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Porsche 964 C4 Manual Coupe 1990
In 1989, Porsche introduced the first major change to the 911 with the launch of the 964, still looking like a 911 it was claimed by Porsche to feature 87% all new components over the outgoing 3.2 Carrera. The 911 was traditionally a 2wd car, but this new 964 initially featured a new 4wd driveline and a powerful 3.6 twin plug engine, with a 2wd variant following shortly afterwards.
New coil-sprung suspension, ABS and power steering offered a significantly modern driving experience over the outgoing Carrera whilst performance was brisk too with 0-60mph coming up in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 162mph, figures that are still respectable today.
Fast forward 30 years and the 964 looks like a classic 911, being the last to feature the upright headlamps, but with its modern underpinnings, it offers a refined driving experience.
This example was supplied on 03.08.1990 by the official Porsche Centre for Dorset, Heddell and Deeks, to C16 UK specification and finished in the classic colour scheme of Grand Prix White with marine blue leather interior.
It was supplied new with factory air conditioning, electric sports seats, sunroof, windows, mirrors and a Blaupunkt Hamburg head unit with amplifier. Unlike many others we see, it is still in this original specification, including the flag mirrors, Design 90 alloys, standard ride height and original audio equipment.
It is supplied with a continuous recorded Porsche service history and has covered just 36,000 miles from new.
Today, the condition of the whole car throughout is quite remarkable and certainly one of the most original examples we have seen in recent times.
If you have been searching for that increasingly difficult to find exceptional 964 coupe, this low mileage, original specification, and near perfect condition example will take some beating.
by Paul Stephens
For: Original factory specification, low mileage, and quite remarkable condition.
Against: Carrera 2 stalwarts will need to continue to look for that perfect Carrera 2 coupe.
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