In 1989, Porsche launched the 911 Carrera 4 (964). The new 911 is a contemporary version of the classic two-door sports car, and comes at a time when many are predicting the end of the 911 (the company produces the 944 and is working on the future 968). The long lifespan of the previous 911 meant that the 964 needed a major update, and Porsche kept its promise with 85% new components and virtually no use of its predecessor’s architecture.
With the exception of the introduction of aerodynamic polyurethane bumpers and a self-deploying rear spoiler that replaced the “whale tail” present on the 911 throughout the 1980s, the 964 retained the same exterior styling as the classic 911. The interior of the Porsche 911 has been almost entirely reworked, with a more modern design intended to combine performance and comfort. The new 911 offered many conveniences that previous versions of the car lacked, including a Tiptronic automatic transmission, power steering, two front airbags, dual-mass steering wheel, ABS, retractable rear spoiler and twin-spark ignition.
The 964 was based on a completely redesigned chassis, the rear suspension switching from torsion bar to trailing arms with Porsche’s “Weissach” rear axle, which added self-steering elements to reduce the risk of oversteer. It’s powered by a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated boxer engine that develops an impressive 250 horsepower.
This example, an original 1991 Italian model in Belgium since 2008, is in very good original condition and has a partial history. Il possède des options intéressantes (voir le certificat d’authenticité plus bas) dont les sièges sport électriques, la capote électriques et l’air conditionné (qui fonctionne). Very well maintained, recent invoices show more than 15.000€ of expenses :
-major maintenance + replacement of all fluids
-4 new shock absorbers
-New dual igniter
-New discs and pads
-New front wishbones