Porsche 964 price ?

Porsche 964 price ?

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Aircooled_Bug

129 posts

38 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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GTSJOE said:
I think most of the money was spent on the engine & suspension as the car was in great condition prior to the rebuild.

Yes, the colour is unusual, it’s a non metallic dark blue with Oxblood interior. Was ordered new from Charles Follett, Mayfair.


A very unusual colour combination, and probably a complete one off as the dashboard black, not red like the rest of the interior thanks to a request to the 'special wishes' department at Porsche when new. I owned it from 2011 or 2012 I think? A good friend of mine had it next and spent the money on it with Tech9 – do you still have the wheels? Part of his spend was getting a set of the lightweight magnesium Cup wheels.



When I bought it I'd been looking for a 964 for a few weeks, checking the classifieds before I went to bed and when I woke up. When this car appeared I'd been busy early morning preparing a press release for a FTSE client, making sure everything was uploaded to the web. Just as I was about to close my laptop I remembered I hadn't checked for any new cars! Sure enough, a car had appeared after I'd gone to bed and I could not get through on the phone to the owner – who I kept ringing, and ringing (and leaving messages). Eventually I got through only to be told that I was in a queue of people who wanted it and the first coming to see it tomorrow. About 10 minutes later I'd managed to convince the owner to let me jump the queue and see it the minute he got home from work at 5pm. I handed over the money and took the car, I didn't drive it, I didn't look underneath, I didn't ask for a PPI, I didn't haggle. I wanted it. My constant ringing had also weakened his mobile battery which went flat after our call, when he recharged it that night he had a crazy amount of calls on it. I got lucky.



I had a lot of fun it that car, and it led to me getting the 993 C2S I have now as I missed it so much, knew I'd never find one as special again, and the wide body 993 the only air-cooled car I wanted even more. I hope you have a lot of fun in it,





IMI A

8,997 posts

183 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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I was exactly the same when buying 964 C2 after 7-8 year search and missing the same car twice previously. Dealer must have thought it was Xmas because I could tell he just dreamed up the highest asking price he could think of (POA and all that posh nonsensical malarky). Bought down the phone unseen.






Aircooled_Bug

129 posts

38 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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IMI A said:
...Dealer must have thought it was Xmas because I could tell he just dreamed up the highest asking price he could think of (POA and all that posh nonsensical malarky). Bought down the phone unseen.
Love that. And a great feeling too of "I'm having that one, it's mine!"

IMI A

8,997 posts

183 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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1980s/90s good times which I made the most of as a teen. On a drive I go back to that place. Hard to put a price on that also remember we are only custodians at a point in time. I have very little doubt they'll live on long after we are gone.

Geneve

3,727 posts

201 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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Tend to agree.
I’ve had Porsches from six decades - 356B to 991 Touring - and the later aircooled cars are still the ’sweet spot’ in my estimation.
Perfect size, designed for purpose, mechanical purity, fun and rewarding, and mostly accessible on UK roads.
Granted there are some cr@p examples, but so worthwhile seeking out and maintaining a really good one.

IMI A

8,997 posts

183 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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Thats the entire history of Porsche just there.

I wonder how many customers can say that? I hope they made you a one off Touring for that loyalty smile


Double gauche

316 posts

79 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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i love my 964
they are expensive things to keep in good nik
and when prices readjust - ill be even more out of pocket than i was last month.

it does raise an interesting dilemma- engine rebuild at 15 odd k becomes more lost cash.

maybe double down and put 20 k into a 3.8 rebuild!!



BrotherMouzone

2,971 posts

156 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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Aircooled_Bug said:
A very unusual colour combination, and probably a complete one off as the dashboard black, not red like the rest of the interior thanks to a request to the 'special wishes' department at Porsche when new. I owned it from 2011 or 2012 I think? A good friend of mine had it next and spent the money on it with Tech9 – do you still have the wheels? Part of his spend was getting a set of the lightweight magnesium Cup wheels.

When I bought it I'd been looking for a 964 for a few weeks, checking the classifieds before I went to bed and when I woke up. When this car appeared I'd been busy early morning preparing a press release for a FTSE client, making sure everything was uploaded to the web. Just as I was about to close my laptop I remembered I hadn't checked for any new cars! Sure enough, a car had appeared after I'd gone to bed and I could not get through on the phone to the owner – who I kept ringing, and ringing (and leaving messages). Eventually I got through only to be told that I was in a queue of people who wanted it and the first coming to see it tomorrow. About 10 minutes later I'd managed to convince the owner to let me jump the queue and see it the minute he got home from work at 5pm. I handed over the money and took the car, I didn't drive it, I didn't look underneath, I didn't ask for a PPI, I didn't haggle. I wanted it. My constant ringing had also weakened his mobile battery which went flat after our call, when he recharged it that night he had a crazy amount of calls on it. I got lucky.
Definition of ‘cool story bro’. Enjoyed that thumbup

kevs 172

334 posts

171 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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IMI A

8,997 posts

183 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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Our 964 C2 felt like a hot rod out of the box and wasn't even fettled. Combination of torquey 3.6 flat 6, perfect gearing and small body shell wrapped around you intoxicating. Then you start touching the controls and the way the things made. They'll never manufacture 911s like this again.

