chassis number: WP0ZZZ99ZVS370440
engine number: 61V01434
gearbox number: 2006870
original colour: Ocean Blue Metallic exterior / Marble Grey with Midnight Blue Leather interior
delivery date: January 1997
options: sports seats, tinted windscreen, sun roof, 3rd brake light, digital sound processing
This car was delivered new on 15 January 1997 by Lancaster’s Garage in Cambridge. It was finished in the striking original colour of Ocean Blue Metallic (E1E1) with a Marble Grey interior set off by Midnight Blue Leather on the steering wheel, dash top and door caps.
The car has a superb and complete annual service history, first at official Porsche garages and then, since 2004, with specialists, first GT One and then Autofarm. The car has had one dedicated Porsche Club member owner for the last 11 years and has been scrupulously maintained during that time.
The Turbo featured in 911 & Porsche magazine in November 2016 and was described in glowing terms in comparison with the latest 991 Turbo S.
The 993 remains one of our favourite mass-produced 911s, be it in Carrera, Carrera S or Turbo format. It delivers modern performance and useability mixed with all the traditional air-cooled hallmarks of compact dimensions and the classic, upright windscreen which affords such excellent all-round visibility.
Sit in the latest 911 today and you are surrounded by digital instrument clusters and infotainment systems. While it’s a fabulous device for travelling quickly and quietly, it has obviously lost the immediacy and involvement of the earlier cars.
The 993 Turbo, on the other hand, is great way for a Porsche enthusiast to travel fast. It retains the classic feel with the iconic instrument cluster while delivering huge ground-covering pace effortlessly.
This 993 offers the happy combination of a most attractive specification, excellent history file and condition that is smart but usable. It would probably be our first choice for rapid travel to and from a 2 Litre Cup meeting on the Continent!