Tuner Tuesday: 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet – Ruf CR4 Conversion

It’s generally safe to say that we all like RUF. Their full builds can be spectacular both in appearance and performance, but almost any RUF to wear the badge, or simply share the name, possesses upgrades that make them very desirable. We very rarely see any related to the 964 so when we do come across one it’s always worthwhile to pause and take a closer look.

This is a 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet that was sent off to RUF for a “full” CR4 conversion perhaps around the year 2000. Like many conversions what exactly is meant by “full” might be a matter of debate, but in this case the engine does appear to have been blueprinted by RUF with horsepower now at 330. That engine likely represents what buyers will care most about. From the documentation it looks like the owners of this car purchased it from RUF in May 2000, but it’s not clear when that means the conversion itself actually occurred. Maybe there is other documentation to support that. It then was imported into the U.S. where it has resided ever since.

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1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

I love a red interior. Even the very bright red interiors. Porsche has long made such interiors available to those who like them. I also am a big fan of the 964. Curiously, I’m not sure I’ve ever featured a 964 with a red interior. Well, at least, not a standard 964. I think there have been a couple ultra-rare models, but I won’t count those.

At last I have found one: this Black 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe, located in Los Angeles, with a Matador Red interior and 105,420 miles on it. I don’t think I’ve seen Matador Red before, not knowingly anyway. It looks great with just the right amount of brightness. While it may only be the lighting in these pictures it doesn’t appear quite as bright as some of Porsche’s other offerings like Can-can Red or Lobster. I think for most that likely gives it a nice balance. For those who find a black car to be a bit dull, perhaps this interior will help liven things up. It’s quite beautiful.

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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

I’m kind of mesmerized by this shade of blue. The color is Tahoe Blue Metallic and here it adorns a 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet for sale in Florida with 63,755 miles on it. We’ve featured Tahoe Blue Metallic before, but don’t see it often. It’s a rare color and wasn’t available for very many years. What really has me awed is the way it possesses so much color even while being photographed in the shade. It really pops and as someone who has always been a big fan of blue in general it’s a great version of the color. It won’t snap your head around the way Riviera Blue might, but it won’t blind you either. It reminds me of a richer version of Iris Blue from the ’80s and is just really pretty.

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Maritime Blue 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

I’ve passed by this 993 a few times and I’m starting to think that I shouldn’t have. I obviously notice it any time I see it. Maritime Blue, especially on a 993, will do that. It’s a great non-metallic blue and it really grabs your attention. So why ignore it? For starters it is for me the least desirable model: a Carrera 4 Cabriolet. In fairness, it’s a manual transmission so it could be worse, but overall it’s not a model I’d seek out. Second, I hate the wing. Like really hate it.

So the color would draw me in, I’d take notice, see the wing, and move on. However, that’s not entirely fair. There’s a lot of good going on with this 911 and the wing is something that can be changed. So let’s take a look. As I said this is a paint-to-sample Maritime Blue 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. It has only 30,412 miles and the paint is mostly original – both bumpers have been repainted. It also has some interesting options with the rear seat delete, the hi-fi sound package, and 18″ Technology wheels among a few others. There’s more going on here than I initially realized.

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Tuner Tuesday: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Turbo RAUH-Welt Begriff

Last week: Gemballa. This week: RAUH-Welt Begriff. We might as well look at something from the two most divisive Porsche tuners in back-to-back weeks right? I said in last week’s post that I don’t mind over the top designs from tuners and along those lines I typically enjoy the work we see from RWB. While many don’t like them, Akira Nakai’s builds do follow a line that is recognizable within Porsche’s own racing designs. Of course, those are purpose built race cars and RWB builds street cars. None the less, the look itself is not necessarily off base.

And here lies the primary criticism of many RWB designs: they are all show and no go. For many, in fact most, of their builds that is true; RWB focuses much more on the appearance of the car than on making it faster. This build addresses that criticism, and it addresses it pretty significantly.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Turbo RAUH-Welt Begriff on eBay

Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera 4
Engine: 3.6 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 77,795 mi
Price: $149,999 Buy It Now

KEY FEATURES:
– The only fully branded RWB in United States signed and documented by Akira Nakai
– Most desirable model RWB 964 Street Version
– Latest Project by World Renowned Car Builder Vincent Wong
– Rebuilt Top and Bottom Motor to 0 mile spec
– Single Turbo System making 400 WHEEL HP 393 FT LB OF TORQUE ON PUMP GAS
– Painted by the World Famous LT Motorwerks in El Monte California
– One of the lowest mileage Rauh Welt RWB Cars in the World
– SEMA 2015 Booth Car Rauh Welt Begriff Booth
– SEMA 2016 Booth Car CCW Wheels Booth

