1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

I can never really begrudge sellers who are overly effusive about the cars they are selling, but sometimes it does frustrate me. In most cases, this applies to cars I really like, but which I feel are being presented in the wrong way. (I have a similar frustration whenever I see an ad from Toyota talking about how sporty the new Camry feels.) But I do get it, they’re trying to sell something and appeal to certain emotions.

This 964, a Midnight Blue 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, falls into this category. I really like this 911; it looks great, the color combination is one that I really enjoy, and with a fairly recent engine rebuild we would hope it’s ready to roll and provide many more miles of excellent motoring. But it also has almost 150K miles on it so why should I care about collector appeal?

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Tuner Tuesday: 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe RAUH-Welt Begriff

I’ve featured a few of RAUH-Welt Begriff’s Porsche creations, but this one might be my favorite. It’s an interesting mix of old and new, borrowing its colors and interior aesthetic from vintage Porsche hues and fabrics, then wrapping that in a body that is anything but vintage 911. In addition, unlike many of RWB’s builds this one has the performance to complement the wildly aggressive design.

For this build they used a 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe. The design remains unmistakably that of Akira Nakai with its swooping hand-formed curves, very wide fenders, and huge wing. Under the hood this is a very different beast with the standard 3.6 liter flat-six now built to 3.8 liter RSR specs. I’m always curious if such statements mean precisely what they say because I believe that would mean around 350 hp from this engine. At the very least we can assume there’s going to be a decent bit of extra power going to the rear wheels.

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1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

Let’s stick with yesterday’s blue theme and take a look at another of Porsche’s really nice blues. Here we have a Cobalt Blue Metallic 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, located in Houston, with a light grey and blue interior and 74,452 miles on it. As should be immediately apparent, Cobalt Blue is a very pretty and striking shade of color. It doesn’t jump out at you as much as Minerva Blue does since it’s a darker shade, but though it may be more reserved it none the less shines brightly and exudes plenty of character. On the much more modern lines of the 964 – modern relative to an early 930 – it looks great bringing both elegance and excitement to this 911’s curves. It helps that this one looks in very nice shape!

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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe – RoW Sunroof Delete

Let’s continue with yesterday’s theme and look at another 911 that originated outside of our shores. Here we have a Japanese market Forest Green Metallic 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, located in California, with Black interior and a very low 32,200 kilometers on it. Of additional import this Carrera 2 does not have a sunroof. The seller has listed it as a sunroof delete – and I’ve followed suit – but properly speaking I think we’d say this 911 didn’t have the sunroof selected as an option, rather than deleted. It gets us to the same point though.

We’ve seen a few of these Japanese market 964s come up lately – I’ve even featured one – and they certainly make for a nice departure from the US versions. This particular example looks fantastic!

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Year: 1990
Model: 911 Carrera 2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 32,200 km (19,900 mi)
Price: $119,990 Buy It Now

1990 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 2 Coupe
Euro/Rest of World Edition
Sunroof Delete/Manual Trans/LSD
Numbers Matching
Stock #0882

VIN# WP0ZZZ96ZLS403967
ENG# 62L07426 (M64/01)
TRN# 1L03261 (G50/03)
Numbers Matching
19,900 Original Miles (32,200 kilometers)
Forest Green Metallic (L22E) on Black Partial Leather/LT
5-speed G50 Manual Transmission with LSD
Clean and Clear Montana Title
1-Owner from New
Imported by the Famous Mitsuwa Motors of Japan
Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

The Porsche 964 market has caught the attention of collectors and enthusiasts. It was really the beginning of the modern version of the 911. Some of the most significant changes in the 911’s history began with this model. Torsion bar suspension was replaced with an adjustable coil-over setup. Power steering was added. The A/C system was updated and much more effective. The new twin-plug 3.6L engine made these cars wonderful around town with great low-end power. The changes were extensive and really made these examples some of the best all-around driving 911s. In particular, the Rest of World (ROW) models are considered the best. They are lighter, the suspension is better, and they look better. Now with the U.S. 25-year import law in effect, these cars are finally legal for the American market.

This C2 was built on January 3rd, 1990 and imported by Mitsuwa Motors of Japan. This company was the legal importer for all Porsche cars entering the Japanese market for decades. This Porsche was ordered with the following factory options:

Special order paint (Forest Green Metallic)
Rear Wiper
Air Conditioner
Bridgestone Tires
Limited Slip Differential (dealer installed)

This 964 lived with one owner from new in Osaka, Japan. Recently, it was imported to the United States. Prior to being shipped, the Porsche dealer in Japan performed a major service.

