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1985 Porsche 911 Targa (3.2)

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  • Mileage~72,600 on clock
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.2L
  • LocationSt.Austell


1985 Porsche 911 Targa (3.2)

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Glyn Parry
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With its 3.2L flat six engine, iconic body styling, and open top roof, the Porsche 911 Targa is both a formidable and desirable sports car.

The Porsche 911 has long been recognised as one of the most iconic and influential sports cars in recent history, with its instantly recognisable styling, low driving position, and precision engineering - it’s not hard to see why.

The 911 Targa is no different, with its 3.2L flat six naturally aspirated engine producing ~231BHP it can achieve speeds over 150mph and accelerates from 0-60 in just 5.6 seconds. This particular example was first registered in 1988 and came in the stunning Iris Blue paint colour with blue leatherette interior and blue/white pinstripe seat inlays.

This car was spec'ed from the factory with optional extras including sports seats, 16" Fuchs, sport shock absorbers, and the iconic "Whale Tail" spoiler on the rear of the car. This particular example also benefits from having had restorative works carried out to the bodywork in the current ownership in 2019, and comes to market from 8 years ownership.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Jeremy the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Being a teen in the 80’s the 911 was the ultimate poster car and I dreamed of owning one for many years, I’ve been very proud to be the owner of this piece of automotive history.

Jeremy originally purchased the car in February 2015 and since then has enjoyed 7 years of trouble free ownership. Jeremy said, "there is very little to dislike about this car, when I first purchased the vehicle the rear engined design seemed odd, however very quickly I realised that the driving experience it provides is superb".

Having owned the car for 7 years and having spent thousands of pounds in maintenance during that time, Jeremy has since decided he wants to sell the car in order to purchase an '89 Supersport - the next on his list of must own cars!

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With its striking Iris Blue paintwork, exceptional bodywork, and stand out styling, the Porsche 911 Targa turns heads wherever it goes.

Wheels and Tyres

The factory original 16" Fuchs alloy wheels are in fantastic condition, matching blue painted centres are offset wonderfully against the chrome outer lip, which shows no signs of curb damage during our visit.

The wheels are fitted with Porsche specification N rated Pirelli tyres which were fitted in June of this year and have since seen fewer than ~150 miles.


The bodywork on this car is in visibly excellent condition, having had works carried out in 2019 to rectify some issues with the usual corrosion hot spots - the bodywork is in fantastic condition. When photographing the car we could not see any visible signs of repair - a testament to the quality of work carried out on this particular vehicle. All body lines and panel gaps look straight and true.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our high resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


The Iris Blue paintwork is in equal condition, all areas that have received work have also been painted to an incredibly high standard, during our visit we struggled to tell painted from original panels. We spotted no mismatched panels and no major scratches or stone chips of note on the paintwork either.

Again, we have taken high resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves. The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

During our visit we could not see any visible defects on the glass or any of the trim pieces, all of which are still present and in good condition as can be seen in our exterior gallery below.

As part of the renovation work in 2019, the rubber bellows to the front and the rear number plate light rubber trim pieces were replaced as can be seen in the photos.


With its blue and white pin striped upholstery, matching leatherette dashboard, and Porsche embossed steering wheel, the 911 Targa offers a comfortable and well equipped interior.

Seats and Carpets

Fitted with the deeper bolster optional sports seats, the blue upholstery is in good condition for its age, the hide is not visibly cracked or split, with only a small patch of wear on the drivers side seat bolster.

The carpets are in generally good condition too, with only the faintest signs of wear on the floor mats where the backing can be seen to be deteriorating slightly.


The dashboard is in good condition with no cracks or obvious damage, we did note that it appears to have been dyed its blue colour - possibly from a dash replacement by a previous owner, however this doesn’t stand out or negatively affect the interior in any way.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel and gear stick are both in good condition overall, with the steering wheel showing moderate signs of wear, however this is not largely noticeable and doesn’t bring down the appearance of the interior either.

