Warm temperatures approaching and 270 km/h with the top down in Porsche's last air-cooled convertible, call it the perfect summer storm.
There is a reason why the Porsche 993 is loved by enthusiasts and purists worldwide. After all, we are talking about one of the finest sports cars produced in the 1990s. Besides, it is the last air-cooled iteration of the marque. Six cylinders in a 3.6 litre boxer configuration, delivering 286bhp and the potential to reach 270km/h. Combined with the possibility to fold down the roof.
Porsche did a great job of maintaining the classic 911 design with the 993, while modernities such as an aluminium chassis and multilink suspension were added. A 20 mm wider wheelbase, an improved ABS system and perforated brake discs keep all that horsepower in line.
It was clear that there had to be another convertible version, as its predecessor (the 964) was being ordered as a cabriolet in 40 per cent of its sales. In the 993, too, the canvas top is fitted with an electrical mechanism that allows this German car to fold away its roof in 20 seconds.
This Porsche 993 dates from 1995, which means that the next owner does not have to worry about the often-failing alarm system that was used from '96 onwards. The car was brought from the US to the Netherlands in 2007, but no worries, the American bumpers have been neatly replaced with European ones. Aesthetically speaking, that's a pleasant thing. Especially in the colour Midnight Blue with the light interior.
Of course, the history is present, including a Carfax report that confirms the US history and mileage.
Is the 993 the pinnacle of the 911 range? Many think so. The 993 is not only so popular because it is the last of the air-cooled 911s, but also because the 993 combines a classic body with modern performance and driving characteristics. The best of both worlds.
Should we pick a Tiptronic? The purist might say "manual", but as a classic convertible, this would be the better choice.
The 993 remains a beautiful 911, also in terms of proportions. With only two previous owners, an odometer reading of 82,720 km (51,400 miles) and only some light chipping damage, this is a car that we can safely refer to as 'rare'.
This Porsche is factory equipped with:
A European rear bumper was fitted when the car was registered in the Netherlands.
This Porsche 911 (993) is in fine condition, with of course traces of use belonging to a car from 1995.
At the rear wheel arches and on the boot lid there is light chipping (yes, you read it right, as the boot lid of a 911 is on the nose)
On the left side of the driver's seat, there are visible traces of use
The maintenance has always been carried out in the Netherlands by a Porsche specialist or a Porsche dealer. The most important points from the recent maintenance history are:
February 12, 2021 - 51,012 miles - PSTG Porsche specialist - coolant cover replaced and engine compartment cleaned
December 29, 2016 - 49.685 miles - PSTG Porsche specialist - wishbone and handbrake cable replaced
December 30, 2015 - 48.668 miles - PSTG Porsche specialist - valve cover gasket, spark plug cables and electric motor roof replaced
Included with sale
Tailor-made car cover with Porsche logo
About the seller
The current (second) owner bought the 911 from a dealer in the States. She contacted the first owner herself because she was curious about the story behind the car and the reason for the sale. He turned out to be an enthusiast from Boston with several beauties in his garage. Despite owning it for 12 years, he only drove 26,680 miles with this one. After a long period of consideration, the 993 may go to a new owner this summer.
Seller - Annemarieke Sellertype - Private Location - Utrecht, Netherlands Chassis number - WP0CA2998SS340317 License plate - 27-XZ-ZX Year/date - February 01, 1995 Firstregistration - February 28, 1995 Mileage - 82,672 km (51,370 miles) Demonstrable - Yes, on the basis of documentation Warranty - No Body - Convertible Engine - 3.6 liter air-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine with 285 hp Drive - Rear-wheel drive Bak - Tiptronic automatic transmission Exterior - Midnight blue Interior - Grey Upholstery - Leather Smoking car - No Owners - 2 (including current) Owned since - November 2013 Tires - Continental Sport Contact 2 - 2015 - 6 mm all around
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