Furthermore, the air-conditioning system has also been serviced and it blows cold. The car was fully detailed and a ceramic paint protection coat was applied. This is a process that costs over $3,000 and seals the paint from contaminants.

The exterior looks fantastic and shows minimal signs of use. It is indicative of a low-mile example. The body panels have been checked with a paint meter and verified original except for some paint blending on the right rear fender and right door. The paint work was done due to some dents and scratches. Visually, the match is spot on and the only way you can tell is with a meter. The glass is all original including the windshield and looks near new. The wheels are wrapped in older Dunlop tires that should be replaced soon. The front brakes are new and the rears have about half-life remaining. All the exterior lights function properly. The headlights have HID bulbs. The rear power wing operates as it should and the accordion plastic part is in good condition (see pic). The exterior of these ROW cars looks fantastic. The bumpers are cleaner and the side European marker lights add a nice touch. Also, the ride height is lower and gives it a more aggressive stance and better handling.

The engine compartment is clean and tidy. The engine has recently been serviced by Porsche. All the proper factory decals are in place. The engine sound pad is in excellent condition as well. The underside is also clean and still has all of its plastic undercarriage panels in place.

The interior is equally as nice and also reflective of the low miles. The leather seats are in excellent condition with just some light bolster wear with no tears. The carpet, door panels, and headliner all look fresh. The dash is perfect with no cracks or warping. An aftermarket Japanese stereo has been installed. It powers up and plays, but the FM tuning does not work in the U.S. market. The A/C blows cold. All the gauges operate properly. The clock keeps time as well. All the interior lights and buttons function as they should.

It’s hard to put a finger on why these cars drive so nice, but they feel much tighter and more responsive than their North American counterparts. This example starts easily with the first twist of the key and holds an even idle. The power is immediate and has excellent low-end torque. The lightened flywheel really helps free up the motor’s rpms. The power assisted steering is a welcome addition, yet it still provides plenty of road feel and feedback. Turn in is precise and the car tracks straight. The LSD helps with applying the torque on the exit from turns. Some fresh tires would improve handling even more. The brakes have great initial bite with no fading or pulling. The gearbox shifts smoothly with no grinding or slipping.

This example is truly a rare site to see stateside and would certainly gather a crowd at your local cars and coffee. Meanwhile, it is easy enough to use daily and a blast in the canyons. This would make a great driver for distance touring events or even showing at your local concours events.

This 964 comes with its original owner’s manuals, Certificate of Authenticity, space saver spare, jack, air compressor, extra key, and tool kit.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

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I also should note that this same seller has another non-sunroof Carrera 2 available. In many ways it is very similar. I chose to feature this one because the color is a little more unique so I like it better. But, if you prefer black, there’s one available.

The asking price for both of these 911s is very high and I’ll be pretty curious to see whether either can sell. Even given the condition and very low mileage it’s still tough to consider moving above six figures for a Carrera 2, regardless of its various unique qualities. For comparison, the Slate Grey Japanese Carrera 2 I featured had an asking price of $78K. It sold, presumably for a price close to asking since I don’t think it was available all that long. It also had no sunroof, but at 74K kilometers it’s mileage definitely was higher. So we’ll have to factor that in, but that still leaves me wondering if lower mileage is worth this much of a premium. Nonetheless, this is a really nice looking RoW Carrera 2 and certainly one that will start some conversation with anyone who sees it.

-Rob

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet

Previously I featured a 930 with a Marine Blue exterior over a Linen interior. Here we’re going to sort of turn that inside out. We now have the Linen on the outside and we have the dark blue serving as accents to the interior and the convertible top. It’s not a full reversal of colors since the primary interior color is light grey. It’d have been fantastic if the interior were all dark blue though. I can imagine that would have provided for a very captivating contrast.

This is a 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet, located in California, with 83,478 miles on it. The color combination isn’t bad, but it is a bit monotone. As we can see, when used as an exterior color Linen isn’t quite silver, nor is it quite white or gold. It’s a little bit of all of them. In the sun it shines really well, but it still looks good in the shade. All together it doesn’t look too bad, though it is very much on the refined/elegant side of the spectrum. There isn’t much that’s aggressive about this 911, but that’s ok.

