Up for auction is this 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera Cabriolet finished in Grand Prix White over a Cashmere Beige and Black partial leather interior. Originally registered in Florida, this 993 had spent time in Massachusetts and New Mexico where it was acquired by the current owner in August of 2010. It came factory equipped with a Nokia DSP audio system, 17” wheels, power-adjustable seats, and the Motor Sound Package. This 993 has also recently undergone a top-end engine rebuild and 3.8L displacement upgrade at a cost of over $20k. Professionally maintained and garage-kept over the past 11 years, this powerful 3.8L Carrera Cabriolet is now being offered for auction by its owner out of New Mexico with approximately 71k miles showing on the odometer.
This 993 comes finished in Grand Prix White with a black cabriolet soft top and burgundy tonneau cover. The factory 17” Cup 2 wheels have received a custom chrome finish and come fitted with colored Porsche center crests. The car is said to have been garage-kept by the current and previous owners, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires are dated from 2019 with approximately 2,500 miles of use.
Inside, the cabin is trimmed in Cashmere Beige and Black partial leather. Factory features include power-adjustable front seats, air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, power locks, headlight washers, and a Nokia DSP audio system with a trunk-mounted CD changer. The original Becker Porsche CR-210 cassette stereo remains in place and the seller notes cracking on the driver’s seat bolsters as well as light wear on the steering wheel.
In May of 2021, the original 3.6L flat-six engine was rebuilt and upgraded with Mahle Motorsports pistons and cylinders for an increased displacement of 3.8L. The cylinder heads were resurfaced during this time along with the replacement of the engine seals, timing chains, spark plugs, distributor caps, and intake manifold components. The 6-speed manual gearbox sends power to the rear wheels and was also fitted with a new clutch and flywheel at the time of the engine rebuild. The steering rack was replaced with a new OEM unit about 5k miles ago, and new front and rear Bilstein struts were installed in July of 2020. The car has been maintained exclusively through Performance Motor Car Investments in Corrales, New Mexico, throughout the current ownership and an oil change has been recently carried out in preparation for sale. Service records are provided in the gallery along with photos from the engine rebuild.
This sale will include a set of two keys with remote fobs, owner's manuals, a toolkit, spare tire, air compressor, service records, and a clean title. This powerful 3.8L 993 is a perfect choice for any air-cooled enthusiast in search of a 911 Cabriolet, do not miss your chance to get behind the wheel.