Representing one of the last air-cooled 911 Turbos, the 993 Turbo coupe boasts over 400 horsepower and was the first Porsche Turbo model to feature an advanced all-wheel drive system derived from the iconic 959. Finding massive success through the end of the 90’s, these were some of the most advanced and capable sports cars on the road. Today, the 993 Turbo carries special heritage and remains one of the most sought-after air-cooled 911’s on the market. Starting life with its initial two owners in Virginia and North Carolina, this Turbo was sold to its third owner in Florida before being purchased by the current owner who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. One of only 1,297 cars built for the American market, this stunning Turbo now shows only 23,850 original miles on the odometer and is being offered for auction in excellent overall condition.
This Turbo pulls off a mean look with its wide hips and a sleek black paint that shows to be in exceptional condition. Upon removing its older paint protection film, the seller noticed slight etching around the headlights and front trunk. Bringing it back to its concours level appearance, the front bumper, fenders and hood were professionally repainted. Additionally, Expel paint protection film has been re-applied to the entire front end. This 993 rides on upgraded HRE C80 forged 3-piece wheels which are in excellent shape and come wrapped in 1-year-old Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires. The seller would like to note that a set of four mint condition OEM 18” Porsche Turbo Twist wheels will be included in the sale of this car.
Inside, this Turbo is appointed in a cashmere/black leather interior. The seller states that the interior is remarkably clean; the only noted flaw being some minor wear on the driver’s outer seat bolster. The factory equipped power windows, seats, sunroof, and climate control along with all gauges and electronics are in excellent working order. The owner has upgraded to a leather stitched steering wheel from a 996 Turbo and has installed a black parking brake lever, shift boot and cup holder adding nice contrast to the interior. The sale of this car will include the original cashmere trim pieces, steering wheel, and black Lloyds floor mats. Overall, this 993 features a very unique and well-kept interior.
One of the quickest and most advanced cars of its time, the 993 Turbo is fitted with an air-cooled, twin-turbocharged M64 3.6L flat-six engine, producing 408HP and 398 lb-ft torque. Power is sent to all wheels by way of a crisp 6-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel drive system sourced from the iconic 959 supercar. 0-60 is achieved by this innovative powertrain in an astonishing 3.6 seconds, maxing out at just over 180mph. This 993 has received several exciting performance upgrades including:
A leak down test was performed in August 2019 and shows test results of 1-3% throughout all cylinders. At the same time, the spark plugs, cap and rotor were replaced, along with an oil service. Service records dating back to 2003 indicate that this 993 has been meticulously cared for, undergoing the following maintenance items at the indicated points in time:
The sale of this superb 1996 993 Turbo will include original documentation, extensive service records from 2003 to present, owner’s manuals and a clean Carfax report. Also included are the original wheels, trim pieces, steering wheel, and exhaust tips as well as two keys with remotes (only one of which is programmed). This low mileage Turbo is a very special car. It is one of the very last air-cooled Turbo's and the first to feature AWD. This car represents a major chapter in Porsche history, a last hurrah for the analog air-cooled 911 and a nod to the modern and more refined cars that would soon follow.