Wouldn’t it have been a shame if Porsche had indeed stopped making the 911 in the early 1980s, as they had originally planned? Then this 1987 Carrera 3.2 convertible would never have been built.
Luckily it was, and better still, it’s been well maintained and cared for over the 29 years of its existence so far and presents itself in a very attractive overall condition. The white paintwork is in good shape without noteworthy dents or scratches. The Porsche – a US delivery which was recently re-imported – runs on the popular Fuchs wheels in contrasting black. The blue leather interior has a slight patina, it may have been renewed at one point. The dashboard is intact. Colour-keyed to the interior, there’s the blue convertible top with matching persenning.
As a 1987 model, this 911 has the 3.2 litre engine with the digital motor electronic system (DME) installed, which produces 160 kW (217 hp) of power and is coupled to the G50 5-speed manual gearbox, which had been newly introduced for the 1987 model year. It also has the front fog lights integrated into the front valance. This specimen also features power windows, electrically adjustable mirrors and cruise control.
A very snazzy G-model, matching numbers, and in remarkably good condition.
A legend goes into the next generation – and loses no bit of temperament and class!
The second generation of the Porsche 911 (G model) came on the market in 1973 as a successor to the Porsche 911 (original model). It was a 2+2-seater sports car and available as coupé, convertible (as of 1983), Targa and Speedster.
The 911 was equipped with the following engines: 2.7 to 3.0 litre petrol engine (150-188 hp) and, for the Carrera version, 2.7 to 3.2 litre petrol engine (200-231 hp). The last Porsche 911 G-model rolled off the assembly line in 1989.
For the 1981 model year, Porsche had introduced a 7-year warranty against rust, they were the first manufacturer in the world to do so. The entire chassis was made of double-sided galvanized steel. From these corrosion protection measures, the Porsche 911 benefits until today. As of 1986, the warranty was extended to 10 years. Another 1986 upgrade are the reinforced stabilizers.
This car is almost a must in any good garage!