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Three air-cooled 911s and a 997 GT3 RS in Historics 25th November Classic Car Auction

Published 21 November 2017

Historics 25th November Auction at Mercedes Benz World, Brooklands boasts three air cooled Porsche 911s and a desirable later 997 GT3 RS.

This 74,000-mile left-hand drive 1986 Porsche 911/930 Turbo 3.3 was originally delivered to Porsche Cars America where it remained until 1992 when it then returned to Europe. It still retains all the extras specified from the factory when built which include Blaupunkt Reno radio, Pearl Ocean Blue leather, locking differential, sports seats with electrical height adjustment, forged alloy wheels and sunroof. This fabulous Porsche Turbo, powered by the 3.3 litre turbo engine, also comes with the all important service book and manual, original Porsche tyre compressor and full tool roll. It is estimated at £78,000 to £92,000.

Porsche 911 964 Carrera 2 Cabrio 1990 Historics 

The 964 debuted in 1989 and was available with 2WD (Carrera 2) or 4WD (Carrera 4). Powered by an extensively reworked 3.6 litre air-cooled flat-six equipped with twin spark plugs per cylinder and a re-mapped Bosch Motronic fuel injection, the 964 claimed 250HP. 0-60mph is 5.3 seconds with a top speed of over 160mph. This 106,000 mile 1990 Carrera 2 cabrio is in Cobalt Blue with a ‘Linen’ leather interior and tombstone sports seats. It has 17-inch Carrera Cup alloy wheels and a Tiptronic torque converter automatic transmission. A comprehensive history file can be inspected with expenditure detailed throughout its life as well as a well stamped service history book, the most recent being 2017 and corresponds with a new MoT test certificate. A new hood and rear window were fitted in 2005 with new wishbones, brake discs, pads and sensors in 2009.  It is estimated at £22,000 to £28,000.

Porsche 993 Targa Manual 1996 Historics 

The 993 introduced in 1993 was the last of the air-cooled 911s and is regarded as the best eve r incarnation of the model. This 112,000 mile 1996 993 Targa is presented in metallic blue with grey leather interior and comes with the desirable manual gearbox. The current owner purchased it in 2014 and has spent over £20,000 of preventative maintenance work. This includes a top end engine overhaul by Ninex Independent Porsche Specialist, including new drive belts, replacement of dry sump tank oil drain plug and new engine lid struts. This work came to a total nearly £8,000 in June 2015. Charles Ivey, Porsche Specialist in Fulham, have looked after the car over the last two years with details of their work on file. These models are collectable now and one in this mechanical condition is a great investment. It is estimated at £28,000 to £33,000.

Porsche 997 GT3 RS 2008 Historics

In February 2006, Porsche revealed its generation 997 GT3 and, in common with all GT2 and GT3 iterations, most of the developments and upgrades were directly related to performance improvements on competition cars. In addition to the new 415bhp, 3.6 litre flat-six with its six-speed gearbox, the GT3 pioneered 'zero lift' aerodynamics, meaning, at speed, the body shape created only aerodynamic downforce with no grip-diminishing lift and made extensive use of a racing-related version of Porsche's active PASM suspension system. This made it the first of the quick RS or GT3 versions to feature an electronically-adjustable suspension setup. An 'RS' version of the GT3 became available in October 2006 weighing 20 kilos less achieved by the use of a carbon fibre rear wing, a plastic engine cover and a lightweight rear window made from the same material. A slightly wider track was concealed in the muscular rear end provided by the Carrera 4 shell, aiding grip and stability at the expense of a little bit more drag, however, the reduction in weight to 1,375kg resulted in an improved power to weight ratio of 300bhp/ton. This 39,500 kilometre left-hand drive, Euro spec 2008 Porsche 997 GT3 RS was first delivered to Sweden before being taken to Japan, then imported to the UK in 2016. It has done 39,500 miles from new with a full Porsche service history and comes supplied with an invaluable rev. printout showing the engine has never been over-revved. The condition of the body is superb with all its original paintwork from new due to a transparent paint protection wrap. Finished in Viper Green with Nomex bucket seats, Alcantara gear knob and steering wheel, it is fitted with black RS alloys wheels with Porsche crested centre caps, yellow brake callipers and new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres and checked with a recent suspension telemetry setup. Recently fitted with a new clutch, this lovely GT3 RS is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in December 2018 and the Japanese service history. This is an opportunity to acquire one of most desirable Porsche models in excellent condition and is a fast appreciating asset that should continue to climb in value. It is estimated at £115 to £140,000 

More information on the sale that starts early at 10.00am at Historics.

Viewing Thursday 23rd November 10.00am to 8.00pm and Friday 24th November 10.00am to 5.00pm.




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