1986 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Restomod set to light up historics winter sale

1986 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Restomod set to light up historics winter sale

Regular readers will recall last month’s news round-up, when we highlighted the 1979 911 Turbo (930) converted by RUF Automobile to BTR specification and offered at the Historics Auctioneers sale at Ascot Racecourse not long after the magazine went to print. The white wonder went on to sell for £91,692, far more than the published lower estimate. Interested parties who missed out on the chance to buy the car need not fret — Historics has consigned another eye-popping 911 to its roster!


This air-cooled classic will go under the hammer at the firm’s Winter sale, slated for the 27th November and to be hosted at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge. Taking the form of a Carrera 3.2 restomod, the car was originally supplied to a Japanese Porsche customer in 1986, before being imported to the UK. It was purchased by the vendor back in 2011. The specification of this car is nothing short of fantastic. The body was bare-shell dipped, strengthened and painted, features hand-rolled RSR-inspired wide wheel arches, a bespoke composite front bumper and splitter, an RSR rear bumper and a dash-controlled 964 deck lid, while the interior is generously trimmed in Alcantara and one-off custom houndstooth fabric. Twin stitching features throughout, not least on the remodelled dashboard, door panels and rear quarter cards.


1986 Porsche Carrera 3.2 Restomod set to light up historics winter sale

The back seats have been converted and boxed to housed a JL subwoofer and an MSD spark box, while the clocks are all new and colour coded. The steering wheel is double-wrapped in leather, and the same attention to detail has been lavished on the engine bay, which benefits from colour-coded accessories and mounts. The engine itself is based on the 3.2-litre flat-six and has been fully rebuilt by Porsche engine specialist, Wrightune, with machine work carried out by Redtek and dyno testing completed by BS Motorsport to the tune of 230.4bhp and 223.4 lb-ft torque. The boisterous boxer carries 964 camshafts, PMO 46IDA carburettors with K&N filters and hats, MSD ignition, a BK Racing distributor and an M&K GT3-style muffler with minimal baffle, though a block-off butterfly valve can be activated in the right-hand tip by way of a control switch in the cabin.

Straight-through electrically heated headers and braided oil lines are part of the package, as is a 915 gearbox fully rebuilt and making use of a Wevo short shifter and linkage. Clubsport engine and transmission mounts, as well as Clubsport top mounts and bushes, have been adopted, as have HID headlights, electric air-conditioning, a modern fusebox, Bilstein heavy duty dampers and inserts, a bespoke strut brace, Elephant Racing hollow adjustable anti-roll bars, thicker torsion bars, all new wheel bearings and a totally rebuilt steering rack.

Bringing the car to a swift halt is a Rebel Racing big brake kit comprising 318mm rotors slotted into 996-generation 911 calipers paired with a 930 master cylinder. Though colour-coded to match the body, these awesome anchors are barely visible, hidden as they are behind Zuffenhaus USA three-piece seventeen-inch Fuchs-style staggered rims wrapped in Toyo Proxes R1R rubber. As you’d expect, all work is documented and supported by paperwork and a photo album showcasing every step of the build, from bare metal to the finished 911. There’s a leather bag finished in the one-off houndstooth, too.

The personal project of an award-winning UK-based classic vehicle restorer, this cool Carrera 3.2 is listed with a lower estimate of £140k. For further information and to register for bidding, visit the Historics Auctioneers website at historics.co.uk without delay. 

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