This vehicle has been sold via private treaty through Car & Classic auctions.
- Only 26k miles from new
- Superb inside and out
- One owner since 1998
- Will be provided with new MOT for new owner
In the 1990s, with the company facing an uncertain future, Porsche finally recognised that the signature air-cooled flat-six engine that powered the-then current iteration of the iconic 911, the 993, was reaching the end of its life. The 996, launched in 1998, was the first water-cooled 911 and for Porsche purists this made its 993 predecessor an instant classic. Demand for the cars has remained high ever since and, twenty-five years on from its discontinuation, low-mileage examples of the 993, in outstanding condition, are few and far between.
Here, then, we have the Holy Grail of 993s, with only 26,000 miles on the clock, garaged for more than twenty years, and in superb condition inside and out.
The History and Paperwork
- Original folder with all manuals
- Original owner’s manual
- Original service book with stamps
- Manual for Sony Bluetooth stereo
- Currently SORN
- Lots of past MoT certificates
- Invoices from throughout the car’s lifetime
- Last MoT in 2019, but will be provided with a new MOT
- Less than 2000 miles since 2011
The vendor acquired the car in 1998 and is the fifth owner. Since 2000 it has been stored, garaged, at his second home and used only very infrequently. As the car is so little used, in 2019 the vendor took it off the road altogether and the car is currently under a Statutory Off-Road Notification (SORN).
The past MoT certificates (there are lots) tell the story: less than 7000 miles covered since 2001, and only around 2000 miles covered since 2011.
- Grey leather seats
- Superb grey carpets, protected by overmats
- ‘+2’ rear seats
- Electrically adjustable front seats
- Excellent door cards
- Leather-trimmed steering wheel
- God instrument layout
- Recent stereo with Bluetooth
- Blaupunkt stereo amplifier
- JBL speakers
- Space saver spare wheel
- Locking wheelnut
Even a cursory glance at the car’s interior shows that it’s been carefully looked after. You’d never guess that it’s approaching thirty years old. The grey leather seats are in extremely good condition, with only a couple of marks on the base of the passenger seat and some wear on the bolster of the driver’s seat. The rear ‘+2’ seats look virtually unused; the backs of these fold down to create a luggage shelf.
The leather-trimmed steering wheel has only a very slight patina, while the leather gaiter on the gear lever has a few marks.
More evidence of the car’s cherished existence can be seen on the carpets – the original grey carpet has been protected by overmats and these have then been protected by additional overmats.
The dashboard looks really good, with a nice simple layout and no evidence of damage to the leather dash-top, while the Sony stereo is a later addition. There’s a Blaupunkt amplifier wired into the sound system, which lives in the front luggage compartment with the space-saver spare wheel. Also present is a toolkit which looks unused, and the carpet liner for the front compartment is in excellent condition, with no stains or marks.
- Bodywork in outstanding condition
- Immaculate alloy wheels
- Pirelli P-Zero tyres all round
- Excellent badges and brightwork
- Headlamps and rear lamps all unmarked
As you would expect from a car that has, in effect, been in storage since 2000, the bodywork here is superb. The silver paint looks fantastic and only if you look very hard can you make out some extremely fine scratches. The 993 was manufactured from high-quality galvanized steel and is renowned for its lack of susceptibility to corrosion; there’s none visible here.
All four alloy wheels are equally superb, with no kerb damage or corrosion, and all wear Pirelli P-Zero low-profile tyres.
- 3.6-litre air-cooled engine
- Six-speed manual gearbox
- Engine bay looks superb
For a car that’s been in storage so long, this one starts and runs beautifully. It was obvious, even on the short drive to our photo location (on the private estate where the car lives) that it performs as you would expect of a low-mileage performance car, and that distinctive air-cooled engine note was evident.
Open the engine cover and everything is in good order – again, it’s clear that this is a car that has been carefully looked after.
The 911 first appeared in 1964, and both the essential concept and the distinctive shape have remained much the same ever since; a two-door, 2+2, rear-engined, high-performance sports car.
The 993 ended the long history of air-cooled 911s, and acquired modern-classic status even while still in showrooms. It’s still a desirable and sought-after car.
There can be only a very few 993s left in this condition and with mileage still in the 20,000s – for any Porsche enthusiast, this is an opportunity not be missed.
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