PORSCHE 993 CARRERA S (1997)

£79,995
 
 

VEHICLE DETAILS

Make / Model: 993

Variant: Carrera S

Colour: Arena Red

Year: 1997

Mileage: 63189

Engine Size: 3.6

Transmission: Tiptronic

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION

The Carrera S models were launched for the 1996 model year and featured the powerful 285bhp Varioram engine, they were fitted with the wide body of the Turbo model together with a lowered chassis which gave them a very aggressive stance.

It has often been quoted that the 993 was the car that nearly broke Porsche financially because it was over engineered and expensive to produce. Today that translates into the most extensively developed air-cooled cars produced by the factory and built to last.

The 993 C2S is arguably the most desirable of the normally aspirated 993’s and was available with manual or switchable Tiptronic transmission, with the later being more popular when new. Purists will argue that these cars should have a manual gearbox, but anyone who lives inside the M25 will definitely find this car more appealing. The switchable gearbox operated from the steering wheel allows for spirited driving when allowed, whilst the fully automatic mode suits more typical driving found on your average city ring road at rush hour.

When you first set eyes on this example, you will see it certainly looks well for its years and still in excellent condition, being free from the rattles and squeaks that trouble later mass-produced cars. It has been meticulously maintained predominantly by OPCs throughout its life and fitted with the Blaupunkt Bremen SQR 46 dab radio with Bluetooth capabilities.

This example was supplied and registered on the 1st of January 1997 from Lancaster Bow, London. Finished in Arena Red metallic with Marble Grey interior, it was specified from new as a UK C16 RHD and also came with a list of desirable factory fitted options listed below.

  • 020: Speedometer with two scales mph-km/h
  • 033: Lowered vehicle
  • 197: Stronger Battery
  • 219: Differential
  • 249: Tiptronic transmission
  • 288: Headlamp washer
  • 335: Automatic seat belt, 3 point rear
  • 338: Rear wheel drive
  • 408: 18-inch Techno wheel
  • 423: Holder for cassettes and coins
  • 425: Rear window wiper
  • 432: Steering wheel with Tiptronic control
  • 437: Comfort seat, left electrically adjustable
  • 438: Comfort seat, right electrically adjustable
  • 445: Silver wheel centres with full colour Porsche crest
  • 455: Anti-theft device for wheels
  • 534: Theft security system
  • 567: Windscreen tinted, upper part darker coloured
  • 573: Air conditioner
  • 599: Roof cover moulding
  • 650: Electrical sliding roof
  • 659: Onboard computer
  • 975: Luggage compartment lining with velour carpet
  • Service History:

  • 25.03.98 – 4645 miles, OPC
  • 05.10.98 – 11,194 miles, OPC
  • 03.09.99 – 21041 miles, OPC
  • 30.05.00 – 23,994 miles, Dick Lovett LTD
  • 23.05.01 – 27,396 miles, Dick Lovett LTD
  • 08.06.02 – 31,308 miles, Dick Lovett LTD
  • 13.06.03 – 34,696 miles, OPC
  • 10.07.04 – 37,510 miles, OPC
  • 12.07.05 – 39,568 miles, OPC
  • 21.07.06 – 41,019 miles OPC
  • 03.08.07 – 43,098 miles, OPC
  • 15.01.10 – 49,237 miles, Carrera Engineering & Motorsport
  • 11.11.11 – 52,408 miles, Carrera Engineering & Motorsport
  • 04.07.13 – 54,873 miles, Carrera Engineering & Motorsport
  • 03.08.15 – 56,875 miles, Carrera Engineering & Motorsport
  • 28.06.16 – 57,121 miles, Pie Performance
  • 28.06.17 – 58,880 miles, OPC
  • 04.11.20 – 62,796 miles, Carrera Engineering & Motorsport
  • 01.10.21 – 63,066 miles, Paul Stephens Specialist in Porsche
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