Black is beautiful? You bet! Especially when “the colour which is no colour” meets one of the most popular sports car designs of all times, and is nicely contrasted by a tan leather interior, as is the case with this Porsche 911 Carrera 2 coupé from the 964 series.
The original sales bill gives evidence that this car was delivered new to Steve Taub Porsche in Santa Monica, California, in 1991. The 911 then went through three ownerships in the US, as can be seen from the comprehensive file of invoices. It was imported to Germany in 2007 by its current owner, a Porsche collector, who subjected the car to a full repainting in 2012. The carpet and headliner were also renewed in 2012, and a new suspension installed. The speedometer was converted to kilometers, with the correct mileage taken over.
Cup mirrors and 17″ cup rims enhance the sporty look of this Porsche. It also features dual airbags, power windows, air conditioning, power sunroof and a Becker Indianapolis navigation system. The 3.6 litre engine runs very smooth, it is mated with the Tiptronic gearshift.
The 911, recently valued by Classic Data at € 63,000 (condition 2) comes with German registration documents and valid technical approval until 11/2018.
To sum it up, this black beauty is a very well maintained, matching numbers vehicle with complete history, ready to take to the road.
After 16 years of production, the highly popular “G model” of the Porsche 911 was due for a thorough makeover in 1989. The successor, which bore the internal code 964, is said to have shared no more than 15 % of its parts with model it replaced.
While retaining the characteristic basic design, the 964 brought a cornucopia of technical innovations. For the first time in a 911, all wheel drive, derived from the technology carrier Porsche 959, and the Tiptronic automatic gearshift became available. Power steering, airbags as well as ABS brakes likewise found their way into the 911. The suspension was revised substantially, it now featured coil springs and shock absorbers instead of torsion bars. From the outside, the most noticeable change lay in the large, integrated bumpers, as well as in the electric rear spoiler which was raised and lowered according to the travelling speed.
In the rear, there was still the air-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine – now with twin-spark – which most commonly had 3.6 litres of displacement, though 3.3 and 3.75 litre variants were available, as well as turbo engines.
The 964 was the last 911 model which was offered as a traditional Targa with the removable roof.