1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S

Now available for auction is this 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S finished in Grand Prix White over a black and Marble Grey interior.  With its wide Turbo-derived styling and all-wheel-drive performance, the Carrera 4S has become one of the most desirable models of the final air-cooled generation.  Sporting a rarely seen color combination, this particular 1996 example also came factory equipped with Exclusive options including stainless-steel oval tailpipes and carbon-fiber interior details.  Purchased by the current owner in 2005 at only 14k miles, this 993 has been cherished, driven cross-country, and diligently cared for ever since with approximately 63k miles currently showing on the odometer.  It is now being offered for auction by its long-term owner out of Northern California accompanied by the original owner’s manuals, tools, and service records.

The Grand Prix White finish is reported to be entirely original and the seller adds that clear protective film was applied during their ownership in 2012.  Some minor touchups have been reported throughout the body including two front license plate mount holes which have been filled in.  A collection of detailed images is provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.  In addition to its wide fenders, the 4S shares its front and rear bumper design with the Turbo model as well as its large red brake calipers and 18” Turbo Twist wheels.  The wheels on this example feature optional colored Porsche center crests and Sumitomo tires.  Factory Exclusive stainless steel oval tailpipes can also be seen in the rear.

Inside, this 993 is appointed with a beautiful black and Marble Grey interior featuring an Exclusive gear shift knob and handbrake lever in carbon fiber.  Additional factory equipment includes 8-way power-operated seats, cruise control, and an electric sunroof.  The original CDR-210 radio has been retained and the cabin stays true to its factory appearance with all gauges and accessories reported to be fully functional at this time.

This 993 is equipped with a 3.6L flat-six Varioram engine which sends up to 282 HP to all four wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission.  The C4S features Turbo-spec brakes, and this example has also been upgraded with Bilstein PSS10 suspension.  The seller reports that over $22k worth of service was completed prior to their cross-country journey and that all other maintenance items have been kept up to date including the replacement of the brake rotors in 2020.

This sale will include original owner’s manuals, a toolkit, jack, spare tire, service records, and a clean title.  The 993 Carrera 4S remains one of the most sought-after air-cooled cars on the road, do not let this highly original 1996 example pass you by.

 

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $120,993
  • Auction End: May 19, 2021, 4:04 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 43
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Comments (76)

  • Snowflake (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Thank you to all bidders and followers. There could only be one happy winner in the end - Herzlichen Glückwunsch!!!

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Sold for $120,993

  • Murimor (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Thank you wish you good luck on the next one ?

  • Archer1 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @Murimor-I'm out and she's all yours. Congrats and enjoy!

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $120,993

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $119,993

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $119,500

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $118,993

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $118,000

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $116,993

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $116,500

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $116,250

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $116,000

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $114,993

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $113,500

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $112,993

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $112,500

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $110,933

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $110,500

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $109,933

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $109,500

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $109,243

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $108,993

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $108,243

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $107,993

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $106,993

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $105,993

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $104,993

  • monmon4 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $104,444

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $103,993

  • BLDR911 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $103,108

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $101,250

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $101,000

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $99,993

  • monmon4 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $99,720

  • BLDR911 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $98,108

  • Jusaur 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    What a bargain

  • RideOn (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    This is shaping up to be a great buy for a 4S.

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $97,250

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $96,993

  • Murimor 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $96,250

  • ianbsears (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    This is a steal at this price. I’ve seen this car multiple times. Extremely well cared for!

  • Snowflake (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @abacpm - please check picture 102 (the bottom of the page).

  • abacpm (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    On slide 121 .... it says a leak down and compression check was done can you supply those

  • Archer1 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $95,993

  • HillClimber72 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $95,250

  • Archer1 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @Snowflake @Snowflake- Thank you.

  • Snowflake (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @Archer1 - Oil was added prior the PPI and the related testing. The Porsche specialized mechanics who took care of the car for many years did not view the oil level as "excessive".

  • Archer1 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Snowflake-Could comment on the oil level seems excessive referenced by GJSPINELLA-
    Thank you.

  • Snowflake (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Folks - Today is the last day of the auction and THE CAR WILL SELL.

    Thank you for your interest and thoughtful commentary to date. Should anybody have any last minute questions, please feel free to reach out - publicly or privately. I would be happy to jump on a call should it help you to build conviction and put your best bid forward.

    Rest assured that this car would not be available for sale if I wasn't moving to the UK next month. For those of you bidders who fancy a personal pick-up and road-trip home, the Snowflake is ready to roll wherever the road may take you!

    Best of success with the auction to all!

  • Flsupraguy (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    The sellers name is "Snowflake" and from California. This made me chuckle. Nice car good luck with sale.

