1989 Porsche 911 Carrera
Making Dreams a Reality
Along with the Lamborghini Countach, the G-Series Porsche 911 was the poster-sized star of many a bedroom wall back in the 1970s and 80s. And this car, a 1989 Carrera, is the very last of the breed and combines, in many opinions, the best elements of all those early 911s into the one package.
Pick of the Bunch
The last of the torsion-bar suspension cars, the late Carrera had its engine enlarged to 3.2 litres for more flexibility as well as hydraulic cam-chain tensioners for greater reliability. As such the 3.2 is regarded as the one to have. The gearbox in post-1987 cars, likewise, is regarded as the pick of the bunch and the G50 transmission was not only stronger, but had a much improved shifter arrangement for faster, more accurate gearshifts.
1 of 7 to Australia
But this car is remarkable for one other thing: It’s one of just seven examples delivered to Australia in 1989 with a factory wide-body kit. Normally associated only with the 911 Turbo model, the wide-body accentuates the 911’s curves and adds a layer of aggression. Wider Fuchs alloy wheels were part of the wide-body treatment and are the final touch to a universally recognised and admired style statement.
A True Classic
Inside is the classic 911 five-dial dashboard, the airy cabin and offbeat ergonomics that have helped stamp the air-cooled Porsche as a true classic. Prices of these vehicles have only gone one way in recent years as the collector market finally appreciates the early 911 for its purity of design and its genuine character. If adding the car from your bedroom wall to your garage appeals, then you should move quickly as cars as rare as this one will always be in demand.
Features include: Air-conditioning, power windows, leather seats, wide-body kit, powered front seats, power sunroof, central locking, 16-inch alloy wheels.