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42,984 original miles – Long term California ownership, 16 years
One of 1,357 Porsche 911 Turbos produced for the NA market in 1996
The final and most refined generation of the air-cooled 911 Turbo
6-speed manual transmission, 3.6-liter 408 horsepower twin turbo flat six engine
Highly desirable Arena Red Metallic paint finish over Tan leather interior
Includes owner’s manuals, service documents, tools, compressor, and spare wheel/tire
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, wider tires, wide body fender arches, and 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 and 408 horsepower on tap, 0-60mph came in an impressive (even by today’s standards) 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 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo is one of 1,357 cars produced for the North American market in 1996. It was spec’d with a number of driver and passenger comfort-centric options, such as heated seats with lumbar support, cruise control, electric sunroof, and a remote Becker 6-Disc CD changer. Arena Red Metallic is the same color that was used in Porsche’s promotional advertising in revealing the Porsche 911 Turbo to the world in 1995. In the stunning combination of Arena Red Metallic over a Tan leather interior, this culmination of options produced a highly desirable specification for this 993.
The Turbo had a few different caretakers early in its history, staying in the east coast area until 2000 where its next owner was based in Mississippi. During this ownership period from August 2000 to June of 2002 the turbo was serviced multiple times at the same dealership, Higginbotham Automobiles of Jackson, Mississippi.
In the first 6 years of ownership by various caretakers, the Turbo saw its odometer rise to a total of 22,415 miles, accounting for more than half of the current mileage as of today.
In 2004 the car was purchased by the car’s most recent and long-term owner based in Stockton, California. While at a party he learned of the Arena Red Turbo from the owner of Berberian European Motors, who was also a friend of his. The next day he went to the dealership where he was able to test drive the car, and the dealership let him take it for the night. He brought along his daughter’s long-time boyfriend who had never ridden in a 993 Turbo before, who after getting a ride in the car said “didn’t know that a car could handle like that”. He purchased the car from Berberian European Motors, Inc of Stockton, CA on June 9th, 2004. Familiar with the Porsche brand as having owned a 1987 Porsche 911 from new, the Turbo introduced him into the forced induction world in the best possible way. Over the course of 16 years, he drove the car regularly to keep it exercised and kept the car serviced as needed. In August of 2018 the Turbo was given an extensive service at Niello Porsche at Rocklin, CA. During the time spent there a multitude of items were serviced and replaced including: lower valve cover gaskets, brake fluid flush, new hood struts, oil change, wipers, alternator belt, reseal of shifter rod at transmission, front left and right sway bar links, and the clutch slave cylinder and reservoir. This entire service totaled at a cost of $8,768.54.
During his 14-year ownership he enjoyed the car with the odometer now reflecting 42,943 miles, but decided that it was time for a new caretaker to enjoy the car. Being a friend of Bruce Canepa, he talked about the best course of action to find someone new to enjoy the car. Shortly after they talked, the Arena Red Turbo arrived at Canepa.
Each and every collector car that comes to Canepa is put through and extensive and diligent process called the “Canepa Difference.” This includes a major and comprehensive mechanical inspection where all systems are checked and serviced as necessary. They also receive an award-winning concours-level detailing, a thorough cleaning of each and every surface that ensures that every car is a sight to behold. Finishing off with a foam-pad-only polish to enhance the paint finish, each and every car is a perfect example and a personification of Bruce Canepa’s impeccable attention to detail. Its Arena Red paint finish was enhanced which now produces a deep luster, increasing the paint’s clarity and making the color pop. In addition, Canepa refinished the factory 18” Technology hollow-spoke wheels in the Liquid Metallic Silver finish, adding a stunning and contrasting visual.
Included with this 911 Turbo are its original owner’s manuals, service documents, tool roll, compressor, and its spare wheel/tire.
Porsche’s 993 Turbo generation saw itself become the most refined air-cooled sports car that Porsche had ever made. With its superior build quality, stupendous performance, and dynamic driving experience, it was the perfect sports car for every occasion. Comfortable for daily driving and enough performance to leave others in the dust, this duality of the 911 Turbo is what earned its status as one of the best sports cars, bar none. With this Arena Red Turbo having been enjoyed for the past 14 years by the same owner and other caretakers before him and serviced accordingly, this is a car that is meant to be driven and enjoyed.