Lot 230 - 1994 Porsche 911/993 Carrera C2
|Odometer reading||114,100 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
The Porsche 993 is the company's internal name for the version of the 911 model manufactured and sold between late 1993 and early 1998, replacing the 964, the discontinuation marked the end of air-cooled Porsches. Like previous and future generations of the Porsche 911, there were several variants of the car manufactured, varying in body style, drive-trains, and equipment. The external design of the 993, penned by Englishman Toni Hatter, used the basic bodyshell architecture of the 964 but with different external panels, wheel arches with a more accentuated flare and a smoother front and rear bumper design together with an enlarged retractable rear wing and teardrop mirrors. The Carrera was available in two and four-wheel drive versions. It was equipped with the naturally aspirated 3.6 litre, M64 engine further developed from the 964 and combined with a new dual-flow exhaust system now incorporating two catalytic converters. However among enthusiasts, to differentiate between the rear-wheel and all-wheel drive variants of the 993 Carrera they were (and still are) commonly referred to as 'C2' and 'C4', respectively.
This 911 Carrera Tiptronic was originally registered 1st December 1994 and presents in excellent order throughout. However it must be noted that in July 2010 the car was recorded by HPI as being a 'category C insurance loss', defined as 'vehicle extensively damaged but repairable-insurer decided not to repair'. The current vendor is meticulous in his attention to detail and on our demonstration it was hard to find fault with D5 DHC. The Iris Blue coachwork is virtually unmarked as is the marble leather trim. A comprehensive history file accompanies the Carrera with confirmation of an engine and gearbox re-build in 2004 by GCS Engineering in Horsham, it has covered approximately 14,000 miles since. The history file also contains a number of invoice from AFN in Reading and confirms how well maintained this 911 has been throughout its 20 years on the road. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 14th May 2015 (no advisories). Personal inspection is highly recommended on this outstanding Porsche, the previous history has been taken into account by a very realistic estimate.