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Year: 1990
Model: 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 83,478 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($41,500 Buy It Now)

Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer the 1990 Porsche 964 Cabriolet in Linen Grey with light Grey interior and Dark Blue soft top. 1 owner from new with 83,478 miles, clean Carfax. Mechanically excellent and a delight to drive. Just checked and serviced by us and less than 4k miles ago it had over $10k spent on a full engine reseal that involved disassembly, replacement of all common wear items and reassembly, plus fuel pump, soft top cables, etc. Very good body with good paint. All stickers in place including option code sticker under the hood. Nice interior with un-cracked dash, good door panels and great original light color seats that do show wear more than darker ones – nothing bad just patina. Windows, seats and top work well. Comes with its books – service book has option code sticker and is stamped to 39k miles., Copious records from new to present day, its soft top boot, jack and tools. This is a much better car than is typical for a slightly higher mile 964. Great value and a very user friendly classic Porsche to own or collect. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California.

This 911 gets me back into my value shopping groove. It certainly isn’t pristine as we can tell from the various bits of interior wear. There don’t appear to be any major issues, but the wear does show on the driver’s seat pretty well. The seller has taken the optimistic route and called it patina. Maybe, maybe not. But as I said, there don’t appear to be any tears and other significant issues so we can probably live with it at this sort of price. The exterior looks in nice shape. These types of colors tend to hide dirt pretty well, but even so the paint looks good. We aren’t told whether it’s original paint so that will be worth asking, but this 911 isn’t destined for the collector bin so a respray likely won’t be too troubling, unless there’s some significant accident lurking in its history.

The best news about it is that it’s said to come with plenty of records from new. I doubt those records are exhaustive since sellers typically indicate that, but hopefully those records along with its recent servicing will provide enough insight and peace of mind to be comfortable with its present mechanical condition. As for price, bidding is only at $28,500, but even the $43,500 BIN price seems fair for a 964 Cab with this mileage. If it were a coupe it’d probably have sold pretty quickly at this price so if you prefer to cruise top down you get a discount!

-Rob

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

The 911SC isn’t the only model where you can find decent value among air-cooled 911s. The 964 too has typically shown itself as another option. Admittedly it does get more difficult and, of course, you are going to pay a little more for comparable mileage and condition, but you’re getting more car so we can’t be too surprised or upset by that. The top end of the 964 market, especially for the many limited-production models Porsche released at the time, stretches well above that of any 911SC. But the regular cars, there we can find something.

The one we see here, an Amethyst Pearl Metallic 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe located in North Carolina, fits into a similar category as yesterday’s 911SC in that it should be a reasonable value in theory, yet currently is priced too high. It’s up for auction with no reserve, which provides some hope of appropriate cost, but the starting bid has been set too high to induce any bidding. With time that should come down – or with the start set at zero – and then we’ll have a chance.

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Year: 1991
Model: 911 Carrera 2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 142,900 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

You are looking at a very clean, well maintained, 1991 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera 2 with service records dating back to new.

This 964 has lived in the east coast its entire life and owned by a retired lawyer for most of the past decade. The car is very clean and well detailed.

The exterior and interior present beautifully. The Amethyst Pearl Metallic paint reflects very nicely. New center reflector and brake lights. The cashmere beige interior has remained all original except the stereo (original is also included). Driver side bolster wear is about the only worn item in the entire interior. I just ordered Lloyd floor mats that haven’t arrived yet. I replaced the head unit with a JVC bluetooth stereo and 4 new Polk Audio speakers. Also replaced the drivers side power window motor.

The engine and transmission are in perfect working order. The car has been tuned this past summer after being stored for the last 2 years. New plugs, wires, distributor caps, rotors, intake o-ring gaskets, DME relay, oxygen sensor, engine compartment sound proofing, air filter, fuel filter and oil filter. AC serviced this past summer including a new AC condenser and Freon, and blows cold. The 964 also has a RUF exhaust system.

Smooth shifting 5 speed Manual Gear box with no evidence of weak clutch.

Brand new Porsche 911 Turbo Cup replica wheels and BFGoodrich tires have 99% tread remaining. Original toolkit and spare tire present.

Take advantage of this opportunity to own a rare timeless classic at an affordable price! Deposit immediately due at end of auction, the balance is due via bank wire transfer within 72 hours of end of listing.

This car is being sold “as-is” with no warranty stated or implied.

