1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4 Coupe 6-Speed

Now available for auction is this 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4 Coupe finished in Black over a Classic Grey partial leather interior.  This 1995 example was sold new from Rietzl Porsche Audi of Norwell, Massachusetts, and has had only one registered owner since.  Factory equipment includes an 8-way electrically operated driver’s seat, cruise control, a sunroof, and 6-speed manual transmission sending power to all four wheels.  Showing approximately 79k miles on the odometer, this 993 Carrera 4 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of South Carolina.

This 993 comes finished in Black (L741) and rides on 17” Cup 2 wheels fitted with “Carrera 4” logo center caps and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires.  Designed by Tony Hatter, the 993 differs from its predecessor with rounder front and rear ends, a larger retractable rear spoiler, broader wheel arches, and flatter front fenders with new ellipsoid headlights.  The Carrera 4 can be identified by its Titanium-color brake calipers and rear model designation.  A comprehensive two-day paint correction process was recently completed and the seller reports some minor imperfections in the finish including a few stone chips on the hood.  Detailed images are provided in the galley along with a clean CARFAX report.

Inside, this 993 sports a Classic Grey (TT) partial leather interior with an 8-way power-operated driver’s seat, sunroof, cruise control, an Eclipse stereo, and vintage K40 radar detector system.  Some wear is depicted on the shift knob and driver seat bolsters, and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.  The factory specifications label on the underside of the hood lists the following equipment codes:

  • 437 – 8-Way Electrical Seat, Left
  • 454 – Cruise Control
  • 650 – Sunroof 
  • 694 – CD-Radio Alpine

The 993 carried over the air-cooled 3.6L flat-six engine from its predecessor, with updates including lighter connecting rods and pistons, larger valves and intake passages, a new mass airflow meter, and a dual-flow exhaust system.  As much as 272 HP and 243 lb.-ft of torque are sent to all four wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, while stopping power is handled by fixed 4-piston aluminum brake calipers paired with ventilated and cross-drilled rotors front and rear. Images of the undercarriage are provided in the gallery and the seller has supplied an invoice for a recent service including a new distributor belt, motor mounts, spark plugs, and brake fluid flush. 

This sale will include a set of two keys, the original owner's manuals, sales literature, wheel lock key, spare tire, jack, touchup paint, and a clean title. Any ideal choice for any air-cooled driving enthusiast, this 6-speed 993 Carrera 4 is just waiting to be enjoyed. 

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Comments (23)

  • CartBeforeHorse (seller) 9 hours, 6 minutesago

    It’s fine to ask the question however it’s just speculation that the car was ever “stored”.

    I think it’s more likely the car was hovering just below 80K miles during a period of significant financial appreciation in 993s and was therefore (sadly) sparingly used. I believe the previous owner was waiting to see what would happen in this market and while it’s sad he didn’t enjoy the car his speculation likely paid off when he sold the car.

    I’ve sold other cars for the current owner of this 993 that he only drove less than 200 miles in 4 years. It’s a rather common event for people who have collections exceeding 20 cars.

    Of course, I’m speculating too which is all we can do.

    What we know is:

    1. The car ran, stopped, steered like a scalded beast up and down the mountain….demonstrated in the driving video. No signs of any mechanical malfunction…just glorious Porsche witchcraft .

    2. The car is not leaking as would be the primary concern from a period of storage with absolutely no use.

  • 1969911Ss (registered bidder) 9 hours, 29 minutesago

    anyone have any experience with maintenance on one of these once they start be driven again after a long storage?

  • CartBeforeHorse (seller) 1 day, 11 hoursago

    Hello all. The 993 owner took offense to my criticism of his engine bay filth and he has done a little cleanup. I’ve sent the photos and a few more interior photos to PCar for posting.
    It occurred to me to point out however that the engine bay was dirty but the underside is free of oil deposits. I think this helps to answer the question about potential leaks. The car was in my possession for 2 days and didn’t leave a trace of oil here.
    Thanks bidders!

  • CartBeforeHorse (seller) 2 days, 15 hoursago

    I believe that most people who would own a car like this understand that some regular use is important. The car is available for a pre purchase inspection if you would like to have one done. Thank you.

  • Trident1 2 days, 16 hoursago

    Thanks for the description. How it was managed during those 8 years of no use is important . Is the engine wet in any areas? Any oil leakage? Seals drying out is typical of this history. Providing compression and leakdown numbers would come back to you exponentially in bidder confidence . Any chance of getting that done ? Thanks!

  • CartBeforeHorse (seller) 2 days, 16 hoursago

    Thanks for the compliment Dom. Not a writer but I have a deep love for these cars that started at 8 years old when I walked past my first 356. The admiration has never left me.

  • Dom33 2 days, 17 hoursago

    @CartBeforeHorse Great opening comment, have you considered writing novels? I was hooked!

  • CartBeforeHorse (seller) 2 days, 17 hoursago

    Here is the cold start video as requested.


  • CartBeforeHorse (seller) 2 days, 17 hoursago

    Probably no more than a few months. The owner frequently buys, enjoys for a bit, and then moves to the next shiny thing. I’m trying to get him to stop buying 930s. He may need professional help.

  • DonN (registered bidder) 2 days, 18 hoursago

    How long has the current owner owned the car ? Thanks

  • CartBeforeHorse (seller) 2 days, 20 hoursago

    These cars often end up in the hands of collectors with large numbers of cars. That is the case currently. The gentleman who owns this car now has several vehicles that are rarely driven. I do agree that the engine compartment could use a good detailing. Thanks.

  • Trident1 2 days, 22 hoursago

    The Carfax shows nearly identical mileage in 2014 . Only 200 or so miles in 8 years ? Can you tell us about that history ? May explain an unusual looking engine compartment condition

  • AuggieSouth 2 days, 22 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • randpullen 3 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $29,993

  • JasonFrye98 3 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $29,000

  • randpullen 3 days, 21 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $27,993

  • ErikG 3 days, 21 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $27,222

  • CartBeforeHorse (seller) 4 days, 12 hoursago

    Thanks for a great first day bidders.
    I will see if I can get a cold start video in the next few days.

  • wmalini 4 days, 17 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $26,867

  • DonN (registered bidder) 4 days, 21 hoursago

    Can you please add a cold start video .

  • DonN 4 days, 21 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $25,993

  • 1985CCX 4 days, 21 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • CartBeforeHorse (seller) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    Slaps Roof “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore”
    Nothing could be closer to the truth.
    As I drove this car back to its storage location a light drizzle started that turned into a heavy rain. As the awesome double wipers cleared my view, I went from being mad about the detailing job getting wet to realizing I was in a continent crossing, all wheel drive, completely comfortable, completely stable, real aircooled Porsche that also reaches back into history to connect its technology with my 356 (which incidentally I would have been terrified to be driving in the same rain). The 993 is the ultimate iteration of what an air cooled Porsche can be and can do. New enough to make any journey you put before it but old enough to have real and unmatched German quality inside and out. Much was lost in the German car industry just a few years later.
    This is where it’s at. Reserve your edition soon! How about now!?

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