EXTERIOR:
– Rauh Welt 15pc widebody kit hand crafted and installed by Akira Nakai
– Full Respray to BASF Glasurit Porsche Guards Red by World Famous LT Motorwerks in El Monte California
– Porsche OEM Clear Corners
– Custom Bi Xenon HID Headlights with RWB etched in the glass housing

ENGINE:
– Single Turbo Kit Designed by Bisimoto Engineering 400 Rear Wheel Horsepower
– AEM Infinity 6, 30-7106 ECU
– AEM Infinity 6 pin kit, 30-3704
– AEM AIT and MAP Harness, 30-3510-00
– Infinity UEGO harness, 30-3600
– 3.5 bar map sensor, 30-2130-50
– Boost control solenoid, 30-2400
– Air temp sensor, 30-2010
– LSU 4.2 wideband sensor, 30-2001
– GTX3076R with turbine part #740902-8
– Turbosmart wastegate, with red 4.35 spring
– Turbosmart 50mm blowoff valve
– Garrett Intercooler core, Part #487085-6002
– Bisimoto Custom 1000CC Injectors
– JDS Porsche SSD Lateral Acceleration Sensor

– Rebuild 964 Engine Top End by Turbo Kraft in Arizona to 0 miles
– * remove, disassemble, clean engine; spec & document all major components
– * reassemble with performance parts listed above
– * time camshafts

– 3.6 CARRERA HEAD GASKET KIT — upgraded all-Viton version
– CAMSHAFT DRIVE GEAR (large sprocket)
– TIMING CHAIN RAIL — 1-3 straight
– TIMING CHAIN RAIL — 4-6 straight
– TIMING CHAIN RAIL — (2x req’d)
– 993 ALTERNATOR (INNER) BELT, 9.5×776 (964 = both, 5sp)
– TK/JE CUSTOM TURBO PISTON SET — lightweight FSR pistons with rings, pins, locks
– PERFORMANCE COATINGS : Coat piston skirts & undersides
– Remanufacture cylinders — strip, bore, re-plate with Nikasil
– ARP RACING CYLINDER HEAD STUD SET with BILLET WASHERS & 12-pt NUTS

– Rebuild 964 Engine Bottom End by Turbo Kraft in Arizona to 0 miles

– COMPLETE MOTORSPORT ENGINE BEARING SET
– 3.6 (964) CARRERA CASE GASKET SET (Viton)
– MOTORSPORT TIMING CHAIN *WITHOUT* MASTER LINK — increased strength
– ARP RACING CONNECTING ROD BOLT SET, 9mm
– Recondition rods incl. install bolts, balance
– Recondition crankshaft incl. clean, micropolish, R&I oil plugs, balance
– Disassemble, clean, spec out, rebuild engine bottom end
– Spec Clutch and Lightweight Flywheel
– Custom Exhaust Tips designed to Rauh Welt rear bumper
– Rennline Billet Engine Covers [RED]

INTERIOR:
– All new Black interior carpet
– Rear seat removal with RS carpet kit
– Custom Roll Cage built by Unique Fabrication
– Momo Supercup Seats reupholstered in Leather with Red RWB Stiching
– Momo Mod 7 Steering wheel with Red RWB Horn Button
– Custom Sliders and PCI Side Mounts
– Schroth Racing Harness

SUSPENSION AND BRAKES:
– KW V3 Coilovers
– Brembo 993 Turbo Calipers with Cross Drilled Rotors [Front]
– Brembo 993 Calipers with Cross Drilled Rotors [Rear]

WHEELS AND TIRES: CAR WILL COME WITH BUYERS CHOICE OF 18″ FORGESTAR WHEELS OR 19″ CCW WHEELS
– Forgestar Multipiece Wheels 2 Piece finished Semi Gloss Black Centers and 2 stage Brushed with Charcoal Clear Lips
– 18×11 Front and 18×13.5 Rear
– Pirelli Corsa Tires 265/35/18 Front and 335/30/18 Rear
– CCW Classic 3 Piece finished in High Polish Finish
– 19×11 Front and 19×12 Rear
– Nitto Invo Tires 265/30/19 Front and 315/25/19 Rear

This 911 began its life as an early 964 Carrera 4. We’re even provided pictures of it and it looked pretty good! Still, the transformation is pretty stunning. But enough about the looks because you’ll either love ’em or hate ’em. As I said, RWB typically is criticized for being all show. Not so here as this Carrera 4 now packs 400 hp at the wheels thanks to a single turbocharger and a fully rebuilt engine. For comparison that’s more power than Porsche’s own Turbo S produced. It’s probably at the wheels than a 993TT. Will it feel as seemless and functional as those factory versions? I would be pretty surprised if it did, but at least the power is there and with a set of 993 Turbo brakes and calipers on board reigning in that extra power should be doable as well.

