Lot 119 - 1996 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera S
|Odometer reading||78,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £65,656|
- One of 251 manual U.K. right hand drive cars
- Desirable Arena Red metallic
- Factory sunroof
The iconic ‘993’ generation of the Porsche 911 was introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the 964 and was built until 1998. Regarded by many as the pinnacle of the 911 family, the 993 was the final incarnation of the tried and tested air-cooled flat-six approach, thus benefitted from thirty years of development. It was offered in a number of guises and specifications during its production life including two and four wheel drive trains, known as Carrera and Carrera 4 respectively. The 993 was the first generation 911 to have standard six-speed manual transmission and, to this day, the manual examples are seen as more desirable compared to those with the then new Tiptronic automatic transmission, given their fabulous driving performance.
This particular example is one of just 251 U.K. supplied cars, fitted with the highly sought-after six-speed manual gearbox. Fresh from a recent £3,000 service with Chelsea Carrera, the car is ready to be enjoyed at Porsche 75th anniversary celebrations this year and beyond. The Arena Red metallic paintwork presents very well, with only minimal stone chips on the front end and some ‘roadrash’ on the front inner wheel arches. The car is largely unmodified, with the only changes being the Gemballa steering wheel and instruments. The presence of a rear wing switch in the cabin might suggest that the Turbo rear wing was fitted aftermarket, but it is surely a very welcome addition.
In 1998, the car did undergo some minor front end repairs on the front right corner. The car was recorded as a category D at the time but was re-inspected and moved to “Condition Inspected”, now showing as completely clear on an HPI report.
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