I spent two years searching for a mint condition original unrestored Carrera 3.2. Commonly known as an Impact Bumper 911, they were built with various engine sizes between 1974 and 1989, the 3.2 being the last one, with the very last ones having the G50 gearbox.
The adverts always stated that cars were in mint condition, but time and time again, when I went to see them, they were far from mint. I travelled all over the UK and must have looked at about 10 cars. Then late one night, I came across a small advert in Porsche Post, the Porsche Club of Great Britain magazine. A white 3.2 with low miles. I wasn’t really looking for a white one, but the advert mentioned the red wheels, red Carrera decals and red carpets, etc. Even though it was late, I phoned the seller, a really nice guy who happened to live within a 30 minute drive from me.
He was really enthusiastic about the car, he had only owned it about 18 months, but a change of direction was forcing him to sell it.
One thing he did say was, the price is the price and please don’t come and expect to haggle, the car is the best and worth every penny. I could hardly wait to see it and arranged to go round the following day.