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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

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Let’s turn back to the 964 to look at a model I’m not sure I have ever featured before. Sure, I’ve written about a few 964 Cabriolets and especially a few examples of the Carrera 4, which was the model Porsche chose to use for its 964 debut. However, I don’t think I have ever written about the combination of those two: the 964 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. That might be a pedantic distinction to point out, but these do remain somewhat of a curiosity and I don’t recall seeing them all that often. I also imagine a Carrera 4 Cabriolet, especially from the 964 model, will be a tougher sell than many of its peers. We are combining two typically audience-limiting models into one. Many 911 fans have little interest in a Cabriolet. Similarly, many have little interest in all-wheel drive. That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of people who would have no problem with either, but when you put them together the audience certainly shrinks as we begin to move away from the sporting roots of the 911 in general. With all of that in mind, as we’ve been keeping a close eye on the 964 market it is always worthwhile to take in a few of the lesser-seen models to see just where they’re falling on the value spectrum. This Guards Red 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, located in St. Louis, should provide us with a glimpse into where driver-quality examples are being valued.

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Year: 1990
Model: 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 81,255 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 “C4” Cabriolet

Carrera 4 All Wheel Drive
3.6 Flat 6 Cylinder Engine
5 Speed Manual Transmission
Power Cabriolet Top With Boot
Cashmere Leather Interior
Electronically Controlled Retractable Rear Wing
Low Miles, Only 81,255 Since New
2 Owner Car (same owner since 2000, 15+ years)
MotoeXotica is pleased to announce our latest addition, a low mileage 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. Porsche’s 911 is one of the most iconic sports cars in history retaining an essential design and engineering ethic since its introduction.

In late-1989, the 911 underwent a major evolution with the introduction of the Type 964. With technologies from the 959 model, this would be an important car for Porsche, since the world economy was undergoing recession and the company could not rely on its image alone. It was launched as the Carrera 4, the “4” indicating four-wheel-drive, demonstrating the company’s commitment to engineering. Drag coefficient was down to 0.32. A rear spoiler deployed at high speed, preserving the purity of line when the vehicle was at rest. The chassis was redesigned overall. Coil springs, ABS brakes and power steering made their debut. The engine was increased in size to 3600 cc and developed 250 PS.

This Porsche 964 C4 is a classic beauty, painted in classic Porsche Guards Red with alloy wheels; this is what a 911 is supposed to look like, understated with the hint of the cars true performance. This example comes equipped with A 3.6L HM64 engine, desirable 5 speed manual transmission, 17 inch Porsche alloys with Porsche crests, Porsche branded brake calipers, power windows, Cashmere leather seats, power cabriolet top, air conditioning, dual-flow exhaust, larger brakes with drilled discs and revised power steering. The body paint is in excellent condition and shows extremely well; only minor imperfections are seen upon closer inspection. All of the body panels are in great condition with negligible imperfections only. Overall this is very clean and strong running Porsche 911, accompanied with a clean CARFAX, service history receipts and owner’s manual!

These 964 Porsches are becoming extremely collectible as quality air-cooled examples become harder to find! This car was meticulously cared for and garaged by the same South Carolina owner for the last 16 years! Sporting iconic Guards Red paint and a gorgeous tan leather interior, this handsome C4 Cabriolet has all of the modern creature comforts found in modern sports cars while retaining the classic drive train layout and superb handling that made the 911 famous. With the top up or down, the driver still gets the thrill of driving a rear engine flat 6 cylinder manually shifted sports car that is plenty quick, without the steep purchase price that a new 911 commands. GET OUT AND DRIVE!…in this wonderful car from our friends in Stuttgart!

Odometer currently reads 81,255 miles, Vehicle is sold as is and mileage exempt on clean clear title.



I really like Guards Red with a Cashmere interior and there’s something about it being in a Cabriolet, where the sun gets to shine fully upon that interior, that really sets it apart. Given that black leather interiors don’t always make for the best open-top options, that makes the lighter tan interior here all the more desirable. Generally speaking this is a good looking 911 and right now bidding is quite a bit lower than I’d expect. At only $20,300 we shouldn’t expect it to sell and understandably it hasn’t met this seller’s reserve. Perhaps there is something awry once we dig further into its history, but if everything checks out then someone may be able to get this one for a very good deal.



  1. Jeff
    Jeff February 29, 2016

    Is it me or does something look “wrong” with the upholstery in this car?
    The Turbo Twist wheels are also incorrect for a 964.
    Early 964s came with D90s.

  2. pmichaelg
    pmichaelg February 29, 2016

    @Jeff – it is not just you. Those seat covers look a size or two too large and I don’t think that is simply attributable to being supple.

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