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The 993 was the final generation of air-cooled 911s, and as such, will always have a special place in the affections of Porsche enthusiasts. There is a school of thought that it is the last of the 911s that were built whilst engineering integrity overruled accounting pressures at Porsche. Twenty-odd years on, it still looks modern - a truly timeless design penned by Englishman, Toni Hatter. The model was launched in the Autumn of 1994 and was claimed by the factory to be 80% new. The bodywork was altogether more curvaceous, with a number of new panels and the overall look was much smoother and more integrated. The biggest change under the skin was the new multi-link rear suspension, engendering greater driver confidence, less road noise, and excellent ride quality. Designed to give a level of passive rear-wheel steering (the 'Weissach effect'), thus controlling the way the suspension behaved under cornering, braking, and acceleration, it transformed the 911. The 993 was also the first 911 to be equipped with power steering and an advanced ABS system. The new car 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 964 produced 247 bhp, the 993 produced a healthy 272bhp resulting in a top speed of over 150mph and acceleration to match.
The 993 Carrera Coupe you see here is as pure as you are likely to find and, with rear-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, it is deeply reminiscent of the earliest 911s.
Built in 1995, this 993 was delivered new to Porsche Södertälje and came well-appointed with the optional air-conditioning, 17” wheels, cruise control and, perhaps not surprisingly for Sweden, heated seats. Its first owner, Ms Brett-Louise Tengvall enjoyed her Porsche for some three years, before it was sold by the Porsche Centre Stockholm on 14th October 1998. A Porsche Guarantee Certificate issued to the second owner, Sven-Åke Mildner, confirms that the 911 had covered just 2,175 miles at this time.
Over the next 11 years, Mr Mildner used the 911 little and often, entrusting its maintenance to specialists and covering approximately 18,000kms. The Porsche would remain in the Mildner family for a further five years, with Christmas coming early for Paul Christian Mildner, who became the next owner on 15th December 2009. By the time the Mildner family sold the Porsche to Dr Per Bosemark in February 2014, the odometer had counted just 14,338 miles (23,075 km)
Just 442 miles have been driven since then, with the Porsche joining one of Europe’s significant car collections in 2017 and our vendor thereafter. There are 6 stamps in the Service Records with the most recent being a full 24,000 miles (40K km) service, new battery and fresh MOT, at Paragon Porsche on 12th June 2020. All books, tools and spare keys have been retained.
Supremely well documented and surviving in a condition rarely seen from these famously reliable, usable and usually high mileage sports cars, this Porsche 993 really does set the benchmark.