1998 Porsche 993 Carrera S

We are pleased to present this 1998 Porsche 993 Carrera S finished in Guards Red over a Cashmere Beige interior. Marking the final production year for the air-cooled 911, this 1998 Carrera S is among the most collectible vintage Porsche’s on the market.  The C2S is especially sought after for its low production numbers and combination of wide bodywork with rear-wheel-drive naturally aspirated performance.  Having spent virtually its entire life in California, this Carrera S was purchased by its current owner in 2003 and is said to have remained garage-kept and properly maintained ever since. Accompanied by service records dating back to 1999, this 993 is now being offered for auction by its longtime owner out of California with just over 70k miles showing on the odometer.

This Carrera S is finished in classic Guards Red and sports the sought-after wide bodywork of the Turbo model and a distinctive split-grille rear decklid. The seller notes slight road-going wear on the hood and front bumper, and the CARFAX report suggests damage to have occurred in 2000 as well as a minor rear-end incident in 2003 resulting in the refinishing of the rear bumper; detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with paint meter readings. This 993 rides on a set of chrome 18” Turbo Twist wheels with colored Porsche center crests and older Michelin tires.

Inside, this 993 sports a Cashmere Beige and black interior with factory features including 8-way electrical Comfort Seats, automatic speed control, air conditioning, and an electric sunroof. The seller notes signs of wear on the driver's seat as depicted in the photo gallery.  An upgraded Kenwood head unit has been installed, and the original Porsche radio will be included with the sale as well. A/C repair is reported to have been carried out in 2019, and all gauges and accessories are stated to be working properly aside from the electric passenger seat slider.

This 993 is equipped with an air-cooled 3.6L flat-six Varioram engine capable of sending up to 282 HP to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, allowing for a 0-60 time of approximately 5 seconds.  The seller notes that all recommended service has been carried out with corresponding records dating back to 1999.  In 2006 at 49,479 miles, a major engine-out service and reseal was performed along with the installation of a new clutch kit and resurfaced flywheel.  Most recently in 2021 at 70,412 miles, an oil and filter change was carried out along with a brake fluid flush and 50-point inspection.

This sale will include a set of two keys and remote fobs, owner’s manuals, an air compressor, spare tire, the original radio and speakers, and a clean title. Regarded by some as the ultimate iteration of the air-cooled 911, this 993 C2S would make a fine selection for any discerning enthusiast. 

 

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $92,000
  • Auction End: June 11, 2021, 3:59 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 35
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Comments (65)

  • Ryan1 4 days, 15 hoursago

    Sold for $92,000

  • Tomato57 (seller) 4 days, 15 hoursago

    Congrats Ryan! Thanks everyone!

  • Ryan1 4 days, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $92,000

  • ERod2 4 days, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $90,000

  • PJay04 4 days, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $89,750

  • ERod2 4 days, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $89,500

  • PJay04 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $88,250

  • Ryan1 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $88,000

  • RadRacer 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $84,444

  • PJay04 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $84,161

  • ERod2 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $83,911

  • RadRacer 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $83,333

  • PJay04 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $83,005

  • RadRacer 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $82,755

  • PJay04 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $82,500

  • Ryan1 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $82,000

  • PJay04 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $80,993

  • PJay04 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $79,500

  • Ryan1 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $79,000

  • RadRacer 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $78,250

  • Tomato57 (seller) 4 days, 16 hoursago

    @mellen63 220 not listed

  • Dconone 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $78,000

  • ERod2 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $76,500

  • Dconone 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $76,000

  • mellen63 (registered bidder) 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Limited Slip Differential. #'s on the white sticker under the front hood.

  • Tomato57 (seller) 4 days, 16 hoursago

    @mellen63 Sorry not sure what 220 LSD refers to

  • mellen63 (registered bidder) 4 days, 16 hoursago

    I realize it's too late to post a photo, but could you list the option codes? Does it have 220 LSD? or was that standard on the S?

  • MrPink 4 days, 16 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • Dconone 4 days, 17 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $73,000

  • MK19 4 days, 20 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $72,000

  • Tomato57 (seller) 4 days, 20 hoursago

    @Tomato57 Further on the seat, its still fully extended which should accommodate most drivers.

