Lot 125 - 1990 Porsche 911 / 964 Carrera 4
|Odometer reading||224,831 miles|
|Result||Sold - £47,040|
- Desirable manual Carrera 4
- Owned by the current family since 1990
- Maintained by Autofarm Porsche specialists since new
- Recent £5,531 recommissioning and service by Autofarm
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 well-presented example was registered to its first owner on 1st August 1990 and was later acquired through Autofarm in 1993 by Mr. A Oetterli, a successful privateer rally driver. Throughout his tenure the Porsche was driven regularly, often used for touring throughout Europe and the UK and in particular driving to and from his two homes in Switzerland and Buckinghamshire, England consequently the odometer now showing some 224,831 miles! Meticulously maintained by Autofarm during this time, the car received regular services with no expense spared and was also professionally resprayed circa ten years ago. In more recent years and following the passing of the late Mr. A Oetterli, the Porsche was transferred to his wife who has used the car occasionally. The 964 was more recently subject to a major service and recommissioning by Autofarm at a cost of £5,531 in July 2022 and more recently the decision was made to sell the Carrera 4 after 33 years of single-family ownership. This example has been used as intended throughout its life and comes to the market with a sizeable history file detailing its past, including many invoices for maintenance work, service records and old MoT test certificates. A manual Carrera 4 is a very desirable car indeed and this example offered at an attractive estimate is an opportunity not to be missed.
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