45k-Mile 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo

Now available for auction is this 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo finished in Glacier White over a black full leather interior.  The last generation of the air-cooled 911 Turbo, the 993 model debuted a new twin-turbocharged flat-six engine paired with an all-wheel-drive system, lightweight hollow-spoke wheels, and 6-speed manual transmission.  This 1997 example was sold new in Los Angeles with options including Exclusive stainless-steel tailpipes, stainless steel door entry guards, supple leather seats, and the Nokia DSP Audio System.  Having remained in Los Angles throughout its entire life, this 993 has had three prior caretakers with over 18 years spent with its second owner.  Highlighting major recent services including rebuilds of both turbochargers and installation of new shock absorbers, this 993 Turbo is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Southern California while showing approximately 45k miles on the odometer.

This Turbo was ordered in Glacier White, a shade debuted for the 1997 model year as the successor to the classic Grand Prix White color offered since the early 1970s. Compared to a standard 993 Carrera, the Turbo features wider fenders, broader rocker panels, a color-matched rear spoiler, and a unique front fascia with three lower air inlets.  The paint is described to be in excellent condition overall apart from two minor imperfections on the front bumper, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.  This Turbo came factory equipped with Exclusive stainless steel tailpipes and lightweight 18” Technology hollow spoke wheels with optional colored Porsche center crests.  These wheels have been recently dressed in a set of new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.

Inside, this Turbo features black full leather upholstery with optional supple leather seats and Exclusive stainless steel door entry guards with model logos.  Factory features include an electric sunroof, automatic speed control, a 6-disc remote CD changer, and the Nokia DSP (Digital Sound Processing) Audio System.  A rear window wiper, onboard computer, Litronic xenon headlights, and power-operated seats are also equipped as standard.  Some light signs of wear are noted on the front seats and the factory specifications label on the underside of the hood lists the following options:

  • X54 – Stainless Steel Tailpipes, Oval
  • X70 – Stainless Steel Door Entry Guards w/ Model Logo
  • 445 – Wheel Caps with Colored Porsche Crest
  • 454 – Cruise Control
  • 586 – Lumbar Support, Left Seat
  • 650 – Sunroof
  • 680 – Nokia DSP (Digital Sound Processing) Audio System
  • 692 – 6-Disc CD Changer Becker/Porsche CDC-3
  • 939 – Supple Leather Rear Seats
  • 982 – Supple Leather Front Seats

The air-cooled 3.6L flat-six engine generates up to 408 HP and 398 lb.-ft of torque and features twin K-16 turbochargers, dual-charge air intercoolers, and Bosch Motronic M 5.2 engine management.   A 6-speed manual transmission sends power to all four wheels while stopping power is handled by red-painted fixed 4-piston aluminum Brembo brake calipers paired with 322mm rotors front and rear.  The dynamic limited-slip system with Active Brake Differential (ABD) and a limited-slip differential are also equipped as standard.  Both turbochargers were rebuilt in 2020 at a cost of over $6k and recent maintenance carried out in preparation for sale includes installation of new shock absorbers, an oil and filter service, clutch and brake fluid flushes, installation of a new engine insulation pad, A/C condenser fan resistor, air filter, drive belts, brake hoses, control arm bushings, and a four-wheel alignment.  The seller also notes the car has been recently inspected and passed a California smog test.

This sale will include a set of two keys, owner's manuals, spare tire, service records, and a clean title. A lifelong California car staying true to its original appearance, this well-preserved 993 Turbo is just waiting to be enjoyed by a new caretaker.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $210,000
  • Auction End: 2021-11-29 20:53:03+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 27
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Comments (45)

  • ChequeredFlag (seller) 1 day, 2 hoursago

    Congrats, @dmptodd. We will be in touch with the details shortly. Thanks again to all the bidders and commenters. We will have more soon. Cheers!

  • 6speedmanual 1 day, 2 hoursago

    @dmptodd
    Congrats. You will love driving this car.

  • dmptodd 1 day, 2 hoursago

    Sold for $210,000

  • dmptodd 1 day, 2 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $210,000

  • the911kind 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $207,993

  • 6speedmanual 1 day, 3 hoursago

    @bbs993tt Sir, I drive all my cars like I just stole them. The 993 911 TT was designed to be driven hard. It was way ahead of it's time and of course manufactured to the highest degree of precision & quality by PORSCHE. I'm the 2nd owner of mine.

  • Seingring 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $206,000

  • dmptodd 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $205,000

  • Seingring 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $202,000

  • dmptodd 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $200,000

  • bbs993tt 1 day, 3 hoursago

    @6speedmanual Totally agree. Driving this car with enthusiasm is a totally engaging experience and leaves a huge smile on my face every time. Winning bidder will NOT have buyer's remorse!