I don’t know that this would make a good track car. I’m not sure if it even is intended to be one despite its looks, but within the street tuner world I’d imagine this RWB attracts a lot of attention and unlike other builds it does have the power to go with those aggressive lines. Like every other RWB car I’ve seen the asking price is high, though this one doesn’t seem any higher than the others. So if you’re an RWB fan and you want both performance and looks, then this one is probably the way to go.

-Rob

1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Widebody

We’re moving on from last week’s look at (mostly) British and right-hand drive machines. It was admittedly a fun week of exploring cars that we don’t usually look at and in some cases that we may never see in person. Now we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming, but I hope we can still find a few interesting options for those in search of their newest source of motoring enjoyment.

I’ll start here with what is still a pretty rare model: a Guards Red 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe that importantly is one of the few widebody coupes Porsche produced during the final year of 964 production. The mileage is quite reasonable at 70,785 and the condition looks pretty good, even if the pictures aren’t the greatest for assessing that condition.

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Year: 1994
Model: 911 Carrera 4
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 70,785 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1994 Porsche Carrera 4 WIDEBODY
Guards Red exterior – Black interior
Extremely rare TURBO body
220 cars made in the world!
True collectors piece
1 owner car
Female owner
Car is all STOCK
Have all the books
3 keys
Interior is 9 out of 10, incredible condition!
This car has verb well taken car of its whole life. It’s in amazing stock condition.
Any extra photos or any other info please call 718 986 9436

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I go back on forth on whether I actually like the wide body on the 964, at least outside of the Turbo. Based on other examples I’ve seen some of this tends to depend on the presence of the rear spoiler. With the spoiler I love the look, without the spoiler, as we have here, I’m less smitten. There is something about the narrow body 964 that I really enjoy in ways that doesn’t apply to other 911 models. But, as I said, I go back and forth with it.

So the exterior shots aren’t great here, making it difficult to see what shape the Guards Red paint is in. It looks fine, but we can’t tell specifically. It’s definitely got great pop! The interior is a bit easier to assess and looks in very nice shape. Our hope would be that the quality of the interior condition holds true for the exterior. There are other points in this 911’s favor as well – it’s said to be one owner, to possess all of its original books, and to be entirely original – though we aren’t provided with the necessary material to back up those claims. All of that will need to be confirmed of course.

Bidding currently sits at $70,100 with not much time left in this auction and the reserve remains unmet. These wide body 911s do tend to be fairly pricey relative to other 964s, but with more than 70K miles on it we’re probably close to as high as this one should go. If everything I questioned above checks out, and there are plenty of service records available, then I could see a premium, but ultimately this one might slip slightly off the radar of some collectors and limit its potential.

-Rob

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

I will begin with this question: is the price of this 911 reasonable? I ask because for as long as I can remember the 993 has never really struck me as priced reasonably relative to other 911s. Or, at least, I think it’s fair to say that prices for the 993 never really dropped to the same levels that we have seen with other 911 models. Whether those prices are reasonable then depends on a whole host of other factors. So let’s keep that sense of relative pricing in mind. We all know the reasons for the 993’s pricing: they are the last of the great air-cooled 911s and come in a very sexy package. Porsche also switched to a more mass production method of manufacture with the 996, which gives the 993 a certain level of additional cachet. Naturally collectors have loved them. But when the miles increase and the air-cooled market cools off, then perhaps we start finding more 993s with lower asking prices.

The one we see here, a Midnight Blue 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe with Cashmere Beige interior and 107,100 miles on it, seems to fit that bill priced at $44,900.

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Year: 1996
Model: 911 Carrera 4
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 107,100 mi
Price: $44,900 Buy It Now

BECAUSE LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO DRIVE A BORING CAR!!!

