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1997 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo X50

Lot No.: 220

Registration: R435 GGK
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99ZVS370998
Engine Number: 61V02388
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3600
Year of Manufacture: 1997
Estimate (£): 150,000 - 170,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

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 993 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 Turbo. Under the engine lid, now topped with a sculpted spoiler tail with downturned edges, resided 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, UK supplied, 993 Turbo has covered just over 28,000 miles with its five previous owners and was fitted from new with the desirable X50 engine upgrade which is reported to produce around 480 BHP. It's also fitted with sports seats with painted backs, sports ‘Turbo S’ suspension, top tinted windscreen, sunroof, sports exhaust, extra racing steering wheel, and the carbon interior package. 

There is lots of service history from Porsche main dealers and the history file includes invoices dating back to 1998 along with some older MOTs. This superbly presented, very well equipped, X50 993 Turbo is a wonderful example of the last of the classic, air-cooled 911s and would reward any inspection.