1990 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (964 Series)
The evolution of the Porsche 911 is probably the greatest sports car story of all time. First introduced in 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and then designated as a 901, the successor to the 356 took the world by storm. To avoid conflict with Peugeot who claimed exclusive rights to car names with three digits having a ‘zero’ in the middle the car was renamed as 911. The first production 911’s were built in 1964 and were powered by an air-cooled 1991cc 6 cylinder engine.
The car evolved with increases in engine capacity to 2.2 litres, 2.4 litres, 2.7 litres, 3.0 litres, 3.3 litres and later 3.2 litres with styling changes also, but one always recognised the car as a 911. Today the first series of 911’s is recognised as the cars built from 1963 to 1989 and included the very popular Porsche 911 or 930 Turbo models.
In 1989 the 911 underwent major change with the introduction of the 964 series cars. This car was essentially ‘all new’ and whilst instantly recognised as a 911 the car had significant technical improvements. The 964 was succeeded by the 993 series cars which were introduced in 1994 and built through until 1998. It’s hard to believe that the 993 and 964 series cars are now between twenty and thirty years old. These Porsches are now considered ‘classics’ and as such being sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a lovely example of Porsche’s iconic 964. The car on offer is an Australian delivered 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet that is finished in ‘linen gray metallic (L550) with a ‘black’ (VN) interior. It has the four-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox. The car was sold new by Hamiltons in Melbourne to a local doctor and delivered on the 27th April 1990 with the following options: C23 (Australian delivered), XJ1 (H-steering wheel center plate with coloured Porsche crest on the right), 249 (tiptronic transmission, 4-speed),438 (8-way electrical seat, right), 454 (automatic speed control), 573 (air conditioner), 659 (board computer), 935 (seat covers, rear, draped leather), 980 (draped leather seats) and 09991.
The car has a fully stamped service book which confirms it has been impeccably maintained. The car was last serviced by Porsche Centre Brisbane in November 2015 at 136,014 km. Today the odometer reads 136,064 km.
The service book confirms the car has lived in Victoria for the majority of its life before coming to south east Queensland. This also confirms the car has been used sparingly in recent times travelling only 10,000 km in the last six and a half years.
The car’s current Gold Coast based owner acquired this lovely 911 in early 2017 from Brisbane and has used it sparingly since. This car joined a significant Porsche collection, however, the owner has had a change of direction with his car collecting and as a result, it is now offered for sale.
This car has been well maintained and clearly cared for by its previous owners. With so many of these cars used as daily drivers, it is often difficult to find them with relatively low mileage and in good condition. The paintwork on this 964 remains in good condition, particularly for an original car that is now almost 30 years old! It has had the odd touch up and it has the odd blemish or stone chip evident, but as you can see from the photos it still presents really well. All of the exterior trim and glass are also in good condition. The wheels are very good with the odd light scratch or mark evident, but no ‘kerb rash’. The cockpit is very clean and tidy and its overall condition is totally consistent with a very well cared for car with only 136,000 km on the odometer, in fact possibly better . . . the interior is lovely! The seats, door cards and pockets are all in excellent condition, as is the black soft top.
Importantly all of the manufacturer’s stickers remain in place on the car.
The car starts easily and it performs out on the open road as one would expect. The car has been stored for some time and on our test drive it got better and better . . . in fact, it just begs to be driven!
The car has a full book set, tool kit, jack and space saver spare that looks to have never been used.
The 964 Series cars offer the look and feel of the earlier 911’s but still have the conveniences of a more modern car. This car is finished in a unique and contemporary colour scheme and it ‘ticks all the boxes’. Great buying at AUD $109,950.
- Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (964 Series)
- 136064 km
- 3600 cc