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1996 PORSCHE 993 C4 “Well serviced, Good Records, Excellent throughout”

VIN: WP0AA2995TS32572

The Porsche 911 is arguably the most recognizable and iconic sports car ever made. Refined from 1965 until the present day, they are highly sought after for their great looks and wonderful performance. The “993” variant, with its position as the last of the air cooled Porsches is perhaps the most collectable of the 911’s. From the humble 911 beginnings, Porsche set about refining each new model over the previous iteration, and the “993” body styled cars strike the almost perfect balance of refinement and rawness. The wonderful level of drivability and feel guarantee that the “993” will always be among the most collectable of all of the Porsche 911’s.

This 107,000 mile 1996 Porsche C4 coupe is nicely optioned, was recently serviced, and is ready to go. The Midnight Blue exterior and Cashmere interior, show beautifully. The exterior paint is excellent, with only minor wear around the car. The paint has good luster and a deep shine. The Cashmere interior is, likewise, excellent, the leather supple and shows littel wear, and the carpets show well. All electrical and mechanical systems function as they should. She has a well documented service history, and all books. The wheels are in excellent condition, as are the tires. This car was just serviced, is cosmetically and mechanically sound and ready to go. This is a fine example of the Iconic 993 porsche C4, bid with confidence. Please feel free to call at or email with any question you may have.

Of course, 100K miles is higher on a 993 than most we are used to seeing, but when maintained properly these are robust cars so that shouldn’t scare us away too much. It does, however, help account for the seemingly lower price. It is that level of maintenance that will determine how much interest buyers should have in this 993. It is said to be well documented. We aren’t provided proof of that documentation so further inquiries will have to be made in that regard, but the general condition of this 993 looks good and it presents well inside and out. That’s always nice to see and is a good first step. If the documentation checks out, then this could make for a nice driver-quality 993 at what I think is a fairly reasonable price. We don’t see many such cars, but with the air-cooled market not quite what it once seemed, we can hope we see more and more of them.

-Rob

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

To whale tail or not to whale tail? That is the question. Perhaps this 911 will further the divergence in the conversation. Of course, on the 964 a whale tail is a much more rare thing. One of the engineering changes that debuted with the 964 was the electronically activated rear spoiler that raised to provide better aerodynamics at speed. The intent was a best-of-both-worlds design: the purity of the 911’s shape remained intact, but stability at higher speeds could be improved as well. There were some exceptions: the RS America did away with the fancy electronic spoiler in favor of a whale tail and, of course, the 911 Turbo continued to showcase a tail similar in design to the original tea tray of the 930. The owner of this 964 has chosen to add the tail to this Silver 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe.

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Year: 1991
Model: 911 Carrera 4
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 80,750 mi
Price: $49,750 Buy It Now

1991 Porche 911 Carrera C4. Adult owned, Garage Kept, and Covered. 99% Original. I added the Whales tail, a new radio, new brakes, new tires, Wheels have new Powder coating, A/C is serviced yearly, Nerw front windshield, Paint is a 9.6/10. Everything works on the car. The engine is original, but is in great condition. I have my eye on a new toy, so had to pick one to let go of. Please call with any Questions.

While the overall appearance isn’t quite as great as the whale-tail equipped Widebody Carrera 4 I featured previously, this is a pretty good looking 964. With the whale tail and the Cup wheels this Carrera 4 looks an awful lot like a RS America. For me, that’s not a bad thing as I’m a big fan of the look of the RS America. For those who would prefer to return the car to its original, non-whale-tail, appearance the seller makes no mention of the availability of the original rear, but perhaps it will be available. All in all this appears to be a pretty nice Carrera 4. The mileage is reasonable and everything looks in good shape. Priced just below $50K, the asking price isn’t too bad either, though I think coming down a few thousand would make everyone a little happier.

-Rob

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

Second 964 in a row for me and this one is a little bit more unique. Given my discussion yesterday of the relative aesthetic merits of the 964 Coupe vs Targa it also makes for a fitting contrast. Like the Carmine Red 930 I featured last week, this 964 comes in one of the red variants that Porsche generally made available. Velvet Red Metallic is not nearly as subtle a contrast as Carmine Red, but it makes for a very nice color that is not quite Burgundy but also not one of the bright reds like Guards Red. The seller states that it’s paint to sample, but that isn’t correct. Regardless, it’s rare and looks great here contrasted with the Tan interior. This 964 comes from the first year of the model’s production, meaning not only was it the all new 911 design, but was also the first-year Carrera 4 that Porsche chose for the 964 debut. At a little under 100K miles it’s a sharp-looking 911.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera 4
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 97,000 mi
Price: $42,000 Buy It Now

In 1989 the Carrera 4 was the most technically sophisticated 911 ever to enter serious production. This C4 Runs, Drives, and Performs Flawlessly, and is a blast to drive.
Shifts into all 5 gears well, and pulls hard our of each shift. No Smoking or funny noises coming from the engine. This is a California Car so no rust, corrosion anywhere. Does have typical 964 oil leaks, nothing major.

