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Selling a Porsche 964? Looking to Buy? A Guide on Everything You Need to Know

There are few things more beautiful in this world than a classic Porsche 911 964. Many have enjoyed restoring these classics to their former glory. And if you’re one of them, you know how special giving new life to a classic Porsche can be!

Before you buy or sell an old Porsche though, you want to know as much as possible to get the best deal. Whether you’re a Porsche 964 buyer or want to put up a Porsche 964 for sale, you must understand what others are looking for in these cars.

In this guide, we will share important details about the Porsche 911 964, cover key pieces of its past, the models, what to look for when buying or selling a 964 Porsche, and of course, where you can sell your classic vehicle. (Hint: Let’s Talk!)

Porsche 964 — A Quick History

The 911 model series was first introduced in 1964 and quickly became one of the most iconic vehicles on the road. In fact, it ranks as one of the top 5 of the top cars of the 20th century.

In 1965, the German carmaker replaced the 3200CS with the Model 120. Designed by BMW’s design head Wilhelm Hofmeister, the Model 120 coupe was a smaller version of the 3200CS and looked rather odd. It had a great roofline and eccentric interior and exterior detailing — especially the grille and headlights. Overall, the vehicle looked great but was not as graceful as its predecessor. 

It was admired for both its incredible speed and good looks. It was originally designed to be both a slightly larger and more practical version of the 356. Changing the game with 148 horsepower, an air-cooled six-cylinder flat engine, and a top speed of 131 miles per hour was a revolution of its time.

The Porsche 911 964 hit the scene in 1989. It was designed with an updated style. But what the Porsche 964 really brought to the table was new technology. In fact, the company said it was 85% new compared to its predecessor.


Here’s what the 964 series offered that was a novelty of its time:

  • ABS
  • Tiptronic transmission
  • Power Steering
  • Airbags
  • Redesigned chassis with light alloy control arms
  • Coil springs replaced torsion-bar suspension

But the Porsche 911 964 didn’t have a one size fits all design. With multiple models throughout the years from 1989 to 1994, you can find a great variety. Some of the most popular that you are likely to find is the Carrera 2, Carrera 4, the Carrera RS, and the Porsche 964 Turbo. 

Porsche 964 Models 1989-1994


Carrera 4

The first 964 release was the Carrera 4. The Carrera 4 was produced from 1989 to 1994. It features all-wheel drive. The 964 Career 4 (and 2) were the last generation sold that included the removable Targa roof that was traditional to the Carrera line until 2011. With its smooth aspect, integrated bumpers, and teardrop mirrors, it’s a sleek and aerodynamic ride for any classic car enthusiast. Here’s what you get from a Carrera 4:

  • Max RPM 6700
  • Horsepower 247 @ 6100 rpm
  • Torque 228 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
  • Type Flat 6
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Carrera 2

The follow-up to the Carrera 4, the Carrera 2 was produced from 1990 to 1994. One big difference in the Carrera 2 compared to its predecessor is the rear-wheel drive. You also get the Tiptronic auto that was only offered with the Carrera 2. 

It’s lighter and perhaps more agile than the Carrera 4. With a hard-topped coupé form, the 964 Carrera 2 convertible does outstanding in lag and raw performance. 

An impressive car that takes from the advancements of the Carrera 4 while preserving what makes these cars a stand-out. The Carrera 2 is a highly desirable classic car for any Porsche 964 buyer. 

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Carrera RS

Is it time to go racing yet? If so, you’ll want the trust Carrera RS ready to go. And being produced for a limited time in 1991 and only sold in Europe, the Carrera RS is a rare find and a great classic vehicle! 

The Carrera RS, an abbreviation of racing sport, is a lightweight version of the Carrera 2. Designed to be a racing-ready cup car, the Carrera RS is made for speed. In fact, the Carrera RS is 300 pounds lighter than the average Porsche 911 964. 

While made for Europe, there were a few that were released in America. These are known specifically as the Carrera RS America. So make sure that any Porsche 964 for sale that’s a Carrera RS has its rarity reflected in the price! 

