This stunning 993 comes from the first years of production of the last air-cooled 911's. Manufactured at Zuffenhausen as a ROW market Carrera Cabriolet, the new Porsche was delivered in Germany to the first owner in March of 1995. Finished in Polar Silver Metallic over a Midnight Blue partial leather interior, besides the optional color the car was delivered with the Turbo hardback Sport seats, seat heating, a wind deflector and airconditioning.
Being an early European manual gearbox car, this car has the rare and beloved G50/21 short ratio gearbox, offering a 0-100km/h in 7.0 seconds instead of 8.6seconds!
The previous owners used the car quite frequently in their years of ownership but regular service and maintenance are proven by the records. Besides the wheels (an entirely reversible modification), the car is entirely as produced in Stuttgart. Despite the higher mileage, only very light signs of use can be seen on the interior; a testimony to the car's careful owners and the quality of these fine cars. The car was renovated and was dismantled before receiving a new layer of paint. When inspected by us, the car was found to read evenly across all surfaces when checked with a paint meter.
Today the car shows incredibly well and one would believe it had 200.000km less on the odo! Complete with its original books, manuals (even the original German buying guide is available!), tools, jack, tire inflation pump, both sets of keys and a heap of receipts documenting its service history, this classic 993 Cabriolet is surely one not to be missed and well worth extra consideration. A very nice convertible Porsche which is very much 'en vogue' these days.
Sold on behalf of the client.
The PORSCHE 993
An important landmark in the Porsche 911's continuing development arrived for 1994 with introduction of the Type 993, destined to be the last to use the air-cooled engine that had been a distinguishing feature of the 911 since its introduction 30 years previously. Over the years the 911 had received numerous aerodynamic and safety-inspired add-ons, diluting the purity of the original form; the Type 993's arrival marked a return to basic principles, being recognizably a 911 but one in which all functions had been harmoniously integrated in a truly outstanding example of modern automotive styling. A Cabriolet and Coupe version was offered, all powered by the latest 3.6-litre version of Porsche's perennial flat-six engine. The Type 993 is today regarded as a highly collectible classic.