180k km - (112k miles)
3.6L 247 HP - 5 Speed Manual with AWD
Seller's Ask: $103,500. CAD - Current USD Equivalent $80,500. USD
First introduced in 1989 Porsche's 911/964 C4 was in many ways Porsche's 959 for the masses... well at least the lucky few thousand a year that could still actually afford a Porsche 911 into the 1990's. Times were catching up with the then well dated 911 platform of the 80's, and Porsche knew it was ready for a major redesign. Porsche was being pushed by the fresh marketplace competition from the continent and the new kids on the block coming from the technically advanced, Japanese manufacturers! Porsche had invested a massive amount of money and engineering talent in it's low volume, race bred, pure exotic the 959 and it was now primetime to capitalize on this investment, hence the 964 was designed to be the New & Much Improved 911.
These two Porsche cars were in fact vastly different, with each aimed at completely different ends of the sports car market, and although very little of the 959 actually found its way into the 964, it was clear that the technological advancements Porsche had proven in the 959 were used in the development and construction of the 964. Not surprising the lead designer for Porsche's 964, Benjamin Dimson, was also a senior designer on the 959 project.
Upon introduction the 964 was heralded by pundits around the world as a nearly all new and better 911, and new it was as Porsche reported that 85% of the car was in fact all new. The 964/911 was virtually a clean sheet design that brought the Porsche 911 into the modern era, yet a car that was reminiscently styled to reflect the traditions of the early 911s.
The Porsche 964 was not your 80's 911!
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As you may or not know we at SportsCarLocate have been chasing Porsche cars for our clients for over a decade now, and although we have successfully located 911s from every era the 964 remains one of our very favorite Air Cooled Porsches. The market clearly agrees as the market desirability and value of the 964, in particular for the Coupe models, remains very strong.
You will know, if you have been a Porsche lover for some time that that was was not always the case, as for a long period of time the 964 was for the most part was often ignored and unloved. In fact it took quite some time, decades after its introduction for the unique virtues of the 964 to be fully rediscovered. First by a few highly knowledgeable enthusiast eager to grab an Air Cooled 911 on the cheap, and shortly thereafter the house of Singer, the now dominant player in the world of extreme 911 builds started 'Reimaging the 911'. Somewhat surprising them, but not today that Singer's chosen base for their fabulous builds being none other than the 964 Coupe!
The results being that the 964 turned from being the unwashed, unloved 911 into the market darling that near everyone wanted to own!
The 911 Enthusiasts have spoken loudly and now not too surprisingly they have championed the 964 Coupe as the Air Cooled Porsche that speaks their language best... a car that respectively carries the, now classic, 911 Shape, a shape that can be traced back to the first 911, yet a car whose underpinnings moved the 911 into the modern era while still being powered by Porsche's 'PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE' the Naturally Aspirated, Air Cooled H6 Engine.
Yes, every iteration of the 911 offers something unique and different from the others and the Classic 964 is not the the 911 for each and every one of you, but for so many Porschephiles the 964 Coupe reins supreme and we don't really see that its position in the market is likely to change moving forward in tome.
The 964 Coupe is a very special 911, always has been and always will be!
This car is on offer from it's private owner Martin H., both an auto enthusiast and an undeniable Porsche lover. We at SportsCarLocate assisted Martin in his chase for his 'Right 911' back in 2016... he knew what he wanted and it had to be a 964 Coupe.
Now by 2016 good Porsche 964 Coupes were already pretty tough to find, lots of less than buy worthy cars were still readily available, but few that ticked our boxes. We had put feelers out across North America in an attempt to flush out the right piece, but that all seem a little futile until this simply gorgeous Baltic Blue Metallic beauty came into view. The car was on offer from a reputable dealer, which was owned by a fellow Porsche Aficionado a gentleman we had worked with in the past on an earlier client acquisition.
We shared the opportunity with Martin and like us he quickly liked what he saw and we wasted no time in getting the car in for a local inspection. The inspection came back with positive results, the history was right the story on the car held up and Martin made the decision to buy. And a good decision it proved itself to be as Martin was thrilled when the car arrived at his home in Oakville Ontario some weeks later.
