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1996 Porsche 993 Turbo PHOTOGRAPHY BY Bill Pack
Estimate: $185,000 - $195,000 USD
SOLD: $187,000 USD
  • 1996
  • Porsche
  • 993 Turbo
  • WP0AC2991TS375817
  • Guards Red
  • Cashmere
  • 6-speed manual
  • 7626 miles
  • 408BHP twin turbo
  • All wheel drive
  • Limited slip differential

Hand built and air cooled

This 1996 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo is regarded as the last of the purist 911 series cars. Considered by many to be the ‘King of 911s,’ it was released to the world in 1993, debuting in the USA in 1995. Introducing for the first time a 6-speed manual transmission, coupled with a 3.8L twin turbo motor, producing 408HP. To harness this performance, Porsche engineers delivered an all-new permanent four-wheel drive system, and comparisons to the Porsche 959 were almost immediate. Penned by Englishman Toni Hatter, this design retains much of the architecture of the outgoing 964; the classic roofline and doors seen here make their last appearance on this car.

This Car's History

This car arrives to the market from a single-family ownership, having covered 7626 miles it is as close to new as you could imagine. The car is as it left the factory, with only the exception of a Fabspeed sports exhaust system having been added. All tools, books, keys and documents are present.

Market Trend

The Porsche market has for some time been a close second to the Ferrari market; steep rises in values across the board have made way to gentler gains, collectors and investment-driven buyers alike preferring to buy only the best. This 993 enters the market, ticking the wish-list investment criteria; perfect history, meticulous stewardship and extremely low mileage of 7626. This car is flawless, quite possibly the best example worldwide.

Summary

The Porsche ads of the era said it best: “it’s either an expensive sports car or a very reasonable race car.” History has already been written and describes in broad terms how the 993 is a perfect example of a ‘modern classic.’ This iteration of 911 sits firmly at a pivotal point on the narrative arc of the world’s most iconic production sports car. The 993 is the purist’s holy grail.

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