65k-Mile 1996 Porsche 993 Turbo

Now available for auction is this 1996 Porsche 993 Turbo finished in Black over a black leather interior.  This 993 was originally purchased in Beverly Hills and remained in California up until 2018.  Previously listed on PCARMARKET in a removable Guards Red vinyl wrap, this Turbo has since undergone cosmetic refurbishments and upgrades including RS engine mounts, a short-throw shifter, a new Blaupunkt radio, Fabspeed muffler bypass pipes, genuine 18" Fuchs wheels, and more.  Benefitting from considerable investment over the past year, this Turbo is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Texas while showing approximately 65k miles on the odometer.

This Turbo comes finished in Black and rides on genuine 18” Fuchs wheels dressed in new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Since the vinyl wrap was removed earlier in 2021, the front hood, bumper covers, door handles, mirror housings, rocker panels, and rear wing have all been refinished in their original Black color.  The brake calipers have been refinished in red and the front bumperettes were also deleted in favor of air duct inserts. Following the paintwork, the car was treated to comprehensive professional detailing including a full paint correction and ceramic coating treatment.  Some dents and cosmetic imperfections are noted throughout the body as depicted in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.

Inside, you will find a black full leather interior with optional supple leather seats, white instrument dials, red seatbelts, and a custom carbon fiber trimmed steering wheel by Exclusive Design.  Other modifications include stainless steel pedal covers, aluminum instrument bezels, a custom black shift knob and rubber boot, a carbon fiber handbrake cover, and carbon-fiber print trim on the center console and instrument surround.  New LED interior lighting has also been installed along with a new Blaupunkt radio.  Some signs of wear are present on the front seats and the seller reports weak AM/FM reception from the radio antenna.

Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.6L flat-six engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.  As much as 408 HP and 398 lb.-ft of torque are distributed to all four wheels.  The dynamic limited-slip system with Active Brake Differential (ABD) and a limited-slip differential are equipped as standard along with red-painted fixed 4-piston aluminum brake calipers paired with 322mm rotors front and rear.  Upgrades installed recently include RS engine mounts, RS short shifter golden rod assembly, and Fabspeed muffler bypass pipes with exhaust tips. The intercooler has been recently refinished in black and a new RS transmission mount is said to accompany the sale.

This sale will include some service records and a clean title. For any enthusiast looking to get behind the wheel of a 993 Turbo, this upgraded 1996 example is not to be overlooked.

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $150,000
  • Auction End: 2021-12-31 20:10:02+00:00
  • Number of Offers: 3
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Comments (35)

  • jjablecki (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @sportscarguy3 I fear I will regret selling it as well. I’m really on the fence about it and will have the remaining little cosmetics addressed and an engine service done in two weeks, appointments have been scheduled for months, and probably end up keeping it another year or so to see what happens once the listing expires.

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @jjablecki good morning, I appreciate your reply and information
    I’m in California by the way
    I sold, and regret doing so, my 1996 993 TT several months ago.
    I also had installed the Fab speed muffler bypass pipes and totally dug that Chris craft motor sound at start up
    Mine was black / black also with 38,000 miles
    I am interested in your car, however, I recently bought a new 1987 930 turbo.
    It has 39,000 miles on it and I would have to sell that to purchase your Porsche
    It’s something I am certainly willing and interested in doing, however my Porsche is in concourse condition and I would really prefer to have your car completely dialed in as far as the exterior paint etc
    Please drop me a line when you have time
    Thank you
    Steve

  • jjablecki (seller) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    @sportscarguy3 They were fake RUF wheels, total crap, trust me nobody wanted them. It is a factory black car that was wrapped in red vinyl when I bought it. When you see is original paint, except the parts I’ve noted that I had to paint back to black.

    As far as I know I have all original parts from the car except the wheels:
    Steering wheel - check
    Shifter, boot - check
    Mufflers - check
    Light bulbs - check
    Manual and books - check

    I’ve got a tub of parts boxed and organized from the car, all of the underside covers, paperwork, and the Porsche car cover that is on the car in mg garage I’ll ship with the car when it sells.

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    BTW, My 1996 TT had the Polished Turbo Twists and I thought those were very cool !

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @sportscarguy3 PS, agreed , not a big fan of the " twists " either...
    However, those R U F wheels !! wow !

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Hello, A bit confused here, please assist.
    1. Is this a Factory Black or Factory Red 993 TT ?
    2. Do you have the RUF wheels ?
    3. What other Original / Factory parts do you have ? EG steering wheel, shifter, boot etc. etc.
    Thank you

  • $150,000 offer from Miami, FL (33181) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Offer in the amount of $150,000

  • jallen (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    @jjablecki I actually think it’s a fun, deliberate choice and who knows, you might start a retro trend. Like the kids wearing the Jordan 1s. GLWTS.

  • jjablecki (seller) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Hi there @Jallen, very fair question and it’s a decision I pondered heavily. The turbo twists are the only original part I didn’t get with the car, so I planned to go with turbo twists but they are not cheap for the light weights, and this is blasphemous to say but I personally have never liked the turbo twists. If I were building it to sell, twists would have made more sense but I was doing it for me and I liked the idea of retro FUCHS on it.

  • jallen (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Curious why you chose to replace the knock-off RUF wheels with Fuchs as opposed to a more period-accurate set of Turbo Twists, or something else? Don't get me wrong - it's kind of a cool retro effect on a 993, just haven't ever seen it done.

