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1996 Porsche 911 (993) C2 Coupe Manual

Lot No.: 207

Registration: 694 JUR
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ99ZTS315927
Engine Number: 63T07323
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3596
Year of Manufacture: 1996
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 36,000 - 42,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
  • Low ownership and mileage. Excellent service and maintenance records
  • Highly desirable 6 speed manual gearbox
  • The Cherished Registration (694 JUR) will remain with the car
  • Very recent service and MoT

The 993 was the final generation of the air-cooled 911, 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. The 993 was launched in the autumn of 1994 and was claimed to be 80% new and certainly, the bodywork was altogether more curvaceous, with a number of new panels and a much smoother and more integrated overall look. 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'), effectively 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. The 993 used essentially the same 3.6-litre engine as the 964, mated to a development of the worthy G50 gearbox, but now with six forward gears. Whereas the Porsche 964 produced 247 bhp, the 993 from 1995 produced 272bhp enabling a top speed of over 150mph and acceleration to match.

This manual gearbox 911 (993) 3.6 Carrera Coupe is a UK, right-hand drive car supplied by Rivervale Porsche to a Mr Hugh on 30/08/1996 finished in a lovely shade of Arena Red with a contrasting light Grey interior. Among the factory options from new are 17" wheels, a rear window wiper, Top-Tint screen, Air Con, and the rare option of a Sliding Metal Sun Roof. 
Our vendor has been the keeper of this lovely 911 for the last 15 years and for the last nine of those years it has been kept in dry storage.  He has subsequently spent in excess of £3,500 in servicing and recommissioning costs preparing it for the next custodian to enjoy. The recent work included a full service, replacement brake discs and pads, new drive belts and fresh brake fluid. Having been stored away for the last 9 years the mileage has remained at 64,300, however, during its active years it was regularly serviced and maintained at the correct intervals, corroborated by the official dealer stamps in the original Porsche Service Book, and supporting invoices and older MoTs contained in the history file.

The 993 generation of the 911 is often regarded as the best and most desirable of the 911 Series and is often referred to as "The last complete modern classic"This is a lovely, genuine, well-maintained example of this highly desirable model and is presented here with a very attractive guide.