35k-Mile 1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S

One of the most sought-after 911s of its generation, the Porsche 993 Carrera 4S shares its wide bodywork, brakes, wheels, and bumper design with the Turbo model along with a 6-speed manual transmission sending power to all four wheels.  This 1997 example comes finished in Black over a matching leather interior with optional supple leather seats.  The car was also ordered with the optional Motor Sound package, Exclusive stainless-steel tailpipes, and a rear model designation delete.  Having belonged to only two owners since new, this 4S has been with its caretaker since 2016 and is now offered for auction out of Rhode Island showing approximately 35k miles on the odometer.

This 993 comes finished in Black (L741) and was factory-configured without model lettering on the rear decklid.  Exclusive stainless-steel tailpipes also came from the factory along with optional colored center crests for the 18” Turbo-Look wheels.  The clear factory-applied stone guards on the rear fenders show signs of age and the seller notes minor stone chips on the hood as well as a scuff on the lower front spoiler, scuffs on one of the wheels, and a small crack on the lower passenger-side windshield and right rear taillight. The exterior received an application of ceramic coating in 2020, additional images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report that incorrectly shows only one owner.

The black leather interior (VD) includes optional 8-way heated and power-operated front seats trimmed in supple leather as well as an electric sunroof, onboard computer, cruise control, and sound system with an original Porsche CDR-210 radio.  The seller notes the factory immobilizer system has been professionally disabled, eliminating the need for a remote key fob when starting the car.

As much as 282 HP comes from an air-cooled 3.6-liter flat-six engine that drives all four wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission.  The optional Motor Sound Package provides factory modifications for a louder, more aggressive tone.  All available maintenance history is shown on the CARFAX report and the seller states the oil and brake fluid has been changed three times since 2016.

This sale will include the original owner’s manuals and a current Rhode Island registration.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $127,000
  • Auction End: 2022-06-29 20:30:31+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 39
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Comments (81)

  • HALSA5 (registered bidder) 5 days, 6 hoursago

    Thank you everyone for the kind words and it was fun bidding with others in here. I am excited to get this car and get her back to new condition. Who is the best shop in Phoenix Arizona area or souther California?

  • LFLocal (registered bidder) 5 days, 6 hoursago

    Well bought!

  • HALSA5 (registered bidder) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    @QMSRI ok I guess I won ?. I am out in Chicago visiting family but will get in touched to figure out funds and transport.

  • ac993C4S (registered bidder) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    That is a helluva deal at $127k, nice work @halSa5 !!

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    @HALSA5 HALSA5, well played, well bought. Congratulations!

  • PCARMARKET 5 days, 7 hoursago

    not sure why folks are guessing at the reserve. reserve is not published, please refresh for the results. thank you

  • HALSA5 (registered bidder) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    @QMSRI kinda confused here? It said auction ended. Then sold

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    @HALSA5 PCAR?

  • HALSA5 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Sold for $127,000

  • DagoWalnut (registered bidder) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    $130K for reserve?

  • HALSA5 (registered bidder) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    I guess I didn’t meet reserve

  • HALSA5 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $127,000

  • frantran88 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $126,000

  • HALSA5 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $124,500

  • LFLocal 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $123,993

  • HALSA5 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $123,500

  • skinsel 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $123,000

  • HALSA5 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $122,500

  • frantran88 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $122,000

  • HALSA5 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $120,993

  • DagoWalnut 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $120,500

  • LFLocal 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $119,993

  • Krawlin 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $118,000

  • DagoWalnut 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $117,500

  • HALSA5 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $117,000

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    @HALSA5 Getting close

  • HALSA5 (registered bidder) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Is the reserve off?

  • DagoWalnut 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $116,500

  • HALSA5 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $116,000

  • Krawlin 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $115,000

  • DagoWalnut 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $113,000

  • LFLocal 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $111,993

  • jaynar 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $103,750

  • HALSA5 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $103,500

  • Krawlin 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $103,000

  • DagoWalnut 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $102,000

  • HALSA5 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $101,500

  • SLS993 (registered bidder) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Yesterday a similar 993 sold on BAT for $170K. GLWTA

  • BlueDevils00 (registered bidder) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Looks like the car is approaching value point down the stretch

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    @jaynar Bidders, be sure to refresh so clock is in sink with PCAR

  • calbear23 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $101,000

  • Carguy4fun 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $100,300

  • LFLocal 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $99,993

  • SofiaLeo 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $99,069

  • blackdogcars (registered bidder) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    @QMSRI - Appreciate the information and paint meter readings.

  • LFLocal 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $93,993

  • SofiaLeo 5 days, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $90,069

  • diamondmotorworks 5 days, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $80,550

  • jaynar (registered bidder) 5 days, 8 hoursago

    @QMSRI Awesome thanks for the clarification!

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 8 hoursago

    @jaynar RI like many states, does not issue titles on older cars. If yours’ does, simply present a current RI registration and your state will issue a title.

