some say these Carrera's are peak 911.

By the early '80s, Porsche was at a crossroads with the 911's future. Earmarked for deletion, a change of heart and a revival of the Carrera name proved to be a turning point for the 911. Offered with three body shapes, a Coupe, a Targa and a Cabriolet, all sporting a new improved 3.2-litre engine.

The 3.2 Carrera launched in '83 and although it was very similar to the outgoing SC, it had numerous technical improvements. The most notable was the new lager 3,164cc engine that featured a digital motronic engine management system and Bosche LE Jetronic fuel injection to raise the power from 204BHP to 231BHP with a top speed of 152MPH.

This example is the last of the G-Bodied 911's, featuring the iconic whale tail and the desirable G50 5-speed gearbox. It is also a "Sport", a UK dealer only high specification car over the standard Carrera 3.2, and is coming to sale from the trade from previous long term ownership.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Alan having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I'm a big fan of '80s Porsches, especially ones with a high spec like this.

Graham is a trade seller, and a connoisseur when it comes to Porsche 911's, having owned a few in his time. He has a particular penchant for "drivers cars", and is always on the lookout for sports cars like this 911 that can give drivers a thrilling experience.

This car has come from ~25 year family ownership, and more recently has been given a thorough going over by Graham and his team to get the car ready for sale. Cars like this with provenance are few and far between and is one of the reasons why Graham acquired the vehicle. The "Sport" specification are also becoming more desirable, coming with larger 16" Fuchs, Bilstein shocks, whale tail and front spoiler. He will be more than happy to answer any of your questions about the Carrera in the comments below.

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Exterior

The combination of sweeping body lines, black Fuchs, and the unmissable whale tail create a visual masterpiece.

Wheels and Tyres

Fitted with 16" Fuchs which were a UK dealer option for the high specification Carrera Sport, they look in great condition with no noticeable marks, the matt black paint looks fresh.

The wheels are fitted with Goodyear Efficient Grip tyres dated 2016/17/18, looking in great condition. View the photo gallery to see the details.

Bodywork

The car has clearly been cared for and garaged over its life which is the reason for the great looking bodywork. All the panels appear flush and true, Graham reports the doors, bonnet, and boot all close and open with ease.

These cars can suffer rust in what is known as the "kidney" bowls when not stored correctly, but as pictured in the interior section, the door shuts on this example still have the factory "nipple" mark present indicating original panels. We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Paint

Finished in an iconic classic Porsche colour of "Diamond Blue Metallic", it's a stunning colour that changes shade with the light that hits it. The paintwork is finished to a very high standard on this example, deep in lustre and finish across all the panels.

The only blemish we noticed was a very small area under the nearside headlight, and some chips to the front chin spoiler, areas that Graham is looking to address before sale. Again, take time to review all the images and videos showing the paint from different angles and reflections, to assess the condition for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

All the glass across the car looks in great condition. The trim looks good too, with no obvious wear observed, with the black colour deep and unfaded across the car.

Interior

That classic 911 5 dial layout, offset pedals and deep bolstered Sports seats, these cars are surprisingly comfortable and drivers are often surprised how easily miles can be covered.

Seats and Carpets

Fitted with the optioned Sport seats from the factory (383, 387). The sports seats benefitted from the deeper bolsters and are also electrically adjustable. Finished in blue with cream inserts that just work so well within the car.

The seats have benefitted from a profession refurbishment and look in great condition, just some wear to the outer piping on the drivers side elude to the age of the car. The carets also look in good condition, over-mats fitted to preserve the original carpets. View the video and photo gallery for a detailed look.

Dashboard

Fitted with the iconic 5-gauge Porsche layout, the contrasting orange needles and black dials look in great condition.

Graham mentions he will have the metal rings and rubber surrounds addressed before the sale. Take a look at the extensive media pack for a detailed review.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Fitted with the original Porsche wheel and G50 5-speed gearstick, both items appear in great condition in line with the rest of the condition, the steering wheel likely being covered with it's original leather the only item giving more of an idea of the age of this car.

Mechanics

A great example of Porsche's quality and reliability - its thoroughbred performance is available within an instant and an intoxicating soundtrack.

Engine and Gearbox

Watch the video to see the car start from cold on first request. We actually got a chance to drive this car to the shoot location, the engine pulled strong and it went through all the gears without issue.

Later 3.2's are fitted with the more usable and desirable "G50" gearbox which this example has. Graham reports smooth operation of the gearbox and clutch without any known issues.

Suspension and Brakes

This example being a Carrera Sport was optioned with the sports shock absorbers (474), a UK dealer only option, which are said to give better damping and handling over a standard 3.2.

Please see the mechanical media pack to observe the great overall condition of the suspension and brakes on this Carrera.

The Drive

Along with the dashing good looks, the real reason you buy the car is the sheer performance it offers. These early air-cooled 911's make for a proper driver's car, and many argue that this era is peak air-cooled 911.

Electrics and Other

Fitted with the desirable electric sunroof, electric height adjustable seats, Graham reports all the electrics including the radio are correctly working to his knowledge.

