Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (964)

Steve Fenton 'It has the “Look back when walking away” factor'

  • Year: 1989

  • Mileage: 158,000

  • Acquired: 2013

  • Dream car: Mclaren F1

Why did you choose the car?

I always had a Guards Red 911 Turbo poster as a kid so I was naturally drawn to the 911 - the 964 was the air-cooled model that took my fancy. I spotted this car on sale at Phil Raby Porsche, Southampton.

What’s the best bit? 

A combination of a great drive, comfort, relatively fast even for today, practical enough for touring and the four-wheel drive gives extra confidence for all-year use. Most importantly it has the ‘I must look back at it when walking away’ factor.

What’s the worst bit? 

The ABS and PDAS four-wheel drive system is a little complicated for home maintenance; I try to do all repairs myself but I still insist on that annual stamp in the service book.

What’s it like to run? 

Almost any part is available direct from Porsche and I get good discounts with Porsche Club GB membership. Forum advice is vast.

Any modifications? 

None that can’t be reversed. I replaced the factory steering wheel with a Momo Prototipo and it transformed the drive. I have replaced all the suspension with Bilstein dampers and H&R lowering springs and I bypassed the secondary silencer to make the car a bit more tuneful to the ear!

What’s it like to run?

I run Midland Scooby Services in Grantham and we share all our progress and work on the car via social media.

Any funny mishaps?

I used the car to take my daughter to her wedding, but we got caught in traffic right outside the wedding venue. I decided to use the delay to make a lot of engine noise, so I don’t think the guests needed the wedding march music to realise we had arrived!

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