<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164

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Lot 52

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 M491 Cabriolet

Sold for US$ 58,800 inc. premium

Quail Motorcar Auction

14 Aug 2020, 11:00 PDT

Los Angeles

1986 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.2 'M491' CABRIOLET
VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064
Engine no. 63G03164

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

*Desirable M491-option Carrera with 'Special Wishes'
*An original time-capsule car with less than 31,800 miles from new
*One of just 419 factory M491 'Turbo Look' Carreras manufactured
*Offered with an abundance of documentation and the original factory accessories


Previewing at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California by appointment. Please contact [email protected] for scheduling.


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 wheel arches, 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 proud to offer this stunningly original and highly-desirable, M491 option Carrera 3.2 Cabriolet. Many Porsches from this era are available for sale these days, but it is indeed very few of them that can match this car's pedigree. The story of this Porsche starts when the car was ordered by enthusiast Mr. Charles Harris as part of Porsche's Special Wishes program. Living between Maryland, USA and The Netherlands, Mr. Harris ordered his new Porsche as a Dutch-market car, retaining the more desirable European performance specification. The original invoice issued directly from the Porsche factory on file attests to a custom ordered car, loaded with options, including the desirable and pricey M491 'Turbo-look' option, 'Gills and Sills', Grand Prix White exterior over a Grey Green interior, air conditioning, cruise control and many more neat features. The cost of the new Porsche was 122,955.00 Deutsche Marks. It is very possible that Mr. Harris went to the Porsche factory to pick the new car up in person, but would soon after export the car to his native USA, where he properly imported it through official Government agents. Paperwork of the clearance is on file. The M491 Carrera would remain in Mr. Harris' care until September of 2006, when a Mr. Dale Overfelt of Parkville, MO became the second owner. The consignor - a Southern California based enthusiast with a taste for the most special and original Porsches made - purchased the car from Overfelt in 2017, and thereby becoming the 3rd owner.

Today, this very special Porsche's pedigree does not end by its desirable build specification, but this really is a true survivor car. Just 31,695 documented miles are recorded on the odometer today, and the car remains in original and extremely well-preserved condition, retaining its original paint, interior and drivetrain. It is a real time-capsule car, which has been fastidiously serviced and maintained. The impressive history file contains the aforementioned letters and original sales paperwork, many receipts from diligent service through the years, the import paperwork, a clean CARFAX, the original tool kit, top cover, spare tire with inflator, original service, warranty and owner's manuals in pouch, and the spare keys. A better kept or more desirably optioned 911 from this era will be very hard to find, and with just 419 factory M491 'Turbo Look' Carreras made; this is indeed an opportunity not to be missed.

Contacts
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
<b>1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 'M491' Cabriolet</b><br />  VIN: WP0ZZZ91ZGS151064 <br />Engine no. 63G03164
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