Lot 192 - 1990 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 4
|Odometer reading||79,118 miles|
|Estimate||£38,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £38,640|
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.
The 964 was the last air-cooled 911 produced by the Stuttgart firm and, in so doing, represented the end of an era. The Carrera 4 representing the most user-friendly and driveable of the Carrera family.
The meticulously prepared Guards Red example with ivory leather interior and red piping Carrera 4 on show today also benefits from a convertible roof making it one of just 4,802 produced. Supplied with an extensive document file of service stamps, invoices and a fresh MoT test certificate, the latest major service, including inspection and overhaul, was completed at 79,118 miles in November, 2015 with all previous services taking place at Porsche or Porsche specialists. It has had little use since. Sitting on 16” Carrera Cup alloy wheels, fitted with air-conditioning and protected by a Cobra alarm system, it has all the benefits of comfortable driving with an enviable turn of speed when required. Power arrives through a five-speed gearbox from the naturally aspirated 3.6 litre engine and the legendary Porsche build quality can be seen throughout this motorcar.
Quick, comfortable and reliable; Porsche’s holy trinity.