Lot 162 - 1991 Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Targa
|Registration||To be retained|
|Odometer reading||58,728 miles|
|Estimate||£40,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £42,560|
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.
This lovely example, presented in Guards Red with light linen colour leather interior, has been well looked after, particularly as it has spent half of its life the car in storage. For the first eight years, the car covered 49,002 miles and was serviced by Porsche as required. From 2000 until 2005 it was placed into storage whilst the owner worked abroad and in 2006 it was recommissioned with the odometer reading 50,942. From 2007 to 2008 the car covered a mere 4,177 miles and from 2011 to 2015 it was in storage once again. The car was then recommissioned in 2016 and in November it had a full service which included a new clutch, fly wheel and alternator. Since April of this year, the owner has had the paintwork refreshed and re-furbished the interior leather upholstery. All the work is documented along with the service book and invoices to match the service stamps . This lovely example comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a current MoT test certificate which expires in May, 2018. As this is the Targa version of this model, it offers that great flexibility of open top motoring or enclosed with its potent 3.6 litre engine providing the entertainment.