1991 Porsche 911

Carrera 4 Lightweight Coupe
Sale Price
$700,000 - $900,000
Est. Range
5 March 2022
Sold Date
Lot Number
Unrestored original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. 964018; Engine no. 62M11440. Blutengelb over black cloth. 3.6/265hp, 5-speed, seam-welded tub, Cup wheels, Yokohama tires, roll cage, Recaro buckets, Sabelt harnesses, fire system, Momo steering wheel, Plexiglass windows.

Evaluation: The 18th of just 22 964 Carrera 4 Lightweights, a car even many Porsche nerds have never heard of. Built with aluminum and fiberglass body panels as well as a stripped interior and equipped with mechanically adjustable all-wheel drive with rallying in mind. This one, however, has barely been driven and shows just 562 km. Other than some scratching on the windows and old-looking tires it shows no wear. This is a car meant for competition but looks like it has never been driven in anger.

Bottom Line: Less weight means more money for Porsches, and competition specs mean even more dollar signs. So although the 964 Carrera 4 Lightweight is far from the most famous 911, it had the Porsche-heavy crowd’s attention at the Ritz and someone loved it seven figures worth. This same car was on eBay in 2009, was bid to $105,100, didn’t sell, then had a $165k Buy It Now. That’s how far the 911 market has come in less than a decade and a half.

by Andrew Newton
22 March 2022
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