The Porsche 964 is the company’s internal name for the Porsche 911 manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. Designed by Benjamin Dimson in 1986, it featured significant styling revisions over previous 911 models, most prominently the more integrated bumpers. It was the first generation 911 to be offered with Porsche’s optional Tiptronic automatic transmission and all wheel drive as options.
In 1992, Porsche produced a super-lightweight, rear-wheel-drive only version of the 964 dubbed Carrera RS for the European market. It was based on Porsche’s 911 “Carrera Cup” race car and harked back to the 2.7 and 3.0 RS and RSR models. It featured a revised version of the standard engine, titled M64/03 internally, with an increased power output of 260 bhp and lightweight flywheel coupled to the G50/10 transmission with closer ratios, asymmetrical Limited Slip Differential and steel syncromesh. A track-oriented suspension system with 40 mm (1.6 in) lower ride height, stiffer springs, shocks and adjustable stabilizer bars without power steering.
This fabulous left hand drive example is finished in maritime blue, has been owned by the present vendor for just over 12 years and has a full Porsche Service history up to 2008/9. The car is totally original as it left the factory with the only edition of a bolt in half roll cage. It also retains its original magnesium wheels which are powder coated for protection. Its sports leather seats providing the incumbent with the needed support commensurate with a sports car producing around 260bhp and this must surely be one of the most exciting of all the 911 Porsches available today. The car also comes with its original service manual. A great opportunity to acquire an iconic sports thoroughbred. Not to be missed.