Lot 232 - 1990 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 2 Coupe
|Odometer reading||74,509 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
Known internally as the 964, Porsche's new generation 911 debuted in 1989 and was available in two- (Carrera 2) and four-wheel drive (Carrera 4) guises with its familiar silhouette clothing a radically revamped platform. Boasting a drag coefficient of just 0.32 thanks to its deeper bumpers, smoother sills and flatter floorpan, high-speed stability was maintained by a self-deploying rear spoiler which rose above 48mph. Powered by an extensively reworked 3.6 litre air-cooled flat-six equipped with twin spark plugs per cylinder and a re-mapped Bosch Motronic fuel injection, the 964 claimed an impressive 250bhp and 229lbft of torque. Fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, most variants were reputed to be capable of 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds with a top speed of over 160mph.
First registered in 1990, this 964 benefits from two important features; an automatic gearbox and a full and comprehensive history file. The engine and gearbox were re-built in 2001 and the engine again in 2010. The care and attention attributed to this example is well documented and includes a full £2,600 service by Chelsea Carrera just two months ago as well as a full geometry set-up approximately 1,000 miles ago. Also specified on the original build sheet are air-conditioning and sun roof; the best of both worlds. Complete with a regularly stamped service history book (and owner's pack), MoT certificates verifying the mileage including the current one valid until November 2013 and a V5C registration certificate, this low-mileage, well cared for example could justify both a head and a heart driven decision. Especially with the added excitement of correct Viper Green wheels and contrasting Carrera decals...
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