43k-Mile 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo

We are pleased to offer this 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo finished in Arena Red Metallic.  The last of the air-cooled 911 Turbos, this 993 was sold new in California and features a Classic Grey leather interior with optional supple leather seats and the exclusive Light Rootwood Package.  It has remained on the West Coast throughout its life and was acquired by the seller about a year and a half ago from the estate of a long-term previous owner.  This Turbo has been driven approximately 300 miles since while also receiving new front struts and lower valve cover gaskets.  It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Washington with just over 43k miles showing on the odometer.

This 993 comes finished in Turbo’s debut color of Arena Red Metallic.  The Turbo is characterized by its wide fenders, broad rocker panels, body-colored rear spoiler, and unique front fascia with three lower air inlets. Minor cosmetic imperfections are depicted including a few small chips on the front end and some light hairline scratches on the roof.  Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report.  This Turbo rides on factory lightweight 18” Technology hollow-spoke wheels fitted with optional colored Porsche center crests and a set of Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires dated from 2020.

Inside, this 993 sports a Classic Grey leather interior with optional supple leather seats and the exclusive Light Rootwood Package (Y59) which adds veneered trim to the dashboard, steering wheel, shifter, and handbrake lever.  A sunroof is equipped, the headrests are embossed with Porsche crests, and the entranceways are accented by stainless steel door sill guards with Turbo script.  Standard features include a rear window wiper, onboard computer, Litronic xenon headlights, and power-operated seats.  Some signs of wear are present on the front seats, shift knob, and driver-side inner door handle.  The original radio remains in place and the factory specifications label on the underside of the hood lists the following options:

  • XC8 – Light Rootwood Shifter
  • X17 – Light Rootwood Dashboard Trim
  • X28 – Light Rootwood Steering Wheel
  • X31 – Light Rootwood Parking Brake Lever
  • 445 – Wheel Caps with Colored Porsche Crest
  • 454 – Automatic Speed Control
  • 650 – Sunroof 
  • 688 – CD Radio Becker Porsche CDR-210
  • 939 – Supple Leather Rear Seats
  • 982 – Supple Leather Front Seats

The air-cooled 3.6L flat-six engine features twin K-16 turbochargers, dual-charge air intercoolers, and Bosch Motronic M 5.2 engine management. A 6-speed manual transmission sends up to 408 HP and 398 lb.-ft of torque and to all four wheels while stopping power is handled by red-painted fixed 4-piston aluminum Brembo brake calipers paired with 322mm cross-drilled rotors front and rear.  The dynamic limited-slip system with Active Brake Differential (ABD) and a limited-slip differential are also equipped as standard. A 30k-mile service was completed by European Autohaus in 2015 including new belts and ignition components.  Since acquiring the car in 2020, the seller has also had both front struts replaced along with the lower valve cover gaskets.  Corresponding invoices are provided in the gallery.

This sale will include the original owner's manuals, stamped service booklet, a window sticker, and a clean title. Presented in its quintessential Arena Red Metallic theme, this nicely preserved 993 Turbo makes a great choice for collectors and discerning drivers alike.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $166,243
  • Auction End: 2021-12-07 21:19:05+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 51
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Comments (89)

  • Archer1 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @dantesinferno- Beautiful car and excellent buy, Congrats and Enjoy!

  • sfmomentum (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Car_guy Congrats to you as well !

  • sfmomentum (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @jaysavio Agreed , my reservations on this car was just that , the undercarriage was all stock , the bushings and sway had seen better days . I was all for it , for the right price. Probably will regret it ... again (sigh)

  • jaysavio (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Swissmovement Condition is god

  • Swissmovement (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    So are the 993 2S cars selling for more than 993 turbo cars these days? Just trying to figure out this market!

  • Car_guy (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Congrats!! @dantesinferno

  • Archer1 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I don't understand why PCAR take forever to post the results! ?

  • dantesinferno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Sold for $166,243

  • dantesinferno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $166,243

  • Archer1 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $165,993

  • dantesinferno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $165,050

  • Boattail 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $164,800

  • Archer1 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @sfmomentum-Pull the trigger or I'm forced to do it for you!

  • sfmomentum (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Archer1 That could have ended worse , I walked off to save our wallets

  • dantesinferno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $162,563

  • Archer1 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @sfmomentum- OMG, you read my mind! ?

  • sfmomentum (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Archer1 Ah payback for that 10K huh

  • Boattail 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $162,313

  • Archer1 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @sfmomentumjust- That's a thought! But trying to keep you in the game!

