Originally the property of Sir Nick Faldo, MBE 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Type 993 Coupé Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. WPOZZZ99ZR5314451 Engine no. 63R51593
Representing a major step forward in the development of Porsche's perennially popular 911 sports car, the Carrera 4 and Carrera 2 versions - coded named '964' - were launched in 1989, the former marking the first time that four-wheel drive had been seen on a series-production 911. Face-lifted but retaining that familiar shape, the newcomers had been given a more extensive work-over mechanically, 87% of parts being claimed as entirely new. The pair shared the same 3.6-litre, 247bhp, flat-six engine while power-assisted steering (another 911 'first'), anti-lock brakes and a five-speed manual transmission were standard on both, with the Tiptronic auto 'box a Carrera 2-only option. Its new Type M64 engine enabled the 964 to out-perform the old '3.2' yet still met the latest emissions regulations, top speed increasing to 162mph with 60mph attainable in 5.4 seconds (5.6 seconds Tiptronic).
In 1993 Porsche introduced what is regarded by many as the most beautiful 911 of all: the Type 993. Over the years the 911 had received numerous aerodynamic and safety-inspired add-ons, diluting the purity of the original form; the Type 993's arrival marked a return to basic principles, being recognisably a 911 but one in which all functions had been harmoniously integrated in a truly outstanding example of modern automotive styling. The range offered remained pretty much as before, comprising two- and four-wheel drive models, the legendary Turbo and the Cabriolet convertible, all powered by the latest 3.6-litre version of Porsche's flat-six engine.
This Tiptronic-equipped Type 993 was supplied new in April 1994 via Dick Lovett of Swindon to golfer Nick Faldo. The car comes with full service history: main dealer up to 2003 and then with Porsche specialists Jaz Ltd of Wembley, who are well acquainted with it. Its current (sixth) owner acquired the Carrera in May 2004, changing the registration from company to private ownership in April 2009. A total of 69,650 miles is currently recorded on the odometer and the car is described as in generally very good condition. Finished in silver with back leather interior, this well cared for and fully documented Type 993 Carrera 2 is offered with the aforementioned service history, current road fund licence, MoT to August 2013 and Swansea V5C document. It should be noted that the current personalised registration is being retained by the vendor.