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The 911 Carrera Type 964 (By Glen Smale)

1990 Type 964 Carrera 4 range
Type 964 family line-up in 1990 showing the Carrera 4 range: (from front to back) Cabriolet, Targa and Coupé

From a technical perspective, the 911 Carrera Type 964 represented one of the most significant steps forward for Porsche, for many years. The new Type 964 looked like a 911 that had just undergone an annual face-lift, but this was because the only real external changes were to the wheels and details below the bumper line, which were designed to improve aerodynamics. Even the interior looked familiar, but beneath the surface lay an altogether new model, capable of providing a platform to support a whole new generation of 911 models, well into the future.

1989 model 911 Carrera 4 Coupé
1989 model 911 Carrera 4 Coupé with 3.6-litre engine

In 2018, the 964 celebrates its 40th anniversary, but back in 1988 this model was introduced to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the 911, which had been launched at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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