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1989 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera 2 Coupe

Lot No.: 338

Registration: G543 OAM
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ96ZLS400810
Engine Number: 62L01240
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3600
Year of Manufacture: 1989
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 52,875

When the 964 was first brought to market, Porsche were keen to emphasise that, although it was patently still a 911, it was in fact 85% different from the outgoing model. The design featured more integrated bumpers and a host of mechanical changes, most significant of which was the availability of four-wheel drive. The displacement was now up to 3600cc, producing 250bhp, power steering and ABS brakes were now fitted as standard, and the torsion bar rear suspension was replaced with coil springs and shock absorbers. Careful attention to the aerodynamics reduced the drag coefficient down to 0.32, and with virtually zero lift, stability and road holding at high speed were greatly improved. A new feature was the retractable spoiler which automatically extended at 50 mph and in addition to seriously increasing downforce, also doubled the volume of cooling air fed into the engine compartment. Fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, most variants were reputed to be capable of 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds with a top speed of over 160mph. 

This particular car is a UK-supplied (C16) right-hand drive Porsche 911 (964) Carrera 2 Coupé, delivered on 6th October 1989 to its first owner, a Mr. Martin Bennett via Dick Lovett Ltd, Swindon. Finished in perhaps one of the most popular colour combinations of Guards Red with a cream leather interior piped in red, the cabin features grey carpets throughout. 

The service book that accompanies the car shows 8 stamps from Porsche Main Dealers and marque specialists, with the last service being carried out only 260 miles ago at 54,169 miles on 6th October ’16 at Mortimer Porsche. 

Having had only 3 former keepers this 964 Carrera 2 really does look sharp both in the paint condition, which our vendor informs us is mostly original – he’s checked with a paint meter, and in the cabin, where you are hard pushed to find a better-looking interior.

Supplied with a fresh MOT, this wonderful 911 is accompanied by its UK V5c, tools and handbooks and is now showing only 54,429 miles on the odometer. It’s our consignor's opinion that this is one of the tidiest 964 911s to pass under the Silverstone Auctions hammer and its one that certainly requires your full attention.