1992 Porsche 964 Turbo Amethyst Metallic

We are pleased to offer this 1992 Porsche 964 Turbo finished in Amethyst Metallic over black leather.  Joining the 964 model line in 1991, the Turbo featured wide bodywork, a familiar Tea Tray rear spoiler, and a heavily revised version of the 3.3L turbocharged flat-six derived from the prior 930 generation. One of only 836 RoW-spec examples produced for the model year, this 1992 Turbo had spent life in Japan before being imported to the U.S. in July of 2020.  Recently serviced and accompanied by a collection of maintenance records, this rare and beautifully configured 1992 Turbo is now being offered by its seller out of Washington with approximately 93k kilometers (58k miles) showing on the odometer.

This Turbo comes finished in its factory special order color of Amethyst Metallic and can be differentiated from a U.S.-spec example by its European side marker lights, wider rear license plate cutout, and clear front lenses in place of rubber bumperettes.  A chrome Turbo 3.6 style badge has been added to the rear and the seller describes the finish to remain well preserved apart from some small chips and light swirl marks.  Paint meter readings are said to indicate potential paintwork to the rear decklid edges, detailed images are provided in the gallery.  This 964 rides on aftermarket 993 RS style wheels dressed Michelin Pilot Sport N3 tires.

The cabin is trimmed in black full leather upholstery with matching carpets.  An aftermarket radio has been installed along with aluminum pedal covers.  Factory features include an electric sunroof, power-operated seats, power windows, a rear window wiper, and an onboard computer integrated within the tachometer that displays a trip odometer, outside temperature, and turbo boost pressure.

The 964 Turbo carried over the 3.3L turbocharged flat-six engine from the outgoing 930 model, with revisions including a larger turbocharger and intercooler.  As much as 315 HP and 332 lb.-ft of torque are sent to the rear wheels by way of a 5-speed G50/52 manual transmission with a limited-slip differential.  Compared to a standard 964 Carrera, the Turbo model also offered a stiffened suspension with larger anti-roll bars and an upgraded braking system with cross-drilled rotors and larger four-piston fixed calipers.  This example has been upgraded with a custom exhaust, and a collection of Japanese service records shows routine maintenance throughout the years.  Since arriving in the U.S., this Turbo has received over nearly $6k worth of service and upgrades including oil, filter, and gearbox fluid changes, new front brake pads and rotors, new rear brake pads and wheel bearings, new ball joints, FD Motorsport front control arm bushings, a Rennline rear trailing arm monoball kit, and ERP spring plate monoball kit.  Corresponding invoices are provided in the gallery along with photos from a major engine-out service and reseal performed in Japan.

This sale will include a set of two keys with remote fobs, service records, and a clean title. One of the most elusive air-cooled cars on the market, this stunning Amethyst Metallic 964 Turbo awaits its next owner.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $160,000
  • Auction End: 2021-10-28 19:54:11+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 15
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Comments (62)

  • Synaptic_Gap (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Congratulations! It is a fantastic car!

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    Huge congratulations to @GrahamRahalPerformance for their epic win. I'll be in touch soon, and want to thank all bidders for their participation in this auction.

  • GrahamRahalPerformance 1 monthago

    Sold for $160,000

  • GrahamRahalPerformance 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $160,000

  • Synaptic_Gap 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $155,500

  • ellisdenos 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $155,250

  • GrahamRahalPerformance 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $155,000

  • geoque 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $152,000

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    I'm very happy to tell all of you that we have officially met the reserve. This beauty is finding a new home today!

  • GrahamRahalPerformance 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $150,000

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    @Synaptic_Gap - I just got to the shop and I attempted to paint meter the rear decklid/spoiler for you. Here is what I found.

    - Rear wing upper assembly itself is some type of composite, so doesn't paint meter at all
    - Lower decklid (underside) gave me readings of 5.3 mils on drivers side and 5.0 on passenger side, indicating healthy original paint thickness
    - Directly above the decklid where it meets the glass, I got 7.6 mil on passenger side, 8.5 mil on direct center, and 16.2 on drivers side. This is close to the same area that I saw elevated readings that you can see in my existing posted photos.

    I'm here monitoring the auction to the end, and want to wish all bidders best wishes. This really is a beautiful car, and will definitely be missed should it sell today.

  • Beandip83 1 monthago

    @Synaptic_Gap not a pro but unless the bumper is metal you won’t be able to get a paint thickness reading.

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    @Synaptic_Gap - Happy to help educate. You can imagine my puzzled expression the first time I tried to paint meter a Corvette and couldn't get any readings whatsoever. LOL.

    As I don't know what the rear wing and decklid are made of, I cannot guarantee results with the paint meter, but I will try a bit later this morning and provide you with an update.