Amethyst Pearl is a fantastic color in general and works especially well on the lines of the 964. It’s bright and vibrant without being gaudy. For those who want a more unusual and exciting color, but without quite as much flair as one of Porsche’s pastels it makes for a nice option. Here it looks in nice shape and shows well. The Cashmere Beige interior provides nice contrast and it too looks in good condition. The driver’s seat shows a bit of wear, but nothing too out of the ordinary for this age and mileage. The dash and other components don’t show any problems. Outside of the radio, wheels, and RUF exhaust this 911 appears to be original. The original radio, for those who care about such things, is said to come with the car.

From a mechanical standpoint everything is said to be in good working order and it is said to come with all records dating back to when it was new. That’s good! Given the mileage a perusal of those records along with a PPI will be needed so that everything is clear.

At nearly 143K miles a standard 964 Carrera 2 isn’t going to sell for $50K even in apparently nice shape. So again patience will be key here. But this looks like a good honest car, the color combination is great, it’s rear drive, and it comes with a full service history. The mileage certainly is higher, but that seems an acceptable compromise for a 911 that’s well cared for and looks great.

-Rob

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

If you’ll pardon me just a moment I’m going to return to the 964 briefly. Partly because I like this particular 911 as it looks in very nice condition and is a unique color combination. But also in part because it makes for such a good comparison with the Japanese market Carrera 2 from last week. That car sold and had a higher asking price than this one so we may then be able to get some understanding of the premium attached to those RoW cars as they make their way to the US. For buyers with an interest in those cars hopefully this serves as a useful data point. Or maybe just buy this one!

Here we have a Stone Grey Metallic 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, located in Houston, with Burgundy leather interior and 56,991 miles on it.

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Year: 1990
Model: 911 Carrera 2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 56,991 mi
Price: $70,991 Buy It Now

Porsche of North Houston proudly offers this beautiful 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe in Pebble Grey Metallic over a Burgundy interior with 56,991 miles. The 911 Carrera is powered by a 3.6L horizontally opposed six cylinder producing 247 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque through an Rear Wheel Drive and a 5-Speed Manual Transmission. This 911 Carrera is further enhanced with the following:

Pebble Grey Metallic Exterior Color

Rear Window Wiper

Automatic Speed Control

Amplifier

Sunroof

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Stone Grey (or Pebble Grey as they’ve called it) isn’t quite as desirable to me as Slate Grey, but it does offer a very similar exterior if in a little bit lighter tone. The Burgundy interior provides a really nice contrast and serves to liven things up quite a bit because let’s be honest Stone Grey isn’t the most exciting and if it were paired with a more standard color it would be too boring. It is the interior that I find most striking on this 911 as it presents extremely well. Everything looks crisp and clean and the color contrast is very sharp. The radio is an aftermarket unit, but otherwise the rest looks original and it comes with the always desirable sport seats.

So it looks great and the mileage is low, but from there we have little else to go on. At this asking price we’re going to need to know its history and have most, if not all, of its supporting documentation and service records. Hopefully those details will be available and if they are then we should see this one fetch a pretty good price. I’m not sure about $70K, but as I noted at the start the Japanese model was listed for $78K so this probably wouldn’t be completely insane though certainly on the high end. We’ll have an eye on it to see what happens.

-Rob

1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

If you’ve been around here a while then you will know that my love for the 964 has gradually grown as time has passed and I have encountered more and more of them. The model still doesn’t eclipse the 911SC as my true favorite. However, where once I saw the 964 as little more than a bridge between the classic 911 design of the 3.2 Carrera and the sophisticated modern beauty of the 993, I now see it as a design that provides the best of both worlds: a dose of modernity to show the evolution of the 911, while remaining firmly rooted in the classic 911’s iconic lines.

I also am a huge fan of the 964 in Slate Grey. Slate Grey isn’t a color I like on every 911 model. In fact, on most 911 models I don’t really love it. So I have no real explanation for why I find the 964 so appealing in Slate Grey, but I think it’s wonderful and I think the pictures here show it well. As you can imagine I really like this one: a Slate Grey Metallic 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, located in Ohio, with 74K kilometers on it.

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Year: 1992
Model: 911 Carrera 2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 74,000 km (~ 46,000 mi)
Price: $78,000

Imported from Japan where it was delivered new, 1992 ROW Porsche 964/911 C2 5-Speed Coupe, 74k KMH (46k miles), Slate Grey Metallic, Black Partial Leather, No Sunroof.

