964 v 993
Forgive me, but I’ve only just found your wonderful magazine after picking up an old copy (I was drawn to the 964 v 993 Carrera article). I then went and bought the latest copy available, issue 169, where the cover theme celebrated 30 years of the 964.
For some time now I have considered the prospect of buying a 964 Carrera 2. This will be my return to the 911 foray after a number of years away, and I’m smitten by its classic looks, without the car looking ‘too old’. However, I’m reticent to pay the current market rates for a good example, particularly as it’s comparably similar money to a 993 Carrera 2. I appreciate the 993 may be the better car, but I’m not as sold on its softer looks compared to the 964. What would you do? Michael J. Wadsworth
‘964 v 993’ is a perennial debate among enthusiasts, Michael, and it’s one which doesn’t look like it’s being settled anytime soon! on paper the 993 is the better car, and offers a more polished drive. However, the 964 remains idolised by enthusiasts, and rightly so.
Whether it offers a better drive over the 993 comes largely down to personal preference, so get a drive in both to help you decide. You may well be interested in our sales debate within the data file section of the magazine, as we’ve discussed this in detail on page 90.