<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695

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Lot 189
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa

Sold for US$ 169,120 inc. premium
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa
VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742

Engine no. 64K03695

3,164cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch LE-Jetronic Fuel Injection
231bhp at 5,900rpm
5-Speed Manual G50 Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Desirable M491-option Carrera in 'Paint-to-sample' Minerva Blue Metallic
*An original time-capsule car with less than 7,400 miles from new
*Retained by the first owner until 2016
*Offered with much documentation and original records


THE PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.2

One of the most evocative in motoring history, the 'Carrera' name was revived by Porsche for its top-of-the-range 911 'homologation special' in 1973, having previously been applied to the 'hottest' of the preceding 356 range. From the start of the 1984 model year, this title - dormant since 1977 - was applied to all 911 variants, co-incidentally with the introduction of the 3.2-liter engine. The revived name was part of a major revamp of the long-running 911-development of which had slowed while Porsche concentrated on meeting the ever-increasing sales demands.

Although it remained an air-cooled 'flat six', the '3.2' motor was 80% new. The increased capacity of 3,164cc was achieved using the 95mm bore from the previous SC model and the 74.4mm-stroke crankshaft from the 1978 3.3-liter Turbo. There was a raised compression ratio while new induction and exhaust systems were employed. In addition, the '3.2' incorporated an effective cam chain tensioner and associated lubrication system, which at last addressed a perennial 911 shortcoming. There was also a 'proper' oil cooler, further improved in 1987 with the addition of a thermostatically controlled fan. A Bosch LE-Jetronic ECU controlled the fuel and ignition systems for the first time on a 911, enabling the engine to be at the same time both more powerful and less thirsty. As a result, this enlarged and extensively revised power plant now produced 27 horsepower up on its predecessor, endowing the Carrera with a level of performance approaching that of the original 911 Turbo of 1974. The bald statistics being a 0-60mph time of 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 152mph. The existing Type 915 five-speed was carried over from the SC series, and then in 1987, the Carrera received a new five-speed Getrag 'box (the G50) and an hydraulically operated clutch.

As is always the case with the many Porsche 911 series, the limited-edition variants are by far the most sought after by collectors. In the case of the Carrera 3.2, the first of these was the M491 option - officially called the 'Supersport' but commonly known as the 'Turbo Look'. Introduced in 1984, it was a style that resembled the Type 930 911 Turbo with its flared wheelarches, large rear wing, and deeper front spoiler. The M491 package also included the Turbo's stiffer suspension, superior brakes, and wider wheels.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

We are very proud to offer this stunningly original and highly-desirable M491 option Carrera 3.2 Targa. Many Porsches from this era are available for sale these days, but it is indeed very few of them that can match this cars pedigree. The story of this Porsche starts in September of 1988, when the car was special-ordered by a Sioux Falls, SD based enthusiast from Metropolitan Porsche of St. Paul, MN. The original Vehicle Purchase Contract on file attests to a custom ordered car, loaded with options, including paint to sample, black leather interior with white piping, luggage compartment in black velour, radio with CD player, rear windshield wiper, and last but not least, the desirable $14,218 M491 'Turbo Look' option. As the letters reveal between the lucky first owner and Porsche, it was indeed his perfect Porsche. The special-order color was chosen to be like his Minerva Blue Metallic 1977 Targa, and much correspondence with Porsche in Germany was needed to get the color and details right in the months during production. The new Porsche was built during the winter of 1988/89, and finally delivered in April of 1989. Lovely polaroid photos on file show the brand-new Minerva Blue M491 option 911 coming off the Porsche auto transporter.

Now, this very special Porsches pedigree does not end by its desirable build specification, but this really is a true survivor car. The car remained with the first owner until 2016, at which time it had covered just over 7,300 miles from new! Today, the Minerva Blue Metallic 911 remains in original and extremely well-preserved condition, retaining its original paint, interior and drivetrain. It is a real time-capsule car. The impressive history file contains the aforementioned letters and original sales paperwork, as well as the window sticker, a clean CARFAX, the original tool kit, and finally a spare tire. A better kept or more desirably optioned 911 from this era will be very hard to find - This is indeed an opportunity not to be missed.
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<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
<b>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0914KS160742<br />Engine no. 64K03695
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