Green · 6 Cylinder · 146,000 miles
This is a classic collector's edition Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet in rare aventurine dark green. It is the last of the air cooled 911 engines and the last of this classic body style. I have put over $20,000 into this classic car recently, as I just had a new engine and clutch installed by certified Porsche mechanics in June 2016 and put in a complete new suspension system and shocks in February 2017 It is a one owner vehicle which has always been garaged and looks & drives great. It has been well maintained and title is in hand. The installed features and options include: ABS (4-Wheel), Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, AM/FM Stereo, Cassette, CD (Single Disc), Premium Sound, Dual Air Bags, Power Seat, Full Leather, Aero Kit, Alloy Wheels and a host of other amenities. Call or email for more info. Private seller ready to sell today. Price is based on average value set by Hagerty Weekly News Valuation for 1996 Porsche 911/993 Carrera in good condition. Additional history of the 1994-1998 Porsche 911 from Hagerty's Weekly Valuation: Introduced in 1993 for the 1994 model year and in time for the 911’s 30th anniversary, the 993 was the very last of the air-cooled Porsches before the company moved on to the water-cooled 996 for the New Millenium, a step that nobody would have expected a generation earlier and one that frustrated Porsche-philes. It was a hugely important car for Porsche that came at a formative, turbulent time. By the mid-1990s, the front-engined cars were all gone and there was a brief time – the 1996 model year – that the Boxster hadn’t arrived yet and the 993 was the only model in Porsche’s lineup. The 993 replaced the 1989-94 version of the 911 called the 964. After putting together a 20-page paper in 1990 that defined what exactly a Porsche was, the company bigwigs decided that the 911 was indispensible and actually the backbone of the company. Work on an all-new car commenced.
As for styling, it was an all-new look while still unmistakably 911. Styled by Englishman Tony Hatter, it had wide, muscular bulges in all the right places, and the lower front fenders meant that it was the first 911 in which the drivers couldn’t see them from the cockpit. The body had a drag coefficient of 0.33, which also reduced lift at speed. Reception for the 993 was immediate and enthusiastic. Motor Sport succinctly proclaimed “this is by far the best 911 so far” and Car and Driver remarked that “this is the first 911 that’s truly chuckable, and you would have to do something stupid to get into trouble…all the involving intricacies of the chassis’s personality are still there to be savored.” Car and Driver also called the 993 “the planet’s most eminently practical supercar”. The very last air-cooled 911 was a 1998 Mexico Blue Carrera 4S that was sold to Jerry Seinfeld, and it marked the end of an era. Porsche had built 410,348 air-cooled 911s before moving on to the somewhat unloved water-cooled 996. The 993 is collectible for a lot of reasons. It’s not just that it’s the last air-cooled car. It’s the blend of classic 911 looks, heritage and sound with modern technology and conveniences. Many consider it to be the best looking of all 911s as well, and it’s certainly one of the most rewarding cars to drive, even if some of the newer 911s are quicker.