Porsche 911 Carrera 1984 Model
Porsche 911 Carrera 1984 Model
With an assured future ahead for the Porsche 911 series, 1983 saw the launch of a replacement for the successful SC series. It was the model year 1984 911 3.2 Carrera, reviving the Carrera name for the first time since 1977.It was also the last iteration in the original 911 series.
Thanks to Porsche’s philosophy of gradual improvement over time, the old rear-engine design still had life left in it and improvements underneath the skin made it a much better car to drive. The automotive press praised the Carrera and still considered one of the best-performing sports cars.
The 911SC was fast, but the Carrera is a bullet.
Carreras were offered in all three 911 body styles: coupe, convertible Cabriolet, and the Targa, with its removable centre roof panel. Performance types lean toward the coupe because its chassis is by far the most structurally rigid; some just feel it’s the right look for a 911 as well.
The engine was more than 75 percent new, including revised timing-chain tensioning and lubrication systems. Displacement increases to 3.2 litres; horsepower is 200 at 5900 rpm
The most sought after models are the 1987-89 Coupés and Targas. The 1984-86 Coupés and Targas (with the 915 gearbox) come next.
Quote “Paul Stephens”
“Low mileage cars (say those with less than 100000km carry a significant premium and their value as a usable classic should be considered.) The best buys are those cars with over 100K, but which have received ongoing restorative work to maintain them in the top 10%.”
The model 911's produced after 1989 all came with completely new exterior styling as well as new brake, suspension and electronic technology. You could say the 3.2 Carrera was a grand finale of sorts, but it was certainly not the end of the road for the 911.
The Carrera that we have for sale is a matching numbers example with the original colour combination in Guards Red and black leather.
There has been no expense spared on the car, the motor was overhauled as well as the gear box synchros by Peter Frost 100km ago. The body was totally stripped down to bare metal treated and resprayed in its original colour by Bailey Edwards Cars. Every rubber was replaced with genuine new ones, the front and rear windscreens are brand new, every nut, bolt and washer was replaced. The car comes adorned with brand new rims and tyres.
Over R400k was spent, supporting invoices will accompany the sale.
Every fitting, the stitching on the seats, the smoothness of the paint, the instruments, the drum-tightness of the body structure, the materials employed–everything smacks of quality.
Most buyers shy away from left hand drives in South Africa little do they realize that Alfa and Porsches in L/H/D are far more comfortable and easier with their slightly offset driving positions.
Cars of this calibre don’t come onto the market often that offer a complete package for the true enthusiast, collector and investor all rolled into one.
Mileage: 100km since overhaul.
Transmission type: Manual 5 Speed
Vehicle colour: Red
Interior colour: Black
Number of doors: Two Doors
Driver side: Left Hand Side
Motor size (CC): 3.2 litre
Owner's Manual: Yes
Service History: Yes