Now understandably, like must be expected of any car, 911 or otherwise, at 26 years of age and 109k miles on the odometer there was some wear and some issues to be attended too upon delivery, but overall the car proved to be both, as described by the seller, and in overall great shape mechanically and cosmetically.
Since Martin's acquisition in 2016 the car has been shown some serious love. With an open cheque book in hand Martin has never denied this 911 the proper car and attention it has called for and the service invoices throughout his ownership period clearly spell out... that this is one Well Loved Porsche 911!
This car is currently with it's owner, garaged and cloistered away from the elements.
This car was originally delivered into the U.S.A. where it spent time under the care of just Three Former Owners, the first two with the money'd set in Connecticut where it lived until 2006 and 99k miles, before finding its third owner in Virginia. Clearly the car's condition both when purchased by Martin in 2016 and as it sits today demonstrates the care and respect that this car has been shown by all owners since it was new.
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Is it perfect? Undeniably the answer would have to be a firm no, as would be expected of any now 32 year old that has accumulated this type of mileage. That said having hunted these 964's over the decades, I would have to suggest that this is likely one of the best all round examples that you are likely to find,, now or in the near future within range of this quite aggressive price point.
There are very few of these 964 Coupes on the ground and available for purchase at the current time at any price. This is the reality as production volumes were relatively low through the 964 era and today virtually no one wants to give their 964 Coupe up once they have acquired one. Further when you do look around the market you soon realize that very few of these cars have made it this far in the impressive, well sorted, condition that we find this one to be.
This truly is a tough car to match and it is fully prepped to get you out on the road to experience for yourself the glorious attributes that the Porsche 964s offers their very lucky drivers.
This understandably is not a car that the current owner actually wishes to sell, but a change in life's focus and an upcoming move dictate that Martin consider the prospect of letting the car go. With the move, Martin's car storage capacity will be downsized and something simply has to give.
While in Martin's care the car has been serviced at the hands of two reputable Porsche aware shops... Zorotech in Stoney Creek ON. & Cross Avenue Auto in Oakville ON. with a total of $16,000 invested in service & repair over the past 5 Years & 3,000 miles. Invoices are with the car.
The car currently has no outstanding mechanical or electrical needs with everything operating as Porsche designed.
Cosmetically the car remains stunning, finished in its mostly factory original, rarely found Baltic Blue Metallic paint. Yes it has acquired some light road rash over the years, but the issues are quite minimal and easily addressable if a buyer wished to take this car to a higher level cosmetically. The interior is swathed in its factory original Linen Leather which understandably shows some patina particularly on the driver's seat and the shift lever.
We recommend that you take the time to look at the various imaging provided by the seller on this very impressive 964 C4, both inside and out, and please review the engine bay and in particular the underside of this example as this is simply not the norm that you'll find, when you start seriously chasing a 964s. We will be happy to share additional images that provide further insight into the car's condition... just ask!
If you have longed for an Air Cooled Porsche 911 over the years, or if you have more recently acquired a lust for what is undeniable one of Porsche's best efforts, from this very special era, I highly recommend that you reach out to dig deeper and learn more. I have got to say that I am falling for this 964 and I may be pushed to pull the trigger on this one myself, if I can find the space.
My personal view is that this car is actually quite a Buyer's Opportunity valued as priced at just $103,500 CAD (approx. $80,500 USD with today's exchange), no matter what side of the border or in fact anywhere around the world .
Please take the time to compare the other 964 Coupes in the marketplace, as unlike many of those cars, this is not a 964 that is suffering from extended neglect, and deferred maintenance. Trust me when I say that taking those cars up to the standard set by this one, will prove to be a very painful and shockingly costly process.
So no matter where you are in Canada the U.S. or elsewhere on the globe we suggest that you don't hold back,. Give us a call or connect by email to discuss this opportunity further.
U.S. and International Buyers take note as given the cars age (30+) it is now an easy export to near any region of the world.
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Martin's964 At Rest - Always Covered and Garaged