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $161,993

  • sfmomentum (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @archer1 you going for a Pair?

  • Archer1 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $160,993

  • Boattail 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $160,500

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $159,993

  • dantesinferno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $159,250

  • Cpparkcity (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Car_guy bummer you are costing yourself me at least this bidder without that important piece of data

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $159,000

  • Boattail 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $158,161

  • Car_guy (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @ccparkcity that's what I said when I was there too. I couldn't believe it. I'm not in front of the car right now but I'll get the winner bidder a picture of that stamp

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $157,911

  • Boattail 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $156,911

  • GarberPAM 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $155,993

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $154,993

  • Boattail 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $153,500

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $152,993

  • dantesinferno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $151,243

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $150,993

  • Archer1 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I couldn't resist!

  • Cpparkcity 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $149,993

  • dantesinferno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $147,243

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $146,993

  • GarberPAM 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $145,993

  • Archer1 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $144,993

  • dantesinferno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $144,243

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $143,993

  • GarberPAM 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $142,993

  • Cpparkcity (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Car_guy The Porsche dealer did not know what a Cert of Authenticiy was? In the engine compartment, take a look at the lower righthand corner of your engine case near where the inner belt is lowest near the sheet metal. You should see the engine number stamped into the Aluminum case.

  • dantesinferno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $142,161

  • jaysavio (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Auction started :)

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $141,911

  • GarberPAM 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $139,993

  • dantesinferno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $139,243

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $138,993

  • GarberPAM 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $136,993

  • Car_guy (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @dantesinferno I do not have a COA for the car. I asked my local porsche dealership for one when I originally bought the car and no one there knew what I was asking for. As far as I know it's the original engine. I don't know if there's anyway to prove it. Do you know if they have numbers stamped engines? If they are I could try to take a picture of it. And unfortunately I do not have the tool kit

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $135,993

  • RR767 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hello everyone

  • Tgilbert 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $135,000

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $133,993

  • sfmomentum (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Archer1 YEEHAW Maybe 3rd time is a charm lol

  • Tgilbert 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $129,993

  • dantesinferno (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hi Seller,

    Can you let us know about the following.
    1. Does the car have a COA?
    2. How do we know its matching numbers? (engine)
    3. Is there a tool kit?

  • turbotax (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @seller can you comment on how quickly this car can kill bugs?

  • Archer1 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Wow, another woody in Arena Red and my friend @sfmomentum is on it! ?

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $128,993

  • dantesinferno 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $125,161

  • Boattail 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $124,911

  • PCARMARKET_MODERATOR 1 month, 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the listing gallery.

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $123,993

  • Jzadeh123 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $120,000

  • Car_guy (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @sfmomentum just got the underbody pictures and sent them over to pcar market. They should have them uploaded first thing in the morning. I apologize I should have already had those done!! If you have any other questions let me know!

  • sfmomentum (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Car_guy thank you in advance for doing your best..

  • Car_guy (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @sfmomentum thank you for the bid! I will do my best to get some underbody pictures this afternoon. No guarantees though unfortunately it's snowing like crazy over here today!

  • sfmomentum (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hi , I'm a strong contender for this car, I love it and owned one . One request : I would like to see a good amount of underbody pictures please. It will help give em the edge needed to go the extra dollar. Ty

  • sfmomentum 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $110,993

  • Baddog43 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $85,688

  • buddyhobbs 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $80,250

  • Bd71500 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $80,000

  • jerrysmalley 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • Sds130 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    All that I think about when I see this car is Kills bugs fast......

  • PCARMARKET_MODERATOR 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the listing gallery.

  • Car_guy (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @robcapecod probably not at this time. Thanks for the offer though!

  • PCARMARKET_MODERATOR 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the listing gallery.

  • robcapecod 1 month, 2 weeksago

    are you interest in a trade 2014 turbo s?

  • FinancedToys 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $70,500

  • Car_guy (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    That's very cool!! Thank you for the kind words and the bid?

  • Remgogh 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $70,000

  • Remgogh (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I have the toy model of this car from my childhood! Beauty! Good luck to you

  • Car_guy (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I'm really excited to offer this Arena Red 993 turbo! I'm planning on getting some outdoor pictures today or tomorrow weather permitting. Also gonna try to get a couple videos if the weather holds up. If anyone has any questions just ask!

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43k-Mile 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo
Final bid: $166,243 This auction has ended.