VIN WP0ZZZ96ZNS403059

Link to pictures:

https://goo.gl/photos/N3wbYDBaikHjunPs8

Options:

Per the COA, Air Conditioning, Pirelli Tires & Equipment For Japan which consists of:

130 Control and indications in English
193 Version for Japan
219 Regular differential (without limited slip)
234 Internal production code related to tires
288 Headlamp washer
323 Sticker, without ECE-regulations
379 Standard seat, left, electrical height adjustment
380 Standard seat, right, electrical height adjustment
402 16″ 5-spoke wheels
423 Holder for cassettes and coins
434 Work instructions for cars for overseas
441 Radio preparation
481 Manual gearbox, 5-speed
490 Sound system
492 Headlamps for left-hand traffic
562 Front airbags
573 Air conditioner
605 Headlight leveling system
657 Power steering
685 Rear seats
912 Without European ID plate
932 Rear seats cloth/leatherette/leatherette
947 Front seats cloth/leather/leatherette
975 Luggage compartment velour carpet

Upgrades

The car is completely stock per the COA, except for the following:

17″ Cup 1 Wheels (front 7.5″, rear 9″) with Dunlop Sport Maxx TT Tires.
Bilstein HD Struts with H&R Green lowering springs.

Maintenance

The car arrived from Japan with extensive maintenance records in Japanese which have been partially translated, showing the car was maintained well during the last 25 years.

Since its arrival in April I have completed a comprehensive, cleaning/detailing of the entire car and a considerable list of maintenance items, below are some of the highlights:

Strip and Powder Coat the 3 Engine Tins & The Fuel Pump Cover
Exhaust & Cat Heat Shields professionally cleaned
Valve Adjustment
Replaced Fan Hub/Bearing
Replaced Distributor Drive Belt
Replaced Distributor Caps & Rotors
Replaced 3 Belts
Replaced Spark Plugs
Oil & Filter Change
Replaced Fuel Filter
Replaced Air Filter
Polished Muffler Tip
Transmission Oil Change
Added Pad Keeper.
Replaced underside flexible heater ducting.
Refinished Brake Calipers & Painted Rotor Hats
Flushed/bled Brakes and Clutch
Recovered Dash Top OEM Vinyl (Classic 9 Leather Shop)
Replaced Rear Spoiler wall

This thread details some of the cleaning/refurbishment I completed on the car, see post #13:

https://rennlist.com/forums/964-foru…ne-detail.html

The engine is free of oil leaks. A leakdown check during e maintenance work yielded the following results:

Cylinder #1 2%, #6 2%, #2 2%, #4 2%, #3 4% & #5 4%.

The A/C has been serviced with R12 and blows cold.

Bodywork & Paint:

The car is completely rust free and there is no evidence that it has ever been in a collision. The has been had some paintwork which presents very well, we believe this is due to environmental wear on the paint from it being outside in Japan at some time during it’s life which is not uncommon for these cars.

Paperwork:

The car was imported legally into the USA under the 25 year rule. The new owner will receive a legal title in their state of residence, the same as buying any used car.

Included:

Spare Wheel
Tire Compressor
Jack
Gloves & Bag
Full Tool Kit
2 keys
Owners Manual & Leather Holder.

Thanks for your interest, email: jfawsitt9@yahoo.com or phone 440.376.7037.

The car is located in Toledo, OH

That the mileage is given in kilometers rather than miles should be the first hint that this isn’t a regular ole Carrera 2. This one recently has been imported from Japan where it had spent the first 25 years of its life being pampered and driven sparingly. Or, at least, that is my assumption based on its current, very nice, appearance. It is said to come with full maintenance records (and presumably all necessary import documentation) though those records are in Japanese. Hopefully they will still tell us everything we need to know. Other than lowered springs and Cup wheels the car is said to be original and from what we can see that appears to be the case.

That this 964 comes from Japan doesn’t significantly alter its appearance or performance though there are a few details throughout that distinguish the two models. The most significant likely for this Carrera 2 is the sunroof delete, which I don’t come across very frequently on US models. All in all this seems like a great opportunity for a very nice 911 that’s just outside the norm. At $78,000 the asking price certainly is higher than what we typically see with the usual Carrera 2, but the mileage is pretty low, the condition looks great, and it has the additional cachet of being a RoW model.

I look forward to the many more 964s that we will start to see now that the model fits squarely within the 25-year waiting period.

