Porsche introduced the 964 model in 1990 in a bid to modernise the then “dated looking” impact-bumper cars that preceded it. Despite the modernised bodywork, the 964 generation of Porsches still stuck to their tried and tested formula – an air-cooled power-plant sat on top of the rear axle… because why fix what isn’t broken?
The 964 Turbo is a rare car however you look at it, but Paul’s car here is rare as it’s one of the later models which used the 3.6 engine! (Earlier 964 turbos actually used the 3.3 engine from the previous generation car). We have to say this thing looks absolutely incredible, and we’ve no doubt it backs its looks up with performance too.
Porsche 964 Turbo
- Imported from USA where the car spent most of it's life!
- One of the very rare 3.6 engined models (we think approx 1500 built!)
- More refined than the original 911 turbo, but still has that "old school" turbo feel
- Paul says he'd always wanted this model 911, to him it's the best shape they've ever done
- …and black paintwork with black interior was a MUST HAVE!
- The unique chrome deep-dish wheels are a feature of the rarer 3.6 engined cars
Interview with the owner
- When did you first purchase the car?About 4 years ago, it came from the USA
- What made you buy a Porsche 964 Turbo?I've always loved 911's and I've owned quite a few over the years, however my favourite has always been the 964. I think with the 964 Porsche really got the shape right. It's a classic shape that I think will never not be beautiful to look at. I had a 996 Turbo before this car, and it was brilliant, but it just lacked the character of the older 911's.
- What's it like to drive?Well it's an old-fashioned turbo-charged car, so you've got to be careful when it's wet outside. It feels phenomenally quick actually.
- Do you know what power it's running?I think they have around 300 horsepower, but I'm not sure actually.NOTE: WE CHECKED, THE 3.6 TURBOS HAD 355 BHP, NOT BAD FOR A CAR THAT WEIGHS LESS THAN 1500KG!
- Has it been restored or rebuilt?No, this car is completely original!
- We assume this is NOT one you plan to modify?You are correct – it needs to be kept original. The values are just too great to modify these cars now.
- Is the car a "keeper" or will you sell it one day?Anything is for sale for the right money!
- Do you own any other interesting cars?Well I'm a bit of a car nut – I've also got an Aston Martin Vanquish, and a classic Jaguar XK120!
- Ok final question – ignoring cost, and assuming you couldn’t go and sell it for profit… what’s your dream car and why?It would have to be an Aston Martin DB4 GT. They are simply beautiful cars. They are iconic, and in GT spec they look even better!