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The Porsche 964

Text by Louis Beausoleil. Image credits: Louis Beausoleil

Here at Hendon Way Motors we recently took inventory of a truly stunning Porsche – a 1991 Porsche 911 (964) Coupe. This beautifully-kept, three former owner example has only covered 34,000 miles in its life and really looks the part after so many years.

But first, some history on arguably one of the most groundbreaking 911s.

The 964 generation of the 911 marked the biggest change in the car’s then 25-year history. 85% of the car’s components were new compared to its predecessor, and for the first all-wheel-drive was an option, the 964 initially releasing only in all-wheel-drive form in the Carrera 4 model. The rear-wheel-drive Carrera 2 model was also released in 1990, with both cars having Coupe, Cabriolet and Targa roof variants.

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The 964 also featured a new engine, denoted the M64 with a 3.6 litre displacement. This new powerplant initially developed 250 horsepower at 6,100 rpm, with even more power available later on from the performance models, such as the Turbo and Carrera RS.

Today, you’d be hard pressed to find a more popular generation of the 911 – the 964’s mixture of modernity and its classic 911 feel makes it a perfect choice for a Porsche driver. Driving a 964 is a solid and balanced experience, but still just as exhilarating as previous 911s, especially with the then groundbreaking all-wheel-drive system, powerful engine and the many technical upgrades which the 964 debuted in the early 90s. Furthermore, testament to the car’s classic, yet modern looks, modularity and platform, Singer actually use 964 donor cars as their platforms for their infamous 911 Reimagined by Singer, and the new conceptual Dynamic and Lightweight Study 911.

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Now onto our car – this brilliant condition 964 is finished in Guards Red with stunningly-kept bodywork, with no signs of use or wear and tear anywhere. The interior, a lovely contrast of full black leather with red piping, has been preserved incredibly well. After all, this car has had only three owners from new and in its 30-year lifespan it has covered just over 31,000 miles, a seriously low number for such a usable sportscar.

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A 5-speed manual transmission is paired to the M64 flat-six, giving the driver the proper, rear-wheel-drive 911 experience. Other interior elements include electric windows, sunroof and a Blaupunkt media player, with part electric seats as well. The car sits on perfect condition 17” alloy wheels and wants for nothing but driving and enjoying like all 911s should.

Available at our London showroom.

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