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1988 Porsche 3.2 Convertible

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  • Mileage153,252
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.2L
  • LocationChesterfield

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1988 Porsche 3.2 Convertible

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Introduction

Matt Nolan
Professional Consigner

We're very excited to present this 1988 convertible Porsche with 3.2L flat six engine and in a beautiful blue on blue finish.

Last of the impact bumpers, some would say that the 3.2 with the G50 gearbox is the one to have. A lot of us at Trade Classics would agree.

This lovely convertible has been well looked after over the years, and this shows from all the service stamps in its 30 year life.

Summer is just around the corner, and this example with its electric folding roof is arguably the perfect car to enjoy it in. We live in Britain after all, so putting the hood up when it starts to rain is much more convenient when powered!

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

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Meet the owner

"It's a fun and fast vehicle - I'd love it to get more use at its new home"

John has owned this 911 3.2 for around 4 years. Having owned an earlier SC when he was working, he chose to buy another G-Body Porsche later in life.

He is a classic car enthusiast and owns several other cars, but Jaguars are really where his heart is, and he is currently restoring an SS100 himself.

This car was restored before he bought it, and he hasn’t completed work on it himself, as he likes doing with his Jaguars. As the amount he uses this car decreases, he is looking to sell the car so that it gets a bit more use.

John loves the power and acceleration of the flat six engine, and described it from his perspective as “far more fun than a Ferrari or Lamborghini“.

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Exterior

The car is finished in the dark colour of Marine Blue (code L35V), with a matching hood. When John bought the car, it had been prepared and taken care of by Cavendish Porsche in Gainsborough.

Wheels and Tyres

Factory Porsche Fuchs on the car. Fitted with Continental tyres across the car, they also all looked good on visual inspection.

The wheels look in great condition too, with just a minor blemish on one of the centre caps, take a look at the exterior video for detail.

Bodywork

The bodywork on this car was attended to as part of the work that Cavendish Porsche did, and so no rust or rot in the usual places for a G-Body Porsche was observed. Generally speaking the panel gaps across the car are good.

The bonnet could do with some slight adjustment, and the drivers side door requires a firm close for it to seal correctly. Take a look at the walk-around video to see the detail.

Paint

Resprayed in 2014, the Marine Blue paintwork is even and deep across the car.

The paintwork has some blemishes; a chip on the rear nearside wheel arch, some chips on the door edge off-side, a few marks on the off-side side of the bonnet edge. These are detailed in the review video, take a look for a comprehensive view of the vehicle.

Glass and Trim

Both the glass and trim across the car are in great condition.

The hood looks to have been replaced relatively recently, and apart from a few small marks in the rear window, it operates and looks great.

Interior

Finished in blue leather with blue carpets to match the blue exterior, this is a lovely colour combination for the cabin.

Seats and Carpets

Finished in blue leather and fully adjustable via the electric controls – heated too.

The seats present in great condition. The drivers seat has some slight wear on the upper bolster, and lower down on the outside edge of the seat. One of the upper bolsters on the rear seats also shows this wear, which looks like it could be treated with the correct products, please take a look at the videos for the detail.

The carpets and leather trim across the rest of the car look great, looking like they have been replaced in the recent history of the car.

Dashboard

The leather wrapped dashboard looks great with no warps or cracks visible.

The instrument cluster also looks really fresh, very legible and the rubber seals that tend to go bad over time all look black and firm.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Fitted with period correct steering wheel and gear stick, the interior looks just as it should.

The leather wrapped steering wheel has some slight marks in line with its age. The gear stick and surrounding trim and buttons all look in good condition.

Mechanics

Fitted with the 3.2L flat six, an engine we are all too familiar with here at Trade Classics. Take a look at our video showing the cold start and on the road.

Engine and Gearbox

The car started from cold without issue, some vapour present as you would expect, and idling on the auto-choke until warmed up. On the drive you’ll see John put the car through its paces in the video, please take a look.

Suspension and Brakes

Our short run in the car was on local B Roads, and if you watch the video you will see John take some firm braking action to show the car stops well, and even takes his hands off the wheel to show it driving with stability.

The Drive

A spirited drive with John and the car performed a delight. John mentioned on the video that he’d been out with Porsche driver Tony Dron before, and we can’t help but feel that the spirited nature of the drive has something to do with him.

Electrics and Other

All the major electrics on the car work as they should at our time of testing.

History and Paperwork

This car comes with an excellent level of paperwork and history supporting its provenance.

The original stamped service book and receipts for various parts etc that form part of the restoration work are included.

The car is showing just over 153,200 miles as of 24.04.2019.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
08-08-1988 Service 1,152
30-06-1989 Service 11,243
11-06-1990 Service 17,087
22-03-1991 Service 23,444
14-04-1992 Service 32,150
05-04-1993 Service 43,371
25-04-1994 Service 54,001
11-04-1995 Service 63,061
19-03-1996 Service 76,699
17-07-1997 Service 88,748
27-07-1998 Service 91,917
03-11-1999 Service 94,986
13-11-2000 Service 96,793
26-11-2001 Service 101,342
21-01-2003 Service 107,701
23-01-2004 Service 112,616
16-11-2012 Service 150,994
16-12-2013 MOT 151,562
11-12-2014 Service 151,679
19-11-2015 MOT 152,853
18-11-2016 MOT 152,965
12-12-2017 MOT 153,157
Key Details
  • ModelPorsche 911 Carrera
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date01.08.1988
  • CC3.2L
  • Mileage153,252
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourBlue
  • Interior ColourBlue
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • MOTExp. Dec 2019
  • Former Keepers5
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned4 Years
  • Key FeatureCondition







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