  • baydallas 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $195,000

  • the911kind 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $193,993

  • ChequeredFlag (seller) 1 day, 3 hoursago

    @sportscarguy3 Agreed! This 993 is going to make someone very happy.

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Even though White is not my color choice there is no denying that
    this beauty is a real find !
    What a good looker and LOW miles !!!
    Enjoy !

  • Gallery 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $185,250

  • Seingring 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $185,000

  • 6speedmanual 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Good luck bidders!! The 1997 993 TT is a spectacular car. Mine is glacier white with grey interior and 16,500 miles on the clock. The winning bidder will have a very difficult time trying to wipe the grin off their faces while driving this incredible car. If I’m not mistaken, they were the fastest car on the road when introduced. Your eyes will be glued to it whenever you are done driving for the day.

  • Gallery 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $182,500

  • the911kind 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $181,993

  • Boattail 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $177,911

  • Seingring 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $177,000

  • Gallery 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $175,500

  • Seingring 1 day, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $175,000

  • jallen (registered bidder) 1 day, 3 hoursago

    @ChequeredFlag I know for some this is a museum piece, and I don't completely disagree, but how "spirited" is this as a driver at this stage of its life? If you drive it like a 911 turbo, does it smell like you abused it?

  • ChequeredFlag (seller) 1 day, 3 hoursago

    @jallen the customer who was in took a video but we had it running around the neighborhood already at temp. Wouldn't really be a cold start at this point. I can tell you that it was about as perfect a cold start as you can get. Turned on the key and no smoke.

  • jallen (registered bidder) 1 day, 3 hoursago

    @ChequeredFlag Got a video of the cold start you can post somewhere?

  • Gallery 1 day, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $173,500

  • Boattail 1 day, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $172,500

  • Yaris 1 day, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $171,993

  • ChequeredFlag (seller) 1 day, 5 hoursago

    Down to the last couple of hours. Thanks for the comments and stories so far (and obviously the bids). Had a couple guys here this morning wanting to see a cold start and they were pretty excited about it. We are here to see this thing through so if you have any last minute questions or concerns, feel free to reach out. Thanks! -Alex

  • tommyjr911 1 day, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $171,000

  • dmptodd 1 day, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $162,500

  • tommyjr911 2 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $160,000

  • bbs993tt 2 days, 23 hoursago

    I have a '97 Glacier White/Black 993tt similar to this one. This is my second 993tt and can attest to the rarity of this color combo. It took me 8 years to find mine and the seller's car is the only other one I've seen for sale in 13 years since I started looking. All of the other '97s in Glacier White have either grey, blue or tan interiors. It is a stunning combo and looks spectacular on the 993s beautiful curves. GLWA.

  • Dlambrou 3 days, 2 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $157,500

  • racingjeff 3 days, 6 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $155,000

  • 76911 3 days, 9 hoursago

    Whoever said “life is meaningless” hasn’t taken a good look at this turbo

  • Dlambrou 4 days, 6 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $153,500

  • ChequeredFlag (seller) 1 weekago

    We were able to free up a lift earlier today. Underside photos have been added to the listing.

  • Titanium 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $151,997

  • ChequeredFlag (seller) 1 weekago

    @Porsche911channel Thanks for the kind words. Sounds like yours is pretty stunning and congrats. We will definitely give you a follow on IG. We are pretty proud of this 993 and very excited to see where this goes. Cheers!

  • Porsche911channel (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    This car is stunning!! I own a 96 GP white 993 TT with black interior and it is the first time I see another white on black 993TT. The combination is stunning and elegant and very rare from what I have gathered. Most cars were optioned in silver, red, black, or Arena Red (The launch color). I have seen a few White 993 TT’s optioned with color interiors, green leather and blue leather but the black is the most elegant and rare IMO. You can check out my car on my IG handle, Porsche911channel, mine was upgraded with PSS10 suspension but otherwise the sister of this car with GP White paint and black interior. Can’t wait to see what this car does. Best of luck to the seller and the bidders, this truly a beautiful example.

  • RedDoorMetro 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $100,000

  • ChequeredFlag (seller) 1 weekago

    We're back! Pleased to present this stunning and barely broken-in 993 Turbo. The photos and description just about speak for themselves but as always, we are here for any questions or comments. We will have a lift open by the end of the week so we are planning some underside photos for you all. Video planned for Wednesday, as well. Reach out with anything on your mind. Here to help. Thanks!

    -Alex from Chequered Flag

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45k-Mile 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo
Final bid: $210,000 This auction has ended.