Amelia Island | Lot 234
1991 Porsche 911 Turbo
$167,200 USD | Sold
| Amelia Island, Florida
11 March 2017
- Two owners and less than 8,950 miles from new
- Desirable Guards Red over black
- Serviced in October of 2016; driven less than 100 miles since
Type 964. 315 bhp, 3,299 cc SOHC turbocharged horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with lower control arms, MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, and an anti-roll bar; independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms, combined coil springs and dampers, and an anti-roll bar; and four wheel ventilated four-piston disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4 in.
Building and designing a successor to the vaunted Type 930 Turbo was no small feat for Porsche, but with the new Type 964, they proved to have a few tricks up their sleeves. With an increase of 33 horsepower over the 930, the 964 Turbo boasted plenty of improvements over the outgoing Turbo, including larger brakes with cross-drilled rotors and four-piston calipers, stiffer anti-roll bars, a limited-slip differential, and larger wheels and tires. A sprint from 0–60 mph could be achieved in five seconds flat, leading onwards to a top speed of 168 mph. As one would expect, the Turbo featured more creature comforts as standard when compared to other 911s and was fitted with a full-leather interior, air-conditioning, a rear wiper, and an onboard computer as standard.
Finished in Guards Red over black leather and outfitted with electric sport seats, an electric sunroof, and radio with CD player, this 3.3-liter 964 Turbo was delivered new to its first owner through Reeves Import Motor Cars in Tampa, Florida. That first owner kept the car for 23 years, selling it to the second owner in 2014. With less than 8,950 miles on its odometer, the car is presented in exceptional condition throughout, as one would expect for such a low-mileage example.
Serviced regularly throughout its life as evidenced by numerous invoices on file, the car’s last service was in October of 2016 by Rick Hill Imports of Kingsport, Tennessee, and it has travelled less than 100 miles since. Furthermore, it is important to note that the car is fitted with a proper set of later Speedline wheels. The car is also offered with a Certificate of Authenticity, its original window sticker, full set of keys, and books, including the original warranty manual, as well as a tool kit and air compressor.
Often forgotten in the overall hierarchy of 911 Turbo models, the 964 Turbo will still easily keep up with many performance cars produced today, coupled with the usability, performance, and reliability one has come to expect from Porsche. Considering this particular example’s stunning condition, low mileage, and iconic color scheme, it would be an astute acquisition for any Porschephile.