-Rob

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe

I’ve mentioned a few times the 964 Carrera 4 that lives up the street from me. It’s the only 964 I see with any frequency and it is always a joy. I know it is approaching by its sound and it always looks great in a way that modern Porsches do not. But, ultimately, it’s not what I would consider ideal were I in the market for a 964. First, it’s a Carrera 4 and I’d prefer a Carrera 2. That’s partly just a general preference between the two models, but also related to some of the teething issues we find with Porsche’s first Carrera 4. If I really wanted an air-cooled Carrera 4 I think I’d look at the 993. Second, it’s white and while I do think it’s very nice looking that’s not really the color I’d like.

Well, the one we see here solves both of those problems. Here we have a Guards Red 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe, located in Montana, with Beige interior and 87,800 miles on it.

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Year: 1991
Model: 911 Carrera 2
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 87,800 mi
Price: $51,995 Buy It Now

Up for auction is an excellent fully documented 91 C2 5 speed coupe. Full service history from new, always garaged, never a daily driver fully serviced car, all documentation and books. No engine oil leaks, no issues with head to cylinder oil leaks. New tires and fresh service, ready to be driven anywhere. Very few 964 5 speed coupes available, even fewer very nice original cars. Have original radio and other misc parts.

There’s certainly a lot to like with this 964. We don’t get to see much of the interior, but what we do see looks good. A broader view of the dash and associated components would be nice to have. The seats look in good shape though and everything we do see looks very clean. The exterior also looks good and we’re told the paint is mostly original. Some clarity on the “mostly” would be good just to be sure there isn’t an accident lurking in its history that we need to be concerned about. Its service history is said to be fully documented and we are shown a large pile of receipts. Overall this looks like a good honest Carrera 2 with quite reasonable mileage and good documentation. Will that get it all the way to $52K? That I’m less sure about, but I’m certainly curious. 964s have never really shown the value of their successor, which usually would make them a nice air-cooled 911 value. This one strives to be a little more than that and we’ll have to see if it can garner enough attention to achieve such a price.

-Rob

1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Coupe

We don’t really do revisits much anymore, but I wanted to make an exception here because it’s such a great car, so rare and beautiful, and the price has changed dramatically from when I originally featured it last November. The original listing for this Oslo Blue 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Coupe had it priced at $839K. I said at the time that the price was higher than just about any other Carrera 2 auction I’d seen and it remained on eBay for a while going nowhere. It also had been listed with no description and that wasn’t helping. Here it is priced somewhat more reasonably at $565K, and we’re provided with some of the car’s history to help support its (still) very high price. At the very least we’re off to a much better start.

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Year: 1963
Model: 356B Carrera 2
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 73,426 mi
Price: $565,000 Buy It Now

This nicely optioned T6 Carrera 2 was originally delivered to Hanover, Germany, but delivered to the United States in 1966 to its second owner and active PCA member, Arthur Foyt. In 1971 German, Eugene Deutsch, bought the Carrera 2 and retained it for most of it’s life.

The car underwent a lengthy restoration beginning in 1998. It was stripped to bare metal and repainted to its original Oslo Blue, which remains in great shape today, and the interior has been redone by noted 356 experts. This spectacular 356 is powered by a correct 587/1 four-cam engine that was built by the best; the late Billy Doyle of Rennwagen Motor Company and runs fantastic. His work lives on!

Though restored over 10 years ago, this Carrera 2 remains in superb overall condition and performs as well as any 356 you will drive. Well cared for and touched by all the right people in the business, chassis no. 121298 is fully vetted and will provide it’s next driver with an exhilarating 4-cam experience.

Through writing for this site over the years I’ve learned that sometimes you really have to pay attention to specific word usage in the ad description. I think we are confronted with that situation here. This Carrera 2 is said to be “powered by a correct” four-cam engine. While we’ll need more clarity to know definitively, that doesn’t sound to me like it’s the original numbers matching engine that came with the car. With a car as rare and potentially valuable as this, that’s not a minor point. However, it does help explain the dramatic drop in price. We might wonder if the transmission is similarly a “correct” unit.

So even with the added description available to us in this ad we still are in need of more information. But at least we have somewhere to start. The 356 Carrera 2 was the hot rod of its day produced at a time when Porsche was only beginning to establish its identity as a purveyor of high class performance machines. Their place in history is significant so the chance to get your hands on one always will be fleeting. The color combination of this Carrrea 2 is simply stunning so even if it may lack some of its originality, I’m sure it will still be highly sought after. The model itself remains one of Porsche’s very best.

-Rob