We’ve gushed about the 964 generation of the Porsche 911 before, but here’s a little more: it is the pinnacle of the classic air-cooled 911. The 993 is epic in its own way, but it was a transition to a new era. The 993 looked forward while the 964 was a celebration and culmination of the original 911. And that is why we love it.
Some of the very best 964s didn’t make it to America, sadly, but that is changing as more cars qualify for importation under the 25-year rule (this year, 1993 production cars can be registered for street use).
RM Sotheby’s is doing its part to get special 964s to the people. Their Amelia Island auction on March 10 will present “the 964 Collection,” which includes some very special 964s, many of which are slicktops. We will profile each model separately, because they deserve it.
First up is the 1991 Porsche 911 Cup – the closest the USA got to a real Carrera RS, Porsche imported the Cup cars for a still-born racing series. When the racing series never got off the ground, the cars were quietly sold through the dealer network. Cup 964s had more power (265 hp), a welded roll-cage, a modified chassis set-up, lowered 55 mm, stripped interior,no power steering, and no sunroof! Fortunately for road drivers, the Cup did have a catalytic converter and ABS. This one is finished in White over black interior with only 19,000 miles. The auction estimate is $250,000-$325,000. Time to cash in that Bitcoin.