23K-Mile 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo Paint To Sample

Finished in Paint to Sample Black Emerald Metallic over a Sonderfarbe Full Green leather interior,  this 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo was ordered new at Braman Porsche of West Palm Beach, Florida, and was optioned with exclusive carbon fiber interior trim, a Turbo S quad-tipped exhaust, leather sun visors, a leather-wrapped CD changer, a sunroof, cruise control, supple leather front and rear seats, a matching steering leather steering wheel, color coordinated carpeting and floormats, and Porsche badge-embossed headrests. The vehicle was exported to Germany in 2009 where it has remained since and was said to have been maintained regularly by Modena Motorsport of Langenfeld, Germany. Now showing approximately 23,850 miles on the odometer, this Paint to Sample 993 Turbo is now being offered at auction by the seller located in Germany.

The exterior is finished in the custom Paint to Sample color of Black Emerald Metallic and features wide fenders, an optional sunroof, red Brembo brake calipers, optional Turbo S-style quad exhaust tips, and a body-colored rear spoiler. The seller reports some extremely light road wear to the front of the vehicle as consistent with the mileage. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The 18” Technology hollow-spoke wheels are mounted with an older set Pirelli P-Zero tires.

The interior was ordered in Full Green leather, featuring power-adjustable supple leather seats with Porsche crested headrests, a matching leather-wrapped dashboard, sun visors, door panels, center console, steering wheel, shift gaiter, e-brake boot, and 5-CD changer, accented by matching carpeting and floormats with leather bindings and gold embroidered Porsche script. Optional carbon fiber trim was selected for the shift knob, instrument cluster, door panel cards, shift lever, hand brake handle, center console, and steering wheel trim. Other options include a sunroof, cruise control, and CDR-210 radio.

 A complete list of this 993 Turbo’s options are shown as follows:

 C02:Emissions for U.S.

XN8:Sun Visors Covered in leather

XX1:Floormats with Porsche emblem

X52:5 Disc CD storage covered in leather

X58:Shift knob in Carbon

X56:Carbon Package instrument cluster

X57:Doorpanel cards in Carbon

X63:Shift Lever in Carbon

X64:Hand Brake in Carbon

X84:Car Center Console in Carbon

X77:Steering wheel in Carbon-leather airbag module

XLB:Turbo S quad tip exhaust

445:Cruise Control


688:Porsche Electronic Radio

939:Draped leather rear seats

982:Draped leather front seats

00011:Exclusive option

000515:Special Order interior color: Sonderfarbe interior

00081:N/A(sonderwunsch internalcode)

00311:Special order specification; green

00341:Interior to sample

009981:Vehicle transfer to Sonderwunschprogram

009991:Program Exclusive interior program

16951:Sinderwunsch internal code package

16952:Sonderwunsch internal code package

16981:Porsche crests embossed on head restraints

18231:Special sample carpeting

18232:Synthetic leather binding on carpeting

The 993 Turbo delivers up to 408 HP and 398 lb.-ft of torque from an air-cooled 3.6L flat-six engine equipped with twin K16 turbochargers and dual-charge air intercoolers. All four wheels are driven through a 6-speed manual transmission and the dynamic limited-slip system with Active Brake Differential (ABD) and a limited-slip differential. Stopping power is derived from red-painted fixed 4-piston aluminum brake calipers paired with 322mm rotors front and rear. Until 2005, all work was documented in the original service booklet by Porsche of Palm Beach, then at Scientific Automotive Pasadena in California until the vehicle was exported in 2008. While in Germany, the vehicle was regularly maintained by Modena Motorsport every two years, with the last service occurring in 2022 at 28,823 miles.

This sale will include 3 keys, owner’s manuals, the original window sticker, a car cover, a battery tender, associated sales literature, and the original service booklet.

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $300,000
  • Auction End: 2022-08-16 19:42:54+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 22
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Comments (60)

  • R129guy (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I had the chance to see the car in person in Germany. It’s the real deal. Don’t miss out! Seller is a great guy

  • Memorexbeige 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $300,000

  • BMPVSPI 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $295,000

  • Memorexbeige 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $290,000

  • BMPVSPI 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $275,000

  • Memorexbeige 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $270,000

  • BMPVSPI 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $260,000

  • Memorexbeige 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $255,000

  • RandyCurnow 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $242,000

  • RandyCurnow (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago


  • Timestatement (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Beautiful spec! Make sure you insure it while in that container. I heard They fall in the ocean. Consider. Cargo plane transport

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Currently, white glove transport and importation service is about $7-8k for a dedicated sea container - clearance and loading / unloading fees and incidentals are another $2k and U.S. duty (import tax) is calculated at 2.5% of value. Air freight is prohibitively costly due to fuel costs.

  • RandyCurnow (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Does anyone know how to get the car back from Germany and how much is it going to cost? Is Germany going to charge the buyer any sort of export tax? Thanks

  • Memorexbeige 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $240,000

  • jerisa 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $225,000

  • siabond26 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I know Porsche only made couple of hundred 993 turbo examples in 1997. The ‘97 993 turbo is already rare by itself, this very unique and rare color combo on this gorgeous gem makes this 993 turbo one of the most desirable and rare examples that exist. Good luck bidders, this one is definitely worth fighting over until the last second!!

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @JAM2 Undercarriage and suspension was dry ice blasted - no coating has been applied at this stage.

