1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Turbo by Protomotive

Now up for auction is this custom turbocharged 1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 2 finished in Graphite Blue Metallic over a black interior.  Purchased as a stock example by the seller in 2000, this 964 was enjoyed for many years before it was brought to Protomotive to undergo a custom 3.6 turbo engine build including GT2 cams, an upgraded fuel system, TiAL wastegate, and much more.  The car has also been equipped with an upgraded 14-way adjustable JIC coilover suspension, 4-piston brakes all around, 18” Gemballa wheels, and a genuine GT2 rear spoiler.  With approximately 10k miles driven on the rebuilt engine and 154k miles total on the chassis, this one-of-a-kind narrow body 964 Carrera 2 turbo is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California.

Recently within the last 300 miles, this 964 underwent a complete glass-out respray in the sought-after Porsche color of Graphite Blue Metallic.  The original color of the car is noted to have been Black, and the new paint is said to remain in excellent condition.  The car was refinished following an incident shown on CARFAX, and the seller assures that the damage was limited to the front bumper cover only with no structural damage.  Styling modifications include European H4 headlights with LED bulbs, Euro side markers, and a genuine GT2 rear spoiler with a carbon fiber wing.  This 964 rides on a brand new set of 18” Gemballa wheels dressed in Pirelli P Zero tires.

The black interior has been fitted with a custom sound system including an Alpine head unit, Boston Acoustics front speakers, dual subwoofers, and two JL Audio amplifiers.  A short shift kit has also been installed and the interior is described to be in good condition with all gauges and accessories remaining fully functional. CARFAX shows a mileage discrepancy, although this appears likely to be a clerical error when conflating odometer entries.

The original 3.6L flat-six engine was brought to Protomotive to undergo a custom rebuild including Turbo pistons and cylinders, GT2 cams from Webcams, a T4 60-trim side-mount turbocharger, an upgraded Bosch 044 fuel pump, larger fuel injectors, larger European intake and exhaust valves, a racing timing chain, 993 mass-airflow update, plastic later-version intake runners, a Protomotive intercooler, TiAL wastegate, blowoff valve, a dual oil filter setup, a lightweight flywheel, and a custom performance tune.  The G50 5-speed manual gearbox was also fitted with a new Turbo-spec pressure plate and clutch.  The handling has been improved with a front strut brace and 14-way adjustable JIC suspension setup, and the stopping power has been upgraded with 4-piston brake calipers all around.  Approximately 10k miles have been driven on the rebuilt engine and a major service is said to have been carried out in the last several months including fluid and filter changes, new spark plugs, and valve adjustments.

This sale will include a set of two keys, owner’s manuals, the original tools and spare tire, service records, and a clean title.  A truly uncompromising build, this narrow body 964 Carrera 2 turbo is ready to provide miles of excitement for its next owner, do not miss out.

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: No bids
  • Auction End: May 6, 2021, 4:15 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 0
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Comments (42)

  • Cannonball1968 (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Beautiful car. Too much for me but GLWS. Congrats to the new owner. I love this car but its priced out of my range,

  • LJV2013 (seller) 1 week, 6 daysago

    @TALONTID1 Hi, sorry I didn't get your message. Please resend, Thanks

  • Clay7484 1 week, 6 daysago

    Is this still for sale, Im interested.

  • TALONTID1 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @LJV2013 messaged you here.

  • Mpower305 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    thought it would sell for mid 60s

  • Cazman88 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • jaynar (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    AC Work?

  • bdf11 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • Medaltech 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • LJV2013 (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @VOC4S if it's from the outside video, it's probably the fan.

  • LJV2013 (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @SendIt5 I have the docs in storage, I will have to search for them. I have a list of all the modifications done by Protomotive.

  • LJV2013 (seller) 4 weeksago

    @VOC4S , thanks for the inquiry VOC4S, are you referring to the sound in the cabin or outside? If within the cabin, I have upgraded the transmission mount to a Delrin bushing which will produce more noise than the stock rubber bushing. Having a Delrin trans mount lasts forever and is able to compliment the increase engine load.

  • VOC4S (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    In the cold start video, I hear a whirring noise. Is that maybe a belt, or pulley, or something along those lines? Thanks!

