Lot 353 - 1991 Porsche 964 Turbo
|Estimate||£28,000 - £35,000|
|Result||Sold - £34,720|
The Porsche 964 is the company's internal name for the Porsche 911 manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. Designed by Benjamin Dimson in 1986, it featured significant styling revisions over previous 911 models; most prominently, the more integrated bumpers. It was the first generation 911 to be offered with Porsche's optional Tiptronic automatic transmission and all wheel drive as options. Porsche chose to re-use the 3.3 litre engine from the 930 with several minor revisions that made the engine smoother, less prone to turbo lag and more powerful with a total output of 320bhp at 5750rpm.
The 964 Turbo is considered to be one of the prettiest 911's built and certainly one of the more powerful. As with any Porsche however, the pitfalls in buying one are manifold and the unwary can end up with bills far exceeding their expectations. One of the most respected specialists that produce independent reports is Peter Morgan; his hugely detailed documents can be relied upon to tell it how it is with no stone unturned. He even measures the thickness of the paint. All over.
His report can be found in the comprehensive history folder accompanying this car. He goes on to say that the paintwork showed no obvious signs of damage and that, upon further inspection, the underside and engine also showed no damage or corrosion beyond slight surface rust on the exhaust system. Brakes, tyres and wheels are all in good condition, the latter being optional split-rim items. The car was originally specified to come with air-conditioning, on-board computer and power steering; all of which work well. MoT test certificates dating back to 1996 substantiate the mileage as well as service stamps starting from new at Parkwood Porsche then moving to H.R.Owen in 1997 and on to Lancaster Porsche in 1999. GT One took over in 2007 and remain the dominant service agent to this day; the last service taking place just 425 miles ago.
The paperwork displayed within the car's file is legion and corresponds with an equally well presented and straight Porsche. For peace of mind, for quality and for performance, look no further.
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