One of just over 1,000 U.S. examples produced for the model year, this 1997 Turbo was sold new in California and came finished in Speed Yellow (50) over a black full leather interior. In 2008, it was brought to the RUF Auto Centre in Texas to be fitted with an upgraded RUF Turbo R suspension, a pedal set, and other RUF accessories. A genuine European-spec front bumper has also been installed as well as a full OEM carbon-fiber interior trim set and matching carbon fiber steering wheel. Acquired by the seller in January of 2021, this Turbo has spent much of its life between private collections and is now being offered for auction out of Virginia showing less than 16k miles on the odometer and accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
This 993 comes finished in Speed Yellow, one of the most iconic Porsche colors of the 1990s. OEM oval exhaust tips have been added along with an OEM European-spec front bumper including Turbo S air scoops, clear turn signals lenses, and Gert's front protection bar. The front bumper was finished and installed at Road Scholars Restorations of North Carolina in 2012. The hood, front fenders, and bumper have been covered under clear paint protection film and the full exterior has been treated with ceramic coating, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report. The factory lightweight 18” Technology hollow-spoke wheels come dressed in a set of Bridgestone Potenza S02 tires.
Inside, this Turbo features black full leather upholstery extending from the seats to the door panels, dashboard, and center console. Factory equipment includes an electric sunroof, automatic speed control, a rear window wiper, onboard computer, Litronic xenon headlights, self-dimming mirrors, and a rain sensor. The cabin has been retrofitted with a complete OEM carbon fiber interior package along with a matching shift knob, handbrake lever, and steering wheel sourced from a Turbo S. Other OEM additions include seatbelts in Speed Yellow, stainless steel door entry guards, and a Nokia DSP audio system.
The 993 carries an air-cooled 3.6L flat-six engine equipped with twin KKK type K-16 turbochargers, dual-charge air intercoolers, hydraulic lifters, and Bosch Motronic M 5.2 engine management. All four wheels are driven through a 6-speed manual transmission with Active Brake Differential (ABD) and a limited-slip differential equipped as standard. Stopping power is handled by red-painted fixed four-piston aluminum Brembo brake calipers paired with 322mm rotors front and rear. The RUF Turbo R suspension features Bilstein shock absorbers and RUF 23mm front, 21mm rear sway bars. The suspension was further upgraded with an AJ-USA front strut bar and RoW specification springs for a lower stance. A Robin’s modified OEM RSR muffler has also been equipped and updated OEM boost hoses were installed by RUF in 2008. The seller reports no expense was spared in keeping this 993 Turbo in top running order and has provided an extensive collection of service records available for reference in the gallery.
This sale will include a binder of service records, the original owner's manuals and sales literature, a set of two keys, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean title. Presented in the coveted shade of Speed Yellow while featuring rare OEM accessories and RUF upgrades, this stunning 1997 example may very well be the 993 Turbo missing from your collection. Do not let this opportunity pass you by.
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