1993 marked the 30th anniversary of the 911 and to celebrate, Porsche developed a unique “Jubilee” edition of the 964. Based on the widebody Turbo, the Jubilee was the only 964 coupe to pair this bodywork with the standard Carrera’s naturally aspirated flat-6. The car also received the all-wheel-drive system from the Carrera 4 and in place of the typical Turbo rear wing, the electronically deployable wing found on the narrow-body cars was fitted. This unique combination of pieces resulted in a fantastic looking car that was also outstanding to drive and is considered to be the predecessor to the 993 and 996 Carrera 4S that followed in later generations, utilizing the same design principles.
This 964 Jubilee is a late production example from the 1994 model year produced in November of 1993. Originally sold through Porsche Center Brescia, the first buyer traded the car in after just 4 months when it was purchased by the consignor who has owned the car ever since. The Jubilee was only offered in three colors from the factory and this example is finished in Polar Silver. Over the years, the car has received some paintwork but is a very honest, original car that shows just 75,421 km at the time of cataloging. In addition to the 911 Turbo flared fenders, the 964 Jubilee was also given the Turbo’s striking set of “Cup 1” wheels in a wider size to properly fill out the arches and give the car the desired, aggressive look.
The interior is fitted with supple black leather throughout including on the dashboard, door cards, and center console, which all presents in very good condition. 8-way power-adjustable seats have been optioned in the front as have both air conditioning and a power sunroof. One of the things that makes the 964 such a desirable car is that it really represents the intersection between the classic 911s of the past 30 years, paired with much of the newer technology that was beginning to filter into high end cars by the 1990s. Sitting in the driver’s seat, you may mistake the view in front of you for a 1975 Carrera, but then in looking down at the center console, you are availed with knobs to raise the rear wing or lock the diffs on the all wheel drive system- features which prior to the 964 had never been seen in a 911.
Sitting out behind the passengers is a 3.6 liter naturally aspirated flat 6, rated at 247 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque. Although in modern terms that doesn’t sound like much, it was enough to propel the 964 from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds and on to a top speed in excess of 160 mph. This is then run through a 5-speed manual transaxle with the power being sent to all four wheels. The all wheel drive system on this car was one of the most advanced systems of the era- utilizing 3 differentials, it was based on lessons learned from building the 959 supercar and is described as a simplified version of what was found in that car. Included with the car is the original books and service manual with stamps from a Porsche main dealer.
During the one year of production for this special model, only 911 examples were produced and they have become particularly desirable in recent years. The combination of the stunning Turbo flares and wheels, without the wing, creates a stunning silhouette and the revvy, naturally aspirated Flat-6 offers a great soundtrack for your drive. If you are on the hunt for a vintage 911 but want something off the beaten path, this 1 of 911 964 Jubilee fits the bill perfectly.