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2 private owners since new, 22,763 miles
Major service completed and documented in 2019
Factory original Polar Silver metallic paint
6-speed manual transmission
408 horsepower, 398lb/ft torque twin turbo 3.6-liter air-cooled flat six engine
Has original window sticker, service records, manuals, tools, and spare
The final and most advanced generation of the iconic air-cooled 911 Turbo
The 993 Turbo, introduced in mid-1995 as a 1996, continued to hold the torch of the most powerful 911 variant while continuing to improve the breed as a whole. Among 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 performance of the Turbo. Under the engine lid—now topped with a sculpted spoiler tail with downturned edges—resided the 3.6 liter flat six fed by twin KKK K16 turbos, each featuring integrated waste gates and two air-to-air intercoolers. Combined with bigger brakes, fatter tires, a wide body and stance, specially designed 'Technologie-Rad' cast alloy wheels with hollow spokes, the 993 Turbo was one of the fastest cars on the planet. With all four wheels tearing into the pavement, 0-60mph came in a face melting 3.7 seconds, 100mph ticked by in 5.7 seconds, and the forward progression continued until the speedometer had crossed 180mph. Beyond just going fast in a straight line though, the car could pull up to 1.00g on the skid pad and haul to a stop from 60mph in just 111 feet. In reviewing the 993 Turbo in June of 1995, Motor Trend magazine proclaimed, "To beat this Stuttgart screamer into submission requires a force no less wieldy than the million-dollar 627-horsepower V-12 McLaren F1."
This 993 Turbo was first purchased on January 16th, 1996 by Willard Sheppard, Jr. He picked up his Polar Silver over black leather interior Turbo from Premier Motorcars of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The original MSRP of this all-wheel drive twin-turbocharged 911 was $108,994.00, but Willard would pay a total of $132,449.00 out the door. Optioned with an AM/FM radio with CD player, cruise control, sunroof, and wheel caps with the Porsche Crest in steel gray. Sheppard would bring the car back to Premier Motorcars on December 30th, 1996 with 4,357 for its yearly maintenance.
Sheppard enjoyed the car, driving it regularly evident by its service history noting its mileage. Around 2000 Sheppard moved to Arizona where the 993 Turbo would remain with him until the 2nd owner, located in Mississippi, purchased the car in 2007. According to the last service by Sheppard, he added two thirds of the total mileage on the car today. The car remained with this owner until mid 2019 during which the car received a comprehensive service totaling $9,377.80.
Canepa recently acquired the 993 Turbo and upon arrival confirmed that it was a fantastic original example of a 993 Turbo. Starting the “Canepa Difference” process, the car was given a comprehensive mechanical inspection and was given service as seen appropriate. The Polar Silver Turbo was also given a complete concours-level detailing which consisted of a cleaning of the chassis, interior detailing and a foam-pad polishing of the factory-original Polar Silver metallic paintwork. In addition, Canepa refinished the factory 18” ‘Technologie-Rad’ hollow spoke alloy wheels in the Liquid Metal Silver color, making the Polar Silver Metallic paintwork a stunning contrasting visual. With its original window sticker, owner's manuals, tools, spare, and service records, this is a pristine example of an era-defining 911 that provided supercar performance with the civility of a luxury car.