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1996 Porsche 993 Carrera Coupe
VIN – WP0AA2992TS322825
Engine Number - *64704585*
Exterior Color – Grand Prix White
Interior Color – Cashmere and Black partial leather
Engine – 3.6 Liter air-cooled 6-cylinder
Transmission – 6-speed manual
Current Miles – 55,013 miles
Current Owner – Purchased in 2009 with 51,154 miles
Miles driven under current ownership – 4,000 miles
Highlights for this car
Exceptionally nice 993 with 6-speed manual and great colors
Low mile California delivery car under current ownership since 2009
Original paint and engine
The last of the air-cooled 911s, the 993 represents the most refined iteration of the original Porsche formula that first appeared in 1963. The instrument layout, body design, and signature greenhouse are thematically unchanged from the original 911, blending the essence of the original Porsche with the finest in modern technology. The final Carrera model combined the clean 911 profile paired with the naturally-aspirated 3.6 liter twin plug flat six and manual transmission
In addition to the heritage architecture and bespoke craftsmanship offered in the 993, it is impressively modern and capable, even 25 years after its introduction. The sophisticated multilink rear suspension and massive rear tires deliver fantastic grip and spirited acceleration. The twin plug 3.6 liter flat-6 offers torquey high-performance power resulting in a very tractable car without sacrificing the most desirable traits of the original 911. The brakes, always a Porsche strong suit, are superb, and the robust 6-speed Porsche gearbox continues to delight drivers who prefer the manual gearbox over electronic paddles. Sophisticated and high performing, capturing the essence of the original 911, the 993 is the best of both worlds.
According to the factory option code sticker in the owner’s manual, the matching sticker under the hood, and a copy of the window sticker, this Carrera Coupe was delivered with the following options:
CO2 – Catalytic Converter (US Emissions)
233 – Internal production code (change of tyre manufacturer on production line)
398 – 17” wheels with Cup Design Rims
437 – Full Power Comfort Seat Left
438 – Full Power Comfort Seat Right
445 – Silver Wheel Trim with Colored Coat of Arms
454 – Automatic Speed Control
650 – Sunroof
688 – Blaupunkt Boston AM/FM CD Player Radio
Porsche Floor Mats - Cashmere
According to records accompanying the car and a copy of the current Carfax, this car was sold by Porsche dealer #255 in Rancho Mirage, CA with 59 miles indicated on the odometer on January 29, 1997. According to service entries logged in the maintenance book accompanying the car, the car was given a 30k service November 16, 2000, with 31,072 miles. At that time the car remained in California with the third owner when all hydraulic lifters were replaced, the engine was compression tested, and other details tended to. Service records with the car show consistent and regular maintenance including a new fuel pump in 2002, when the car moved to the fourth owner in Hawaii. During this same year the car was further serviced with additional work performed on the engine at 36,000 miles including new hydraulic lifters and a new rocker arm shaft. By late 2003, the car transferred to the next owner who continued regular services through 45,000 miles. By 2009 the car had been relocated back to California showing 51,554 miles where it has remained under current ownership. In 2009, the tensioner covers, and lower valve covers were resealed. Additional invoices for service and oil changes continue through the most recent service records including:
54,875 miles - October 2017 – New Michelin Tires
May 2020 – New battery installed
54,923 miles - December 2020 – General service and keys reprogrammed
54,968 miles - June 2021 – Immobilizer tune up performed on ECU, front lift support cylinders replaced, rear decklid cylinders replaced, new AC compressor drive belt replaced, oil and filter changed.
Today, this Porsche presents in excellent cosmetic condition with original factory Grand Prix White paint that is exceptionally well preserved and glossy throughout. A digital paint meter has been used to show the original finishes throughout the body returning single digit numbers which are consistent with factory applied paint. The condition is further supported by a clean Carfax free from accident reports. Both the front and rear bumper caps are in excellent condition showing little to no road wear. The body is in excellent condition showing excellent factory door, trunk, and hood gaps, exceptional fit along the front and rear bumpers, and beautiful trim, clear lenses, and clean, clear glass. The windshield is marked with Sigla imprinting, while all side glass has Sekurit markings. The optional Porsche wheels are in very nice condition along with the Michelin Pilot Sport tires which show plenty of tread remaining, having been purchased in 2017, showing date codes also from 2017.
The original interior shows beautifully, particularly the Cashmere leather seats which remain supple to the touch and show only minor evidence of use, primarily to the driver’s seat. The door panels, including door sills and door pockets are all in very nice condition. The carpeting, headliner, and sun visors are all very nicely preserved. The dashboard, clear contrasting instruments and center console are all in excellent condition. The interior surfaces are all uniformly settled but still very well-preserved despite the passage of more than 25 years. Even the steering wheel remains in very good condition.
The engine compartment and trunk are both tidy and remain as originally built with correct factory finishes and proper spec. service replacements installed as needed. The original engine is correct and properly maintained retaining correct Porsche parts, intake assembly, and manufacturer stamps, stickers, and labels. The front storage area retains the original materials and factory finishes including the collapsible spare tire, proper black molded components, factory treated metal parts, and newer battery which was installed in 2020.
The car starts instantly and has a great exhaust note. The motor provides a wonderful induction roar when pressed into service delivering genuinely remarkable performance, even when compared against higher horsepower cars of later build. The world class suspension offers unparalleled 911 character, while the disc brakes are backed by a firm pedal and remain easy to modulate even for a road car. The chassis is composed, tight, and authentic, showing no evidence of structural compromise when inspecting the underside which reveals finishes and condition consistent with the clean Carfax and care offered by current and previous owners.
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a well-maintained and handsomely optioned Porsche Carrera. Representing one of their most desirable road cars from the past three decades, this Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe is ready for enjoyable touring, spirited driving, and genuine admiration as the last of the great air-cooled engineering performance gems of the 20th century.
Items Included with the Car
The owner’s manual and leather pouch, a copy of the window sticker, a tool roll with tools, tire jack, factory air compressor, battery tender, copies of service records dating back to 2000, and a spare matching Porsche branded cashmere floor mat.
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