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    Midnight Blue Metallic
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    Marble Grey
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The 993 was the final generation of air-cooled 911s, and as such will always have a special place in the affections of Porsche enthusiasts. It is also widely said to be the last of the 911s that were built whilst engineering integrity overruled accounting pressures at Porsche. Twenty years on, it still looks modern - a truly timeless design. The 993 was launched in the autumn of 1994 and was claimed to be 80% new. The bodywork was altogether more curvaceous, with a number of new panels and the overall look was much smoother and more integrated. Importantly, this new style was still every inch a 911 in the traditional manner, with the profiles of the doors and rear quarter windows remaining unchanged from earlier models.

The biggest change under the skin was the new multi-link rear suspension, giving greater driver confidence, less road noise and excellent ride quality. Designed to give a level of passive rear-wheel steering (the 'Weissach effect'), thus controlling the way the suspension behaved under cornering, braking and acceleration, it transformed the 911. It was also the first 911 to be equipped with power steering and an advanced ABS system. The 993 uses essentially the same 3.6-litre engine as the 964, mated to a development of the worthy G50 gearbox, but now with six forward gears. Whereas the Porsche 964 produced 247 bhp, the 993 from 1995 produced 272bhp enabling a top speed of over 150mph and acceleration to match.

The car seen here is a UK right-hand drive, 1995 993 C2 coupé with a manual gearbox. This all-original car has covered just 32,936 miles.  It was delivered new on the 28th June 1995 via Dick Lovett Porsche Centre (Swindon) displaying registration M289 DMW.  It comes with its fully complete Porsche book pack (as supplied when new), including its master key.  Also present is a copy of the 'new car consignment note', showing the car's full specification and options.  It confirms it as a 1995 model year 911 Carrera Coupe (993331) plus all the details as per the current V5.  The car was ordered in Midnight Blue Metallic (F8F8) with a Marble Grey / Midnight Blue Leatherette (SF) interior.  Its options choices included a lowered chassis front & rear (033), sport bucket seats (373 & 374), 'New Cup Design' alloy wheels (398), a rear wiper (425), top tinted windscreen (567), sunroof (650) and Midnight Blue carpets (1693).

It's very comprehensive history file shows a fully stamped up service book (all from Porsche Centres: Dick Lovett, Lancaster, Evans Halshaw and Solihull), numerous invoices for maintenance and a series of seven old MoT certificates (helping to verify the mileage). 

The low mileage is attributed to a previous owner buying the car and not having the chance to drive it and the car was stored well but was effectively unused from August 2003 until May 2014.  Its MoT certificate in 2003 shows a mileage of 29,180, whilst the MoT certificate in 2014 shows 29,340 miles.  The car covered just 160 miles in 11 years!  Upon buying the car, our vendor set about having the car recommissioned and fully serviced.  He replaced perishable items such as gaskets, tyres and wiper blades, but also took it to Porsche Centre Solihull for a full health-check and a comprehensive service (at 32,370 miles).  The car required little real work, as it was in such good condition, but was refreshed and made fully fit for the road again.

This car is surely one of the most original and least used 993s available today.  The 993-series 911 is regarded by many as a true modern classic, offering genuine usability but still with a real and important place in the history of Porsche's most famous model. This example is very worthy of the expression 'best-of-breed' and is ready to be enjoyed and appreciated. 

**(The vendor is in the process of removing a cherished plate from the car with the DVLA issuing a date-correct registration in due course)**



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