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1990 Wide Body On Ebay Now


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Here's the thing. Several people have contacted me to inform me that there is no way this vehicle is a factory wide body, since there were no wide body 964s offered by porsche in 1990.

My porsche mechanic says the body is authentic. I have every last receipt from this car since it had 5,000 miles on it, documenting all services from warranty work to major engine overhauls, but no receipt or mention of body work. I have heard others say that maybe it was a special order car.

Is it possible that even though there was no "production run" 964 wide body made available by porsche, that one could order the wide body as a "special order" thus accounting for the existence of this vehicle?

We have run the vin and the vehicle comes back as a normal body C2. Any ideas??

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Here's the thing. Several people have contacted me to inform me that there is no way this vehicle is a factory wide body, since there were no wide body 964s offered by porsche in 1990.

My porsche mechanic says the body is authentic. I have every last receipt from this car since it had 5,000 miles on it, documenting all services from warranty work to major engine overhauls, but no receipt or mention of body work. I have heard others say that maybe it was a special order car.

Is it possible that even though there was no "production run" 964 wide body made available by porsche, that one could order the wide body as a "special order" thus accounting for the existence of this vehicle?

We have run the vin and the vehicle comes back as a normal body C2. Any ideas??

Maybe it's the relatively low quality of the photo, but the paint on that rear quarter looks horrendous--the reflections seem to show massive amounts of orange peel. There's something wonky about the rear suspension as well. The front is lowered, and the rear looks like a 4x4.

Unless you mechanic is a former body man with a paint meter in his toolbox, get a body shop to give you the real lowdown on the body of that car. Wouldn't Porsche be able to deliver information on options added to the car via their certificate of authenticity service? If it's meaningful to you to know, that might be a good way to find out.

I assume your mechanic has done a PPI on the car. What does he say about the awkward suspension? How does the car check out otherwise? The extra inches of sheetmetal and tire aren't worth it if the car has been otherwise abused, IMO.

Mark

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Hi There....

Just an opinion here. Looking at the set up of the car, I do not think any potential buyers would be buying it as a classic, or pristine example of a 1990 (no offense to the car...Just does not look like a garage queen from the photos).

So if I were you, and trying to sell it, I would just say what you know...It is a 1990, and here are the pictures, and I have all the receipts since I owned it. Bid accordingly and I have no additional info about the history of 964's

and bodies etc.

Then just let it go....

Just a thought. Unless someone is trying to buy a collector car....Who cares! :)

Good luck..

DC

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Thanks! I should have mentioned that the motor is.out of the car So that's why the suspension looks wonky! There really is.no Orange peeling on the paintwork. The real question is, could one have ordered a widebody in 1990 as a custom or special order regardless of the fact that they were not offered by Porsche as a production run?

Here's the thing. Several people have contacted me to inform me that there is no way this vehicle is a factory wide body, since there were no wide body 964s offered by porsche in 1990.

My porsche mechanic says the body is authentic. I have every last receipt from this car since it had 5,000 miles on it, documenting all services from warranty work to major engine overhauls, but no receipt or mention of body work. I have heard others say that maybe it was a special order car.

Is it possible that even though there was no "production run" 964 wide body made available by porsche, that one could order the wide body as a "special order" thus accounting for the existence of this vehicle?

We have run the vin and the vehicle comes back as a normal body C2. Any ideas??

Maybe it's the relatively low quality of the photo, but the paint on that rear quarter looks horrendous--the reflections seem to show massive amounts of orange peel. There's something wonky about the rear suspension as well. The front is lowered, and the rear looks like a 4x4.

Unless you mechanic is a former body man with a paint meter in his toolbox, get a body shop to give you the real lowdown on the body of that car. Wouldn't Porsche be able to deliver information on options added to the car via their certificate of authenticity service? If it's meaningful to you to know, that might be a good way to find out.

I assume your mechanic has done a PPI on the car. What does he say about the awkward suspension? How does the car check out otherwise? The extra inches of sheetmetal and tire aren't worth it if the car has been otherwise abused, IMO.

Mark

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