  • Tomato57 (seller) 4 days, 20 hoursago

    Hi All: This is Ross the seller. Yesterday my wife moved the car a tried to adjust the driver's seat and it got jammed. I believe its the cable but in any case there is no time to get it repaired. I am willing to credit the eventual buyer $1000 for the repair and headache. My apologies and thank you for your interest.

  • PCARMARKET 4 days, 20 hoursago

    A new video has been added to the listing page.

  • Ryan1 4 days, 21 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $71,000

  • GroveHill2003 5 days, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $70,000

  • siabond26 (registered bidder) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    Such a gorgeous color WOW

  • Tomato57 (seller) 5 days, 14 hoursago

    @Ryan1 thanks for the question. Yes its present.

  • SC1980 (registered bidder) 5 days, 14 hoursago

    @Tomato57 I agree that the Carfax listing damage in 2000 may be inaccurate. Notice the date only includes month and year while all other entries include month, day and year.

  • Ryan1 (registered bidder) 5 days, 14 hoursago

    Are the pans that cover the bottom of the engine present? Just off for photos?

  • MK19 5 days, 18 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $69,000

  • Tomato57 (seller) 6 days, 17 hoursago

    @696 Thanks for your comments and questions. Correct, the compression was not checked. The passenger seat back movement is still operable, but it won't move forward. Since its fully extended I hadn't felt a need to for the repair. The rear tires have 11,000 miles, but older and there was a recommendation to get them evaluated. Let me know if you have further questions.

  • 696 (registered bidder) 6 days, 18 hoursago

    Beautiful car. I would love to own it. I’m assuming that compression wasn’t checked on the recent inspection. Did the inspection show any problems other than the inoperable passenger seat?

  • Kmiht0723 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $68,000

  • MK19 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $67,500

  • Kmiht0723 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $65,161

  • PCARMARKET 1 week, 1 dayago

    Additional photos have been added to the listing gallery.

  • ERod2 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $64,911

  • Tomato57 (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @dennisconnie2 Hi Dennis, should be uploaded shortly

  • dennisconnie2 1 week, 1 dayago

    Hi
    Please take some pick with the spoiler fully extended
    Thanks
    Dennis

  • Tomato57 (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @mfigert thanks for your comment! I agree its striking to see with visceral performance.

  • mfigert 1 week, 2 daysago

    Good luck with the sale...awesome looking car. I think the WB 993's were the best looking Porsche's of all time...I've got a 98 C4S...super fun cars to drive...modern comforts but still have that mechanical feel...well presented car.

  • Batgirl_7 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Tomato57 thank you.

  • Tomato57 (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Batgirl_7 Thanks for your question. The rear bumper was replaced and painted in 2017. The damage was caused by reversing slowly down a steep driveway and the bumper caught the lip of the pavement resulting in cosmetic damage. The body shop detailing the repair is part of the maintenance records. Carfax references minor damage in 2000 prior to my ownership. This was not part of the 2003 Carfax when I purchase car which may indicate an error.

  • Batgirl_7 1 week, 3 daysago

    I have a question about the paint I’m not exactly sure how A paint meter works the question I have what has been painted and replaced? thank you.

  • danny1max 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $61,500

  • MK19 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • MK19 (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Nice car Tomato! It's great to see an honest car that's been sparingly used and well cared for. Great colors and options, no flaws that aren't easily and cheaply addressable. This is a car that I can use and enjoy without fear of a major hit to valuation. Excellent and thorough presentation too.

  • Tomato57 (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Hi all! This is the seller again, please note the wheels are 18” factory or dealer polished, not chrome.

  • Tomato57 (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @luis.seneriz thanks Luis for your comment. I can’t find the final production date for the 993 Carrera S other than early ‘98 for both the S and 4S.

  • danny1max 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • Tomato57 (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Good morning all from the West Coast! This is Ross and I’ve had the pleasure of owning this beauty for the last 18+ years. Please feel free to ask any questions and I’ll respond as quickly as possible. Thanks for your interest!

  • luis.seneriz (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    This has to be one of the lasts one, have friends in Europe with 11/97 built dates on 996, my 996 is a 3/98.

  • details 1 week, 3 daysago

    10/97 build. I wonder how close to the end of 993 production this was.

  • DriverM 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

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1998 Porsche 993 Carrera S
Final bid: $92,000 This auction has ended.