1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Widebody with 9,300 miles – REVISIT

The final year 964 Carrera 4 Widebody we featured back in June is back up for sale at the same price as before. These 964s are quite rare, this example being one of 238 produced. Will it fetch a premium over your standard 964 C4?

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The below post originally appeared on our site June 8, 2014:

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

When Porsche introduced the 964 to the world they did something a little peculiar. The first model they released was the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4. To inaugurate a new model itself was a big step given the substantial revisions to what was quickly becoming a performance icon. To do so with the release of a model that previously never existed? That was huge. The Carrera 2 would come a year later, but the release of the Carrera 4 began the march towards what we might call a more “grown-up” Porsche. With power now driving all 4 wheels, in addition to an electronically-raised rear spoiler, the difficulties many drivers may have had mastering the 911’s dynamics now became simplified. A few years later we would also see an all-wheel-drive 911 Turbo and ever since these models have been a constant presence in the 911 line. So here we have an example of the model that started it all: a Guards Red 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe, located in Miami, with 86,000 miles on it.

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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

For a car that hasn’t changed much over fifty years, the 964 series Carrera 4 was a quantum leap in terms of 911 development. Now available with all-wheel drive, the integrated bumpers, new alloys and upgraded climate control brought this sports car up to levels of comfort sought by buyers in the new decade. This Carrera 4 for sale in Oregon looks sharp in Baltic Blue, one of the more restrained tones in what would be a period of diverse and exciting color options for Porsche.

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Tuner Tuesday: 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 “RS”

So you want a classic 1960s/1970s Porsche 911. Well, it’s not a great time to jump on the bandwagon. We’ve watched prices on these early 911s jump to unprecedented levels – values on models such as the 1973 Carrera RS have tripled in the past year, where now Hagerty Insurance values a top condition example at $800,000. So, sufficed to say you won’t be getting one anytime soon; and even if you could afford it, then what? Would you feel comfortable taking your million dollar Porsche for a stroll with all those Camry “drivers” more intent on the latest recipe on NPR than signaling to change the three lanes over the to exit they just missed? Don’t worry, they’ll back up to take it. So, what’s an enthusiast to do? Well, many have been inspired by the model of Singer; backdating modern cars to look like older and more valuable examples. As a side bonus, you get improved performance and luxuries that the early cars just didn’t have – items that honestly make the drive more enjoyable. A few weeks ago, I saw a Singer-inspired car at Lime Rock Park that just looked awesome – an updated RS that was dependable and, more importantly, a car that could be driven and enjoyed on a reasonable budget. Today, there’s a similar example for sale on Ebay:

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4WD Week: 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

The 1990s brought a revolution in the Porsche lineup. While some developments were rather regrettable, such as the demise of the 968 and 928, the addition of all-wheel drive to the 911 range was a welcome relief to those who felt this classic sports car’s handling was a bit too lairy for everyday use. This all-wheel drive system was derived from the system used in the 959, while this new Carrera 4 model had a high-pressure hydraulic brake system in comparison to the more conventional vacuum based system in the Carrera 2.

Over the years, the C4 has gotten mixed reviews, sometimes derided due to its complexity. The 964’s all-wheel drive system wasn’t the quickest to react, making the chassis geared to trailing throttle oversteer a bit of a handful at the limit. Couple this to a dual mass LUK flywheel in the 1989 and 1990 models that were a bit troublesome and you had some owners complaining. However, there are other reports that the AWD system is rather bulletproof, a claim not hard to believe given this was the same system developed for competition in the Paris Dakar Rally. This 1993 Carrera 4 for sale in California allows those living in the snow belt to keep on enjoying their 911 kicks through the cold months.

Year: 1993
Model: 911 Carrera 4
Engine: 3.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 75,229 mi
Price: $34,964

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This 1993 Porsche Carrera 4 is in Raspberry Red Metallic with Tan/Beige. A 100% original and unmodifed 964 Carrera 4. Clear Carfax history. This car last changed hands in August of 2001 with 41,468 miles. Motor is strong. Clutch and synco’s are as designed. No smoke on start up. No accident history. No paint work, with the exception of the left rear qtr panel.

