1991 Porsche 964 Cabriolet Tiptronic with upgrades by Weekend Rides1991 Porsche 964 Cabriolet Tiptronic with upgrades by Weekend Rides
  • 1991 Porsche 964 Cabriolet Tiptronic with upgrades by Weekend Rides

1991 Porsche 964 cabriolet for sale with 993 Engine Tiptronic 18 Inch Turbo Wheels. Weekend Rides has owned this 964 a few times over the years, originally built in house by one of our best Porsche metal experts as his own shop project by Scott who created this eye catching example to showcase his flawless workmanship. Starting with a light damaged Targa the tub was converted to cabrio. Repainted from black to Speed Yellow in Sikkens.  Recently we put on a new German style manual top.  The engine is from a 993 with 964 injection.  New tires, brakes, shocks and oil lines. 993 Aero Mirrors, twist hollow spoke rims painted to Speed Yellow, excellent clear headlights and early style fiberglass tail.

1991 Porsche 964 Cabriolet Tiptronic with upgrades by Weekend Rides

1991 Porsche 964 Cabriolet Tiptronic with upgrades by Weekend Rides

In late 1989, the 911 underwent a major evolution with the introduction of the Type 964. With technologies from the 959 model, this would be an important car for Porsche, since the world economy was undergoing recession and the company could not rely on its image alone. It was launched as the Carrera 4, the “4” indicating four-wheel-drive, demonstrating the company’s commitment to engineering. Drag coefficient was down to 0.32. A rear spoiler deployed at high speed, preserving the purity of line when the vehicle was at rest. The chassis was redesigned overall. Coil springs, ABS brakes and power steering made their debut. The engine was increased in size to 3600 cc and developed 250 PS (184 kW). The rear-wheel-drive version, the Carrera 2, arrived a year later.

The 964 incarnation of the 911 Turbo returned in 1990 after an absence from the price lists. At first it used a refined version of the 3.3 L engine of the previous Turbo, but two years later a turbo engine based on the 3.6 L engine of the other 964 models was introduced.

In 1990, Porsche introduced the ahead-of-its-time Tiptronic automatic transmission in the 964 Carrera 2, featuring adaptive electronic management and full manual control. The 964 was one of the first cars in the world offered with dual airbags standard (from 1991), the first being the Porsche 944 Turbo (from 1987).

In 1992, Porsche re-introduced a limited-edition RS model, inspired by the 1973 Carrera RS and emissions-legal in Europe only. In 1993, appeals from American customers resulted in Porsche developing the RS America of which 701 were built. In 1994, the RS America returned with rear seats. A total of 84 RSA’s were made in 1994. However, while European RS was a homologation special, RS America was an option delete variant of the regular model. The RS 3.8 of 1993 had Turbo-style bodywork, a larger fixed whale tail in place of the movable rear spoiler, and a 300 PS (221 kW) 3746 cc engine.

Since the RS/RS America was intended as a no-frills, higher performance version of the 964, there were four factory options available: a limited-slip differential, AM/FM cassette stereo, air conditioning, and a sunroof. The interior was more basic than a standard 911 as well; for example the interior door panels lacked the armrests and door pockets and had a simple pull strap for the opening mechanism.