The Porsche 964 is the company’s internal name for the Porsche 911 manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. Designed by Benjamin Dimson through January 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.
The 964 was considered to be 85% new as compared to its predecessor, the Carrera 3.2. The first 964s available in 1989 were all-wheel drive equipped “Carrera 4” models; Porsche added the rear wheel drive Carrera 2 variant to the range in 1990. Both variants were available as a coupe, Targa or Cabriolet. A new naturally aspirated engine called the M64 was used for 964 models, with a flat-6 displacement of 3.6 litres. Porsche substantially revised the suspension, replacing torsion bars with coil springs and shock absorbers. Power steering and ABS brakes were added to the 911 for the first time; both were standard. The exterior bumpers and fog lamps became flush with the car for better aerodynamics. A new electric rear spoiler raised at speeds above 50 mph (80 km/h) and lowered down flush with the rear engine lid at lower speeds or at rest. Performance was brisk to say the least, with a top speed of 261 km/h.
The example on offer today comes with the incredibly rare C15 factory turbo-wide body kit. This makes this remarkable C2 Cabriolet one of only 118 in this specification. The car started life in Hong Kong, before being imported into the UK by it’s owner, a prolific collector of 964s. Under his ownership, the car was fully repainted and interior leather re-done by Paul Stephens at a cost of £68,700. This is fully documented. The car then became part of Afzal Khan’s private collection, who owned the car prior until June 2016. It has done 76,400 km as supported by the relevant documentation. This 964 has been kept garaged and rarely used under the current vendor’s ownership as reflected in the condition.
Partial service history and the certificate of authenticity accompanies the car, with regular servicing and maintenance work carried out at the Porsche Centre in Leeds. The car is described as ‘excellent’ throughout by the current vendor and presents a remarkable opportunity for any Porsche enthusiast.
Estimate: £50,000 – £60,000
€55,000 – €65,000
$60,000 – $70,000