High resolution images of the interior can be seen in our interior gallery below, where you can see for yourself the condition and quality of the interior.


Powered by the 3.2L flat six naturally aspirated engine, the 911 Targa produces ~228bhp and offers an enjoyable and engaging driving experience.

Engine and Gearbox

With the clock showing just ~75,500 miles, both the engine and gearbox work as expected, the engine starting with no hesitation during our cold start video and idling predictably.

The car is equipped with the 915 gearbox, which although being renowned for being notchy at lower speeds, is in perfectly good condition. In the current ownership, the gearbox was removed in 2018 for some maintenance as detailed in the paperwork, a broken clutch release bearing fork which was replaced along with other minor clutch components.

Suspension and Brakes

With sport adjustable dampers the 911 offers stiff and responsive steering, whilst managing to avoid a jarring ride on rougher road surfaces.

The brake setup is in good condition, with the car stopping confidently and without squeal or hesitation. The car has been well maintained and regularly serviced, lending to its overall mechanical condition.

The Drive

The 911 Targa offers a fun and engaging driving experience, be it cruising around town, or taking a spirited B-road blast, the car handles every situation effortlessly.

With its naturally aspirated engine, there is torque readily available in every gear, as can be seen during our ‘On The Road’ video where the car pulls effortlessly uphill.

Electrics and Other

During our time with the vehicle we noticed no electrical faults, with all lights, gauges, clocks, and radio working as expected.

Jeremy reports that he has sourced a period Blaupunkt Bremen SQR45 radio unit to go alongside the fitted aftermarket unit. Recently the odometer was noted to have had stopped working, and Jeremy has had the original unit professionally refurbished straight away at a cost of ~€600, now working again with the car having covered minimal miles since.

History and Paperwork

With an outstanding service history, thousands spent in maintenance, and only 5 owners since first registration, this is a well cared for and well maintained example.

Jeremy has kept extensive records of the money spent on this car during his ownership. With many stamps in the service book, further receipts for servicing and maintenance and restoration work, this car is in great condition and has the paperwork there to back it up.

The complete list of optional equipment on the car is as follows;

Recoil Bumpers
Electric Heated Passenger Door Mirror
Central Locking
Sport Seats with Electric Height Adjustment
Forged Alloy Wheels
Rear Wiper
With Spoilers
Sport Shock Absorbers

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 high 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.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
14.10.1986 Service 3,532
23.01.1986 Service 8,592
15.04.1986 Service 12,170
28.10.1987 Service 30,917
01.08.1990 Service 41,032
25.07.1991 Service 41,684
26.06.1992 Service 50,354
23.08.1993 Service 53,385
24.07.1994 Service 55,240
18.06.1995 Service 56,804
30.07.1996 Service 57,900
20.08.1997 Service 58,300
31.07.1998 Service 58,700
10.05.1999 Service 59,047
18.07.2001 Service 60,969
01.07.2002 Service 61,564
30.08.2005 Service 65,604
30.10.2007 Service 67,708
07.11.2008 Service 68,568
24.05.2010 Service 68,850
10.05.2013 Service 69,951
15.09.2015 Service 71,216
17.06.2019 Service 72,294
25.04.2022 Service 72,593
Key Details
  • Model911 Targa (3.2)
  • TransmissionManual
  • Ireland Reg. Date05.08.1985 - KXI 4627
  • UK Reg. Date11.05.1988 - C282 XLK
  • CC3,164
  • Mileage~72,600 on clock
  • HistoryExcellent
  • ColourIris Blue
  • Interior ColourBlue
  • Interior TrimLeatherette/Cloth
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ91ZZFS141379
  • Engine #63F05500
  • Last Service25.04.2022
  • MOTYes. Exp. 26.04.2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes - Clear
  • Former Keepers5
  • Tyre TreadExcellent
  • Tyre BrandPirelli
  • Tyre AgeNearly New
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~8 years
  • Key FeatureCondition
  • Auction ID103