This 1991 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera 2 is an eye-catching open-top sports car, presented in sound mechanical order and in a fantastic factory colour. Its naturally aspirated 3.6-litre M64 engine starts and runs smoothly, driven through a four-speed Tiptronic transmission. Now showing 114,542 miles from new, it is registered in the UK and ready to be enjoyed on the road.
Owned by the vendor for less than a year, this 964 Carrera 2 is a right-hand drive model that was originally delivered to Parkwood Porsche in Kent on 1 August 1991. It has evidently been well-maintained by its previous owners over the years to ensure that it still presents well and performs strongly today.
The original paintwork is described as being in excellent condition, with a deep and glossy finish. There are very few marks on the car, with the vendor noting in particular a stone chip on the nearside front headlamp lens and a few more on driver’s side mirror. The car’s shut lines are all sound, and the door jambs and end panels are in very good condition.
The original interior is trimmed in Light Grey leather piped in dark blue. It’s described as “in good condition but showing signs of fair usage for its mileage”. Due to its age and light colour, there are some marks and cracks on the leather seats, as well as some noticeable wear to the seat controls, speakers in the door cards and the dashboard buttons.
Equipment in the cabin includes air conditioning and an aftermarket Pioneer radio. All of the interior carpeting is original and is showing some signs of wear and small stains. The front boot still has its original black carpeting, under which is housed the original spare wheel, air compressor and tool kit.
All of the rubber seals around the windscreen and side glasses are in great shape, and the folding fabric roof fits snugly. The dark blue material still has a deep blue colour with very little fading. The rear plastic screen is in great condition, as is the headlining.
Writing about the 964’s Tiptronic gearbox in 1991, Motor Sport’s Jeremy Walton said: “The everyday ability of the 911 is enhanced by the presence of Tiptronic. The change quality and speed is the best I have ever experienced in any kind of automatic”. In short, the Tiptronic transmission shouldn’t be discredited by anyone who hasn’t experienced one for themselves.
The car starts, runs and drives very well. The vendor states that the engine received a full service in 2019, with all fluids changed, and that the engine and transmission have been rebuilt sometime prior to his ownership. The chassis and suspension are described as being in excellent condition.
Its last MOT was in April 2019. It first failed due to tyre tread depth being below requirements on the rear tyres. But within 24 hours the tyres were replaced, and the car passed with no faults or advisories. As such, the set of Bridgestone tyres in the sizes of 225/45 ZR17 at the front and 255/40 ZR17 at the rear have plenty of tread remaining. The original alloy wheels are in good condition, with only a few kerb markings evident, and the brake calipers’ paint has started to flake.
The car is accompanied by the Guarantee and Maintenance Booklet, the 911 Owner Update folder, model manuals and official leather pouch, two keys, and a history file of invoices. The car has a highly detailed service history from predominately Porsche-authorised dealers, with all services listed below.
This Porsche 964 Carrera Cabriolet is a solid example of a reliable and usable modern classic. A model that many people regard as being the definitive 911 shape, this Carrera 2 also performs just as brilliantly today as it did when it rolled off the production line 28 years ago. Some detailing could bring this 911 up to a very high cosmetic standard but is not necessary to enjoy it on the road.
Summary of stamped service history:
15 Oct 1991 – 12,711 miles
4 Jan 1993 – 24,457 miles
18 Nov 1993 – 26,858 miles
16 Aug 1994 – 36,541 miles
28 Sep 1995 – 44,591 miles
9 Sep 1996 – 50,465 miles
17 Sep 1997 – 54,939 miles
19 Aug 1998 – 60,355 miles
17 Sep 1999 – 66,482 miles
20 Dec 2000 – 72,058 miles
8 May 2002 – 80,027 miles
4 Apr 2005 – 91,452 miles
27 May 2006 – 94,685 miles
2 May 2008 – 100,512 miles