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1998 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo 'S'

Lot No.: 240

Registration: R994 PHG
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99ZWS370457
Engine Number: 61W00828
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3596
Year of Manufacture: 1998
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 253,125

Sitting near the top of the 993-generation hierarchy, Porsche’s 911 Turbo S was introduced as the first-ever model of its kind in 1997. The basic facts can look a bit dry; Type 993, 450 bhp, 3,605cc air-cooled flat six-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers and electronic fuel injection, six-speed manual transaxle, front and rear independent suspension with coil springs, and four-wheel ventilated steel disc brakes, however, the Turbo S was a big step up over the standard 911 Turbo in terms of performance and price. Headlined by a 0–60 mph time of 3.6 seconds, the Turbo S could hit 100 mph from a standstill in 8.9 seconds, only half a second faster than the standard Turbo. But that didn't matter, the Turbo S was special and getting your name on the waiting list to buy one was nigh on impossible unless you were very closely related to a Dealer Principal. All 345 examples of the 993 Turbo S were built by Porsche’s Exclusive department and the specification included a number of unique features when compared to other 911s of the period. The car sported yellow brake calipers, a unique rear spoiler, polished five-spoke Turbo S wheels, an Aerokit front spoiler, an air intake in the rear wings, and four exhaust pipes at the rear. Inside, the 911 Turbo S luxuriated in carbon fibre trim contrasting with the softest of leathers and provided the type of luxury that customers had come to know and love from Porsche’s top-shelf models.

This, UK supplied, 993 Turbo S is one of 26 built in right-hand drive and was delivered to its first owner on the 24th April 1998. It's presented in the striking combination of Ocean Blue with Grey leather and bespoke, carbon fibre interior trim.

The owner's file contains all the relevant book packs and manuals, and nine stamps are showing in the Service Records from new, with eight out of the nine stamps from Porsche main dealers. The last service was completed by Porsche Centre Silverstone in 2015 when the mileage was showing 36,122 and the odometer now indicates just over 36,210 as it has remained in our vendor's private collection in recent years. There are also a number of invoices and older MOTs in the history file clarifying that no expense has been spared on this special car, a fresh MOT Certificate, and the spare keys.

As one of the rarest and most powerful models to sit on the vaunted 993 platform, the Turbo S is undoubtedly one of the most exciting air-cooled 911s to drive, thanks to its breath-taking performance. All 911s continue to become more attractive to collectors, and the 993 has led the pack as one of the most desirable generations, marking the final iteration of the air-cooled 911. High-horsepower models, such as the Turbo S, rarely become available for sale, and RHD examples (they only made 26) are rarer still. This is a very, very special Porsche and we welcome any inspection.