1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

This 911 is particularly interesting to me for a number of reasons. Modified 911s aren’t anything new, but this one strikes me as somewhat different from many of those we see. I would guess the two most common classes of modified 911 we come across are heavily-modified track cars and backdated 911s that aspire to combine modern mechanicals with vintage looks. Track cars come in a wide variety of condition, but typically remain quite functional within the arena around which they’ve been designed. The backdated 911s can be all over the place and generally possess a little bit of that pared down track focus in the interior. This 964 is sort of both but also neither of those. It’s clearly not backdated, yet it’s execution does somewhat stem from the Sport Purpose 911s of the past; those cars that owners could use for canyon runs, hill climbs, and even some rally races and which were modified for that purpose. Porsche has long been a brand that mixed luxury and performance and those 911s attempted to shift that balance a little more toward performance. Still, this 964 doesn’t seem like a track car either; it appears to remain well suited for the road. It’s a rare thing to find in a 964, at least based on what I’ve come across and that in itself makes this interesting. The base is a 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe with 59,900 miles on it and it’s seen a good deal of suspension and interior work to help bring it more in line with the 911’s dynamic pretensions.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe on eBay

Year: 1993
Model: 911 Carrera
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 59,900 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

LA workshop 5001 Inc a Los Angeles based vintage Porsche specialist is proud to offer this “sport purpose” 964. We have completely overhauled suspension with spherical bearings & top mounts, all wear items replaced, KW V3 coilovers, RE71R tires, all dialed in (our client claims he runs away from 997 GT3 in canyons…) Recaro SPG seats done in leather to match factory leather & vinyl. Roll bar also in leather. Coco-sisal mats, custom made carpet MoMo /Porsche supercup wheel, airbags deleted. Modern Blaupunkt w/ bluetooth&ipod Blaupunkt and Becker speakers fabricated into original speaker enclosures, only original wiring used. RS shifter assembly. Lots of cool stuff, done to the highest standards. Please call for more detail. (516)721-6339 – Marlon Goldberg

Mileage: 59,900

This does look like a nicely built 964 Coupe and I imagine it’d be great fun to have out on the road. As with any 911 of this nature the price is of paramount importance as we can’t necessarily hold any assumptions about its long term value. Perhaps its value will hold well, perhaps it will not. When I first came across the auction, sitting with the opening set at $90K, I wondered if it would in fact receive any bidding. It has: 1 bid. Without any engine work (at least as mentioned in the ad) I’m not sure we could really expect any more though as noted above we don’t come across these sorts of modified 964s very often so it’s tough to get a good gauge on the market. That is partly what intrigues me here and I hope we’ll see a few more bids to help establish where the market might lie. Or perhaps this is already as much as anyone would pay. The reserve remains unmet so we’ll have to see.

-Rob

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7 Comments

  1. Seems very sketchy to me. Seller has zero feedback. Car is supposedly located in LA but listing (a dealer?) has a NY phone #. A 964 with low-ish miles is probably worth $60k assuming no paint work or other issues. This one has some nice suspension mods, roll bar and Reacros. Seems very nicely done but I am surprised anyone would pay $90k for it. And reserve not met?? Call me cynical but I say it is a shill bid….

  2. “runs away from 997 GT3 in canyons…”

    lol

  3. I am 100% with you Greg. Find a nice $60k 964 coupe and do the exact same mods for $15k or so, maybe less maybe more and use some of the left over for a set of 17 inch original Cup 1’s and to line your pockets.

    I have to believe the $90k bid is a shill and there is no way this 245 bhp runs away from a 997 GT3 at over 400 bhp even if the GT3 weighs a bit more.

  4. I just assumed the GT3 driver wasn’t pushing at all. Maybe he didn’t even know he was supposed to try and keep up!

  5. On second thought that light weight glove box door really sheds the pounds so maybe the 245 bhp 964 could run away from the 435 bhp 997 GT3. I am also sure those massive 16 inch wheels keep it well planted in the canyons. The GT3 with those puny 19’s or 20’s and tiny brakes could never keep up. Save yourself the dough and buy a really nice 964, then mod it to your taste and pocket the balance.

  6. There is a nice black 964 with similar miles for sale in CT (listed on Rennlist) for $60k.

    http://rennlist.com/forums/vehicle-marketplace/933988-1990-porsche-964-c2-coupe-manual-5-spd-black-on-black.html

  7. I’d rather have the one on Rennlist and $30k in my pocket. There is also a 964 C4 on Rennlist with a 3.8 build done to a high standard for a shade below $60k. I’d rather have that one too and $30k plus in my pocket.

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