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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

Sometimes I don’t know what to make of the 964 Porsche 911 Carrera 4. You can certainly appreciate Porsche moving to an all-wheel-drive setup, but that comes with a lot of compromises. The big ones being weight, complexity, and losing a bunch of power from all that driveline. Suddenly you have a peppy 911 turned into a heavier car that needs to divvy up its power to the front wheels. You may feel differently, but I think the juice isn’t worth the squeeze with that. The values seem to disagree with me.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera 4 Coupe
VIN: WP0AB0969KS451070
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 72,900 mi
Location: Miami, Florida
Price: $109,500

1989 Porsche 911

964 Carrera 4 Coupe

Clean Carfax – 72k Original Miles

Up for grabs is an incredible example of a 964. Finished in Slate Gray over Linen interior, this 911 presents very well both inside and out. The car retains all of its factory VIN stickers on every body panel including the original options sticker under the hood. The Linen interior is in great shape for the age and the dash has no cracks on it. Suspension has been lowered to euro ride height with H&R springs & newer bilstein shocks and the car rolls on Cup 1 style wheels with brand new Continental tires.

This 911 is mechanically sound – engine & transmission both operate smoothly with no smoke or vibrations. The engine bay is very tidy and all electronic functions are in working order, including cold air conditioning.

This is an early build 964 that was produced during the overlap from the exiting G Body cars and certainly looks great. However, it seems this was a recent makeover as some Googling shows this one with some curious graphics and different wheels. I can’t really complain about that given it looks a whole lot more attractive now.

However, I will complain about the price. $110,000 for a C4 with 73,000 miles? I totally get 964 prices going crazy for certain C2s in great colors, but this is not a C2. They feel different and certainly drive different. Yes, it is a nice color combo and looks great, but I’m thinking this one is a tad overpriced.

– Andrew


  1. Greg
    Greg May 13, 2023

    I had one, and it was noticeably less of a driver’s car compared to the RWD C2, which I have also owned. Almost no steering feel and way too heavy for 250 hp. The complexity of the system compared to the 993 viscous coupling system is scary if something breaks. These were fun cars when they were $20-30k, not so much at current prices.

  2. Sequential
    Sequential May 13, 2023

    Way to much for a very ordinary looking car no thank you

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