Interior is very close to as new. Carpets, leather and panels are in great condition. A small imperfection on the drivers side door trim and on the passenger side rear shelf. All electrical works as designed. Sunroof, windows, radio, gauges, hood shocks are all in good working order. (Ashtray will not close.) Original Blupunkt Stuttgart radio.

A nonsmokers car. Air conditioning is cold. Headliner is perfect. No dash cracks. Stock wheels with new Continental tires all around. Wheels are in excellent condtion, no curb scratches. Some Service History on file:

– 12/99 40,789 miles Oil Service.

– 1/02 45,609 miles. 45k service performed.

– 6/02 48,729 miles. Front pads replaced.

– 9/03 54,961 miles Oil Service.

– 1/04 60,613 miles 60k service performed. Valve adjustment, full fluid flush, new deck lid shocks and rear brake pads.

– 10/04 62,394 miles ABS brake pump replaced. Install updated hand brake return springs. Replace Hydraulic pump.

– 4/05 63,124 miles Oil service. Recharge A/C system. Install ignition distributor update ventilation kit.

– 4/10 70,385 miles Oil service. Front brakes inspected. 70% remaining fronts pads and 75% remaining on the rear pads.

This car drives great and is in excellent condition. The books, compressor, tools and jack will be presented to the new owner. All inspections welcome. We ship world wide. Contact us at 831.373.3131 day or evening.

The color on this 911 might be a little loud for some, but this car has the advantage of being a later model. Earlier models had the flywheel issues mentioned above and were built without cylinder head gaskets, leaving many engines to leak. Cars built before late 1993, like this example, lacked the vent on the distributor, which would lead the rubber belt inside to break. This is a simple and cheap update, and from the looks of the servicing history, may have already been done. Given the condition and manual gearbox, the price is not far out of line with the market. If the buyer could negotiate $1,000 to $2,000 off, it would be well bought.

-Paul

Porsche 911: What Will $20k Buy?

The affordable Porsche 911. Almost a contradiction in terms, no? However, if you know what you are looking for and hone in on certain years and models, one of these rear engined Stuttgart sports cars are more attainable than you would first think. Sure, most early 911s from the 1960s are still out of reach and you would have trouble getting into a 993 at this price point, but what about some others? First up we have this 1982 911SC for sale in Colorado.

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Year: 1982
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 161,975 mi
Price: $22,000 Buy It Now

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For Sale: One 1982 Porsche 911 SC Sunroof Coupe

160,975 miles
Grand Prix White with tan & brown interior.
Leather seat covers.
3.0 engine with 915 5 speed transmission.
Excellent glass
This is a longtime Denver car that has been enjoyed but well-maintained by Storz, Eisenbud, and Dart – all Porsche specialty garages.

As you can see, the car is in very good shape. The body has a minor dent on the right front fender that you can’t see in photos. The paint has been touched up- mostly on the car’s nose and leading edge of hood. No rust! There are repairable dents in the side skirts where some dummy tried to jack up the car. A few areas of the leather seats bolsters are worn but not torn. The dash was cracked in 3 places, and has been filled and repainted to camouflage the repair. The engine compartment and trunk are very clean. The original tool kit, jack, and spare are included in the trunk.

A pre-purchase inspection was done by Eisenbud’s and is included. Noted needs were a backfire “pop-off” valve, a clutch cable, air filter straps, a heater motor, Carrera cam tensioner upgrade, belts & service, and that the AC, window washer pump, and cruise control did not work. All were attended to with the exception of the AC, washer and cruise. The AC system is complete and installed should you want to put it back into service, as is the cruise control. These were not important options for me in a 911.

Eisenbud’s suspected an oil leak from cylinder #6, but that was later disproved when Dart replaced the oil return tubes.

No head stud issues.

Most importantly, Eisenbud’s did a cylinder leak down test, confirming that internally the engine is in good condition. Most cylinders had 2% to 3% leak down, with only one at 4%. Very good.

