1996 Porsche 911
Chassis number: WP0CA2993TS340615
Preserved in a very good condition
Tasteful colour combination
Desirable version with a manual gearbox
Starting price: 190 000 PLN (estimated: 210 000 – 250 000 PLN)
(44 000€/49 000-58 000€)
Engine: flat-six, 3.6-litre
Power: 285 break horsepower
Other: manual gearbox, rear-wheel drive
Legal condition: registered in Poland
Available paperwork: certificate of title, vehicle logbook
The third generation of the iconic Porsche 911, codenamed 993, is also the last one powered by air-cooled engines. The first 993 rolled off the production line in 1993. Basic design principles had remained unchanged, but the car was substantially modified compared to the previous 964 generation. The 993 was traditionally powered by horizontally-opposed engines, least powerful of which displaced 3,6 litres and developed 272 BHP. Its successor, codenamed 996, had a water-cooled engine and much less traditional styling, which was heavily criticised by the experts and enthusiasts of the brand. This is the main reason why this fabulous looking car, regarded by purists as the last true 911, is so extremely desirable. It is also very versatile and offers a unique combination of sports car performance and everyday usability.
It rolled off the production line in 1996 and came to Poland from the United States to become a part of a bigger collection of cars made in Zuffenhausen. It is distinguished by a hugely attractive colour combination – black on the outside with a bright interior. Its exterior paint, despite 21 years of use, is still faultless. The upholstery and trim on the inside are preserved in great condition. Seat material shows no signs of wear and tear whatsoever.
The owner of this particular example decided to wrap the dashboard and the top part of door panels in leather, which makes the interior even more elegant. The roof cover is in a very good condition. All the electrical systems work faultlessly. A Porsche equipped with a manual is a much more attractive alternative to the ones fitted with a Tiptronic automatic gearbox, which are more frequently represented on the Polish second-hand market. Bodywork and mechanics in impeccable condition are a sign of a thoughtful and cautious ownership. Prior to the auction the car underwent a thorough maintenance and is ready to drive for the beginning of the convertible season. The stylish combination of an open-top body style and rear-mounted engine offers a chance to experience the very best a Porsche has to offer. Moreover, its remarkable state of repair makes it a truly viable investment.