1996 Porsche 911 / 993 Turbo

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1996
  • Mileage 
    76 400 mi / 122 954 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WP0ZZZ99ZVS370126
  • Engine number 
    61V00698
  • Lot number 
    55314
  • 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 277 UK-supplied, C16 specification cars

- Meticulously maintained and just 76,500 recorded miles

- Body, bumpers and brakes upgraded to 'S' specification

A quantifiable advance over its 964 predecessor in terms of handling, ride quality and drivetrain refinement, the 993 benefited from a 20% stiffer monocoque bodyshell and the adoption multi-link rear suspension. The work of Englishman Tony Hatter, its restyled bodywork remained faithful to the classic 911 silhouette but incorporated a more muscular stance with flared wheelarches, flatter-set headlights and advanced underbody aerodynamics. Introduced in 1995, the 993 Turbo was notable as the first forced induction 911 to feature four-wheel drive. Equipped with twin turbochargers, dual air-to-air intercoolers, electronic engine management, redesigned cylinder heads and strengthened internals, the newcomer's 3.6 litre flat-six engine developed a quoted 402bhp and 398lbft of torque. Period road testers had little difficulty in bettering Porsche's official performance figures (0-62mph in 4.5 seconds, 180mph top speed) and hailed the 993 Turbo as the fastest road legal machine to leave Zuffenhausen since the legendary 959 supercar. Visually distinguished from its lesser siblings by redesigned front / rear bumpers, widened rear wheelarches and a fixed rear wing housing the intercoolers, the model rode on special hollow spoke 18-inch alloys. Kept in check by four-wheel ventilated ABS disc brakes, the 2+2-seater offered a blend of speed, practicality and usability than no rival could match. Of the 6,676 993 Turbos made, just 277 are understood to have been UK-supplied, 'C16' specification cars.

Finished in Zenith Blue Metallic with Classic Grey leather interior, this particular C16 example boasts a number of factory options including: a sunroof, top tinted windscreen, lumbar support (right seat), automatic speed control, pleated upholstery, coloured Porsche crest wheel caps, stainless steel door entry guards and rear wing side vents etc. Said to have been 'meticulously maintained throughout its life', the Porsche has also had its body, bumpers and brakes upgraded to 'Turbo S' specification. Showing a modest 76,500 miles to its odometer, the Coupe has covered less than 2,000 miles since being treated to new turbochargers. Forming part of a private collection for the past four years, this highly desirable 993 Turbo is offered for sale with book pack (including stamped service book) and MOT certificate valid until May 2018.

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