The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction | Lot 163
1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 'Wide-Body'
$117,600 USD | Sold
| Atlanta, Georgia
27 October 2018
- One of 267 wide-body ‘Turbo-Look’ coupes built for North America
- One of only 29 delivered in Grand Prix White
- Well-optioned example
- Just over 32,000 original miles
- Porsche Production Specification certificate
The 964 generation of Porsche cars represented an almost completely new platform while largely retaining the familiar 911 shape. Claimed to be 87 percent new, the 964 Carrera was the base for an all-wheel-drive system first developed for the famed 953 and 959/961 racing chassis. Acronym-happy Porsche would name it PDAS, for “Porsche Dynamic All-wheel Drive.” Introduced in January 1989, part-way through that model year, the Carrera 4’s new 3,600-cc engine divided its 250 bhp and 228 foot-pounds of torque to both differentials via its new G64 five-speed transmission. A transfer case split the torque 31 percent to the front axle via a torque tube system, and 69 percent to the rear, although sensors could shift torque to either axle if wheelspin was detected.
While the center section of the bodywork remained almost identical to earlier generations, both the nose and tail were reshaped with thermoplastic covers for improved aerodynamic efficiency and to present a more attractive appearance while still housing the shock-mounted impact bumper system. A new electrically-operated rear spoiler that normally fit flush with the engine cover rose automatically at higher speeds.
The 964 generation, which soon included the rear-drive-only Carrera 2, would spawn a range of higher-performance derivatives. As the 964 series closed out in early 1994, Porsche offered a small number of cars that could be ordered with special wide-body coachwork; these featured widened front fenders and rear quarter flares that resembled the Turbo but were not quite as broad, and retained the 964’s standard pop-up engine cover spoiler.
Offered here is one such example, an unmolested, rust-free, three-owner car described by the consignor as being in excellent condition. It is one of only 29 finished in Grand Prix White with a full black leather interior. It was well optioned by the original buyer, with a power sunroof and windows, heated rear glass and mirrors, rear wiper, eight-way power seats, security alarm, headlamp washers, a stereo entertainment system, and 17-in. Carrera Cup wheels mounted with Michelin pilot sport tires. With the odometer reading just over 32,000 careful miles, the interior, from headliner to factory floormats, is described as pristine, and all accessories, including the air conditioning, work properly.
This fine Carrera 4 wide-body coupe is supplied with its original white under-hood factory option sticker, all its original books, manuals, keys, tools, air compressor, and service records. Here is a rare opportunity to acquire a very desirable and collectible air-cooled, mechanically sophisticated Porsche.