1996 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera

Cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1996
  • Mileage 
    35 000 mi / 56 328 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WP0ZZZ99ZTS330975
  • Engine number 
    63T04409
  • Lot number 
    55332
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- 1 of 129 UK-supplied cars fitted with the more powerful Varioram engine and six-speed manual transmission

- Warranted 35,000 miles from new and with its previous keeper for thirteen years

- Said to 'drive superbly as you would expect from such a nice, clean, low mileage example'

Notable as Porsche's last air-cooled 911 range, the 993-series was introduced in September 1993. A quantifiable improvement in terms of handling, ride quality and refinement, the newcomer featured a monocoque bodyshell that was some twenty percent stiffer than that of the outgoing 964 series plus more planted multi-link rear suspension. Further benefiting from power-assisted rack and pinion steering and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, the 993 was powered by a reworked 3.6 litre flat-six engine allied to six-speed manual or semi-automatic Tiptronic transmission. With some 272bhp and 243lbft of torque on tap, it was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and 167mph. Debuting in March 1994, the Cabriolet version boasted a specially reinforced windscreen and snug electrically-operated canvas hood. Updated alongside its coupe and targa siblings, the soft-top gained the improved Varioram powerplant for the 1996-model year (August 1995 onwards). Developing an extra 13bhp and 8lbft of torque thanks to its improved volumetric efficiency, the revised unit gave a small but welcome boost to performance. For many the last 'true' 911, the 993 made way for the water-cooled 996 in 1998.

Finished in Iris Blue with Grey Marble leather upholstery, this particular example is understood to be 1 of just 129 UK-supplied 993 Carrera Cabriolets to feature the more powerful Varioram engine and six-speed manual transmission. Warranted to have covered just 35,000 miles from new, the Porsche belonged to its previous keeper for thirteen years. Able to boast an electric hood with Dark Blue cover, wind deflector, Clarion CD player, four-spoke leather steering wheel, air-conditioning, headlight powerwash, hardback sports seats, 17-inch alloy wheels shod with four fresh Continental tyres, Porsche fitted carpet mats and electric windows, the 2+2-seater is said to `drive superbly as you would expect from such a nice, clean, low mileage example'. Offered for sale with extensive service history and fresh MOT certificate.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)