  • Synaptic_Gap (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    I just learned something new - thanks for clarifying! Just trying to get an idea of paint history - front bumper paint looks pretty intact for such high mileage. Perhaps the car was rarely driven on expressways.

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    @Synaptic_Gap - Painted plastic cannot be paint metered, only metal (aluminum or steel) covered by paint. There is no way for me to provide paint meter numbers from the front bumper cover due to this, similar to the rear bumper cover. Unless you meant something else?

  • Synaptic_Gap (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Thank you! If you can post a paint meter reading of the front bumper as well, I would greatly appreciate it.

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    @Synaptic_Gap - There are no obvious leaks and I do check the floor carefully whenever the car moves. I've had it in my care for around 3 weeks and have seen no evidence of anything on my flooring from where the car has been kept. I will take some additional paint meter samples today from the areas you mention, but it's a bit unlikely that they can be posted in time (but I will do it and tell you the actual readings I get from the back engine lid and spoiler)

  • Synaptic_Gap (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Also, since the undercarriage photos are limited, are there any oil or fluid leaks currently? I notice in the recent service notes that the lower valve covers are showing upcoming signs of weeping and there is a minor exhaust leak on the LHS.

  • Synaptic_Gap (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Paint meter readings by the rear window are interestingly high. Do you happen to have any readings from the back engine lid and spoiler?

  • luis.seneriz (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Cali is a different country all by itself, here in Texas Harris county you will pay $12.50 and the shop will check tires, wipers, lights, horns. Since it’s older than 25 years no emisión testing at all. This is a real unique car that should command a great price. I love row and eurospec cars. Two of the best I owned 1985 M635CSI the best shark and 1984 745i the limousine, lots of wood factory telephone curtains and a boat on a highway super comfortable cruiser. GLWTS, hopefully the winner drives the. At as it should.

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    I was asked tonight if we had the original radio for the car. We do not, so it comes with only the radio shown installed in the dash, which does work and picks up US radio stations. I wanted to clarify for all other bidders. Thanks for all the interest!

  • PCARMARKET_MODERATOR 1 monthago

    Video content has been added to the listing page.

  • ellisdenos 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $135,250

  • JAMN930 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @stevetheodore Ok thanks for the clarification.

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    @JAMN930 - sale is final at the end. Thanks for asking the question as I think that's a fair point to make.

  • JAMN930 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @stevetheodore Regarding a compression test and PPI, just to be clear since this is an auction the sale is final at auction end? Or would it be contingent on an acceptable PPI and compression test like a normal sale? Thanks

  • teufel (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @stevetheodore Understood. Thanks!

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    @teufel - I'm sorry I cannot. The weather here is absolutely terrible and that was the last and only day of filming where the weather was good and I had assistance. I do apologize as it was meant to be considerably better.

  • teufel (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Hi Steve, the driving video was lacking. Would you be able to do another one? Put the car through its paces a bit more. Thanks

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    @teufel - sorry, not before the end of the auction. That would not be a common request and is something that a buyer might do via a real PPI.

  • teufel (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Can we get a compression test done?

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    @JAMN930 - the closest thing to a PPI would be the receipts from August 2021 where the current owner had the car serviced. As you likely know, PPIs are generally done by buyers who are interested in buying a car, and much less often by sellers (although I have had customers do that in the past).

    This car was brought to the USA by the current owner in July of 2020. I don't know who it was purchased from directly, but it did come from Japan at that time.

  • JAMN930 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Hi, do you have a recent PPI report you can share? Was a compression test done recently? Who imported it from Japan? Who did the seller purchase the car from and when? Thanks!

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    The wheels are confirmed to be from Gemballa, just found that out tonight.

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    This one is titled in WA state, but I can give no assurances about how it would pass emissions as it's an ROW car so doesn't have the same engine control equipment. Since it's pre-OBD2 era it couldn't be smog checked by plugging in though, which probably helps.

    More relevant to your question in WA state is that they have stopped emissions testing for gas powered vehicles. See associated link here:

    https://ecology.wa.gov/Air-Climate/Air-quality/Vehicle-emissions/Emissions-check-ends

  • ellisdenos (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Will this pass emissions do you know Washington and what state is the car titled?
    Thank you

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    For all bidders, I just uploaded a variety of paint photos and under-engine photos for you to see, and did contact PCAR to post them soon.

    Regarding the orientation of the muffler specifically, what I could see was that the exhaust tips are aligned pretty evenly, leading me to suspect this is not that unusual for the muffler itself to be slightly angled. I'm not an expert with these specific cars, so that is only a guess...but I don't believe it's anything serious at all.

