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Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6

Sales Spotlight: Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6

It’s unusual to find a Porsche 911 that wasn’t originally specified with a number of choice options. However, sometimes you’ll find a car that left Zuffenhausen with an even more liberal smattering of extras than normal. This Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 is one of those cars.

With just over 1,300 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6s built, the last of the rear-wheel drive Turbos is one of the rarest and most sought after Neunelfers ever built and, despite being left-hand drive, this particular example from Hexagon Modern Classics has a number of standout features.

You will have, undoubtedly, already noticed the special order paint job (it’s hard not to). Even if you do spot another 964 Turbo 3.6 out on the road it is unlikely it will be finished in Wimbledon Green Metallic.

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The original owner also specified that the 964’s standard whale tail spoiler was replaced with the 964 RS 3.8’s imposing rear wing (although Porsche evidently didn’t switch out the ‘3.8’ insets from the endplates).

Resplendent on its split-rim Turbo alloys, this Porsche 964 will certainly stand out from the crowd wherever you take it. That’s if you decide to add to its 32,800 miles, rather than keep it stored safely in a garage.

Inside the colour scheme continues with the light grey leather sets (electrically adjustable) trimmed with green piping to match the car’s evergreen exterior, while the white-dialled dashboard has been subtly modified with a large boost gauge to see when that single turbo is ready to spool up.

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While the manual-gearboxed car is sure to provide plenty of analogue forced induction thrills, Hexagon’s 964 Turbo 3.6 isn’t without its creature comforts either, coming with an electric sunroof, mirrors and windows, an additional amplifier and rear windscreen wiper.

The perfect example of early Nineties excess, we have no doubts that – as with all of their cars – this Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 from Hexagon Modern Classics will be immaculate too, justifying its £199,995 price tag.

To check out this Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 in more detail, or to see more of the Porsche 911s on offer at Hexagon Modern Classics, visit their website now.

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Sales debate: Which 911 Turbo has the most investment potential?

The 911’s 50th anniversary last year coincided with astronomical price rises for Zuffenhausen’s iconic sports car. With the Turbo variant celebrating its 40th birthday this year, now may be the last chance to jump on the forced-induction train before it’s too late. But what model should you invest your money in?

“It’s difficult, because there’s so many of them,” Jamie Tyler, Paragon’s head of sales explains. While the 996 Turbo may be one of the market’s entry-level cars, Tyler believes it is worth looking at more exotic fare.

“3.6 Turbos (964), 993 Turbos, and obviously Turbo Ss [are all good choices]. Any of the air-cooled ones really, as they’re all on the way up at the moment,” Tyler continues.

Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6

The problem is, despite starting prices of £150,000 for a 964 Turbo 3.6 (more desirable than the 3.3 due to their rarity according to Tyler), and £85,000 for 993 versions, examples of the above sell very quickly.

Talking of a 993 Turbo during the summer by Paragon, Tyler mentions that it “was only on the website for about three hours, and it sold over the phone straight away.”

Porsche Bournemouth’s Karl Meyer, an expert in Porsche’s heritage line-up, agrees that 964 and 993 Turbos are proving attractive. However, he does have a preference.

Porsche 930 3.0 3.3

“I think a 930. It is just bonkers not to buy them,” he explains. “They’re still the most iconic, but they haven’t stretched their legs. Give it two years, and I think a £40,000 930 could be double its money.”

That’s a serious return, but to maximise your chances, Meyer points out that it is the earliest or the latest 930s that make the best prospects. The former “embodies the whole Seventies era,” while the latter gained the excellent G50 gearbox. Either way, your Turbo should be pumping into an air-cooled flat six.

For market advice on any generation or style of Porsche 911, check out our full selection of sales debates, where we ask the 911 experts the pertinent market questions so you don’t have to.

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Total 911’s weekly wallpaper giveaway – 29 November

There is something for everyone in this weekend’s selection of free Total 911 wallpapers, with a Rennsport, a Turbo and a stunning stretch of tarmac. Simply pick your favourite (or favourites), enlarge and save to your chosen device. Enjoy:

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The week began with Brumos’ latest video, featuring none other than Magnus Walker, spotted here in his natural environment.

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Our latest great road sees us return to North Wales for this awe-inspiring stretch from Ffestiniog.

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The Porsche 993 Carrera RS enthralled in both our Nineties Garage and Josh’s latest opinion column.

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Is there anything better than a Cobalt Blue Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6?

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Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6: Bigger is better

The evolution of the Porsche 911 Turbo is the stuff of automotive folklore. Now 40 years old, Porsche’s fetish with forced induction has resulted in nearly 20 Turbo and Turbo S variants leaving the factory at Zuffenhausen during that time.

Porsche, of course, introduced the first 930 Turbo back in 1974 for the 1975 model year, then powered by a 2,994cc flat-six engine. In 1978 the Turbo was granted its first major revision in being fitted with a 3,299cc engine, which the model would retain for the next 15 years right up until 1993.

During that time, power on these ‘Turbo 1’ 911s would creep up incrementally from 260bhp to 330bhp. Up until 1988 though, the Turbo had been driven through a four-speed gearbox and it was only in 1989 that it received a five-speed unit, which accounted for some of the models’ increase in top speed.

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Referring to the old 930 Turbo model, Thomas Schmitz, specialist in rare Porsche models and accompanying me on test, quips: “There is a common joke in Germany that if you drive a fourspeed Turbo you don’t need a throttle pedal; you can just have a switch, because it is either power on or power off.”

The introduction of the 964 Carrera 4 in 1989 brought with it a new 3.6-litre engine, but unfortunately the turbocharged unit was not ready for the new Turbo model at launch.

It was a little more than a year before the 964 Turbo arrived in February 1991, and contrary to expectation it was fitted with the old 3.3-litre engine from the 930.

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However, power was up on its predecessor thanks to a larger turbocharger, a new injection system and revised electronic engine management. Those 964 Turbo models produced from 1991 onwards are referred to as ‘Turbo 2’ models, despite being powered by the same basic 3.3-litre engine.

Notwithstanding the press department’s efforts to convince the media that the new 3.3-litre 964 Turbo was more powerful and represented a great stride forward over the Turbo 1, in reality the much heavier body negated any real advantage in performance.

To read our full test drive of the rare 3.6-litre Porsche 964 Turbo, pick up the latest issue of Total 911 in store now. Alternatively you can order your copy of issue 120 online, or download it and save up to 30%.

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