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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera S

Extensive Porsche Exclusive Options Including Full Carbon Fiber Interior. One Owner Since 1998.

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Updated 04-12-2018

Price $85,000
VIN WPOAA299XVS322607
Exterior Color Glacier White
Interior Color Black Leather
Mileage 55000 Miles
Engine 3.6 Liter Air-Cooled Flat-Six no. *64V51255*
Transmission 4-Speed Tiptronic
Status Inventory
Stock FJ2208

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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera S Coupe
VIN WP0AA299XVS322607
Glacier White with Black Leather Interior

An instant classic, the 993 generation of the Porsche 911 is now highly sought after. As the last of the air-cooled 911s, they are the most developed of the original formula that first appeared in 1963. The layout of the instruments, the sheetmetal of the door, and the entire greenhouse is fundamentally unchanged from the original 911, and these cars have a feeling of solidity and craftsmanship that was not only missing from the 996 generation that replaced the 993, but is missing from almost every car made in the last 20 years.

Yet despite this old-world craftsmanship and the occasional sign that the fundamental architecture dates back to the 1960s, the 993 is impressively modern, even 25 years after its introduction. The sophisticated multilink rear suspension and massive rear tires make the rear placement of the engine a non-issue, while the twin plug 3.6 liter flat-6 is a torquey high-performance unit that is both tractable and full of character. The brakes, always a Porsche strong suit, are superb, and the gearbox is Porsche's robust 6-speed G50 unit. Sophisticated and high performing but also capturing the essence of the original 911, the 993 is the best of both worlds. 993s are true classics that can be driven and enjoyed daily in modern traffic.

The 993 was available in a variety of forms, with naturally-aspirated and turbocharged engines, rear and four wheel drive, wide and narrow bodies, and in open and closed forms. Among the most collectible variants, the Carrera S combined the clean profile and naturally-aspirated 3.6 liter twin plug flat six of the Carrera with the widened flares of the Twin Turbo. The Carrera S is an aggressive yet beautiful car with tremendous presence, and is the most sought-after and valuable naturally-aspirated 993 that was available in North America.

According to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this particular Carrera S was delivered from the factory with the widebody configuration and the following factory options:

US Emissions
Tiptronic Transmission
AM/FM Stereo with CD Player
Digital Sound Package
18” Wheels
Supple Leather
Carbon Fiber Package
Carbon Shifter & Brake Handle
Aluminum Instrument Dials
Stainless Steel Door Entrance Panels
Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes

The current owner purchased the car in 1998 with just 12,000 miles indicated on the odometer. Over the past 20 years of careful ownership, the dealer service log book shows proper servicing and miles, including Porsche service records from Calrsen Motor Cars the car was serviced with 48,867 miles including a $1,400.00 6 year service, $1,800 brake service with new discs and pads, and a $300.00 transmission service. With just 55,000 miles currently showing on the odometer, a 60,000 miles service was performed on the car recently.

Today, this Porsche presents beautifully with original factory Glacier White paint that is exceptionally well preserved and glossy throughout. The wide body offered with the S trim is particularly stunning, giving the car a clean and dynamic presence especially in Glacier White. The front bumper cap has been professionally repainted due to light rock chips and a small portion of the right rear fender properly blended in when the owner scuffed it against his motorcycle side bags while parking in his garage. There are two very small scratches located along the rear passenger fender lip and one on the front left fender lip. Other than these small items, the paintwork of this wonderfully maintained Porsche is difficult to fault. The body is in excellent condition showing excellent gaps and fit throughout. The lights and lenses are in very nice shape, as is the factory glass. The turbo twist wheels are similarly nice, with no major marks or curb rash.

The original interior shows beautifully overall, with minor wear to the supple leather on the driver’s seat, but very little other indicates of wear or age. The car has the full leather option, which includes door pulls, door pocket lids, and both upper and lower dashboard, all of which are in excellent order. The center console features the original radio and Tiptronic gearshift, along with the handsome and sporty carbon fiber treatment. The carpeting, headliner, and sun visors are all very nicely preserved. The dashboard, gorgeous instruments with optional aluminum faces, and center console are all in near new condition with all switches and functions operating as expected. The remaining interior surfaces are all uniformly crisp and near new in their presentation. The steering wheel with the unique carbon fiber inserts remains in very nice. The overall fit and finish of the interior is fresh, cohesive, and exhibits all the traits of a properly stored but enjoyably used car.

The engine compartment and trunk are both unmodified and in extraordinarily nice condition. The original engine is absolutely correct and tidy, offering more torque and power than the early 993 motors. The trunk is, once again, is in near new condition, presenting exceptionally fine original materials and factory finishes including the collapsible spare tire, proper black molded components, factory treated metal parts, and correct hardware.

The car starts instantly with the Tiptronic functioning smoothly and without hesitation, owing in part to the low miles, recent transmission service, and continual care afforded on this beautiful car. The motor provides a wonderful induction roar resulting in genuinely remarkable performance, even by modern standards. The world class suspension delivers that wonderfully-talkative 911 character, while the brakes offer a firm pedal and remain some the easiest to modulate and most intuitive ever fitted to a roadcar. The chassis is composed and tight, showing no evidence of structural compromise when inspecting the underside. The car comes with a complete set of factory books, owner’s manual, original keys, factory compressor, tool roll with tools, and factory jack. Documentation includes a copy of the Porsche COA and service receipts.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a low mileage, well maintained and very unusually optioned 993 Carrera S. Presented in exceptional cosmetic condition with one owner for the last 20 years, this Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe is ready for enjoyable touring, spirited driving, and genuine admiration as the last of the great air-cooled engineering performance and design marvels of the 20th century.

 


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