Marking the end of the water-cooled era of Porsche 911, the 993-generation replaced the outgoing 964-generation in 1994 and remained in production through 1998. Boasting the wider bodywork of the Turbo with a naturally aspirated engine and four-wheel drive, the Carrera 4S hit a sweet spot with many enthusiasts, benefitting from the 285-hp Carrera S engine along with the added practicality and confidence of four-wheel drive.
Delivered new in France on the 12th of april 1996 at Parisian Dealership, this car is originally finished in Black paint over a matching Black full-leather interior. This 993-generation Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé was originally outfitted with a sunroof, Becker radio with six-disc CD changer, and pleated leather front and rear seats. What is more, the car offered is equipped with a manual gearbox.
Sold new through Porsche France in 1996, the car has called France home ever since. Its accompanying service book shows regular service throughout its life by Porsche dealerships in both France and Belgium and confirms its current mileage of just under 125,000 km from new. The car presents well throughout and is a lovely example of its breed. Connoisseurs immediately notice the spoiler of a Carrera 2S; this was ordered additionally by the then owner during the major service in 2003.
Now classified by many enthusiasts as a modern-day collectible, these cars offer the perfect balance between the original, air-cooled 911 ethos and modern practicality.
Representing the end of an era for the 911, the 993-generation is considered to be one of the most desirable variants of the model and has achieved exceptional collectible status not only for its place in Porsche history, but for its overall reliability and usability. While the high-horsepower models are often found preserved in collections, the slightly more pedestrian models were generally put into regular use by their first owners. Today, two decades after production officially ended, finding a low-mileage and well-preserved Carrera S or 4S can be difficult. As such, this C4S warrants serious attention.