Developed under the watchful eye of Porsche Chief Executive Peter Schutz, the 911 Carrera 3.2 made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show of September 1983. Estimated to be 80 percent new, the model's 3164 ccm (hence '3.2') flat-six engine was credited with developing some 231bhp and 209lbft of torque. Allied to a five-speed manual transmission, it proved both rev-happy and flexible, making the model capable of 0-100 kph in 6 seconds and a 245 kph top speed. In order to cope with the increased performance, the brakes were enlarged and the top two gear ratios slightly raised. Among other improvements was a redesigned timing chain tensioner – the Achilles heel of the earlier engines. Early examples of the 3.2 employed the 915 type manual gearbox with reverse gear located beneath fifth, while 1987 to 1989 models had the stronger G50 unit in which reverse was located beside the fifth ratio. An optional ‘Sport’ pack became available during 1984, comprising a deeper front valance, ‘tea tray’ rear spoiler, stiffer Bilstein dampers and 16-inch Fuchs forged alloy wheels with black centres.
Built to a simpler, lighter specification, German market (or ‘C00’) cars have long been revered by marque purists. Finished in Marine Blue Metallic with Blue leather / cloth upholstery, chassis 2816 was supplied new by Autohaus Stegelmann GmbH & Co of Bad Salzuflen to an internationally successful ladies’ clothing company. Built with the desirable G50 gearbox but few extras aside from a passenger side mirror and sunroof, the Carrera 3.2 was serviced eleven times by main dealers and specialists up until 3rd April 2000 at 143.100 km. Imported to the UK the following year by a doctor who ran it for a while on German plates, the Porsche was registered with the DVLA during December 2002 and entered the current ownership four months later. Initially entrusted to JZ Machtech of Kings Langley, the Coupe has been maintained by fellow marque specialist Auto 2000 since 2013. Installing a full Dansk stainless steel exhaust system and new drive shaft boots that same year at 225.828 km, the Kempston-based firm last serviced chassis 2816 on 11th January 2021 at 236.399 km. Now showing some 238.000 km to its odometer, the Carrera 3.2 started readily and ran well during our recent photography session. There are some imperfections to the paintwork and a small area of bubbling to the driver’s side front wing, but the car looks solid underneath, and the interior has worn well. Overall, it comes across as a genuine and highly original machine (the factory airbox and steering wheel are included). Enjoyed for several trips to the Le Mans 24-hours and riding on fresh Avon rubber all-round. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, original book pack and numerous bills / receipts.
|Engine||3.164 ccm, 231 PS, flat-6|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Marine Blue Metallic|
|Color - interior||Blue leather|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||238.448 kms|
|Chassis / VIN||WP0ZZZ91ZHS102816|
|Location - Country||Czechia|
|Location - City||Hradec Kralove|
2-door coupe body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3164 cm3, advertised power: 170 kW / 228 hp / 231 PS (DIN), torque: 284 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4291 mm, width: 1652 mm, wheelbase: 2272 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1210 kg; top speed: 245 km/h (152 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 5.8 s, 0-100 km/h 6.1 s (declared by factory)