1990 Porsche 911 964 Carrera 2

Price: - Item location: Bellingham, Washington, United States
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911
  • Type: 2 Door Coupe
  • Trim: Carrera 2
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 89,500
  • VIN: WP0AB2961LS450623
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 3.6L 3606CC H6 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
  • Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1990 Porsche 911

My beautiful 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 comes in a Guards Red exterior paint with a black leather interior. This 964 generation 911 features a 5-speed manual transmission and a fantastic 3.6L engine producing 247 hp. The Carrera 2 has a power sunroof, seats with electric height adjustments, upgraded speaker and Kenwood head unit (originalBlaupunktstereo comes with the car). It currently has 17” OEM 911 Turbo Twist wheels that were powder coated and are in near perfect condition. The Continental Extreme Contact tires are 255/40 17 in the rear and 205/50 17 in the front. The tires have about 8,000 miles on them and with plenty of life left. They are great tires – lots of grip and very quiet!

The Good:

I have owned this incredible car for about 5 years. This 1990 Porsche 911 (Porsche 964) has 89,500 miles, has original paint, new clutch, new Dual Mass Flywheel, recent new plugs, new battery, new high performance brake disks and pad, and new H&R Street Performance coilover suspension (professionally balanced). The car sounds great, drives fantastic, and handles the road more aggressively than newer 911s. The interior is all original and in very good condition.

All the attention to this car has been on making it a well-balanced and beautiful to drive Porsche 911. This is an amazing example of an appreciating classic.

The vehicle also features a number of upgrades and improvements, including:

-New clutch (2013 – 82,500 miles)

-New dual-mass flywheel (2013)

-New Brake Disks (Stoptech slotted rotors - all 4 wheels) (2015)

-H&R Street Performance coilover suspension (professionally balance) (2015)

-Distributor caps, rotors, plugs, and valve cover kit (2013)

-Rennline Aluminum footwell pan (driver side)

-New Turbo Twist wheels powder coated flat black (2014)

The Bad:

This is a 26 year old car with many original parts. Therefore it is not perfect. I have always sold cars with the idea of being completely transparent and have never had an issue when I have sold 4 other older cars online, I wish to continue that trend.

The negatives include a recently failed climate control system (which the owner (me) recently broke) and a non-functioning AC unit. The paint looks perfect from a distance of 10+ feet, but is not. It needs a good cut and polish to eliminate old swirl marks and there are the usual small rock chips on the hood, which would be expected from a car of this vintage with original paint. The paint swirls are visible in harsh direct light but not otherwise visible (particularly from10 feet, you would not know there is an issue with the paint – just being completely honest). There is also a small area beneath the windshield that needs a repaint/touch up. I have a new seal for the windshield that I am including for the new owner. This is a common situation with this particular model and only occurred (was visible) for the last 6 months or so.

The car does drip some oil, but not enough to my knowledge to be an issue. All services have been at either Porsche (Bellingham and/or Bellevue) or with John Walker (a world reknowned oil cooled Porsche specialist in Seattle), and neither has suggested it to be a problem. After a long drive I will usually find a couple of drops of oil on my garage floor, never more.

Also, the front air dam is slightly curved (the common frown on the front). I have put a couple of plastic parts behind the license plate so it doesn’t look like it’s affected, but any new buyer should be aware. Again, a common issue in this vintage.

I have all the receipts from my ownership and the prior owner.

I hate to sell the car as it is the most enjoyable car I have ever owned (this is the fourth air cooled Porsche I have owned, and the fifth Porsche) however, the purchase of a newer 911 necessitates the sale. The car is sold “as is” and I reserve the right to sell the car before the end of the auction. I will consider all reasonable offers.

I am selling the car without a reserve. I was considering fixing the climate control and small paint blemish and selling the car with a higher reserve however, I think the no-reserve and full transparency policy works best. Nothing is being hidden from potential buyers.

Recently I sold my Porsche 930 and sold it privately to an ebay bidder. I could have potentially sold it for more but he promised an easy transaction and that was attractive to me. I will consider such smooth transactions for this sale too.

This is one of the greatest appreciating Porsche and a classic – but a classic the new buyer can enjoy immediately with little worry. Simply, it’s awesome.