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With a debut in 1963, the Porsche 911, which has already marked nearly 70 years of history, is an exceptionally long-lived sports car. It has a unique driving personality brought by the original layout of the horizontally opposed 6-cylinder engine loaded in the rear of the body, and more. The iconic design has led to a strong following that continues to this day.
Furthermore, it is clear that the current state of affairs is due to continuous efforts to evolve, which has been able to take advantage of the advantages of this unique packaging while at the same time completely eliminating the disadvantages. The cliche "The latest Porsche is the best Porsche." comes from that very philosophy.
The first model, called the 901, was powered by a horizontally opposed six-cylinder air-cooled 2.0 liters engine with a maximum output of 130ps. At first, it was pointed out that it was difficult to control the car because of its rear heavy weight balance. However, we will overcome its weak points by extending the wheelbase later, and establish a firm position as a sports car with its high output and traction performance of the RR layout that can be reliably transmitted to the road surface, as well as its overwhelming stability during braking.
Later, mechanical injection was adopted, and the displacement was expanded to 2.2 liters in 1970. The 911, which was further expanded to 2.4 liters in 1972, underwent a major change in 1974 to use so-called 5-mile bumpers to meet North American safety standards.
Commonly referred to as "930" "Big bumper", the actual form name is "911" and the 930 form names are given to Turbo, which first appeared in 1975. After 1977, when the SC model name was given, all models will move to Type 930. Porsche now generically names this model "G-series" after its formal name when it appeared in 1974.
At first, the main engine was 2.7 liters, but we expanded the displacement to 3 liters at SC. Then, in 1984, a new 3.2 l engine was given and the model name "911 Carrera" was given.
The engine was given a Bosch injection as well as increased displacement, and achieved a maximum output of 225ps for the German version and 217ps for the Japanese version. It finally surpassed the legendary 911 Carrera RS which appeared in 1973, and was given the name of this glory.
The so-called "Carrera 3.2" will continue to be produced until 1989. In 1989, the type 964 "911 Carrera 4" made its debut as a full-time 4WD vehicle. In 1990, the RR model was also changed to type 964 as the "Carrera 2" and the 15 year model life ended. The 911 of this generation has a lot of enthusiastic fans, partly because it has survived the era of the super car boom.
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Because the Porsche 911 Carrera that will appear this time is a 1988 model, it will be the last model of the G series. It is an official dealership car imported by Mitsuwa Motors, the importer at the time.
By the way, the "Carrera 3.2" has increased the thickness of the floor board along with the appearance of the cabriolet from the 1985 model the year after its appearance, and from the 1987 model the gear box has been changed from Porsche to BorgWarner G50. It can be said that the 1988 model is a fully matured model of "Carrera 3.2".
The current owner bought it in November 2019. It is a so-called one-owner car, and at the time it was a good car with a mileage of about 23,000 km. The current owner, who had connected several air-cooled 911 before, wanted to ride the G series and asked a specialist store to "I want you to tell me if you're put up for sale.". After a while, they contacted me, and when they checked the car, they said, "Maybe the best car in decades.". And it seems that the current owner fell in love with it in an instant and made a prompt decision.
The actual car convinced me of that as well. You can see the "good posture" as it is often referred to, even from a distance. The shine of the paint is good, and the body does not receive all the repairs including the paint. It is said that it is still in the same condition as when it was first built. The rear reflector with the "PORSCHE" logo is also free of the cracks.
There are spoilers on the front and back of the car. This is not for Turbo but for Carrera. There is a normal grille for engine lid in the trunk, so it was installed when the car was delivered. The unique periscope-like high-mount stop lamp is invaluable.
Leather interior is similar, and resin such as door trim and dashboard has deep black luster. The condition of the seat is wonderful, especially the passenger seat and the rear seat may have never been used. There were some scratches on the side support of the driver's seat that I thought I got on and off, but it can be repaired easily. There are no scratches around the common keys, no tanning of the meter, and the overall atmosphere is excellent.
The inside of the trunk under the front hood was also in good condition. Carpet has little damage and no dirt. In addition to the grill mentioned above, there was an electric air pump in a genuine Porsche plastic bag and a stop sign lamp for daytime and nighttime use. These must have been loaded here since they were new.
In addition, the lifelong record book is all left, and the keys including the spare are also equipped with genuine products. There are also manuals.
Finally, when I looked at the engine room, it was also kept very clean. There is no trace of dust. Because the engine hood of the car is slit open, it is easy to imagine that it was carefully stored indoors.
It has about 3,300km on the odometer since it came to the current owner. I heard that he could spend a long drive to Sendai comfortably without any trouble.
The current owner said he really wanted to keep it with him forever. However, due to circumstances, it became impossible to park it in the indoor garage, and although it was parked outdoors with a custom-made body cover for a while, he decided that he decided to let go of it because he thought the car would be poor.
The fact that a Carrera 3.2 in such good condition with low mileage is a rarity is a testament to Porsche's No explanation is necessary for fans. If you have an attachment to this generation, don't miss it.
Originally written by Yasuhisa Shimashita
Photo by Junichi Okumura
Published on June 2020
|Year of Purchase||Apr 1988|
|Color||Grand Prix White|