  • jjablecki (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Folks,
    I have appointments to have the body and paint imperfections I’ve highlighted all addressed, and to get it into Porsche SA for a leakdown and service. I understand that there are a lot of uncertainties with these cars, and I’ve been transparent that this one has a few items that, I at least, will address if I still own the car in next year.

    It is also an amazing car that has had a lot done to it, sits at $65k miles, is gorgeous and solid.

    The only reason that there are any paint imperfections and 3 PDR-able dents and no leakdown presently is because of the lead time these days to get it worked on. Paint and body is scheduled for early Jan, Porsche SA in Feb.

    I have a clean ODB scan, and Porsche SA has had their hands on it many times. They’ve offered $150 on trade for the car, which is a value of $156-160k for the there with the sales tax on a car there. I share this because they’ve evaluated the car and would have to do whatever they felt necessary and then turn the car.

    We have a Cayenne Turbo and I’m #2 or 1 on their Targa GTS allocation, next on their Cayenne Turbo GT list so I’m not interested in a trade currently.

    If you are considering the car and want to talk to them, message me and I’ll put you in contact.

    - Jason

  • jjablecki (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I've been asked to share the records I have, and the carfax. The carfax is in the pics on the listing starting at 191, and I've scanned most of the service records I have into a PDF that can be accessed though this link.

    https://1drv.ms/b/s!Avgl8G9zn1n5gawKksQ4puX_nRjYeg?e=dNSu8H

    Best,
    Jason

  • $142,000 offer from Miami, FL (33181) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $142,000

  • Hi 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @PCARMARKET sure I try to see the car today since I’m from LA and will be in San Antonio til tomorrow morning. Tks

  • $135,000 offer from Houston, TX (77057) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Offer in the amount of $135,000

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Hi please remember all offers need to be submitted via the system. FYI we are currently working with the bidders to try and reach a deal, if you would like a PCAR rep to contact you please let us know right away. Thank you.

  • Hi 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @jjablecki sorry just too short time for me. If you want to send me a location where I can see I’ll try to stop by before 6pm today

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Surprised at the ( low ) final bids for this 993 TT
    Compared to other 993 TT's selling here, on the web and BaT the final
    bid was quite a bit lower than others
    Was it the custom modifications ? ( AKA not Original / Factory )
    Appreciate any input and still very interested in this little gem
    ( however will have to sell my new 1987 930 Turbo, 39 K miles, to purchase )

  • colincaptain 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $132,000

  • coharchsr (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @kfitzpat9 I was following that auction. seller did a lot of work to this car, hope he gets the price he deserves. Great job!

  • kfitzpat9 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Nice looking 993. Here's a link to the prior auction for those that are interested and I'd like to get my hands on those RUF wheels! https://www.pcarmarket.com/auction/1996-porsche-911-turbo-6/

  • everulde9a 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $127,000

  • Bob993CVV 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $125,000

  • avonwaldow 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $118,500

  • everulde9a 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $117,993

  • colincaptain 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $115,000

  • jjablecki (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Hi @Hi, you're welcome to give it a shot, I'll be home until 3 Central most likely. I am in Shavano Park. I'm also happy to honestly answer any questions or share anything anyone wants to know, that I know about the car.

  • Hi 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I know is too close to the end but I’m in San Antonio and if I can rush and take a quick look would be great. Thanks

  • avonwaldow 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $110,500

  • jjablecki (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Hi folks, here is a cold start and drive video of the car. I had meant to do this sooner, apologies for that.

    https://youtu.be/nqYzRdwj0aU

    Best,
    Jason

  • kurtbtaylor 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $110,000

  • jjablecki (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Vince993s @Vince993s, thanks for the good questions. 83 is just below the rear window glass on the passenger side. The clear was pulled when the wrap was removed. This gets to what you see in 84 and 86 too.

    84 is the side skirt on the bottom of the car. It is plastic and covers oil lines. I made a mistake with the paint guy, he did not spray them well enough and the previous owner had them painted Guards when he had the car wrapped. That’s red on the lip of the panel bleeding through where it was not sprayed enough.

    Similar for 86. This is a bubble/imperfection in the spray that was not buffed out.

    I have an appointment to have these item addressed, unfortunately it is not until January. If I still have the car I will have the less than ideal work corrected.

    181 is wrap adhesive. The company that paint corrected and ceramic coated the car took that pic to show what a difference their process made. The paint, aside from what I have called out is very good.

  • badboybuses (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Beautiful!

  • Vince993s 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Thank you for the transparency in showing detailed close up images of the paint defects. Can yo describe what we are seeing on the following images:
    83, where on the car is this? Is the paint delaminating? Are the white spots hard water staining, etchings? Is this panel gapped/out of alignment? Can you provide a broader view of the area?
    84, what part of the car are we looking at? Is this panel gapped/ out of alignment? Can you provide a broader view of this area?
    86, are these solvent pops, are there other areas like this elsewhere?
    White face gauges after market? Very tasteful upgrades!
    181, Do you have any thoughts as to what caused the defects in the finish?
    Paint meter readings would be helpful.

    Thank you

  • Yu 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $100,000

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65k-Mile 1996 Porsche 993 Turbo
Final offer: $150,000