  • GJSPINELLA 4 weeksago

    Good luck with the sale. Although when watching the video the oil level seems excessive . You should double check the dipstick as it should read between the two marks when the engine is at operating temperature. If it confirms what the gauge is stating drain off to get it to the recommended level. This can be done fairly easily at the engine drain plug by loosening and letting the oil drip out slowly into an appropriate container.

  • abacpm (registered bidder) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Snowflake ... great job

  • Snowflake (seller) 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    To all followers and interested parties - I just caught up with the pcarmarket team and the paint meter readings are now posted.

    If I can assist with anything else, please reach out any time!

  • Snowflake (seller) 1 monthago

    @abacpm Paint meter reading were uploaded and should be posted later. They ranged between 0.1 and 0.15 on the metal, and 0.3 and 0.35 where the clear bra is installed.

  • abacpm (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @Snowflake .... dont want to be disrespectful .... but if you were buying the car what would satisfy you for paint readings considering a proper paint job cost so much

  • Snowflake (seller) 1 monthago

    @abacpm - Amazon overnight just delivered the paint meter. I tested it out of the box and all looks good (o.1 on the metal and 0.4 where the clear bra resides). Please advise where you would like me to take the readings and I will make sure to take pictures of the display and post them. I would appreciate your guidance - thank you!

  • abacpm (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    I too would like to see comprehensive paint readings .... will not bid any higher until this is done 2

  • Snowflake (seller) 1 monthago

    @artichoke - No body work performed. Just removing pesky little "parking dents" in the door(s) periodically. I thought I had the rear bumper repainted to remove some little scratches that were bugging me. Strangely I cannot find any evidence in my receipts, except for the work on the front bumper in 2013. I hope this helps, if not please contact me directly.

  • Snowflake (seller) 1 monthago

    @abacpm - I thought it was confusing that Carfax lists two owners; for 2005 in NY (me) and 2013 in CA (also me). Wanted to clarify that I owned the car since 2005. Thank you for your interest, trust and bid!

  • abacpm 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $95,000

  • abacpm (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @Snowflake can you explain how you became a new owner for 2005 and 2013 ....

  • artichoke (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Has the 993 ever had any body work or paint work other than chip touch up?

  • Snowflake (seller) 1 monthago

    @Jusaur - Thank you for inquiring about the missing paint meter reading. I purchased the car in 2005 under the assumptions that no paint work was applied during the previous ownership which the Carfax supports. During my ownership, no paint work was needed with the exception of the front bumper; it was repainted after the (NY DMV required) license plate bracket holes were filled. Please feel free to reach out privately if you wish to discuss further.

    Re the discrepancy you noted re pics 55 and 74, the pictures were taking during different lighting/positioning and at different times. The seats are original and never needed repairs or reupholstering. I had both front seats removed at some point in order to make sure they move smoothly back and forth on the rails.

  • Jusaur 1 monthago

    Please post paint meter readings.
    Was the driver seat repaired/painted (bolsters) there are discrepancies between pics 55 and 74.
    Thanks

  • Pocket66s 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $66,066

  • HelpMeHelpU 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $41,993

  • Snowflake (seller) 1 monthago

    @TKAD - per your earlier suggestion, the individual service/maintenance invoices have been uploaded and should be posted shortly. Thank you again for pointing this out.

  • Medaltech 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $40,250

  • Snowflake (seller) 1 monthago

    Re previous owners - The car has one previous owner before me; I am the Carfax owner for 2005 and 2013.

    Re mileage - I bought the car in Houston in 2005 and drove her to NY where she became my weekend driver (to and from golf club). In 2013, I drove her from NY to Northern Cal. Those two long trips we delightful and had her purr like a kitten at 3k rpm and while they added miles to the odometer they weren't aging her the least.

  • Snowflake (seller) 1 monthago

    @TKAD - Thank you for your suggestion. Will take pictures of the individual records and post them. For context, I invested >$54k in service/maintenance in her over the 16 years of ownership. That equates to >$1 per mile driven. She was cared for...

  • Schwelk 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • 1985CCX 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • TKAD (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Just a quick recommendation, the service records will help sell the car - as they are displayed here currently, they are not legible. You may want to consider posing them individually and redacting any information that you deem to be personal. You note $22K in service records, take credit for your expenditures!

    Love the car - GLWTS

  • Snowflake (seller) 1 monthago

    Hi there! Thank you for you interest in my beloved 1996 993 4S (aka "Snowflake"). I am looking forward to answering all and any questions to the best of my abilities.

    To make things easier for everyone, a PPI including compression and leakage tests were performed last week, just after passing CA Smog the previous week.

    Good luck with the bidding!

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1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S
Final bid: $120,993 This auction has ended.