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13,917 original miles
25 years of California ownership with one owner, maintained at Beverly Hills Porsche
Original Speed Yellow paint finish over full black leather interior
3 total owners since new, clean CarFax report
Major $25,000 service performed in 2021
6-speed manual transmission, 3.6-liter 408 horsepower twin-turbo flat six engine
The last and most refined of the air-cooled Porsche 911 Turbos
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 larger 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, 0-60 mph 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 was purchased by its first owner in August of 1995 in Los Angeles, California. Spec’d in Speed Yellow over black leather interior, this Porsche 911 Turbo was optioned with a full leather interior, cruise control, lumbar support on both driver and passenger seats, and a sunroof. This California owner would go on to own the 911 Turbo for over 25 years, with a clear CarFax reporting that they took their prized possession to Beverly Hills Porsche for regular and consistent servicing.
In March 2021 the 911 Turbo was purchased by a meticulous collector who sent the car immediately to ParkHaus1 in Miami, Florida. During its stay at their facility, the Porsche was mechanically gone through to address its 25 years of low miles, including replacing engine mounts, valve cover and timing chain gaskets, rebuilding the turbos, new tires, new suspension, installed a Porsche Classic radio, and replacing various trim components to bring the car back to as if it was brand new. Overall, the owner spent almost $27,000 on his quest to make this 911 Turbo a perfect time capsule.
In April 2023 it was acquired shortly by a new owner in Norwich, Vermont, before it arrived at Canepa in May of 2023. Each and every collector car that comes to Canepa is put through an 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 original Speed Yellow paint finish was enhanced which now produces a deep luster, increasing the paint’s clarity and making the color pop. Canepa performed a light amount of mechanical adjustment, completing what is now a fantastic 13,917 original mile example of a 993 Turbo.
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 Speed Yellow Turbo in time-capsule condition with low original miles, it is now ready to be enjoyed by another owner to experience for either the first time or confirm again why so many consider this generation of the 911 Turbo to be the best, bar none.