  • BMPVSPI 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $200,000

  • Memorexbeige 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $195,000

  • JAM2 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $179,993

  • JAM2 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Do you know if the underside was dry ice blasted? If so, was a protective coating applied afterwards?

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @MichaelGCypher Having not seen your interior, or a Palm Green in person - thereby going off subjectivity of lighting in online photos - they look similar, with the 993 being perhaps a bit brighter. No green interior looks as good in photos as in person!

  • MichaelGCypher 1 month, 1 weekago

    How close is this interior to Palm Green? Looks similar to our 997.1 Turbo interior.

  • Aalhammadi 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $175,000

  • Aalhammadi (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @artoftime thanks from your prompt response. Car will be relocated to Qatar.

  • Samsgarage (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hello everybody, this 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo just fabulous. One of the best 1995-1998 Porsche 911 Turbos I have ever seen.good luck with the auction!!!!

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Aalhammadi You don’t mention where you’re located, but a quick online perusal suggests that VAT is reclaimable to a business when purchased from a business (such as a dealer) but you’d be best served by consulting a logistics and import/export expert, such as C.A.R.S. UK, Cosdel, etc.

  • Aalhammadi (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Is the VAT reclaimable?

  • Patrickpvs10 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $170,000

  • wlev6540 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $165,450

  • wlev6540 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $149,450

  • wlev6540 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $146,250

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @kyrocks I'm not familiar with tax/duty laws in Cyprus, but correct, no VAT for EU buyers.

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @kyrocks No lights or warnings - a driving screen shot and video have been uploaded.

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

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

  • TikeLells 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $145,000

  • kyrocks (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Any warning lights on the dash on while driving? Thank you.

  • kyrocks (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I assume if the car is registered in Germany and remains in the EU that no VAT is added if purchased. Is this correct? I am currently in Cyprus.

  • Hi 1 month, 1 weekago

    hope nonsense questions will not turn this site into a seek Bring a Trailer site where 99% have no knowledge of cars, based on questions they asking and most of them is just there trying to destroy others peoples auctions Lets hope

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    What a great looking Porsche, totally dig that front end and never seen a green interior before
    What a great looking Porsche, totally dig that front end and never seen a green interior before
    This bad boy will bring the big dollars!
    Fun to watch
    Good luck all

  • Kleht 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $125,000

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @hayesproperties @superracer et all;
    The report from Germany is that the car indeed required Euro bumpers upon entry for use and registration in the EU - thus, the conversion was done. The original parts are not available. This of course changes the paintwork narrative, however the paintwork on the body panels throughout remains totally original.

  • hayesproperties (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    So, what this car needs to get back to stock is the US version of the front and rear bumpers-I am trying to figure out why someone would go to the time and trouble to replace the two pieces, if they were in ok condition. In 2014 the car would have been 17 years old, was the work required by Germany to license the car-would be nice to track down the original parts?

  • anabhan 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $98,243

  • Hi 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @superracer I've a 993 turbo that was sent to Germany while I was there for the past 10 years Porsche factory keep some of my cars, as a courtesy and did some modifications to EU per my request, but bumpers were never replaced from US original specs , not sure how they did but I know for sure I have factory original bumpers, front and back with EU look. Hope that helps to clear some speculations ..

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @superracer Kindly bear with me while I collect info on this - I'm awaiting info from Germany (now closed business hours) and will get the full details on the apparent conversion work.

  • superracer (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Seller, @artoftime

    The main bumper cover for the US-Spec and Euro-Spec are different. The US model has a cutout for the required bumperettes, there is a notch in the bumper to accept this, as well as different fog and turn signals. So I would imagine this bumper is not original to the car and much have been paint matched. It would be more than just the lower bumper lip that was added in photo 130.

    I believe the same is true for the rear bumper, the US-Spec bumper cover has holes in it for the bumperettes to go on. The Euro-Spec as seen here does not. So this would likely also be paint matched.

    Would this car have been converted to Euro spec before any work was done at 40 Modena? Perhaps someone else did the conversion?

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @hayesproperties The prevalence of the color/metallic content is of course subjective, but it is certainly green in daylight, natural light and really wakes up in sun or incandescent/florescent lighting.
    The shock absorbers are Bilstein adjustable units that were installed in 7/14, during the same time the Euro front bumper lip was added.
    The Euro lip of the bumper is a factory add-on, which was painted to match and installed, thus no parts were removed. The records for this work is detailed in the photo set; #130.

  • hayesproperties (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Hi Seller
    It is hard to see from the pictures but is the metallic in the paint fairly prevalent?
    Shocks have been replaced with upgraded units?
    Do you still have the original front bumper?

    Thanks for your help

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @seansas No paintwork.

  • seansas (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    is there any paint work on this car?

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @superracer The lower section of the front bumper was changed to Euro while in Germany. No other modifications are known to have been made during the current or previous ownership.

  • superracer (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    What modifications were done to import the car into Germany? Looks like the front bumper is the Euro spec not the US spec, so I assume that was replaced. Any other changes?

  • artoftime (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @sebaf1 The California title from the previous ownership accompanies the car - however is not needed for import or registration. The car is currently under German registration/Title, which transfers to a U.S. title/new ownership.

  • sebaf1 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    you have orginal us title?? Is need it to bring car back to us

  • Rennwagen (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    What a beautiful 993. To the moon.

  • superracer 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $97,993

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