    I did my best to take under-car shots, and I did manage to slightly elevate the car for the final few photos too. Thanks, and happy bidding!

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    I will do my best to get some photos from under the car today for you. Unfortunately (for me), I injured my lower back yesterday while handling the delivery of the second box containing my new lift, which ironically means I cannot easily setup the lift anytime soon. That being said, I will get some photos for you one way or another.

  • mrbill32 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Beautiful car, can you send photos of the underside along with exhaust system ?
    I noticed exhaust appears to be hanging down to the right(passenger side).

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    This Porsche comes with an indoor car cover as well, which you can see in one of the photos. I don't think it was listed but it is included with the car.

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    I would answer your question directly but don't know the answer, and these are the wheels that came on the car from Japan so it's less clear how they came to be.

  • nrh3k (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Great car in a great color!

    Anyone know what wheels these are? the 993rs-style without visible 3pc hardware is great - I would love to track some down for my 964 turbo-look.

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 monthago

    It really is a beautiful example...I'll be quite sad when it has to leave my care as I love having it around in my showroom. Thanks for the generous bids to everyone who is actively considering it, and here are a couple points I wanted to mention for the sake of full disclosure.

    1. The paint is really great (and you can see the paint meter readings) but the winning bidder will likely want to get the car professionally polished as there are definitely superficial swirls and marks that are hard to photograph. Nothing shocking though.

    2. I've noticed the front hood struts are weak when I went to photograph the front trunk. They do hold the hood for the most part, but are definitely not to be trusted when you stick your head or hands in the compartment

    I just wanted to make sure these points were clarified as they aren't in the formal listing. Small things for sure, but still 'things' worthy of mention.

  • Cavallino (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Great color combination Steve! Very tempting.

  • Valvespring (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @bhallett ROW cars typically didn’t have the same emissions equipment. If this car is missing the needed equipment, it can be made California compliant for somewhere between 15-20K. You wouldn’t be able to title/register it in California until after it was made compliant.

  • stellafox 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $135,000

  • JAMN930 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $110,000

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I have no knowledge of how this car would pass emissions, but all I mean is I'm not an expert on that topic. Since it's a RoW Porsche, we cannot say with confidence that it would pass any strict emissions tests designed specifically for the US market, but I'll ask a real expert and get back to you with additional clarity on that. There are enough of these in the USA that I suspect there IS a real answer to this question.

  • bhallett 1 month, 1 weekago

    Does Seller or any of our resident experts know if this car meets California smog standards and can be licensed in CA?

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Happy Sunday to you all, I can see that PCAR has added the paint meter photos to the gallery now.

  • GrahamRahalPerformance 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $100,000

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Here is a cold start video of this Porsche:
    https://youtu.be/4RNTGgHBuh4

    Here is a walk-around video of this Porsche:
    https://youtu.be/sayMpdOws3Q

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    A variety of paint meter photos have just been uploaded, so you should see them shortly. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will have a few more videos and still photos to share soon, and I may be able to get under-car shots early next week too.

  • Nycexec212 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $93,214

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Synaptic_Gap - I will have paint meter photos up shortly, and I don't recall anything standing out as you'll see from the photos. The added thickness of the paint by where the decklid meets the glass is particularly interesting since it's on both sides and seems symmetrical. You'll see it trails off towards the tail lights and edge of fenders to a normal appearing thickness too.

  • Synaptic_Gap (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Thanks for bringing this beautiful example to the market! Can you please post pictures of paint meter readings? Any evidence of respray/refinish besides the edges of the rear deck lid?

  • Valvespring 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $92,964

  • Hunterpeaks 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • Nycexec212 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • deckerbj (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Nothing to see here ….

  • CLOUT 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $36,964

  • stevetheodore (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hello all, I'm happy to introduce this amazing Amethyst Metallic 964 Turbo to you all. It has lived in Japan until recently and has been treated to a life full of great maintenance, as I'm sure you'll see from the attached receipts and images.

    Rest assured that I am preparing more media to share and apologize for the delay as the weather has been dreadful after the initial photography was taken. Please find a driving video here to see clear operation of the gearbox through all five forward gears, and I do hope you'll accept my apologies and those of the photographer for the flipping image during the video. It was not intentional, but I needed help to make the video of course, as I was the one driving.

    https://youtu.be/Kn99jpHsp-U

    I will be present throughout the auction and want to make sure that all questions get answered promptly. I will be uploading more media showing paint meter readings and other details about this amazing car.

    Happy bidding, and one of you is going to be extremely lucky to take home this beautiful 964T!

    Steve @ Rumble Auto Holdings

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1992 Porsche 964 Turbo Amethyst Metallic
Final bid: $160,000 This auction has ended.