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Porsche 964 Turbo

The successor to the Porsche 930 Turbo. But with the Porsche 964 Turbo, you’re getting a smoother ride, you’re less likely to have turbo lag, and you get an absolute powerhouse of its time. The Porsche 964 Turbo is all about a fun ride. 

From 1991 to 1994, Porsche 964 Turbo models improved over the years. 400 pounds lighter than previous Turbo models and with 380 horsepower, the Porsche 964 Turbo is designed to be a racing car for Porsche. 

It’s an iconic aesthetic with an unforgettable 90s turbo feel. The Porsche 964 Turbo is a highly recognizable car that can be attractive to many classic car buyers!  

porsche-964-turbo

What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know about the Classic Porsche 964

With high-quality materials, limited releases, low production numbers, and striking looks, many Porsche 911 964’s are highly sought-after classic sports cars. A Porsche 964 for sale can be a great opportunity. And if you’re a Porsche 964 buyer, be prepared to face some competition! 

Compared to some other classic cars, the Porsche 964 models are also desirable because they can still serve as reliable vehicles rather than simply a “once around the block” classic. They continue to maintain their popularity as some of the most versatile classic cars on the market. 

What does this all mean to you as a buyer or seller? This means that the market is hot right now for those who may be interested in putting their Porsche 964 for sale. And as a Porsche 964 buyer, acting quickly may be your best bet when you spot a great deal. 

Here are some things to look out for when you go to buy or sell a Porsche 911 964.

Current Condition

When asking for a price, consider the condition of the Porsche 964 for sale. For example:

  • Fully restored vehicles
  • Project cars
  • Salvage

While the condition of your car may affect the price, that doesn’t mean your car is worthless or can’t be sold. A Porsche 964 buyer like Alex Manos and the Beverly Hills Car Club will want to purchase your classic car in any condition. However, having the bodywork intact is a major plus in your favor. 

Color

An easy to please color will be easier to sell than more limiting colors. For example, think about how many people would want a red or black classic car. Now compare that to how many people may want a green or yellow car. The bigger the competition, the more competitive the prices as well. 

Miles

The lower the miles, the higher the price! A car with less than 60,000 miles on it will be more appealing to a Porsche 964 buyer.

Should I Sell My Porsche 964? Advice from Alex Manos

We have highlighted all the wonderful things about a Porsche 964. But does this mean that selling is always easy? Not necessarily. 

If you have a Porsche 964 for sale, finding the right buyer can be a job itself. First, there is always getting the right pictures and posting your advertisements in the right place. 

But even then, you may just end up with a bunch of casual lookers who are only there to waste your time. Even worse, you could end up with a pushy buyer who is looking to back you into a corner and offer you the lowest price. 

Even if you find a Porsche 964 buyer you might trust, you then may have to deal with aggressive haggling. All of this stress and work to sell off a beloved classic car for less than it’s worth! 

If you’re tired of the advertising, the haggling, and the tire kickers, find a classic car buyer that is committed to fair prices and will purchase your Porsche 964 for sale in any condition. 

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Conclusion — Finding a Porsche 964 Buyer

If you have a Porsche 964 for sale, you likely have a passion for classic cars (like us!). Perhaps you fell in love with the Porsche 964 Turbo and her incredible horsepower. Or the Carrera RS was your dream car for years. Either way, you don’t want to spoil those happy memories with a terrible experience from a pushy or flakey 964 buyer. 

If you have a Porsche 964 for sale, you can easily find the best place online to sell a classic car right here, on our website! We are committed to helping you sell your classic car quickly, painlessly, and for top dollar – and we will purchase your vehicle in any condition. 

So, are you ready to ditch the hassle of selling your classic car ?

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“My team and I are privileged to buy and sell some of the world’s most beautiful and unique vintage automobiles, and we want to talk to you! We sell internationally, and we also buy anywhere in the US, any condition, immediate payment. Regardless of your needs, white-glove service are hallmarks of how we do business.

We specialize in older European luxury and sports cars as well as select American makes and models. We’ve seen them all and we have the experience and knowledge to immediately fit the best price and the easiest delivery (or pick-up) service.” – Alex Manos (owner)

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