It was clear that there had to be another convertible version, as its predecessor (the 964) was being ordered as a cabriolet in 40 per cent of its sales. In the 993, too, the canvas top is fitted with an electrical mechanism that allows this German car to fold away its roof in 20 seconds.
This Porsche 993 dates from 1995, which means that the next owner does not have to worry about the often-failing alarm system that was used from ’96 onwards. The car was brought from the US to the Netherlands in 2007, but no worries, the American bumpers have been neatly replaced with European ones. Aesthetically speaking, that’s a pleasant thing. Especially in the colour Midnight Blue with the light interior.
Of course, the history is present, including a Carfax report that confirms the US history and mileage.
Is the 993 the pinnacle of the 911 range? Many think so. The 993 is not only so popular because it is the last of the air-cooled 911s, but also because the 993 combines a classic body with modern performance and driving characteristics. The best of both worlds.
Should we pick a Tiptronic? The purist might say “manual”, but as a classic convertible, this would be the better choice.
The 993 remains a beautiful 911, also in terms of proportions. With only two previous owners, an odometer reading of 82,720 km (51,400 miles) and only some light chipping damage, this is a car that we can safely refer to as ‘rare’.
This Porsche is factory equipped with:
A European rear bumper was fitted when the car was registered in the Netherlands.
This Porsche 911 (993) is in fine condition, with of course traces of use belonging to a car from 1995.
The maintenance has always been carried out in the Netherlands by a Porsche specialist or a Porsche dealer. The most important points from the recent maintenance history are:
Included with sale
Seller – Annemarieke
Seller type – Private
Location – Utrecht, Netherlands
Chassis number – WP0CA2998SS340317
License plate – 27-XZ-ZX
Year/date – February 01, 1995
First registration – February 28, 1995
Mileage – 82,672 km (51,370 miles)
Demonstrable – Yes, on the basis of documentation
Warranty – No
Body – Convertible
Engine – 3.6 liter air-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine with 285 hp
Drive – Rear-wheel drive
Bak – Tiptronic automatic transmission
Exterior – Midnight blue
Interior – Grey
Upholstery – Leather
Smoking car – No
Owners – 2 (including current)
Owned since – November 2013
Tires – Continental Sport Contact 2 – 2015 – 6 mm all around