This is a Porsche that we’ve been closely involved with over the last three years, so we know that it has been maintained to a very high standard and wants for nothing.
The Iris Blue bodywork is in excellent condition, having benefitted from a full renovation in 2011 with the kidney bowls and inner wings attended to.
It can be a difficult choice when buying a Carrera 3.2: whether to go for a more expensive low mileage example, that will likely need a rebuild around the 120k mark, or to opt for a higher mileage car that has already had a rebuild completed at somebody else’s expense (at around £10,000). It perhaps boils down to whether you are looking for a collectible example or one you can enjoy as a weekend or even daily driver.
The engine and gearbox on this car were rebuilt at 122,000 miles, and have been maintained in peak condition since. The 915 gearbox has a factory short-shifter, and has been fettled to operate exactly as it was designed. The 915 is an often misunderstood ‘box; it was designed as a racing transmission and first and second are intended to get you to third, not to 100mph. Treat them well, fill them with the right oil (this has Motul Motyl Gear 75W-90) and you will be rewarded with smooth changes and an involving drive.
The Porsche has a Steve Wong chip fitted to the ECU, which overcomes the often bemoaned lazy feel of a 3.2 compared to the SC, bringing the power-band down the rev range. This makes for an extremely quick and nimble car, without sacrificing torque.
Other recent work includes new heat exchangers and manifold studs, clutch, fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator, stainless steel exhaust, idle control valve, spark plugs, ignition leads and injectors, window and electric mirror loom and switches, fresh air blower and ducts, heat exchanger flaps and heater control. The car has also recently had new brake discs and calipers, wheel bearings, and Toyo Proxes tyres all round.
The interior is finished in Metropole Blue leather and pinstripe fabric, which is in excellent condition, and has Blaupunkt six-speaker radio and CD player with Bluetooth connectivity, at a cost of over £500.
This is one of the best-sorted Carrera 3.2s we’ve seen, with bills from the last three years totalling £14,000.
Unless otherwise stated, all our cars are put through a thorough independent mechanical inspection and any faults found are rectified before sale. They are also issued with 12 months’ MoT (without any advisories) and a six month warranty underwritten by us. Part exchange and finance available – please click the Finance button below for details.FINANCE