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.
The 1998 911 offered here is an amazing example of the normally aspirated, four-wheel-drive Carrera 4S, which shared the Turbo's chassis, brakes, and more aggressive-looking body. The Carrera 4S was ordered in the classic and desirable colour combination of Schwarz (black) with matching interior, and with numerous desirable Porsche options including the factory sunroof. Furthermore we have the Porsche Exclusive full leather dash, heated electric seats with lumbar support, Litronic headlamps, the Becker audio system and stainless steel exhaust tips... as can be seen on the label in the bonnet and service booklet.
The Porsche was first registered in Germany and was serviced by Porsche where it had been delivered new. By 2004 the car moved to Italy where it was serviced by Porsche as well. After ten years and around 40.000km the 2nd owner sold the car to a Belgian dealer where the current owner bought the car. From then on the car stayed with the same Belgian owner who kept it garaged under a car cover and rarely drove it. Its accompanying service book; invoices and Carpass show regular service throughout its life by Porsche dealerships in both Germany; Italy and Belgium and confirms its current mileage of just 110,000 km from new.
The car presents well throughout and is a lovely unmolested example of its breed. The car has had a light respray in the front but our visual checks and paint measurements show no traces of any accident. We decided to redo the respray to remove any stone chipping and meanwhile handled the typical weak spots below the windscreen and rear window. Because it had barely been driven we did also performed a major service on the car including all fluids; spark plugs, dual ignition, brakes and tires.
These early 4S models of the last air-cooled 911 have always enjoyed 'instant classic' status and have become increasingly sought-after. For many Porsche enthusiasts, the 993 remains the last "real" 911, retaining the original design and the famous boxer engine. This 993 4S is exceptional for its condition, its configuration, its exclusive options, and its low mileage of just 110.000km.
The car comes with its original pouch and books (including the stamped service book); tool kit, spare tire and compressor and Porsche Car Cover. The original radio code, key card as well as the three original keys are still here!
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. This extremely well preserved and unmolested example is ready for its next custodian; and would be a great acquisition for any Porsche fan; being first time buyer or collector.
The car currently has Belgian registration.