Lot 152 - 1995 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera 2
|Odometer reading||109,384 miles|
|Result||Sold - £43,016|
The 993 generation of the Porsche 911 was the final iteration of more than 30 years of development on the iconic air-cooled flat-six engine, for which the 911 is so famous. The 993 drove just as well as it looked, being the first 911 with a modern multi-link rear suspension and a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. With these features, the 993 was able to reach 0-60mph times of around five seconds, and a top speed of around 170mph. The 993 was known for its unique style and design. It featured all-new headlights that were integrated into the body, giving it a more modern look. It also featured a curved windshield and a redesigned rear spoiler, which improved both aerodynamics and aesthetics.
This particular example is described by aficionados as the one to have; a manual gearbox, Carrera 2, coupé. The car is presented in Polar Silver with a dark blue leather interior, a classy combination for a Porsche. The car was fully resprayed in 2015, costing £5,500. The interior presents well, with some room for improvement. Quite impressively, this 911 has only had two true owners from new and has been in our vendors family since 1997, with the third owner being the second owner’s son, who has the job of finding the car a new home.
The car was fitted with a new clutch in 2017. At the time, the engine was removed, the rocker covers were replaced, as were the spark plugs and leads. In 2019, the car was treated to new front and rear brake discs and pads, as well as a reconditioned steering rack. The car was given an oil and filter change in February 2023. The Porsche factory option sticker is still present under the bonnet, showing option codes 033 (lowered suspension), 373 & 374 (Electric sport seats), 398 (17” wheels), 425 (rear wiper), 567 (top tinted windscreen) and 650 (sunroof).
With values of 993’s rapidly increasing over the past few years, it has become hard to find a sensibly priced manual Carrera 2. This car provides the opportunity to buy into the world of air-cooled Porsche ownership during the 75th anniversary year for Porsche and the 60th anniversary year of the 911, at a great price point compared to those on the open market.
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