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One registered owner from new
1990 Porsche 911 Type 964 Carrera 4 Coupé
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZLS405342
Engine no. 62L10662

"In no uncertain terms, the 911 Carrera 4 represented one of the most significant steps forward for the company technically, for many years." - Glen Smale, 'Porsche: The Carrera Dynasty'.

Representing a major step forward in the development of Porsche's perennial 911, the Carrera 4 and Carrera 2 ('Type 964' in factory parlance) had been launched in 1989, the former marking the first time that four-wheel drive had been seen on a series-production model. Porsche had experimented with four-wheel drive on the 959 supercar, and many of the lessons learned from the latter influenced the design of the new Carreras' chassis and suspension. Face-lifted but retaining that familiar shape, the newcomers had been given a more extensive work-over mechanically, 87% of parts being claimed as entirely new. The pair shared the same 3.6-litre, 250bhp, air-cooled flat-six engine, while power-assisted steering (another 911 'first'), anti-lock brakes and a five-speed manual transmission were standard on both, with the Tiptronic auto 'box a Carrera 2-only option. Its new engine enabled the 964 to out-perform the old '3.2' yet still meet the latest emissions regulations, top speed increasing to 260km/h with 100km/h attainable in 5.4 seconds.

This first generation Carrera 4 Coupé was supplied new in Madrid, Spain, to the company of the current vendor and has covered a mere 28,000 kilometres from new. A copy of the purchase invoice (from new) confirms the original colour scheme as 'Verde Cantabria' or 'Forest Green' metallic over Beige leather interior. Fitted with factory air conditioning, the car was delivered new in April 1990. Mr. Cobian, who ordered the car new but unfortunately passed away in 1993 since when the car has hardly been used for the next couple of years, now driven by Mrs Cobian. Only from 2000 onwards the car seems to have been taken to the road more actively again with only 17.260 kms recorded (service details on file). Since Mrs. Cobian used the car in the city centre, some small scratches from parking the Carrera 4 made them decide to respray the car, in its original colour of course. The last service was carried out in April this year at 27.864 kms. It is believed only two 'Forest Green' Carrera 4's were delivered new in Spain at the time.

Still on its original Spanish plates M-9201-KY and offered from the family company that bought it new, this low mileage Carrera 4 comes with its original Spanish registration documents, copy of the original sales invoice, a history file of service records and invoices plus the original pouch, manuals, tools, two keys and even the original key card.

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