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1995 Porsche 911 993 Cabriolet

Lot No.: 340

Registration: M723 PJB
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ99ZSS330177
Engine Number: 63S00749
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3596
Year of Manufacture: 1995
Sold for (£): 20,000

Ferrari might have kept the Athena poster shop in business for much of the 80s, but it wasn't every school boy's fantasy. Nestling between Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer, for some it was a Porsche 911. For many Porsche experts the 993 is the last of the 'real' 911 models and as such still represents one of the finest and most practical supercars around. In fact, 993 ownership manages to skirt around much of the drama for which the previous 911's had been known. Buy a good one, keep it serviced and it will start day in and day out. All controls have a monotonous precision that would give a VW engineer sleepless nights! This is the super car you can use and afford.

Finished in 'Amerinth Violet', this particular UK 993 Cabriolet was first registered in June of 1995 and has only had 4 recorded keepers from new, all of whom have maintained and cherished this car to a very high standard over the years. The flat six fires readily, drives tightly, is rattle free and, as ever, the steering is a joy. On the move one really can marvel at how this compact supercar manages so much on so little. We are informed that all gearbox synchromeshes are good and the brakes are smooth, powerful and pull up straight; mechanically this car really does deliver on all fronts.

The bodywork of this particular Porsche is in superb order throughout with an original finish and reassuringly straight shut lines on every panel. The vendor informs us that this car is as clean underneath as it is on top. The black leather interior is wonderfully preserved with hardly any signs of wear and tear, the seats are firm and remain fully supportive. The vendor informs us that all documentation is complete and comes in the original Porsche hand pack which includes all handbooks, servicing information, previous MOT certificates and a fresh HPI Certificate.

This particular offering of Porsche ownership will exact far fewer compromises than any equivalent exotic, and that's the advantage of buying  the last of the air cooled 911s. Nothing that follows will ever be quite the same, unlike Cindy or Claudia, the 993 is an adolescent fantasy made real!