were fitted with one of 2 different types of jack:

  • the later “scissor” jack -as seen on the left side of the above image
  • the crank handle jack introduced for the 928 per the right side above.

The crank handle jack was used for 928 Porsches from late seventies until late eighties and the scissor jack was used for Porsche models after that - including Boxster, 993 and 996. 911s prior to the 964 Carrerea 2 and Carrerea 4 had the 3/4” square section tubing welded below the rocker which acted as a recepticle for the square cast iron tongue of the 911 crank handle jacks. It appears thatthe early 964s had the crank handle jacks and that somewhere amid the production run of the the jacks changed to the scissor jack in use at least up until the 996 models.

I am working to establish at what point the was fitted with the later jack by canvassing registry members. When (if) I get a definitive answer ... I will update this page of the site.

Crank Handle Jack

Here's a  picture for those of you who don't know ...

The crank handle jack came in its own small custom designed cloth bag - made from the same material as the trunk carpet and held together with two velcro straps. This almost triangular package was kept in place in the front trunk between the spare tyre and the forward bulkhead by a small plastic “shield”. When looking down into the front trunk, if you lift the trunk floor carpet and look just forward of the space-saver spare wheel on the drivers side near the battery, you should see the jack tucked safely behind its shield.


Like a robotic butterfly chrysalis emerging from its velcro sealed pupa ...

OK ... well maybe not a butterfly ...
... maybe I
should give decaf a try.

Note the tiny image of a 928 ...
and text identifying intended vehicle usage for 928/911/968.

The other label - for those of you who are wondering what you should NEVER do ...
if your
is jacked-up ...

The other side of the jack is label free and bears only the part casting number

Close up of the crank handle jack casting number

Scissor Jack

Here's a  picture for those of you who don't know ...

The utilized jacking points similar to the 928 in design. Under the car each of the reinforced jacking plates had an elliptical hole in them into which the small dome on the top of the jack fitted perfectly. The intent of this set up was to provide further positive engagement making the jack easier to locate correctly under the car and to reduce the chance of a car slipping off the jack.

This particular unit shows evidence of use at some point -
note the displaced metal on the loaded side of the hole into which the handle is inserted.

On the label the intended vehicle usage is specified as being Carrera 2/4 and 944, 944 Turbo

An image of the 964 Carrera2/4 and the 944 is clearly shown on the label

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