15th Mar, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Lot 75

1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Sport
Desirable C16 UK-supplied example

Sold for £40,500

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: A5 XKM
Chassis No: WP0ZZZ91ZJS140888
MOT: February 2024

  • Desirable C16 UK-supplied example with the preferable G50 manual transmission
  • c.93,500 miles from new
  • Current family ownership since 2005, with five former keepers before entry into said family
  • Benefitting from some £8,000 worth of improvements with well-respected restorers Project Heaven in 2022
  • Finished in Special Order Lagoon Green Metallic
  • Accompanied by the original book pack with the well-stamped service book

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 3164cc (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 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds and a 153mph top speed. In order to cope with the increased performance, the brakes were enlarged and the top two gear ratios were 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. During 1984, an optional 'Sport' pack became available, comprising of a deeper front valance, 'tea tray' rear spoiler, stiffer Bilstein dampers and 16-inch Fuchs forged alloy wheels with Black centres.

A desirable ‘C16’ UK-supplied Sport pack example, this 911 Targa Sport offered was manufactured in 1988 being supplied new via Porsche suppliers Roger Clark (Cars) Ltd and delivered on the 5th of May that year. Fitted with the 3164cc flat-six engine, allied with the preferable G50 five-speed manual transmission, the Porsche is finished in special order Lagoon Green Metallic paintwork with Linen leather seat upholstery. Well-specified from new, the 911 was provided with optional extras, including a Blaupunkt radio with Hi-Fi sound system, light forged metal wheels, comfort seats and three-point rear seat belts, Bilstein sport shock absorbers, tinted green windscreen, velour carpet in the luggage compartment, and rear wiper.

Purchased new by a solicitor’s firm based in Towcester, the 911 was retained by them until 1995. Entering the current family ownership in 2005 (equating to two owners, father and son), ‘A5 XKM’ had five owners before their purchase and has covered a modest 93,500 miles from new. Benefitting from over £8,000 worth of improvements completed by well-respected restorers Project Heaven in 2022, the Targa was provided with an engine overhaul, clutch reconditioning, bodywork repairs and paintwork, and attention to the interior.

Accompanied by the bookpack, which contains the original stamped service book, twenty-five services are documented (all bar one being from Official Porsche Centres/Porsche suppliers), as well as eight brake fluid changes and six long-life guarantee condition report stamps. The large history file further contains a vast collection of invoices from throughout the Porsche’s life, numerous previous MOT certificates, previous sales invoices, and a current V5C document. The 911 is offered with a no advisory MOT certificate until February 2024, and is due to be driven some fifty miles to the sale.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 15th Mar, 2023

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