  • SendIt5 (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    Thanks for the fast response. Also, do you have any documents or invoice available regarding the work at Protomotive? Please post or send them to me.
    - Thanks

  • LJV2013 (seller) 4 weeksago

    @SendIt5 Thank you for inquiring, I've had no problems smoging the car with the set up. Most smog tech are not familiar with the older aircooled cars.

  • SendIt5 (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    Amazing car. Has the car passed CA smog inspection with the protomotive turbo kit installed?

  • fcrapella 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • Singer2020 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $24,550

  • LJV2013 (seller) 1 monthago

    @NK996 Thanks NK996, over the past 21 yrs of ownership, I tried to add simple ideas without being too aggressive, I'll let the engine speak for itself. Narrow bodied widowmaker anyone?

  • NK996 1 monthago

    Possibly the perfect 964 build for my tastes, at least. What a beauty. Protomotive is no joke. Good luck!

  • RehovLLC12 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $24,300

  • rreasen 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $23,964

  • LJV2013 (seller) 1 monthago

    @Singer2020 Hi Singer2020, I was able to get some photos when the car was at the shop post collision with the dog. Impact was on the driverside front bumper. Please excuse the marks with chaulk from the body shop. Thanks

  • PCARMARKET 1 monthago

    Additional content has been added to the listing.

  • LJV2013 (seller) 1 monthago

    @Singer2020 yes he did the rebuild and modifications. Only leak I had was with the lower valve cover which were warped. I got that issue taken cared if and switched over to billet lower valve covers. Compression test was recently done during major service 120-1250 across all 6 cylinders, low compared to NA, but again compression was lowered due to turbo upgrade.

  • Singer2020 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Todd is genius with his Turbo set up. However, did he also help with engine mods and rebuild? Do you see major leak? also often you will experience on cylinder failing. have you done compression test lately? most air-cooled owners complain about cylinder scoring and issue compare to 996 set up that he does.

  • Caymanregister 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $7,777

  • LJV2013 (seller) 1 monthago

    @danreddy Hi Danreddy, thanks for your interest, I've upgraded the upper end as well to get rid of valve float at high rpm. But don't need to rev it that high because the turbo kicks in approx 1800 - 2000 rpm. Cheers

  • danreddy (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Love the car, how many rpms does the engine rev out to with the turbo build?

  • LJV2013 (seller) 1 monthago

    @Singer2020 I have an email out to Carfax in there should only be one incident. I believe they listed it moderate because of the entire car was repainted. No panels were replaced, only glass out color change. It holds a clean title.

  • Singer2020 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Thank you, the Carfax shows damage in October 2018 and February 2019. Both reported Moderate.

  • LJV2013 (seller) 1 monthago

    @Singer2020 @Singer2020, sorry I no longer have the orig wing.

  • LJV2013 (seller) 1 monthago

    @Singer2020 where on the driver's door? I can only see some wax residue on bottom of the driver's door where it meets the rockers. Sorry, photos were taken after a detail.

  • Singer2020 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    do you have the original wing?

  • Singer2020 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @LJV2013 any pictures from the damage? The paint chips I saw on the driver side doors appears black is coming out. Do you have close up pictures? it's common if the paint was not completely removed and prep work with primer than new color paint

  • LJV2013 (seller) 1 monthago

    @Singer2020 The accident was at night time with a large dog that crossed the road. The only damages were towards the front bumper cover that has some spider cracking on the paint. My insurance wanted to paint the front bumper, but I strongly advised it would not match the rest of the car, they went ahead and covered the entire car. Thanks.

  • LJV2013 (seller) 1 monthago

    @Singer2020 Hello Singer2020, No black paint sticking out, it was a glass out paint.

  • Singer2020 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    any pictures from the accident in 2018? seems damages in all area?

  • Singer2020 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Appears the paint is laid over the original black paints. Any paint chips, around doors, seems like black paint is sticking out

  • LJV2013 (seller) 1 monthago

    Hello Burnrubr, The build was rated approx 520hp at 10psi of boost controlled by the Tial external wastegate on 91 pump gas. Factory ECU with custom Protomotive tune, Thanks for the inquiry.

  • Hda 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • burnrubr (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    need some infos on current HP and boost level, and type of ecu I assumed on pump gas? thanks

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1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Turbo by Protomotive
No offers. Final Bid: $65,000