What can you not love about the 3.2 Carrera? Especially dressed in classic Guards Red, with a G50 transmission, whale tail and that Targa bar! What a jaw dropper!
The 3.2 Carrera was introduced in 1984 while replacing the 911 SC, which had its run from 1978-1983. The Carrera name was revived in this generation of 911, Carrera meaning “race” and “career” in Spanish suited this 911 well as it did win many achievements in its run of endurance championships and races. Most can say that this shape of 911 lasted for over 3 decades, but the final years of 1987-1989 really were the pinacle years for that infamous 3.2 sillhouette. What makes a G50 3.2 special is the transmission. This transmission replaced the earlier 915 gearbox, allowing for easier throws due to more modern synchros, and a hydraulic throwout on the clutch pedal allowing for more responsive clutch feel.
Last but not least lets discuss how infamous the 911 Targa really is. The first 911 was produced in 1963, since that point Porsche wanted to create an open top experience without compromising the structural rigidity of the chassis. In 1967, the first Targa was created. The nomenclature of the Targa was derived and used to commemorate Porsches victories in the Targa Florio road race. The wheelbase feautured a full roll hoop replacing the b-pillars. The aformentioned interpretation of the targa remained this way until the 993 chassis was introuduced with a full glass roof utilizing the 993 convertible chassis. This makes the 3.2 Targa even more special and collectible since it remained true to its roots and proudly displays that Targa bar!
This 3.2 Targa oozes character, functionality, and style everywhere it goes. We love the Targas here at RFMC, and look forward to sourcing this Targa to a new home!
Location: Valley Stream, New York, United States
See listing: BEAUTIFUL 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera (from July 17, 2018)