Lot 173 - 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
|Odometer reading||133,532 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £34,000|
|Result||Sold - £30,000|
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.
Originally registered on 20th April 1990, this 964 presents in good order and has clearly been a well looked after example, confirmed by the 18 stamps in the service book. Finished in the striking combination of Guards Red and linen interior, this Carrera 4 drives exceedingly well. With an engine that burst into life when requested and a gearbox that is delightfully smooth in operation, this iconic Porsche is a joy to drive. The vendor has owned G229 YND for the last five years and has enjoyed owning her; lack of space is the only reason he is selling. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT together with the original service books, this Carrera 4 is very realistically estimated given the huge demand for such examples.
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