1988 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA SPORT TARGA
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 205
Year : 1988
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
RHD
Registration No. : F201 DOM
Chassis No. : WPOZZZ912JS141143
Engine No. : 63J04278
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Those more observant out there will have noticed the mileage
recorded above: 302 miles. There is a good reason for this; Porsche
themselves have restored every single nut and bolt on this car. The
story begins in 2013 when Porsche GB set a challenge; they asked
the UK main dealer network to go out and source a restoration
project, spend a year (eight months in reality) restoring it, then
present it at the Classic Car Show at the NEC, Birmingham in
2014.

Porsche Brooklands found a decrepit 1988 911 3.2 litre
Targa which they then pushed into their workshops. As with
everything in this world, you get what you pay for and, with their
reputation at stake, not to mention their own professional pride,
they began the deconstruction process. Time and expense were pushed
to the back as they then took those major components and separated
them out into their constituent parts. In fact, every single item
was separated, repaired, cleaned and polished. If not possible,
correct Porsche parts were used in their place. It took an entire
team of dedicated Porsche mechanics to create, what is arguably,
the finest 911 Targa in the world. It has stood, pride of place, in
the Brooklands showrooms since the show and received a relentless
stream of hushed admiration.

The original owner pack accompanies this superb example,
complete with a new service history booklet for the new car from
Porsche themselves, as well as a hard-back book detailing the
restoration and a framed print showing this and all the other cars
restored by Porsche that year. It was then sold in 2015 into a
private collection whereupon it was stored in climatic controlled
conditions; the only addition to this extraordinary example is the
addition of a new Porsche retro-style digital radio and sat nav
system. This represents the very best restoration by the finest
technicians on one of the most iconic automotive designs ever
penned. 

A brave claim, but don't take my word for it...
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170