The Property of Billie Piper,1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS100398 Engine no. 63K00471

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Lot 380
The Property of Billie Piper, 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé
Registration no. F875 UPB Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS100398 Engine no. 63K00471

Sold for £ 17,250 (US$ 24,323) inc. premium
The Property of Billie Piper
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé
Registration no. F875 UPB
Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS100398
Engine no. 63K00471

Footnotes

  • A ‘modern classic’ if ever there was one, Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engined layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the bodyshell and dropped the 356’s VW-based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement. In its first incarnation, Porsche’s single-overhead-camshaft, air-cooled flat six displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 litres and, in turbo-charged form, put out well over 300 horsepower.

    Porsche revived the Carrera name - previously used for the competition orientated versions of the preceding 356 - for its luxuriously equipped, top-of-the-range 911 in 1973, applying the evocative title to all 911 models, co-incidentally with the introduction of the 3.2-litre engine, from 1984. Not merely enlarged, the new engine was also extensively revised and produced 231bhp, 27 horsepower up on its predecessor. The 911 Carrera’s top speed was now 152mph, with 100mph reachable in a breathtaking 13.6 seconds.

    The right-hand drive 911 Carrera we offer here belongs to Ms Billie Piper, former pop-chart sensation now enjoying a brilliant acting career following an acclaimed performance as Rose Tyler in BBC Television’s Doctor Who, and was given to her by husband (now ex-husband) Chris Evans 3½ years ago. (Disc jockey and TV presenter Evans famously wooed the teenage Piper by giving her a Ferrari filled with roses, even though she could not drive at the time). Prior to Ms Piper’s ownership the car had enjoyed three previous owners and comes with full Porsche service history, mostly with main agents AFN. Finished in Grand Prix White with black interior, ‘F875 UPB’ has covered circa 47,000 miles from new and is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to May 2008 and Swansea V5 registration document.

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The Property of Billie Piper,1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS100398 Engine no. 63K00471
The Property of Billie Piper,1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS100398 Engine no. 63K00471
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