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Sold for: £112,500
The 993 Turbo, introduced in mid-1995, retained a tight hold on the torch of the most powerful 911 variant, whilst continuing the general developments 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 usability of the Turbo. Under the engine lid, now topped with a sculpted spoiler tail with downturned edges, resided the 3.6-litre, flat-six 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 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 1995 911 Turbo was supplied new to its first owner in the UK on 16th August 1995 in the very rare colour of Gloss Black. Factory options included front and rear impact absorbers, heated seats, sports seats, speed control, top tinted windscreen, sunroof and Nokia digital audio system. It has had a total of six former keepers from new and was purchased by our vendor in March 2005. Following his purchase, he sent the car to Porsche Centre Solihull for a major service, new clutch, and a gearbox refurbishment which included the addition of a genuine 993 RS short-shift linkage. Kept in a heated storage environment ever since the vendor was not happy with a couple of blemishes and stone chips on the bodywork and decided to have the car fully re-painted to his exacting standards. Once he started the work, the project escalated and a significant number of other jobs were undertaken. This included a complete re-trim in Cream perforated leather, wheel and brake refurbishment with discs and pads, new Pirelli tyres all round, and a new stainless steel exhaust silencer that sounds absolutely incredible. A hardback book accompanies the history file with a complete photographic record of the work completed. The car has covered a total mileage of 66,710 from new and this is supported in the original service book with stamps from AFN Reading, Dick Lovett, and Porsche Solihull. Having just completed the restoration, the car is presented in absolutely stunning condition. The paintwork has been prepared to the highest standards with a glass-like finish. The vendor informs us that over 200 hours were spent flatting and polishing the car! In addition, the interior has also been finished to the highest standards and looks fabulous against the Gloss Black paintwork. Supplied with its original owner's manual, service book, leather wallet, spare key & fob, tool kit and space saver wheel, an extensive history file includes numerous MoT certificates and service invoices throughout the years. The condition of this car must be seen to be believed and we encourage pre-sale inspections. This is without question one of the finest 993 Turbos we have ever seen.