Lot 175 - 1991 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 2 Targa
|Odometer reading||105,748 miles|
|Estimate||£21,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £30,240|
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 1991, this highly original 964 benefits from two important features; a manual gearbox and a desirable Targa top. It presents in black with a matching black (with red piping) interior and is described by the vendor as used regularly and completely unmolested. Enclosed within the history file is the original owner's pack and service history as well as an MoT test certificate valid until September, 2016. These air-cooled 911's are fast climbing in value, particularly manual versions, and this represents one of the most accessible on the market today.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.