On offer is an Indian red 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet in good condition. The vehicle is imported from the United States and had 3 previous owners there. The current owner imported the vehicle from the United States himself in 2017 and is the fourth owner. According to the odometer, the 964 Cabriolet has covered 155,000 km, which is believable in view of the condition, the maintenance records and the Carfax report. The vehicle was given a “two” rating in a brief assessment.
The Carrera 4 has a 3.6 liter, air-cooled boxer six-cylinder that develops 250 hp. Like all Carrera 4s, this vehicle has a 5-speed manual transmission. All four wheels are driven - as the 4 in the name makes clear. It is a permanent four-wheel drive; In principle, 31% of the drive torque is directed to the front and 69% to the rear axle. Depending on the driving situation, the Porsche Dynamic All-Wheel Drive (PDAS) can adjust this moment split. This system shares the wheel speed sensors with the ABS. The all-wheel drive technology was developed in the legendary 959.
The chassis of the 964 has also improved compared to the G-model. The torsion bar suspension of the previous models was replaced by MacPherson front axles and a trailing arm rear axle with coil springs. The rear axle uses the stabilizing effect of a track correction under the action of lateral forces, which was first used with the so-called Weissach axle on the Porsche 928. The 964 decelerates on both axles with internally ventilated brake discs.
The 964 is the last 911 whose body is still heavily based on the look of the original model. The most important feature are the round headlights, which are mounted almost vertically in the so-called “torpedo tubes” on the left and right of the storage space flap. This 964 is painted in one of the most famous colors in the Porsche color palette, “Guards Red” or “Indian Red” (80K). According to the seller, it should be the original paint.
Despite its origin in dry and sunny Nevada, the paintwork has not faded. The seller is not aware of any major scratches or damage. The vehicle has already been completely refurbished; Apart from a few stone chips, the seller reports that the paint is in good, age-appropriate condition.
Thanks to its origin, rust does not play a role in this 964. The owner is not aware of any accidents, and the Carfax Report also names the car as accident-free. The US rear bumper was replaced with a bumper from a European 964. Another modification is the headlight rings of this Carrera 4, which are normally painted in the same color as the car, but are black on this model. The electric convertible top should be in good condition, both mechanically and in terms of the quality of the cover. When sold, the front window with the green wedge will be replaced by an original window of the same specification.
The Carrera 4 rests on original “Design 90” alloy wheels with a 16 ”diameter, which are 6” wide at the front and 8 ”wide at the rear. The rims are fitted with Falken Ziex tires from 2017 in 205/55 R16 at the front and 225/50 R16 at the rear, which still have a lot of residual tread. Like the bodywork itself, all rims have a good paint finish; Except for normal age-related signs of use, there is no damage.
The interior is also in perfect condition. Except for the black steering wheel and the dashboard, the interior is dominated by the color beige, which is a welcome change from the mostly dark interiors. Especially in the Nevada sun, the less heating up of the bright interior will have been an advantage. The electrically adjustable sports seats are a highlight, the wide side bolsters of which offer much-needed lateral support for a brisk pace.
The seats show only extremely minor signs of use, as does the rest of the leather-covered surfaces. Despite the heat exposure in Nevada, the dashboard is in pristine condition with no cracks. All instruments are fully functional. The speedometer was converted to metric units with the protocol.
The driver and front passenger airbags are advantageous in terms of safety. There is also air conditioning on board, which, according to the seller, works perfectly. Defects in the electrical components such as the window lifters or the cruise control are not known. Warning lights go out during operation as intended. A DAB-capable Blaupunkt radio with a hands-free facility was installed. In addition, high-end speakers from the ESX brand were installed behind the original speaker panels.
The technology of this 964 is also in good shape. Since the import, over € 9,200 has flowed into the vehicle. A full inspection was carried out in August 2020. In the course of the inspection, the brake discs and pads were replaced and steel-flex brake hoses were installed for better braking properties. A battery kill switch to protect the battery for longer downtimes is located in the front of the trunk. During the inspection it was found that the underbody is in very good condition. The engine should also be clean and dry. The fuel pressure regulator was replaced in 2018.
The vehicle is sold with a defect-free general inspection report, which is valid until July 2022. All work carried out in Germany is documented with invoices. The original log book with service booklet is available and several maintenance work is also recorded. However, it is not complete. There is also a Carfax report on the time of the 964 in the United States. As further evidence of the Porsche's good condition, a recent brief evaluation can be cited, which gave the 964 a grade of 2 and a replacement value of € 75,800.
An open 964 Carrera 4 is immense driving fun and lets you hear the soundscape of the air-cooled boxer particularly well. With the ingenious all-wheel drive system, the Porsche can be moved dynamically and safely. This example is characterized by its good condition and fine specification.
Note: If the vehicle is sold to a trader, 19% VAT can be reported. For foreign traders with a valid VAT ID no. the same is true.