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 9 hoursago

    @jaynar RI is one of many states that does not issue titles on older cars. If you’re in a state that does, simply present the current RI registration along with the bill of sale and your state will issue a title

  • jaynar (registered bidder) 5 days, 9 hoursago

    Curious how the transfer would go since Rhode Island does not issue titles for cars 2000 and older? Does the registration have a transfer section? Will be interesting to see how other states handle it.

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    @PCARMARKET 1997 993 C4S Bidders
    We just forwarded 9 paint meter readings to PCAR and they should be posted shortly (one from each major panel). The lighting my be difficult, so here are the readings (in mils). Each reading was taken at the top of the panel where the paint is likely to be the thickest. Keep in mind that these cars were painted by hand.

    Passenger Front Fender - 5.98
    Hood - 4.76
    Driver Front Fender - 6.10
    Driver Door - 3.80
    Driver Rear Fender - 4.76
    Trunk Lid - 4.4
    Passenger Rear Fender - 7.05
    Passenger Door - 4.59

  • PCARMARKET 5 days, 11 hoursago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • PCARMARKET 5 days, 11 hoursago

    New video content has been added to the listing page.

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    @QMSRI Meant to add, no we do not know of any resealing efforts and it certainly doesn't need any at this time.

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    @blackdogcars 1) QMS is providing Marketing Support to owner; this is a private party sale.

    2) We believe the cars' paint to be original and will post paint meter readings shortly.

    3) The carpets and mats are in very good condition, not sure what you're seeing. The same for the sun roof, see our comment from earlier today. There are no unusual odors, actually still has pleasant leather smell.

    Regarding oil or valve cover leaks, please see our earlier comments along with photo of the engine protection cover. We've been around many of these 993's and this one is among the driest we've seen. Still time for a call.

    Hoping PCAR will post the drive and cold start videos soon!

  • Carguy4fun 5 days, 12 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $80,300

  • blackdogcars (registered bidder) 5 days, 13 hoursago

    @QMSRI - Looks like a very nice widebody 993! As we ponder placing bid(s), just a few questions. In the video, you referenced "the owner" of the car having a nice little collection. Is this being sold on consignment or are you a middleman/agent helping the owner? Can you comment on the originality of the paint and whether any panels have been painted? Not seeing any paint gauge photos. Those should really be posted on a car like this.

    As I look through the interior photos, the carpet in certain areas appears quite matted, like it has been wet recently. Are you able to comment on whether there has been any interior water penetration (or musty odor)? Sunroof/headliner area does show droplet stains. Perhaps, the owner had the carpet detailed using water/extractor and that is what catches the eye?!? Any history of valve cover gaskets or an engine reseal in the past? Thank you and best of luck today! Love these widebody 993s!

  • PCARMARKET 5 days, 14 hoursago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 14 hoursago

    @PCARMARKET Will the cold start and drive videos be available soon?

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 14 hoursago

    @Goose905 It's bad lighting, the headliner and the entire interior are in excellent condition. No evidence of any leaks and the sunroof operates well and closes tight.

  • Goose905 5 days, 14 hoursago

    In picture #43 there appears to be some discoloration in the fabric surrounding the opening of the sunroof. Is that lighting in the picture or has there been any history of sunroof leak or repair? Thanks!

  • PCARMARKET 5 days, 14 hoursago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • QMSRI (seller) 5 days, 14 hoursago

    C4S Bidders

    We've submitted some additional photos along with cold start and drive videos. They should be posted shortly.

    @earlyair1 - Door checks are in like new condition. Photos should post soon.

  • Tgilbert (registered bidder) 5 days, 15 hoursago

    How are the door checks on both doors?

  • Earlyair1 5 days, 22 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $80,000

  • QMSRI (seller) 6 days, 1 hourago

    @BlueDevils00 - We'll be adding cold start and drive video shortly.

  • frantran88 (registered bidder) 6 days, 5 hoursago

    Got it, thanks. Helpful

  • BlueDevils00 (registered bidder) 6 days, 7 hoursago

    Do you plan to post a driving and cold start video

  • BlueDevils00 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $61,000

  • QMSRI (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Regarding mileage, pls see the Carfax at the bottom of the photo gallery. Odometer readings start in January of 1997 and end in April of 2022.

  • DanLev 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $59,000

  • frantran88 (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Do you have service records to show consistency with the mileage listed?

    Thanks

  • Frog9 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $44,993

  • UFCPA 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • CiaoFun 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $36,000

  • UFCPA 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • QMSRI (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    A prospective bidder asked about oil leaks or weeping. The engine is very dry and shows no signs of oil leaks. We'll refer all to the photo of the engine protection pan in the gallery. The pan was not cleaned prior to be being photographed.

  • QMSRI (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Welcome to our auction of this low mileage and well preserved 1997 Porsche C4S coupe.
    We have a great deal of experience with 993's (both Turbo and naturally aspirated) and this example is easily in the top percentage from a condition and mechanical standpoint. All mechanical systems and accessories operate as designed and the A/C works as well as most.

    We look forward to your questions and comments and are happy to assist with on site pre-purchase inspections or live Facetime walk arounds.

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35k-Mile 1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S
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