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.
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 the rear 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 into the car, allowing for better aerodynamics. A new electric rear spoiler raised at speeds above 50 mph and lowered down flush with the rear engine lid at lower speeds or at rest. A new automatic climate control system provided superior heating and cooling.
Lagoon Blue is a great colour for this 1993 model Carrera 2 Cabriolet, set off by the navy leather interior trim. Pleasingly, this car was specified with rear wheel drive from new, mated to the well loved G50 gearbox and the strong 3.6 litre flat-six engine.
Showing just 79,000 recorded miles, chassis 51514 is offered with a UK V5, service manual and evidence of maintenance work over the years. Reassuringly, the engine was subject to a rebuild only 2000 miles ago, at 77,000 miles.
With your favourite CD playing in the original Porsche-fitted audio system, what better way to enjoy the summer than in an open-topped Porsche?