2019 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic Auction

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Coupe

$100,000 - $120,000


Engine 3.2 litre six-cylinder
Gearbox Five-speed manual
Engine No. 64K00262
Chassis No. WPOZZZ91ZKS100142
Body Work Coupe
Colour Guards Red
Interior Black
Trim Leather
Wheels Fuchs Alloys
Brakes Disc/disc

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The final instalment for the original shape of Porsche’s iconic sports car, the 3.2 Carrera is now enjoying the recognition it has long deserved and becoming increasingly collectible today.  Although the 3.2 was launched in 1984, the 911’s story can be traced back over two decades earlier when the original 901 was unveiled as a replacement for the 356, the name subsequently changed at Peugeot’s insistence. Featuring the same air-cooled, horizontally opposed engine and rear-engined formula as its predecessor, the new 911 was at the leading edge of technology, boasting monocoque construction, fully independent suspension and disc brakes all round, not to mention a five-speed gearbox. Porsche added two cylinders to its “boxer” motor to ensure the new 911 had the power to match its distinctive looks, with excellent acceleration thanks to the weight of the engine positioned over the rear wheels. The idiosyncratic styling has become easily one the most widely recognised sports car shapes ever penned, with only minor cosmetic changes made over the years - most notably the switch to rubber bumpers in 1974.  The 911 may have remained outwardly similar for its first 25 years but constant development under the skin ensured the Porsche kept pace with its rivals. When the SC gave way to the Carrera 3.2, the latest 911 benefited from a larger, more powerful engine (horsepower was up by 30 bhp to 231) using the latest Bosch’s latest LE-Jetronic fuel injection and Motronic 2 DME engine management system. Importantly, the stronger and slicker G50 five-speed manual gearbox was also introduced, and this is highly sought-after today. Other changes included a power brake booster and bigger discs, while externally the Carrera sported a new front air dam with integrated fog lights. Maximum speed was now just shy of 250 km/h and 0-100 times dropped below six seconds, putting the latest 911 firmly in supercar territory. Any 911 is a timeless classic and, in Carrera 3.2 guise, offers all the performance, practicality and reliability anyone could need, packaged in the 911’s original shape for the last time.  


  • Superb 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera
  • 3.2 litre G50 car
  • Whale-tail
  • Iconic Guards Red, black interior
  • Lovely factory condition throughout
Think Porsche 911 and you naturally think of the original shaped models, now a desirable and collectible classic in any form. Here we have a 911 Carrera from the final year of production of that original body shape, finished in iconic Guards Red with a contrasting black leather interior, with red piping. Both paint and interior are excellent. Originally dealer delivered by Porsche to a Queensland customer, this 1988 example remains in outstanding original condition throughout and is believed to have had just four custodians. It’s a 3.2 litre with the much-improved G50 five-speed manual gearbox, making it one of the most highly desirable 911 models. It sits on factory Fuchs alloys, with a whale-tail and the original space-saver spare, jack and tool roll untouched in the front boot. Options fitted to this car include electric seats, air-conditioning, a sunroof and the factory wider (8in) rear wheels. There’s 217,827km recorded at the time of cataloguing, believed genuine. It comes with original owner’s manual and service books, showing its service history, all in a Porsche folder. Enthusiast owned, always garaged and maintained by Porsche specialists, this really lovely 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera was previously on Victorian club registration and is now being offered for sale unregistered.

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