1998 Porsche 911 C2S
1 owner since new
11,835 original miles
Matching numbers engine and transmission
Final year of the Porsche 993
Purchased new on Valentine’s Day from showroom floor
Has original window sticker, books and tools
Rare factory-optioned Hardback Sports Seats
With 1998 marking the end of the Porsche 993 generation, people were eager to purchase the final batch of these 911s that retained Porsche’s Luftgekühlt (air-cooled) heritage. Designed from the ground up both mechanically and cosmetically vs. the previous 964 generation, the 993s are considered some of the best driving and well put together 911s to date. These passionate buyers and collectors thought that this was the last hooray for the 911, uncertain of the new water-cooled 911s and what they would bring. Those lucky enough to buy a 993 in its final year of production were greeted to the best driving experience a 993 could offer, with all of the advancement and refinements that you came to expect from a brand like Porsche.
For many Valentine’s Day is considered the time to show an incredible amount of affection and passion for one another, and with this Guards Red Porsche 911 C2S it was the special gift of a lifetime. With a red and black C2S on the Porsche showroom floor, the first owner’s husband decided that the red would be more fitting for her. Optioned with the limited slip differential, Hardback Sports Seats in black leather and with Hi-Fi sound, this C2S was a tastefully optioned car that was perfect for his wife. What was sure to be one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts would remain in their possession for more than two decades. The wife and husband would be the only two people who ever drove the car, evident by the as-new condition of the car.
Upon arriving at Canepa, the car was inspected from front to back. Unsurprising for a car with only 11,835 miles since new, this 993 presents as though it just left the Porsche factory assembly line. Its original Guards Red paint has the same amazing sheen as delivered from the factory, the black leather interior shows no discernable wear, while the entire car still feels tight and new. The 3.6-liter flat six engine fires up and purrs, with the 6-speed manual transmission effortlessly shifting gears. As nice as the car was, Canepa applied the “Canepa Difference” and went the extra distance to ensure that the car was completely spotless. The car’s belly pans were removed to clean underneath, getting all the crevices to ensure no dirt remained. Upon cleaning, you can see the factory coatings underneath that look in as-new condition. With the underside clean, the topside of the 993 was addressed with only a simple foam pad-only polish to enhance the paint’s depth. With the trunk, interior and engine bay cleaned, the car now presents as though it was just delivered on that first day to the husband’s wife.
With the final production year of the 993 being so sought after, especially C2Ss, this time-capsule of a 911 is a perfect opportunity to experience what a modern air-cooled Porsche is like. This low mileage, one owner and well-optioned car is the closest experience you’ll be able to find and experience what it might have been like to drive a brand-new Porsche 993 C2S from the showroom floor.
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