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The Porsche 964 is the internal name for Porsche 911s manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. Designed by Benjamin Dimson in 1986, it featured significant styling revisions over previous 911 models, most prominently the more integrated bumpers. A new naturally aspirated engine called the M64 was used for 964 models, with a flat-6 displacement of 3.6-litres. Porsche substantially revised the suspension, replacing the rear torsion bars with coil springs and shock absorbers. Power steering and ABS brakes were added to the 911 for the first time; both were standard. The exterior bumpers and fog lamps became flush into the car, allowing for better aerodynamics. Furthermore, a new electric rear spoiler rose up at speeds above 50 mph and lowered down flush with the rear engine lid at lower speeds, or at rest. In 1992, Porsche produced a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive only version of the 964 called the Carrera RS. The RS was fitted with a revised version of the standard engine titled M64/03 internally which had an increased power output of 256hp and a lightweight flywheel coupled to the G50/10 gearbox with closer ratios, asymmetrical Limited Slip Differential and steel synchromesh. A stripped-out interior devoid of luxuries such as electric windows, rear seats, air conditioning, and cruise control were part of the RS package, as were the bucket front seats. The bonnet was made of aluminium, the chassis was seam welded, and sound deadening was deleted. Furthermore, the glass was thinner in the doors and rear window. The Carrera RS is approximately 155 kg lighter than the standard model. The NGTs were further stripped-out with all carpets and soundproofing removed. Front carpets were replaced with plywood footboards, a full welded cage was fitted, and seats were Nomex-covered rather than leather. Additionally, the NGTs featured a long-range fuel tank, plumbed in fire extinguisher, external cut-off, fire extinguisher release, and a relocated DME. Harder and more track focused, these were the great racers and are still running in events like the Nurburgring 24Hrs. A total of just 290 were made. First registered on 12th December 1991, and supplied new by Porsche in Stuttgart, this rare NGT example is a European specification car and is chassis number 76 out of 290. The car was to remain in Germany until 2010 having had just three owners, before being exported to its new owner in Japan via Thomas Schmitz a renowned Porsche RS specialist in Germany. At this time he noted in the corresponding documentation that a front-end repair had been carried out on the car. Showing just 25,000 miles, it's finished in the striking colour of Maritime Blue, which looks good on a 964, and the paintwork is generally excellent with just a few minor blemishes. Inside the car, the cabin is in excellent condition retaining much of the character of a standard 964 but with a more purposeful sporting feel orientated around the driver, helped largely by the addition of the Nomex Recaro bucket seats, a welded roll cage, Alcantara Momo steering wheel, and 4-point harnesses. Similarly, the engine bay is very clean and tidy commensurate with age and mileage. Present in the history file are the handbook and the original dealer-supplied maintenance book which is complete with the options code sticker and no less than eight German service stamps. Numerous German documents plus invoices from Porsche and Porsche specialists further verify the service history. The car has been imported into the UK with all duties and taxes paid. This is a superb example indeed and would make a fine addition to any garage as the 964 is often regarded as the all encompassing true driver's 911. There can be no doubt then that this Carrera RS in NGT specification is one of the most driver-focused and rewarding Porsches you will ever find.
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