The new 964 version of the Porsche 911 that was launched in 1989 was seen as rather futuristic in its day due to the smooth integration of its body-color bumpers and front bodywork with the body itself; but looking back, the 964 cars now fit neatly in Porsche history, leading up to the 993 models that bid farewell to a long legacy of air-cooled 911s.
While the car looked suspiciously like it might be a mere reskin of the 930, 87 percent of the components were new or redesigned, according to Porsche. The flat-six engine was pushed out to 3.6 liters and 250 hp—with strong and steady torque delivery.
The two-wheel-drive Carrera 2 is often cited as the more engaging version of the 964 cars from a driver's standpoint, as the cars are about 220 pounds lighter and have a bit more front trunk space.
All the 964 Porsches are also distinguished by their large rear spoilers that extend upward at 50 mph, then return to rest position below 6 mph.
The 964 today appeals to Porsche aficionados for its somewhat more refined ride and handling, and much-improved cabin comforts—including a full-length center console, and height-adjustable leather seats—combined with an overall driving experience that's a little more direct compared to the 993 that followed it.
Anti-lock brakes were standard on all models, as were dual front airbags. A dual-mass flywheel and variable-assist power steering added to the advances in refinement. Only 62,172 of this generation were built.
These cars got automatic climate control, as well as more effective air conditioning and heating systems.
This example is a German delivered car (C00) in a rare color combination of Marine Blue over Marine Blue leather with many desirable options like rear wheel drive limited slip differential, short shift manual transmission, heated 8-way seats, rear window wiper and many more. Since 2013 in the Czech Republic with new historic car registration plates.
|Engine||3.600 ccm, 250 PS flat-6|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Marine Blue|
|Color - interior||Marine Blue leather|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||236.328 kms|
|Chassis / VIN||WP0ZZZ96ZLS404750|
|Location - Country||Czech Rep.|
|Location - City||Prague|
2-door coupe body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3600 cm3, advertised power: 184 kW / 247 hp / 250 PS ( ECE ), torque: 310 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4250 mm, width: 1652 mm, wheelbase: 2272 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1350 kg top speed: 260 km/h (162 mph) (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 5.4©s, 0-100 km/h 5.7 s (declared by factory)