Multiple upgrades or new additions:

Pop Off Valve
Carrera Tensioners
Air filter Straps
Oil Return Tubes
Turbo Valve Covers
Bosch H4 Headlamps
Clutch Cable
Firewall Insulation Pad
Heater Backdate
Bilstein HD Shock Absorbers
Turbo Tie Rod Ends
Fuch Rims
Continental DW Tires – under 500 miles
Recent service included:

New Brad Penn oil
New spark plugs
New fan belt
New lower oil hose
Valves Adjusted
Bushings, brakes & brake lines inspected
Window tracks lubricated
Car leveled
Overall inspection for safety & reliability
The car runs and drives beautifully without issue. All gauges work, as does the stereo. Latest upgrades and service totaled over $6000 in parts and labor. It’s really a fine 911 that I pass on without reservation. Please note that I will be traveling from 11/26 to 12/3. Payment by wire will be due during that time. Pickup may be scheduled for 12/3 or later.

Thanks for looking. Check out my feedback and bid with confidence.

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As has been noted on GCFSB and other forums, the SC is a great jumping off point for those interested in getting into a 911 for the first time. This particular one has had a host of important maintenance issues addressed. The one thing I would certainly check is to see if this has had the heat exchanger upgrade, as this is often a weak point on the SC. At $22,000, this is probably a little overpriced. Something closer to the $19,000 or $20,000 would be well bought.

Next up we have a Baltic Blue 1989 Carrera 4 for sale in Montana, which represents the first year that four-wheel drive appeared in any 911.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera 4
Engine: 3.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 112,226 mi
Price: $19,999 Buy It Now

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Up for auction a stunning 89 C4 Coupe, Baltic Blue over Cream leather. Extremely desirable leather sport seats. Car is in excellent condition cosmetically. Recent A/C and power steering service. Car runs and drives excellent. This is recent purchase but my dream Porsche just became available recently and I have run out of garage space so this one unfortunately must go to a new owner. PCA member owned, 10 year service history. Mechanically car is not perfect – I recently had a power steering hose changed due to a leak and there is still fluid seeping from pump and pump will need to replaced. Car drives fine but this will require attention at some point. Additionally car does leak some oil. Car is being relisted due to non payment from the winning bidder, please do not bid unless you intend to purchase.

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Buying the first year of any new model is always a risk, but these Carrera 4s seem to have held up OK. With 964 prices on the rise, the asking price isn’t too out of line for what you are getting: a coupe with a manual transmission and reasonable miles for the year. For those living in the colder regions, this C4 might just be the trick to enjoy sports car thrills year round.

-Paul

1994 911 Carrera 4 Factory Widebody: Nice Hips!

The Porsche 964 has been a dream car of mine since high school. This Carrera 4 factory widebody is a rare specimen and the seller states it’s in concours condition. This car was a precursor to the 993 Carrera 4S, carrying the Turbo’s suspension, wheels, brakes, and most importantly, widebody fenders from the factory.

Check out this 1994 Porsche 911 Widebody on eBay:

quote from seller’s listing on eBay:

Pristine example of “last of the 911″ classic body shape. Highly collectible, appreciating in value Porsche features a polar silver exterior and black leather interior. 1 of 238 factory wide body, all wheel drive Porsche with turbo brakes and suspension. Very well documented stock example with Fab Speed exhaust, cold air intake box, strut tower brace and K&N Filter. Professionally installed high end Alpine stereo/CD system. Overall condition is a 9.5+. New 17” Bridgestone Potenza tires with stock “Cup” wheels. Extensive records including major services. Open to any inspection or PPI by certified Porsche mechanic. I am a PCA member and Porsche collector/enthusiast. Willing to assist buyer in shipping vehicle, if required. Option codes include XD4, 437, 438, 494, 650, 891, 935, 980. Original MSRP $84,000.

Buy-it-now shows $40k, which feels a bit on the high side (but just a bit). On the other hand, good luck finding another one for sale!

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