Euro/Rest of World Example
Sunroof Delete/Club Sport Look
Mostly 1-Owner Garage Find
Low Original Miles/Numbers Matching
VIN # WP0ZZZ91ZKS1xxxxx**
ENG# 63K01xxx (M930/20)**
TRANS# 1K02xxx (G50/00)**
21,400 Original Miles (34,500 kilometers)
Diamond Blue Metallic (697) on Black Leatherette with Porsche Lettering Cloth
G50 5-speed manual
Clean and Clear Montana Title
Mostly 1-Owner from New
Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Offered at $98,990
By the end of the 80’s, Porsche was winding down its longest running body production of the 911 to date. These cars were commonly referred to as G-bodies and were produced from 1974 to 1989 with minimal cosmetic changes. 1989 was the last year and was only a half-year of production as the all new 964 body was being introduced. As a result, only 3,500 coupes were built for the rest of the world. The U.S. got their own detuned version, however, the most desirable ones were the European/ROW (rest of world) examples with the M930/20 motor. These ROW cars made 231hp and 209 lb. ft. of torque due to the higher compression 10.3:1 motor. This was up about 14 hp and torque from their U.S. counterparts. Furthermore, these ROW models also got a better gear ratio G50 transmission. These cars were typically lighter thanks to fewer luxury options like sunroofs, leather interiors, etc. They received smaller bumpers as well as better ride height/stance. All in all, these cars were lighter, faster, handled better, and looked more aggressive.
This example was built on November 21st, 1998 and originally outfitted for German delivery. However, it was legally imported to Japan by Mitsuwa Motors. This company was the legal importer for all Porsche cars entering the Japanese market. It was ordered with the following factory options:
- Equipment for Germany
- Sport seats with electric height adjustment
- Rear wiper (not installed but parts included – see pic)
- Sport shock absorbers
- Air conditioning
- Pirelli tires
- Club Sport (CS) front bumper/valance (dealer installed)
- Carrera (CS) rear spoiler/tail (dealer installed)
- Special order Diamond Blue Metallic paint
- 16×7 and 16×8 Fuchs light allow wheels
It is clear that this car was custom ordered to be very similar looking and performing to the Club Sport (CS) introduced in 1987. Since most CS 911s were spoken for by 1988, a few clever customers custom ordered their ’89 G50 ROW Carreras with similar performance and color options.
The original owner was from Osaka, Japan area and drove the car lightly over the years. Eventually, it ended up stored in a garage for over a decade. It was recently found by a local Orange County, California enthusiast who decided to import it to the U.S. and begin a light refurbishment. Nearly $20,000 was invested on the following items:
- Polish paint and ceramic coat to protect from contaminants
- Major engine service including oil change, plugs, belts, etc.
- New brake rotors and pads as well as fluid flush
- Restored sport seats with correct NOS factory fabric (purchased last yards in world)
- Restored leather steering wheel and shift knob
- Restored original Fuchs wheels
- New OEM correct Pirelli P7 tires
- Complete A/C restoration by D&S Air (over $6,500 alone)
- New polyurethane bushings on front and rear suspension
- Brake fluid flush
We sold this Carrera for this owner last year to the current collector in Northern California. He has over a dozen 911s in his collection. Although he loves this example and has had a blast driving the Nor Cal twisties for the past couple thousand miles, he recently made a significant Porsche purchase and must make some room. Before he purchased the car, he sent a top NorCal Porsche mechanic down to our shop to go over the car. He found it to be in excellent condition. Since he bought the car, this same mechanic has just done a few minor services to keep it in tip top condition. These services included the following over the past 8 months:
- Oil service
- Brake booster
- Repair central locking system
- Remove cat bypass and install Fabspeed unit (see pics)
- Install OEM rear speakers
- Install original Blaupunkt Reno radio
- New front brake pads
- Replaced battery
- Brake fluid flush
- DME relay
Upon it coming back to us, we had our mechanic look over the car and tighten the front suspension.
This ROW Carrera looks fantastic and has a nice aggressive stance to it. The paint is spectacular with minimal signs of use. The original paint had issues with the clear coat, which was extremely common during that era. As a result, the entire car was repainted by a top expert while in Japan with the original owner. The work is spectacular and one can only tell through the slightly higher readings on the paint meter. The glass is mostly original. The windshield has been replaced with another correct Sigla glass. There are a few minor blemishes in the paint, but they are barely noticeable (see pics). The recently restored Fuchs are flawless and wrapped in correct Pirelli tires. They still have their correct factory valve stem braces (see pic). The brake pads and rotors are also near new.
The interior is equally as nice and looks extremely fresh. The recently restored sport seats look brand new. The original carpet and headliner also look new with hardly any signs of use. The door panels/pockets are in excellent condition with no typical sagging. The dash has no cracks and is perfect. All the gauges operate properly, including the clock. The exterior and interior lights all work properly. The rear fog-light has been removed some time ago as well as the front fog lights for the CS front bumper/spoiler. The radio and speakers were installed in Japan. A correct OEM Blaupunkt Reno has been installed and works great. The A/C blows ice cold as the whole system has been recently restored
This 911 drives fantastic. There is nothing quite like the tight feeling of a low-mile example. Furthermore, the Euro version painfully reminds us of what we are usually missing with our watered-down U.S. versions. The throttle response is amazing. It is so much quicker than typical G50 cars. The brakes are outstanding with no fading or pulling. They are quite easy to modulate and certainly inspire confidence when pushing deep into a corner. The handling is precise and nimble. It is balanced and very easy to drive at speed. The upgraded suspension bushings (although a bit squeaky at low speeds) provide improved handling, especially transferring power to the rear. The gearbox shifts so smooth with no slipping or grinding.
You still feel the early air-cooled roots in this 911, while also enjoying some more creature comforts. This Porsche would be welcome at your local PCA shows just as easily as it would be to use on distance vintage touring events.
This Porsche comes with its original owner’s manual/cover, Certificate of Authenticity, space saver spare, tool kit, German emergency triangle, and jack.
**Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud. All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.
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