Paint and Exterior are in beautiful condition.

With the use of the new stout platform, a redesigned suspension and the marriage of four-wheel drive coupled to the new 3.6-liter flat six, Porsche had achieved the ultimate 911, the “C4”.
This new technology is a direct result of the 959 development program. The new C4 was introduced mid-year 1989 during the tail end of the production for the last of the traditional 911’s.

This C4 is nicely optioned starting with its rare “Velvet Red” metallic exterior paint, tan leather interior, power seats and electric sunroof. and some tasteful mods.

This makes for a rare and uncommon color combination that would most certainly garner some attention and lots of talk at the next PCA Cars and Coffee meet.

Paint to sample – Rose Velvet Red
Tan Leather Interior with sport seats
Bolt in cage
Cup 2 wheels
Driver side carbon backed Bride seat
Mechanically stock
All cosmetic parts are included besides original d90’s

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CAN SHIP WORLDWIDE INSURED IF NEEDED
CAR IS LOCATED IN MIAMI, FLORIDA 33156
FINANCING IS AVAILABLE W APP CREDIT
TRADES WELCOMED UP OR DOWN

Given the modifications it’s probably safe to assume this Carrera 4 has seen some track time. From the roll bar, to the driver’s seat, to the air ducts replacing the front lenses, the feel here is of a mild track car. It’s a 911 so that should not really surprise us nor concern us, but it should make prospective buyers take a more thorough look through whatever records exist so as to get a handle on servicing and other details. Everything looks in really nice shape though. I’d guess it’s been repainted given that all of its stickers are missing from the engine bay so we might inquire as to the reason for that. Of some concern would be the statement about small oil leaks. Typical or not, those could hint at larger service bills to come.

Of the modifications, the cosmetic items (other than original wheels) are said to be included. Presumably that includes the original sport seat for the driver’s side, which I’d guess would be of greatest import to potential buyers. This 964 probably won’t attract too much notice from collectors so I don’t think this is a matter of being able to return the car to its original condition. Rather, it might just be a matter of comfort and symmetry. Altogether the asking price isn’t all that bad assuming a PPI reveals no major issues. For an attractive 964 Coupe in a rare color I’d guess there should be plenty of interest here.

-Rob

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe with 10,604 Miles

Somewhat needless to say, but we don’t see a 964 like this very often at all. Obviously ultra-low-mileage 911s are rare. However, we do come across them with some regularity and, of course, among the limited-production models very low miles is almost the norm. But a fairly standard 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe? I haven’t seen it. I almost wonder how a 964 like this came about. I suspect it was bought with the intention of being part of a collection as the first Carrera 4 model Porsche produced. As a piece of Porsche engineering history it certainly will hold appeal in that regard and here it sits now in original condition as a time capsule from that era. For the very thorough collector it should make for a nice addition.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera 4
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 10,604 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1989 Porsche Carrera 4

10,604 actual miles from new !!!

European delivery car purchased from Holbert Motor Cars Warrington, Pa, 18976 on 5/15/89.

Original sales receipt and delivery documentation.

Recently service and safety check performed at Paul Miller Porsche 7/29/15 at 10,375 miles.

All original vehicle in time capsule condition.

Runs and drives exceptional great and all power options in working order.

Original exterior paint in show quality condition.

Palomino leather is soft and in showroom condition.

You will be extremely hard pressed to find a nicer and more original example.

Over 80+ photos below.

Located in Central New Jersey 07753.

Contact Dean at 848-459-7776.

With a car like this, our interest lies in current condition and its level of documentation. The condition looks great. The paint is in fine shape with no apparent scrapes, nicks, or blemishes visible in the pictures. The interior shows at a similar level. The leather is crisp throughout showing little wear. The same can be said of the engine bay as it looks remarkably clean. For a 911 of this mileage its condition looks as good as we’d hope. It also comes with a good deal of documentation ranging from the original sales material to a variety of service receipts. We can’t tell here if it’s comprehensive, but most everything appears present.

That leaves us with price. The 964 market always has lagged behind the 993, but for certain limited-production vehicles we have seen significant gains at times. Granted, in some cases those values have come back down, but that’s been a feature of the whole air-cooled 911 line. It will be very interesting to see where bidding ultimately takes this one, but with quite a few days left we are already up to $70,300. This will be one to have your eye on.

-Rob