Lot 253 - 1990 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 2 Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||106,000 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £25,760|
The 964, known as the last of the great air-cooled Porsches, has grown in popularity for exactly that reason. 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. 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; fortunate then that high-speed stability was maintained by a self-deploying rear spoiler.
This convertible version presents in Cobalt Blue with a ‘Linen’ leather interior and tombstone sports seats. 17” Carrera Cup alloy wheels can be found in each corner and power comes through a tiptronic/automatic gearbox. A comprehensive history file can be inspected with expenditure detailed throughout its life as well as a well stamped service history book, the most recent being 2017 and corresponds with a new MoT test certificate. A new hood and rear window were fitted in 2005 with new wishbones, brake discs, pads and sensors in 2009. Enormous fun, reliable engineering and classic Porsche style.
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.