History and Paperwork

A very desirable 911 Carrera Sport in coupe form in beautiful condition, coupled with extensive service history and reasonable mileage for a car of this era.

Fitted with UK dealer-only options that include sport shocks, whale tail and front spoiler, 16" Fuchs, this car is also fitted with the deeper bolstered Sports seats, making it a 911 Carrera Sport. This car has been recently prepared for sale previously coming from long term family ownership of ~25 years. Most example of 3.2's have covered way over the 100,000 mile mark, such is their versatility, this example coming with a whole host of provenance and sitting at ~98,500 makes it an appealing package.

Graham will be happy to answer any of your questions about the car in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house. This is an auction on behalf of a trade seller and normal auction rules apply, i.e. there is no warranty, no return policy and bids are binding with more info in our terms and conditions.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
14.07.2021 Service 98,569
21.06.2021 MOT 98,569
26.02.2020 MOT 98,510
20.01.2020 Service 98,500
05.03.2019 MOT 97,999
03.03.2018 MOT 97,815
02.03.2018 Service 97,812
04.07.2017 Service 97,700
01.03.2017 MOT 97,685
09.03.2016 MOT 97,435
11.06.2015 Service 97,349
26.02.2015 MOT 97,329
14.03.2014 MOT 96,900
12.03.2014 Service 96,897
14.03.2013 MOT 96,750
30.05.2013 New Clutch 96,789
29.12.2012 Service 96,699
02.04.2012 MOT 96,500
08.04.2011 MOT 94,002
07.04.2011 Service 94,000
16.04.2010 MOT 93,860
15.04.2010 Service 93,850
09.04.2009 MOT 93,260
07.04.2009 Service 93,258
25.03.2008 MOT 92,060
22.03.2008 Service 92,056
10.04.2007 MOT 90,832
07.04.2007 Service 90,828
30.03.2006 MOT 89,980
18.03.2006 Service 89,972
29.03.2004 Service 85,555
23.02.2003 Service 87,701
20.06.2001 Service 84,185
18.11.1999 Service 81,400
30.01.1999 Service 78,125
08.02.1998 Service 74,015
04.06.1997 Service 70,010
08.12.1996 Service 65,485
10.03.1996 New Clutch 61,507
Key Details
  • Model911 Carrera Sport
  • TransmissionManual (G50)
  • Reg. Date01.08.1987
  • CC3,164
  • Mileage~98,500
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourDiamond Blue Metallic (L697)
  • Interior ColourBlue and cream
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ91ZHS102492
  • Engine #63H03361
  • MOTYes. Exp - June 2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers7
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Security SysStandard
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypeTrade (No Warranty)
  • OwnedPrevious ~25 year ownership
  • Key FeatureUK Carrera Sport






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£42,750 bid by CecileW 16.11.2021 @ 19:20:25
£42,500 bid by jackw77 16.11.2021 @ 19:19:51
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£42,000 bid by jackw77 16.11.2021 @ 19:18:19
£41,750 bid by CecileW 16.11.2021 @ 19:16:55
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Graham Jacobs
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Graham Jacobs

Hi Tom
Thank you for your enquiry.
Im with the car now I can’t see anything wrong the pass door.
The paintwork finish is actually lovely, however when the car was painted it was finished to the rubber on the wings rather than removing the panels. I’m sure that’s what you are seeing.
Rgds. Graham.

THOMAS W MITCHELL
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THOMAS W MITCHELL

Very interested in this car but I am having reservations re the paintwork which is described as very good? Looking at the photos it seems the paint preparation & finish on the tops of the wings & n/s door is poor.I would appreciate your comments.thanks

Graham Jacobs
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Graham Jacobs

Hi yes all matching numbers. The car doesn’t have A/C, thank goodness, it’s heavy, over complicated and unreliable.
The exhaust is a stainless steel, the rear rear box is a twin exit job, a common fitment in the 80’s apparently.
The system is in great condition, commensurate with the loving the cars had by its previous owner, it sounds great, and looks great.
Rgds Graham.

Jay
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Jay

Hi Graham, nice example you have there. May I just verify that
1) Its a numbers matching car (V5c) -engine and chassis.
2) The car has factory fitted air conditioning? And if so, how is the operation and maintenance on that?
3) The Exhaust – is it all original exhaust (mild steel), any damage /blowing?
Cheers !

Graham Jacobs
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Graham Jacobs

Hi I’ve had a good look through the book pack and I can’t find any more than has been photographed I’m afraid, I did call the previous owners son and he just didn’t know.
Sorry about that, although I have to say it’s not unusual with cars of this age.

£40,500 bid by Moana 11.11.2021 @ 14:01:01
£40,250 bid by jackw77 11.11.2021 @ 13:47:26
HarryHead
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HarryHead

Hi Graham,
Car looks great and just what I am looking for. Couple of questions if that’s OK
i) is there any history pre 1996?
ii) it’s always difficult to judge the paintwork on video especially when the sun is out, would it be accurate to say that several panels have been re-sprayed with some areas showing paint on the rubbers and trim – or is this trickery of the camera?
Many thanks in advance
Nigel

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