Porsche 911 (993) 3.6 Manual Carrera Cabriolet
The 993 was the final generation of air-cooled 911s, and as such will always have a special place in the affections of Porsche enthusiasts. It is also widely said to be the last of the 911s that were built whilst engineering integrity overruled accounting pressures at Porsche. Twenty years on, it still looks modern - a truly timeless design.
It was launched in the autumn of 1994 and was claimed by the company to be significantly different (80% new they said) from the 964. The bodywork was altogether more curvaceous, with a number of new panels and the overall look was much smoother and more integrated. Importantly, this new style was still every inch a 911 in the traditional manner, with the profiles of the doors and rear quarter windows remaining unchanged from earlier models. The biggest change under the skin was the new multi-link rear suspension, giving greater driver confidence, less road noise, and excellent ride quality. Designed to give a level of passive rear-wheel steering (the ‘Weissach effect'), thus controlling the way the suspension behaved under cornering, braking, and acceleration, it transformed the 911. It was also the first 911 to be equipped with power steering and an advanced ABS system. August 1995 heralded the introduction of the 'Varioram' induction system, helping to boost power to 285bhp, and enabling a top speed close to 170mph with acceleration to match.
Offered here is a UK, AFN Chiswick delivered, Porsche 993 Carrera 2 Cabriolet finished in Artic Silver Metallic with a Midnight Blue leather interior and just 45,100 miles recorded. The comprehensive specification includes a six-speed gearbox, power assisted steering, ABS brakes, electric windows, electric mirrors, original leather steering wheel and CD player. It has headlamp adjustment and washers, and remote central locking with alarm and immobiliser. The power hood is finished in Midnight Blue nicely complementing the dark blue interior. 'Cup' 17-inch alloys are fitted with Porsche colour-crested centres. The service history is excellent with twenty-one service stamps from main dealers and Porsche specialists and all the service invoices are in the history file along with the original owner's book pack and manuals. Both original keys are present together with the car's tool bag and tyre compressor.
The car has been enjoyed by four owners with the last owner purchasing it in 2008 with 29,000 miles indicated. Besides routine servicing, he replaced the clutch and the dual mass flywheel. The last service was conducted this May (2017) with 45,050 miles showing and the MOT is valid until July 2018.
The values of 993s have continued to rise recently with right-hand drive, manual gearbox cars commanding a significant premium, and naturally, the Cabriolet is the one to have.
Exterior - The exterior is in very good condition with no dents or obvious markings.
Wheels - Immaculate with no kerbing.
Interior - Very good condition with no excessive wearing or tears in the seats, carpeting or trim.
Overall, in extremely nice condition.
24.03.1998 - 6,558 miles OPC
08.04.1999 - 9,938 miles OPC
12.04.2000 - 13,441 miles OPC
31.08.2000 - 16,148 miles OPC
14.08.2001 - 18,819 miles OPC
13.08.2002 - 20,224 miles OPC
01.09.2003 - 22,972 miles OPC
21.09.2004 - 25,132 miles OPC
22.09.2005 - 26,434 miles OPC
02.10.2006 - 27,767 miles OPC
26.09.2007 - 28,572 miles OPC
01.07.2008 - 29,561 miles Specialist
25.06.2009 - 30,814 miles Specialist
29.07.2010 - 33,320 miles Specialist
17.07.2012 - 38,269 miles Specialist
06.09.2013 - 41,427 miles Specialist
15.01.2015 - 44,267 miles Specialist
23.05.2016 - 44,794 miles Specialist
27.09.2007 - 28,572 miles
30.06.2008 - 29,561 miles
24.06.2009 - 30,814 miles
30.07.2010 - 33,000 miles
28.07.2011 - 35,152 miles
16.07.2012 - 38,260 miles
16.08.2013 - 41,427 miles
08.01.2015 - 44,267 miles
13.04.2016 - 44,681 miles
10.07.2017 - 45,061 miles
- Porsche Drivers Manual
- Service Book
- Porsche Book Wallet
- Large History File
- Previous MOT's
- MOT History
- Service Invoices
- HPI Certificate
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