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Optioned with Black Leather Racing Style Sports Seats
Upgraded hollow spoke 18” Porsche Turbo Twist wheels
6-speed manual transmission, 3.6-liter flat six engine
Clean CarFax report
Includes owner’s manuals, tool kit, air compressor, and spare wheel/tire
The last of the air-cooled Porsche 911s
The last of the air-cooled Porsche 911s, the 993 is the final evolution of the storied air-cooled lineage from Porsche. The 993 boasts all of the innovations and refinement that Porsche learned from building the 911 for 30+ years, creating a simple yet distilled package of excellent driving dynamics, everyday comfort and accessible performance. The C2S uses the same wide body as the coveted 993 Turbo but retains the purity of the 911 with only rear wheel drive and a 6-speed manual transmission. With an incredible amount of mechanical grip, boasting all of the updates to the 993 platform and a direct driving experience with enough power to get into trouble with, the 993 Carrera S is a fantastic performer in all conditions.
This Guards Red over black leather Carrera S was reported to have been purchased in Fort Worth, Texas, in June of 1997 from Autobahn Motorcars. Optioned with an AM/FM radio with CD player, sport seats painted to match, 5 open CD holders in console, metal door sills with the Carrera S insignia, motor sound package, racing style sports seats, and the Hi-FI sound package with 10 speakers, this Carrera S had an MSRP of $68,890. This owner had the car until approximately June of 2022 after driving it 2,000 miles, where its next owner would bring the car out to the West Coast in Oregon. Over the course of 14 years the Carrera S would reside in Oregon and see two owners, adding approximately 7,200 miles to the odometer.
The most recent owner purchased the car from an owner in Virginia, who had acquired the car from the last Oregon owner. He described it as a fantastic car that was a part of his collection for approximately 3 years, during which he installed Bilstein shocks and lowered the car to the European ride height to accentuate the already classic styling of the Carrera. He described the car as a perfect example of a C2S and how original the car still was after 26 years. During his tenure he only added approximately 1,000 miles to the Carrera before it arrived at Canepa.
Taking one look at this Carrera S would be enough evidence for the casual enthusiast to know that it had been lovingly maintained over the course of its history. The Guards Red paint finish is in excellent condition, the black leather interior presents excellently with the rare and stunning Racing Sports Seats with matching Guards Reds painted seat backs, and overall the car drives with and inspires confidence as it was designed by Porsche. This comes down to its past meticulous owners who clearly had the mindset of maintenance and preservation.
With only 10,354 miles on the odometer since its completion at Stuttgart more than 25 years ago, the car presents as if it is a new car. Its original Guards Red paint finish is in incredible condition, along with its black leather interior presenting in fantastic condition. The car was treated to the “Canepa Difference” process, going through a complete mechanical and cosmetic inspection. A concours-level detail was performed, cleaning every square inch of the car from top to bottom. After cleaning, the underside of the car looks in as-new condition, evident in the underside photographs. The original paint finish was then polished with foam pads to a beautiful sheen that would have rivaled the car upon delivery when it was new. Given a clean bill of health, this 1997 Porsche Carrera S will bring endless enjoyment and comfort to its new driver and occupants. With its sophisticated powerplant and appointed with the finest materials, this last iteration of the air-cooled 911s will continue to provide driving and investment nirvana.
Racing style leather sport seat - left
Racing style leather sport seat - right
Sports seats painted to match
18” Turbo Twist wheels
AM/FM radio with CD player
Hi-Fi sound pkg/10 speakers
Metal door sill with insignia
Motor sound package