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1996 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo

Lot No.: 327

Registration: N396 SGX
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99ZTS371615
Engine Number: 61T03126
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3596
Year of Manufacture: 1996
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 90,000 - 110,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

 

  • Seriously purposeful in 'Triple Black'. Wonderful condition throughout
  • 62,341 miles (warranted) and a fresh MOT (Jan. 2020)
  • Purchased by our vendor in Feb. 2016 at 61,375 miles in very good condition
  • Further investment of £31,500 including a glass-out respray by top Porsche-sanctioned professionals
  • 14 service stamps (specialists/ main dealers). Most recent-Porsche Centre Guildford, 31/5/2018 at 62,154 miles
  • In period, there was simply nothing to touch the 993 Turbo

 

The 993 Turbo, introduced in mid-1995, retained a tight hold on the torch of the most powerful 911 variant whilst continuing the general development and improvements to the breed as a whole. Amongst the new features on the Turbo was an electronically controlled, viscous coupling, all-wheel-drive system, something Porsche had not offered on a turbocharged model since the 959 and a system that greatly improved the driveability of the car. Under the engine lid, now topped with a sculpted spoiler tail with downturned edges, lived the 3.6-litre, flat-six force-fed by twin K16 turbos. Combined with bigger brakes, fatter tires, a wide body and lower stance, the 993 Turbo was one of the fastest cars on the planet. With all four wheels helping to evenly distribute great handfuls of power, 0-60mph was dispatched in a staggering 3.7 seconds, 100mph whistled by in a further 5.7 seconds, and the linear forward thrust continued until the speedometer needle had said goodbye to 180mph and you were on conversational terms with the horizon. 

This, right-hand drive, UK-supplied 993 Turbo, was supplied by JCT Newcastle in Triple Black with Optional Sports seats. The deep Black gloss, black interior, black carpets, and black wheels combined with the Turbo's low stance tends to suggest, if not menace exactly, more of a 'do not mess with me' seriousness.

The car was purchased in February 2016 by our vendor from a recognised dealer with an indicated mileage of 61,375 and, although it was in excellent condition, he proceeded to invest heavily in the pursuit of perfection. Invoices in the folder since the car's purchase in 2016 total just over £31,500 including a glass-out, full respray and then a clear PPF (paint protection film) wrap applied to fully protect it. This work was carried out by top Porsche-approved painters, the team behind Porsche GB's 911 70th anniversary sanctioned restorations and an Official Porsche Classic Partner.

The Porsche is accompanied by a full 'Bookpack' and an A4 history folder which contains the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, numerous invoices, some older MoTs, and a Service Record containing 14 service stamps from a mixture of specialists and main dealers with the most recent at Porsche Centre Guildford on 31/5/2018 at 62,154 miles generating a £6,000 bill.

Sadly, however, our vendor's circumstances have changed and it's now appropriate to bring his beloved Turbo to market. With 62,341 miles currently indicated and an MOT valid until January 2020, this superbly presented and patently well cared for 993 Turbo will reward any inspection and would be a serious addition to any collection of air-cooled Porsches.