‘Restomod’ is a term used to describe the process of a classic car undergoing a the full restoration with modifications including modern components and technology that weren’t available at the time of its manufacturing.
It is targeted to those that love the classic car appearance and can enjoy the classic car feel – with modern day luxuries and components without having to deal with the problems most associated with classic cars.
This 911 Restomod was originally a Porsche 964, which was introduced in 1989 and produced until 1994. In true 911 fashion, the overall lines and design of its predecessor the G-Body 911 was a familiar sight on the 964, with subtle changes such as the introduction of the seamless (integrated) front and rear bumpers for better aerodynamics. The Carrera 2 was equipped with Porsche’s M64 naturally aspirated 3.6L flat-six engine producing 247hp, with goodies such as power steering and ABS. There were two transmissions available, 5-Speed Manual or the first ever 4-Speed Tiptronic – which Porsche described as the best balance of both worlds – in terms of sportiness and everyday drivability.
Presented to you at the Car Farm is a 964 Restomod that started its life out as a regular 1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 2. The owner of this 964 had a vision set of their perfect air-cooled 911. For this 964, it’s exterior went through a ‘backdate’ process – which carries the look of an older 911 – with a wider body and seamless bumpers from DP Motorsport based in Germany, Kaege LED headlights, chrome side mirrors and 17” Backdate alloy wheels. For the inside, it is treated with a Singer style woven Italian leather and Alcantara interior with period correct BF Torino Spider Classic seats. Not to mention the original M64 air-cooled engine fit for present day driving conditions complete with a DP-Motorsport RSR styled exhaust.
This 964 was originally birthed in Japan, and officially imported in 2018 by the current and sole owner of this car with service records from Japan. It has a current mileage of 79,947km and a valid road license until July 18th, 2022.
The Slate Grey paint on this 964 Restomod is spectacular. As we walked around this 964 Restomod – we could tell the amount of long hours and dedication put into this build, as the finished product with the body kit from DP Motorsport looks like this 964 Restomod rolled out of the Zuffenhausen factory as the wider body and bumpers fit seamlessly. All of the surrounding chrome trim is brand new and the chrome side mirrors are from Stuttgart Classica in the UK. The headlights are crystal clear, thanks to the 2nd Generation Kaege LED headlights which include daytime running lights. The 17” backdate wheels are from Germany and are flawless with no noticeable signs of curb rash or scratches. The doors open and close with the signature Porsche ‘clunk’ from the beautiful chrome door handles. All of the emblems and badges are factory fresh and placed to perfection.
Interior and Trim
As we open the doors of this 964 Restomod, we are greeted with a Singer style woven Italian leather interior. The amount of detail and care put into the interior was phenomenal – from the legendary five dials surrounded by chrome, to the beautiful concave MOMO suede and metal steering wheel. The door panels are tightly fit and the period correct BF Torino Spider Class seats provide ample supportive – with no signs of tears or deep creasing. All of the climate control buttons and instruments work, and we reported that the air conditioning unit blows out cool air. The surrounding carpet is factory fresh which extends all the way to the front trunk space – which has the same woven design. Overall a very clean and mesmerising place to be, sitting inside this 964 Restomod.
Engine and Running Gear
As we started up this M64 unit – we heard the signature flat-six rumble from the RSR styled exhaust. While the engine was warming up – we did not notice any excessive amount of smoke coming out of the exhaust, while the engine itself inside the engine bay was very clean – with no signs of engine oil leaks. During our test drive, this 964 Restomod drove as it should – the original brakes and suspension did a very good job at handling the fast and tight corners, and provided a sporty ride. The steering was direct and precise and the Tiptronic transmission performed the way Porsche intended it to – with every upshift and downshift, it was responsive on our spirited drives, yet calm and smooth in Drive (automatic mode). Overall a one-off 964 Restomod that was independently designed and handcrafted by a team of classic and vintage car specialists – now exclusively available at the Car Farm.
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