1994 Porsche 911 Carrera Tiptronic (993)

*** Interested parties should note, this vehicle was subject to a CAT C insurance loss in 01/2007 ***

Highlights

  • To be offered with a fresh MOT
  • Incredibly significant within the Porsche lineup, being the last of the air-cooled 911s
  • Resplendent in the seldom-seen, and eye-catching 'Amaranth Violet'
  • Highly original and superbly presented
  • Runs and drives brilliantly, with just 81,788 miles covered from new, and well-documented history

The Appeal

Widely regarded as one of the finest 911s ever made, and representing the final evolution of Porsche's air-cooled formula, the 993 is a truly superb modern classic.
 
The 993 merges Porsche’s iconic signature styling cues, with a huge array of mechanical improvements over its predecessor; the 964. As the last air-cooled 911, it marked the end of what both collectors and enthusiasts consider to be, Porsche’s golden era. 
Today, it should of course come as no surprise that the 993 commands respect amongst enthusiasts for all marques, and as such, is highly prized among collectors. For those wishing to add a 993 to their fleet, this choice example ticks all the right boxes. Resplendent in striking (and rather rare) 'Amaranth Violet' paintwork, it can't fail to turn heads. Moreover, it's low mileage, reportedly in great mechanical health, and is impeccably presented.
If you’re a Porsche enthusiast looking to add one of the marque’s most significant creations yet to your collection, look no further than this fantastic 1994 993. 

The History and Paperwork

  • 9 registered keepers
  • Offered with just 81,788 miles on the odometer
  • Currently garage stored, and well cared for
  • Previously declared a Cat C loss (in 2007), and then professionally repaired
  • Well maintained, with a large service history portfolio
  • Includes the original book pack, and current V5C document
  • Comes ready to enjoy, with an MOT prior to sale for buyer peace of mind.
First registered on the 3rd of January 1994, this 911 may very well have been one of the earliest to grace the roads. Despite reaching its thirtieth birthday, the Porsche has covered a mere 81,788 miles.
 
 It should be noted that the vehicle was previously declared as a Cat C write-off prior to 2007, with the pictured repairable damage to the rear corner. We're informed that the Porsche was then repaired to a high standard, as reported by the completion engineer, and now stands in very good overall condition.
Details of such can be found within the provided collection of paperwork, which includes the likes of an old bill of sale detailing the repairable damage, previous MOT certificates, VOSA correspondence, and invoices covering servicing and repairs. Also included is the original booklet pack, which also holds the original service booklet, featuring plenty of stamps within.

The Condition

  • Finished with eye-catching Amaranth Violet paintwork
  • Equipped with 17” five-spoke alloy wheels
  • Offered in excellent overall condition, with only the expected minor signs of age
  • Fitted with a new rear screen panel, and front scuttle panel in 2014, with treatments to the underside of all four wheel arches
  • An incredibly comfortable, retro interior
  • Features the original grey leather upholstery
  • Equipped with tidy grey carpeting, and black floor mats atop
  • Presented in fantastic condition, with very few signs of age or use
  • Recently fitted with a new Blaupunkt radio
No newcomer to creating some of the finest automotive art, Porsche may very well have outdone themselves with the 993. This generation of 911 retains some truly classic styling cues as seen with earlier models, yet introduces sleek improvements over its predecessor, with subtly modern lines. 
 
Finished in Amaranth Violet, this particular example is of course a fantastic showcase of the iconic design and never fails to turn heads wherever it ventures. Despite its age, the finish remains quite impressive, offering glossy purple paintwork, with only a few very minor signs of age to show. These include the pictured blemishes to the lower arch sections, along with the expected minor signs of use towards the front end. That said, the paintwork does remain impressive for its age, and would only no doubt improve with a machine polish. 
Accompanying the glossy purple paintwork is a set of signature five-spoke 17” alloy wheels, each of which offers a great finish, with only minor markings to show.
Details such as badging, glass and lights also present themselves well for their age, with seemingly only light cracking to a few of the light lenses. As the images reflect, these are of course very minor defects and hardly detract from a gorgeous, eye-catching 993. 

Contrasting beautifully against the eye-catching Amaranth Violet paintwork, the interior shows delightful light grey leather upholstery, offering plenty of comfort, and providing a rather airy, spacious cabin for passengers. There are also a few modern touches to enjoy, including electronic seat adjustment, and Tiptronic controls at your fingertips. 
 
As the images show, the interior reflects plenty of care over the years, and now stands in fantastic condition, particularly for its age. Both front seats show only the expected light blemishes, and remain very comfortable, with clean finishes to show. Having seen significantly less use, the rear seats also boast an excellent finish, with no concerning marks. 
Carpeting throughout the cabin also retains a rather tidy finish, and with thorough detail would very likely be on its way to looking like new. The black headliner follows suit, albeit with a few incredibly light markings to show, which would also likely benefit from a quick dash of TLC. 
 
Both door cards and the dashboard show very few signs of use and also offer an excellent finish across the board. Accompanying controls and contact points such as the steering wheel, handles and gear selector follow suit, functioning as they should, with no concerning marks or damage. In fact, with the slight exception of the radio, which may need re-coding at some stage in the future, and the occasional age-related blemish, the interior leaves nothing to be further desired.

The Mechanics

  • Powered by a 3.6L air-cooled flat-six
  • Tiptronic four-speed automatic gearbox

The maintenance history reads as follows:

  • New drive belts, and lower heat exchanger pipes in 2010, at 78,235 miles 
  • New front brakes in 2014, at 80,370 miles
  • New aluminium rocker covers and gaskets in 2022
  • A recent service in April 2022, at 81,638 miles
  • Boasts MOT before sale for peace of mind
  • Ready to be enjoyed
Not only sitting in the sweet spot in terms of styling, the 993 is also praised for its impressive performance, and key mechanical features. Expanding upon the 964’s performance, this 993 features an upgraded 3.6L air-cooled flat-six, arguably offering some of the finest air-cooled performance from the 911 family. The 993 also benefits from new lightweight subframes and key suspension improvements, resulting in a much more stable, and quality ride. 
Buyers will be pleased to know that this example does of course live up to its reputation, firing up with a turn of the key, and performing brilliantly throughout the gears. The car’s excellent mechanical health can of course be attributed to regular servicing, an array of rather recent maintenance, and also, the low mileage covered. 
The current keeper would like to note that the most recent service at 81,638 miles by Porschtek does note a few advisory comments including a minor oil leak, worn lower arm bushes, and the expected surface corrosion to the rear springs and front, and rear flexis. That said, these don’t affect the car’s current performance and can be addressed at a later date, without much concern. As an added bonus, the vehicle will be MOT'd before the sale, with excellent prior history to show.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1994
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 911
  • Colour Purple
  • Odometer 81,788 Miles
  • Engine size 3596
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Doncaster
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
18 bids
  • ma•••• £32,000 17/05/24
  • Se•••• £31,000 17/05/24
  • EA•••• £30,750 17/05/24
  • Se•••• £30,500 17/05/24
  • bb•••• £30,000 17/05/24
  • Se•••• £29,500 17/05/24
  • H5•••• £29,000 17/05/24
  • St•••• £27,750 17/05/24
  • ar•••• £27,500 16/05/24
  • H5•••• £27,250 16/05/24
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