IMI A

8,997 posts

183 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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GTSJOE

327 posts

135 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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Aircooled_Bug said:
Love that. And a great feeling too of "I'm having that one, it's mine!"
I also bought the Dark Blue car unseen. I called Neil at Hairpin when the car went on the website. I wasn’t the first caller, 3 other people had called to ask about the car, 2 arranged viewings. Knew I had to jump or lose the car. I had a stoke of luck when Neil said Jaz Porsche looked after the car on behalf of the current owner, fortunately I know Steve at Jaz, he said the car was mega, an opportunity not to be missed so put a deposit down unseen! Picked it up pre Covid lockdown so now have to wait to really enjoy the car. Can sit in the garage and tinker with the car.
It’s my first 964 so feel very lucky to have landed a good’un




GTSJOE

327 posts

135 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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GTSJOE

327 posts

135 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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Aircooled_Bug said:
A very unusual colour combination, and probably a complete one off as the dashboard black, not red like the rest of the interior thanks to a request to the 'special wishes' department at Porsche when new. I owned it from 2011 or 2012 I think? A good friend of mine had it next and spent the money on it with Tech9 – do you still have the wheels? Part of his spend was getting a set of the lightweight magnesium Cup wheels.



When I bought it I'd been looking for a 964 for a few weeks, checking the classifieds before I went to bed and when I woke up. When this car appeared I'd been busy early morning preparing a press release for a FTSE client, making sure everything was uploaded to the web. Just as I was about to close my laptop I remembered I hadn't checked for any new cars! Sure enough, a car had appeared after I'd gone to bed and I could not get through on the phone to the owner – who I kept ringing, and ringing (and leaving messages). Eventually I got through only to be told that I was in a queue of people who wanted it and the first coming to see it tomorrow. About 10 minutes later I'd managed to convince the owner to let me jump the queue and see it the minute he got home from work at 5pm. I handed over the money and took the car, I didn't drive it, I didn't look underneath, I didn't ask for a PPI, I didn't haggle. I wanted it. My constant ringing had also weakened his mobile battery which went flat after our call, when he recharged it that night he had a crazy amount of calls on it. I got lucky.



I had a lot of fun it that car, and it led to me getting the 993 C2S I have now as I missed it so much, knew I'd never find one as special again, and the wide body 993 the only air-cooled car I wanted even more. I hope you have a lot of fun in it,

What a great story, very happy to be looking after the car for you! Am sure there will be another lucky owner who I can pass it onto in a couple of decades😉

IMI A

8,997 posts

183 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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GTSJOE said:
Aircooled_Bug said:
Love that. And a great feeling too of "I'm having that one, it's mine!"
I also bought the Dark Blue car unseen. I called Neil at Hairpin when the car went on the website. I wasn’t the first caller, 3 other people had called to ask about the car, 2 arranged viewings. Knew I had to jump or lose the car. I had a stoke of luck when Neil said Jaz Porsche looked after the car on behalf of the current owner, fortunately I know Steve at Jaz, he said the car was mega, an opportunity not to be missed so put a deposit down unseen! Picked it up pre Covid lockdown so now have to wait to really enjoy the car. Can sit in the garage and tinker with the car.
It’s my first 964 so feel very lucky to have landed a good’un



What a coincidence I bought red 964 C2 from Neil. The black G50 used to be his own personal car too I believe.

Steve Rance

5,424 posts

213 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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Interesting theme developing. I bought my 964 blind From GT Classics after Discussing it with Paul. The car was exactly as described and an excellent example. With these cars, if it’s a good one, there will generally be a queue of people who will buy it. There won’t ever be cars built like this again. My 964 is still my favourite road car. They are capable of some many different personalities. You can pretty much create what you want. In some ways it’s a pity that so many are backdated. They have more than enough charm as they are.

EdJ

1,223 posts

177 months

Thursday 23rd April 2020
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Great thread, and encouraging to read about people buying blind. Especially in this environment with everything in lockdown.

BrotherMouzone

2,971 posts

156 months

Thursday 23rd April 2020
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C4ME said:
Anyone know which green is this? Beautiful on the 964.

996Targa

202 posts

128 months

Thursday 23rd April 2020
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Mint Green (N4) I think.

Same as this, not that you would think so.


996Targa

202 posts

128 months

Thursday 23rd April 2020
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Perhaps not. Signal Green?