1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 2 C2 Sunroof Delete 1-Owner ROW/Euro 911 Orig Paint

1990 Porsche 964 911 C2 ROW Sunroof Delete Coupe

Make: Porsche
Model: 964
SubModel: 911 964 C2
Type: Coupe
Trim: 911 C2 ROW Sunroof Delete Coupe
Year: 1990
Mileage: 35,000
VIN: 00000000000000000
Color: Gray
Engine: 3.6L Twin Plug
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety: Anti-Lock Brakes
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats

Description for Porsche 964 1990


1990 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 2 Coupe

Euro/Rest of World Edition

1-Owner/Original Paint

Sunroof Delete/Manual Trans/LSD

Stock #0880

VIN# WP0ZZZ96ZLS403426

(Vin above shows "00000000000000000" due to being a European model)

35,000 Original Miles (56,500 kilometers)
Satin Black Metallic (729) on Black Partial Leather (LT)

5-speed G50 Manual Transmission with LSD

Clean and Clear Montana Title

1-Owner from New

Imported by the Famous Mitsuwa Motors of Japan

The Porsche 964 market has caught the attention of collectors and enthusiasts. It was really the beginning of the modern version of the 911. Some of the most significant changes in the 911’s history began with this model. Torsion bar suspension was replaced with an adjustable coil-over setup. Power steering was added. The A/C system was updated and much more effective. The new twin-plug 3.6L engine made these cars wonderful around town with great low-end power. The changes were extensive and really made these examples some of the best all-around driving 911s. In particular, the Rest of World (ROW) models are considered the best. They are lighter, the suspension is better, and they look better. Now with the U.S. 25-year import law in effect, these cars are finally legal for the American market.

This C2 was built on December 7th, 1989 and imported by Mitsuwa Motors of Japan. This company was the legal importer for all Porsche cars entering the Japanese market for decades. It was ordered with the following factory options:

Special order paint (Satin Black Metallic)

Limited slip differential

Rear wiper

Comfort seats – left and right

Air conditioning

Bridgestone tires

During this time, many buyers wanted the RS, but supply was limited. So, the dealer would often outfit their cars with similar cosmetic items. This example had the aero mirrors, lightened flywheel, and 17” cup wheels installed.

The car was sold new in March of 1990 to a local resident who has owned the car from new until recently. Unfortunately, due to his age and health issues, he is no longer physically able to enjoy the car. So, with some help, he recently had the car exported to the U.S. earlier this year. During this owner’s care, he used the car sparingly, but serviced it frequently. There is a large maintenance book with stamps and notes of frequent services throughout the years that also document the miles as original. We believe that the original engine was replaced under warranty. The new motor is a correct year M64/01 unit that corresponds with replacement units. However, we currently have no paperwork supporting this, but are in the process of investigating and any discovery will be provided to the next owner. Highlights of this owner’s service history over the past 27-years include:

Clutch replaced @ 37k-km

Spoiler accordion wall @ 45k-km

Transmission fluid flush, replaced oil line, fuel pump, steering rack boot @ 55k-km

A/C service, repair fan blower, condenser relay @ 55k-km

Rebuilt pedal box @ 56k-km

Valve adjustment @ 56k-km

Frequent oil services

Upon delivery to Southern California, a local Porsche specialist performed a comprehensive 30k-mile service and inspection. The cost was nearly $2,000 and included the following items:

Change Oil and Oil Filter

Change Fuel Filter

Change Spark Plugs

Change All Belts

Flush Brake Fluid

Furthermore, the air-conditioning system has been serviced and it blows cold.

Also, the car was fully detailed and a ceramic paint protection coat was applied. This is a process that costs over $3,000 and seals the paint from contaminants.

The exterior looks fantastic and shows minimal signs of use. It is indicative of a low-mile example. The factory satin black paint looks more like a dark slate gray or charcoal. The body panels have been checked with a paint meter and verified original (see pics). There are a couple small nicks by the driver-side A-pillar that have been touched up (see pic). The glass is all original including the windshield and looks near new. The cup wheels are wrapped in older Pirelli tires that should be replaced soon. The brakes have more than half-life remaining. The right front fog light and left rear tail light each have a small superficial crack (see pic). All the exterior lights function properly. The rear power wing operates as it should and the accordion plastic part is in good condition (see pic). The exterior of these ROW cars look fantastic. The bumpers are cleaner and the side marker lights add a nice touch. Also, the ride height is lower and gives it a more aggressive stance.

The engine compartment is clean and tidy. A correct Porsche Classic oil filter has been installed. All the proper factory decals are in place. The engine sound pad is in excellent condition as well. Even the engine light works. The underside is also clean and still has all of its plastic undercarriage panels in place.

The interior is equally as nice and also reflective of the low miles. The leather seats are in excellent condition with just some light bolster wear with no tears. The carpet, door panels, and headliner all look fresh. The dash is perfect with no cracks or warping. An aftermarket Japanese CD player has been installed. It powers up and plays CDs, but the radio does not work in the U.S. market. The A/C blows ice cold. All the gauges operate properly. The clock keeps time as well. All the interior lights and buttons function as they should.

It’s hard to put a finger on why these cars drive so nice, but they feel much tighter and more responsive than their North American counterparts. This example starts easily with the first twist of the key and holds an even idle. The power is immediate and has excellent low-end torque. The lightened flywheel really helps free up the motor’s rpms. However, if you let the revs drop too quickly when going to neutral at a stop, the motor may stall. This can easily be corrected with an upgraded software chip. The power assisted steering is a welcome addition, yet it still provides plenty of road feel and feedback. Turn in is precise and the car tracks straight. The LSD helps with applying the torque on the exit from turns. Some fresh tires would improve handling even more. The brakes have great initial bite with no fading or pulling. The gearbox shifts smoothly with no grinding or slipping.

This example is truly a rare site to see stateside and would certainly gather a crowd at your local cars and coffee. Meanwhile, it is easy enough to use daily and a blast in the canyons. This would make a great driver for distance touring events.

This 964 comes with its original owner’s manual, stamped service booklet, recent Japanese inspection, space saver spare, jack, extra keys, and tool kit.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or

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This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand-new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition