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Lot 210: 1993 Porsche 964 Speedster

Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars, Coys (30 April 2006)

In the late Eighties Porsche finally realised that they could not kill the 911 model such was the demand and so they began an intensive development programme. Thus in early 1990 the 964 series was born representing a major evolutionary step with 85% of the car being new. Porsche wanted a quieter, more powerful engine that was suitable for use in all world markets. The result was the Type M64/01, fitted with a new flat six engine with ceramic cylinder head liners and a lightweight crankshaft. Bore and stroke were stretched from 85 x 74.4mm to 100 x 76.4mm respectively. As a result, displacement was now 3.6 litres exactly, and with compression upped to 11.3:1, output rose to 250bhp at 6100rpm. The model featured power steering, anti lock brakes, revised suspension, and low drag bodywork complete with retractable rear spoiler.The new car received much adulation from the motoring press as being the safest, best balanced and most stable 911 yet whilst remaining an exhilarating drive with more performance than ever. This 964 series car is one of the later and most desirable Speedster models of which just 936 were produced. Based on the Carrera 2 Cabriolet, the primary differences were a cut-down windscreen and body-coloured glassfibre moulding under which an emergency hood was stowed. This distinctive polyurethane moulding meant the Speedster was strictly for two passengers. This left hand drive manual example is finished in silver with black leather interior it is in excellent order throughout and has service history in Germany and the UK. The car is fitted with clear indicator lenses to the front and side repeaters, later 993 model door handles and has the added bonus of being lowered slightly giving the car an even more purposeful stance than standard, also allowing even better road holding. There has also been the addition of white coloured dials on all the instruments in the dashboard. The car has an MoT until March 2007 and road fund licence until the start of September 2006. A very fine example of a rare and usable modern classic ready to be enjoyed throughout the coming summer, this model is evocative of the original 356 Speedster and is assured of classic status in the coming years. This 911 is certain to give its two passengers an exciting and reliable 'wind in the hair' motoring experience.

Lot Details
Auction Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars
Coys, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit
TypeCar
Lot Number210
Estimate£24000-£28000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£27054
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1993
Condition rating0
Registration numberK34 SLY
Mileage-
Chassis numberWPOZZZ96ZRS455193
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