Representing a major step forward, the Carrera 4 and Carrera 2 versions of the Porsche 911 – code named ‘964’ – were launched in 1989, the former marking the first time that four-wheel drive had been seen on a series-production 911. Porsche had experimented with four-wheel drive on the 959 supercar, and many of the lessons learned from the latter influenced the design of the 964’s chassis and suspension. Face-lifted but retaining that familiar shape, the newcomers had been given a more extensive work-over mechanically, 87% of parts being claimed as entirely new. The pair shared the same 3.6-litre, 247bhp, flat-six engine while power-assisted steering (another 911 ‘first’), anti-lock brakes and a five-speed manual transmission were standard on both, with the Tiptronic auto ‘box a Carrera 2-only option. Its new Type M64 engine enabled the 964 to out-perform the old ‘3.2’ yet still met the latest emissions regulations, top speed increasing to 162mph with 60mph attainable in 5.4 seconds.
Finished in Slate Grey Metallic with silk grey leather and a black hood , the car on offer today was of course equipped with a Power-operated hood, Sports seats with electrical height adjustment and Top tinted windscreen. Additionally, it benefited from a Turbo-look body and alloy wheels.
Supplied by AFN Ltd Porsche Guildford, the 964 Cabriolet comes complete its owner’s leather book pack with history file showing invoices, historic MOT certificates and tax discs and of course a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. The current mileage is 49,000.
Stylish, rare, highly desirable and superbly presented.