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For Porsche, 1989 was a pivotal year. Technologies taken for granted today, such as power steering and ABS brakes, were first applied to the 911 with the launch of the 964, which was 85% redesigned, according to the German automaker. The 964 was equipped with a new 247 hp, 3.6-liter air-cooled flat-six engine and coil-over suspension, and also featured the first production use of Porsche’s all-wheel-drive system, previously introduced on the 959 supercar.
Finished in unusual Forest Green Metallic over a Cashmere leather interior with rare black piping, this 1989 964 Carrera 4 is equipped with power seats with lumbar support, electric sliding sunroof, rear window wiper, headlight washers, cruise control, and AM/FM/CD radio. Understood to have been purchased new by Colorado-based collector Dr. Bill Jackson in August 1989, this 964 was later acquired by Porsche specialists Road Scholars of Durham, North Carolina. This incredible example registered a minuscule 120 miles when catalogued and remains in exceptionally well-preserved condition with barely any evidence of use and with factory-applied Cosmoline coatings still present. The Porsche was recently fully serviced by Isringhausen Imports of Springfield, Illinois, in June 2019.
Conveying with all books, tools, spare tire, inflator, CARFAX Vehicle History Report, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this time capsule 964 stands out as an original-condition survivor, the likes of which may never be offered again. It will make a worthy addition to any Porsche collection.