Lot 202 - 1998 Porsche 993 Turbo S
|Odometer reading||45,586 miles|
|Estimate||£250,000 - £300,000|
|Result||Sold - £279,000|
- One of only 26 right hand drive examples manufactured
- Two keys and the original book pack
- Recently serviced and expenditure with JZM costing £14,849
The Porsche 911 Turbo S was introduced as the first-ever model of its kind in 1997. A big step up over the standard 911 Turbo in terms of performance and price, the Turbo S was 50% more expensive than the Turbo and performance was not far off. Headlined by a 0–60 mph time of 3.6 seconds, the Turbo S could hit 100 mph from a standstill in 8.9 seconds, a half-second faster than the standard Turbo. All 345 examples of the 993 Turbo S were built by Porsche’s Exclusive department and included a number of unique features when compared to other 911s of their generation. The car sported yellow brake callipers, a unique rear spoiler, polished five-spoke Turbo S wheels, an Aerokit front spoiler, an air intake in the rear wings and four exhaust pipes at the rear. Inside, the 911 Turbo S received carbon-fibre trim to contrast the leather interior and to provide the type of luxury that customers had come to know and love from Porsche’s top-shelf models. Of those 345 cars, Porsche only built 26 examples of the 993 Turbo S to RHD specification, purchasing one from new was nigh on impossible unless you knew someone very well within a Porsche dealership. Demand far outweighed supply.
Originally registered on 1st August 1998, this beautifully presented 1998 C-25 Turbo S is one of only 26 in right hand drive and has been enjoyed by three former keepers who between them have covered just 45,586 miles. Finished in Guards Red with a stunning black leather interior, it was optioned from new with Automatic Brake Differential (ABD), Limited Slip Differential (LSD), Electric Sport Seats, Litronic headlights, onboard computer, premium sound package and the Interior Carbon Pack which combines leather and carbon on the door trims, steering wheel and handbrake lever. The 993 Turbo models are very collectable and the Turbo S even more so, particularly in this immaculate condition. Their rarity means that these cars seldom become available on the open market and to be expected, they always attract plenty of attention when they do. This delightful example is offered for sale with both sets of keys, the original book pack containing the manuals and service records and reams of invoices, together with a V5C registration document. This is a superb example of a highly desirable and increasingly rare Porsche 911/993 Turbo S.
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