<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044

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1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa

Sold for US$ 45,920 inc. premium
1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa
VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044

3,164cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
217bhp at 5,900rpm
5-Speed Manual G50 Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Long term California ownership
*Desirable Carrera 3.2 with the G50 Transmission
*Last of the old-school Porsche 911s
*Offered with CARFAX and tool kit


THE PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.2

Two years after the original coupé's introduction in 1964, a convertible 911 - the 'Targa', named in honor of Porsche's numerous victories in the Sicilian classic - became available. Expected US safety legislation had prompted an ingenious approach to the first soft-top 911, the Targa sporting a hefty roll-over bar to protect the occupants in the event of an inversion, together with removable roof and rear hood sections, which were stowable in the boot. An enormous success for the Stuttgart firm, the much loved and instantly recognizable Targa finally bowed out at the end of the 1990s, when the Cabriolet became the sole open-topped 911 with the introduction of the Type 996 range for 1999.

Targa development proceeded in line with that of its closed coupé cousin, the most notable advances immediately prior to the manufacture of this 1988 model having included the introduction of the 3.2-liter engine for 1984. Although it remained an air-cooled 'flat six', the '3.2' was 80% new and incorporated an effective cam chain tensioner and associated lubrication system that at last addressed a perennial 911 shortcoming. With 231bhp on tap, the new 'boxer' motor endowed 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 MOTORCAR OFFERED

The 1987 Porsche Carrera Targa 3.2 offered here comes from decades of sunny California ownership, presenting beautifully in red over tan interior. It's life of mild use is apparent in the overall condition of the car, aging very well and only showing typical signs of age.

The 3.2 Liter flat-six blissfully delivers power to the rear wheels through the 5-speed manual Getrag G50 gearbox. Accompanying the sale of this Targa is its tool kit and CARFAX. It should be noted that the CARFAX shows a mileage discrepancy from a service facility in 2002, believed to be a clerical error. Aging quite well after 30 years of life, this example is sure to offer years of motoring enjoyment ahead.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under its correct model year 1988.
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<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
<b>1987 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Targa</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0919JS161044
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