Porsche 911 3.2 Cabrio

Brand Porsche
Model 911 3.2 Cabrio
Color Bordeaux
Transmission Manual 5-speed
Pk 231 ch
Year 1985
Price Not for sale

The Porsche 911 3.2 carrera is one of the most sought-after 911s by collectors. Sporty and powerful, it presents a timeless line…at the crossroads between the first 911s of the 1960s and the more contemporary generations of the 964 and 993.

The generation of 911 SC (1977-1983) was to lead Porsche to remove the 911 from its catalog, the management of then wishing to develop the range through new models with front engine. Noting the excellent commercial results of the Porsche 924 and the performance of the Porsche 928, it believes that the time has come to turn the page of the 911. The latter is then considered archaic in its design, perfectible in its road holding and relatively uncomfortable.

But a change in management at Porsche will change the game. Here is the 911 relaunched, and in 1983 is presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show the Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2. The 3.2 L retains the original lines and suspensions of the 911 and is aesthetically very close to its predecessor the SC. The Fuchs wheels are still offered as an option as well as the spoiler of the 930. But it has been modernized and made easier to use. It benefits from a 31 horsepower gain allowing it to reach 245 km/h and 6.1s from 0 to 100 km/h.

While the 911 Carrera 3.2 looks like its predecessor, it benefits from a completely revised power supply with a new Bosch Motronic DME electronic ignition and injection system. This, together with the increase in engine volume, results in a gain of 27 HP compared to the SC engine. In addition, the timing system has a new hydraulic chain tensioner and a more powerful alternator is fitted.

The mechanics of the 3.2 will evolve by small touches. From the 1985 vintage (series F), an air intake is built into the spoiler to improve cooling. In 1985, for the 1986 vintage (series G), Boge shock absorbers are introduced as well as new anti-roll bars.