1997 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera


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Guide price: £45000 - £50000.  
- UK-supplied (C16) on 29th April 1997 with 6-speed manual gearbox, to the first of three owners
- Porsche main dealer service history and recent works by Precision Porsche of £3,000 in 2017
- Presenting well today in Midnight Blue (L3AZ) with grey leather interior and black dashboard (PJ)
- 52,872 miles at the time of consignment and a lovely history file
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 model was launched in the autumn of 1994 and was claimed by the company to be significantly different (80% new they said) from the 964. 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. August 1995 heralded the introduction of the 'Varioram' induction system, helping to boost power to 285bhp, and enabling a top speed close to 170mph with acceleration to match.UK-supplied on the 29th April 1997 to the first of just three owners, this splendid manual Cabriolet has covered some 52,875 miles. The history file is bursting with Porsche main dealers and specialist receipts although the service book was lost by the previous owner. The most recent works include a full service by Porsche Centre Swindon on the 10th November 2017 at 52,689 miles with Precision Porsche of Uckfield retained for brakes and suspension works. These works included new springs, brake disks and pads.