CLASSIC CARS

29 MAY 2018
Auction, 0249
24

PORSCHE 911 964 CARRERA 4 CABRIO (1992)

Estimate
60.000 / 80.000

PORSCHE 911 964 CARRERA 4 CABRIO (1992)

CHASSIS N. WPOZZZ96ZMS452888 

ENGINE: SIX CYLINDER BOXER

DISPLACEMENT: 3600 cm³

POWER: 250 bhp

BODY STYLE: CABRIOLET

THE DEFINITIVE 964

Porsche 991s built between 1989 and 1993 are known by the Project Number: 964. 

To increase the appeal of the 911 for a wider public, for the first time Porsche offered some new solutions which made the car more user friendly and adaptable, like an automatic transmission and all-wheel drive (on the Carrera 4). 

The all-wheel drive was very important for some key markets, like Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the northern American states: so much so that the first 964s of 1989 were only available as Carrera 4s. 

 This transmission requested long and thorough study, considering that the 911 originally had both engine and drive at the back end. 

Torque went through a central differential which split it 31% to the front and 69% to the rear wheels, while the front and rear diffs were electronically controlled via the ABS system. The central and rear differentials were manually lockable by the driver, but the system automatically freed them as soon as the speed went over 40 kmh. 

The 964 had airbags and ABS, and the engine went up to 3.6 litres.

Power was 250bhp on the ‘normal’ cars and 320 bhp on the Turbos. 

In 1990 a simplified model, with rear wheel drive only, was offered and called Carrera 2. 

Both models were available with Coupé,Targa or Cabriolet body, and later the Speedster was added to the available lineup.

The new suspension, many electronic systems and four wheel drive adopted by the 964 put it in a new and wider segment, and turned the 911 in a competitor for the sporting luxury cars of the period. 

It also paved the way for many more innovations, and was the penultimate 911 with an air-cooled engine. 

The car we are offering today is still practically new, having been driven for just 92,000 kms.

The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition but for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over and to replace the fluids, filters and perishable elements.