Lot 160 - 1989 Porsche 911 / 964 Carrera 2
|Odometer reading||28,696 miles|
|Estimate||£69,000 - £82,000|
- Just 28,696 miles from new
- Porsche Main dealer service/recommission March 2018
Known internally as the 964, Porsche's new generation 911 debuted in 1989 and was available in two wheel (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 the self-deploying rear spoiler which rose above 48mph. Porsche claimed over 85% of it differed from its predecessor which was a significant step forward in the 911 evolution and represented one of the biggest advances in Porsche history. Powered by an extensively reworked 3.6 litre air cooled flat six equipped with twin spark plugs per cylinder and a remapped 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. Probably the most versatile air cooled 911 you can buy whilst still enjoying everyday use, the 964 had been almost disregarded in collector terms; but in the last 18 months, collectors and enthusiasts alike have now recognised the significant role the Porsche 964 has played in the evolution of perhaps the world's most recognised sports car silhouettes and thus prices and desirability have increased remarkably led by the ultra collectable RS examples.
Many a Porsche owner has deliberated over the benefits of a Carrera 4 over the purity of the Carrera 2; our vendor staunchly argues that you can only get the feel of a Porsche 911 with two wheels driven by a rear engine example, as originally designed by Ferdinand Porsche himself. This example was first registered on 13th November 1989 and boasts just 28,696 miles from new having had only three former keepers in 28 years. Presented in Guards Red with black leather trim with red piping, the low mileage is certainly reflected in the condition both inside and out. The car has recently undergone recommissioning and a full service from Porsche main dealer, Brooklands Service Centre and, together with the correct maintenance from the previous owners, this Porsche presents as a genuine collector car today. Accompanied by the original service booklet showing service stamps from both main dealers and Porsche specialists Parr Porsche and the substantial history file includes countless invoices from Parr, Porsche and Autofarm which details a light restoration in 2014, together with old MoT certificates. With a current MoT test certificate valid until March 2019 and in fabulous condition, this desirable coupé is an example of why 964 Porsche 911's have risen in stock over the past 12 months and will continue to do so.
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