1992 Porsche 911 / 964 Carrera

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1992
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WPOZZZ96ZNS451208
  • Engine number 
    62N51869
  • Lot number 
    629
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior brand colour 
    Cream
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £60000 - £70000.  
- 1 of just 24 UK-delivered, right-hand drive (C16) cars
- £4,540 worth of recent service and two new rear tyres
- Cream interior recently refreshed and Midnight Blue paintwork detailed
- This car presents superbly and is in wonderful condition throughout
 When the 964 was first brought to market, Porsche was keen to emphasise that, although it was patently still a 911, it was in fact 85% different from the outgoing model. The design featured more integrated bumpers and a host of mechanical changes, most significant of which was the availability of four-wheel drive. The displacement was now up to 3600cc, producing 250bhp, power steering and ABS brakes were now fitted as standard, and the torsion bar rear suspension was replaced with coil springs and shock absorbers. Careful attention to the aerodynamics reduced the drag coefficient down to 0.32, and with virtually zero lift, stability and road holding at high speed were greatly improved. A new feature was the retractable spoiler which automatically extended at 50 mph and in addition to seriously increasing downforce, also doubled the volume of cooling air fed into the engine compartment. Fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, most variants were reputed to be capable of 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds with a top speed of over 160mph.Potential customers for a 964 who were keen on waiting for the arrival of the rumoured 'Widebody look' had to keep their chequebooks closed for three years until late 1991 (for the 1992 model year) when a few examples of this stand-alone model of the 964 series began to appear. The new car utilised the body shape of the 964 Turbo 3.3 without the huge rear spoiler and the cabriolet, in particular, was a real eye-catcher. The line of the roof blended into the body line, and no longer looked awkward bisected by that huge spoiler. As with 'Turbo-Look' models of previous years, various chassis parts, the braking system, and the wider 17-inch wheels of the 964 Turbo 3.3 were used on the car to further enhance the package.Produced towards the end of the 964's life, just 24 right-hand-drive examples came to the UK in 1992 and 1993 possibly because the Cabriolet Turbo-Look was so expensive. In fact, it cost an eye-watering £70,397.39 in 1992, which was a full £13,845.52 more than the standard, narrow-bodied Carrera 2 Cabriolet.This splendid Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Tiptronic is a factory ‘Turbo Wide Body' Cabriolet, one of just 24 UK delivered C16 cars built of which just a handful were Tiptronic examples making it a very rare car indeed. It's finished in Midnight Blue and the coachwork retains a deep shine with tight shut lines. The interior also looks fabulous in Ivory leather piped in dark blue. Showing just 54,444mls at the time of cataloguing, the car has clearly lived a cosseted life with the service book showing an impressive 18 stamps the most recent of which was on 06/09/2017. This particular service was a major one and included an interior refurbishment along with 2 new rear tyres which in total cost £4,540. Present with the car is the original book pack and service book along with some invoices showing work undertaken on the car.Recently benefiting from much expenditure this car presents superbly and is in excellent condition all round. A truly rare Porsche model that is eminently usable and very collectable.