Photography by Mike Crawat
It’s clear, by any measure, that the Porsche 911 carries a distinctive draw; car enthusiasts of all walks have found themselves enamored by its truly one-of-a-kind looks, characteristics, and drivability. After all, even I will say, it is the definitive sports car of sports cars. Alex von Ostrowski shares a similar level of enthusiasm: following a hiatus from cars as a whole, it was the 911 that brought him back into the fray.
Mark Tingey’s ’89 911 Carrera 4 clearly has a lot of draw. Its white-on-white styling nestles it comfortably somewhere in between the 80s and 90s, and its perfect paint, stature, and presence command a bit of respect. Catering a bit to all tastes but the bland, it’s a 964 we can all happily envision in our own garage. In fact, Mark’s story with this 911 began just that way.
The story began in a barn nestled in the Northern California countryside. Amidst the fervor surrounding Porsches this year, Dorian Valenzuela, of DV Mechanics, uncovered a Porsche 964 that had been parked, unloved for years, and remained undiscovered by the droves of eager Porsche buyers. In a previous life, the 964 was a dedicated track car. It’s interior had been stripped to house a cage, and trackside repairs and modifications left it in a pieced-together state.
Photography by Jordan Unternaher
It’s undeniable that Porsche’s 964 is 2014’s go-to car. We’ve seen several jaw-dropping examples here on the pages of StanceWorks alone, and we’ve only scratched the surface – the 964 has found itself as the chassis of choice for many of the year’s best looking builds, all emphasizing a return to cleanliness, modesty, and continuity.
Photos by Bart Vandeperre
The Porsche 964 holds its own in a unique position in the automotive world. Amongst the hundreds of feature-car owners from the pages of StanceWorks, the 964 is a recurring favorite between them. Seen by many as the last bastion of attainable icons, the 964 is quickly making a rise in popularity within our niche of the car community.