1996 Porsche 911

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1996
  • Mileage 
    110 000 mi / 177 028 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Country VAT 
    PL
  • Chassis number 
    WP0CA2993TS340615
  • Lot number 
    8
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    285 PS / 210 kW / 282 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The third generation of the iconic Porsche 911, codenamed 993, is also the
last one powered by air-cooled engines. The first 993 rolled off the production
line in 1993. Basic design principles had remained unchanged, but the car
was substantially modified compared to the previous 964 generation. The 993
was traditionally powered by horizontally-opposed engines, least powerful of
which displaced 3,6 litres and developed 272 BHP. Its successor, codenamed
996, had a water-cooled engine and much less traditional styling, which was
heavily criticised by the experts and enthusiasts of the brand. This is the main
reason why this fabulous looking car, regarded by purists as the last true 911, is
so extremely desirable. It is also very versatile and offers a unique combination
of sports car performance and everyday usability.
It rolled off the production line in 1996 and came to Poland from the United
States to become a part of a bigger collection of cars made in Zuffenhausen.
It is distinguished by a hugely attractive colour combination – black on the
outside with a bright interior. Its exterior paint, despite 21 years of use, is still
faultless. The upholstery and trim on the inside are preserved in great condition.
Seat material shows no signs of wear and tear whatsoever.
The owner of this particular example decided to wrap the dashboard and the
top part of door panels in leather, which makes the interior even more elegant.
The roof cover is in a very good condition. All the electrical systems work faultlessly.
A Porsche equipped with a manual is a much more attractive alternative
to the ones fitted with a Tiptronic automatic gearbox, which are more frequently
represented on the Polish second-hand market. Bodywork and mechanics in
impeccable condition are a sign of a thoughtful and cautious ownership. Prior
to the auction the car underwent a thorough maintenance and is ready to
drive for the beginning of the convertible season. The stylish combination of an
open-top body style and rear-mounted engine offers a chance to experience
the very best a Porsche has to offer. Moreover, its remarkable state of repair
makes it a truly viable investment.