We are pleased to present this 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S finished in Guards Red over a black leather interior. The original Carrera 4S was introduced for the 1996 model year featuring a naturally aspirated flat-six engine paired with an all-wheel-drive system and wide bodywork from the 911 Turbo. A lifelong California car, this 1996 example was acquired by its third owner from Porsche of Santa Barbara in Spring of 2020 and has since been fitted with a new clutch, valve and timing chain cover gaskets, new brake pads and rotors, Sport Suspension (M030) springs, RS engine mounts, a custom steering wheel, and new Recaro bucket seats with houndstooth cloth centers. This outstanding 993 Carrera 4S is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California showing just over 39k miles on the odometer.
This 4S comes finished in traditional Guards Red and sports the wide fenders, bumpers, and rockers of the 993 Turbo. The seller notes the car has spent nearly its entire life garage-kept in Southern California and has rarely been driven in the rain. The finish is described to be in excellent condition overall with a full paint correction completed in October of 2021, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The factory 18” Turbo wheels come fitted with optional colored center crests and a set of Pirelli P Zero tires.
The black leather interior has been fitted with new Recaro bucket seats featuring classic houndstooth inserts as well as a custom Vivid Racing steering wheel trimmed in perforated leather and carbon fiber with deviated red stitching. An upgraded Alpine stereo has also been installed, featuring Bluetooth and satellite radio compatibility. The factory exclusive aluminum-trimmed gauges, shifter, and handbrake lever remain in place, while the original steering wheel and painted hardback Sport Seats are said to accompany the sale.
This 993 is equipped with an air-cooled 3.6L flat-six Varioram engine that delivers up to 282 HP to all four wheels by way of a 6-speed manual transmission. In July of 2020, an engine-out service was completed by Schneider Autohaus of Santa Barbara including new brake pads and rotors, valve and timing cover gaskets, an oil change, and a new clutch. Upgraded RoW Sport Suspension (M030) springs were also installed at this time along with 993 RS engine mounts for a more visceral and responsive ride. Images of the undercarriage show a set of upgraded Dansk mufflers, and corresponding service invoices can be found in the gallery.
This sale will include a set of two keys with remote fobs, some service records, and a clean title. Do not miss your chance to become the next owner of this tastefully upgraded and beautifully presented 1996 Carrera 4S.