Considered by many to be the last of the ‘classic’ 911s, this Turbo S had an original production run of 345, of which only 23 were RHD. The 993 Turbo S was the first 911 with permanent four-wheel drive but the last with an air-cooled engine so in a way, it marks a transition in Porsche’s line-up. The Turbo S was upgraded over the standard Turbo to include a body-kit, wing, and updated brakes – six-piston callipers. The suspension has been stiffened and lowered by 15mm, and the bigger turbos and new exhaust take the power up to 450hp.
This particular Turbo S is finished in its original Speed Yellow, as it was delivered from the Porsche Factory, and has only done 66,000 miles. The bodywork is in pristine condition unblemished by scratches, major marks or dents and the coachwork remains without chips, cracks or any sort of damage. Many elements of the interior match the beautiful Speed Yellow coachwork. The black leather seats have matching speed yellow hard backs and seatbelts, and the instruments in the dash are also finished in speed yellow. All the leather and the fittings are in exceptional condition with no tears or holes, evidence of careful and considerate use by its owners. It also features litronic lights, heated seats, electric mirrors, a Porsche CD Radio head unit, an upgraded sound system, a self-dimming rearview mirror, a sunroof, yellow brake callipers, aerokit front splitter and rear spoiler, the carbon fibre reinforced suspension strut, 18” chrome Turbo S alloy wheels and a full service history with recent Official Porsche Major Service.
Our Turbo S has recently undergone an extensive “4 corners” nut and bolt rebuild by Tony Walker who spent most of his career at the prodigious Porsche Centre in Hatfield and is therefore presented like new. Every single milimitre of the car has been meticulously worked over and brought up to Concours standard. The consumables have been replaced and four special order Turbo S shock absorbers were ordered from Germany alongside new brake discs and pads (front and rear), shims, and sensors. Most sections of the suspension have also been renewed, including the uprights, the bushes and any other related replaceable and worn parts. The car was then sent away to have the suspension set up and aligned so as to match all the new parts, thus giving this Turbo S the best ride possible. We do not believe that anything else on the underside or the consumables warrant any replacement, in virtually all respects this vehicle is like new. There simply isn’t a better Turbo S on the market, and we aren’t the only ones who recognise its truly remarkable condition. This Turbo S has enjoyed widespread media coverage in numerous Porsche Publications, even making the cover of GT Purely Porsche in April 2005 and featuring in the April 2013 edition of Total 911 magazine. The vehicle has been singled out as an exceptional find as recently as May of 2020. The editor in chief of Total 911 took the car out for the day and his findings feature prominently in the June 2020 issue. This Turbo S has been a contender in several Concours exhibitions. Most notably, it was awarded Best in Class by Bonhams at St. Mawes, and was presented with the 911 Best in Class by Derek Bell as part of the Porsche 70th Anniversary year of Salon Prive at Blenheim Palace. 1 of just 23 RHD cars, this provenance-rich, stunning example of the ultimate air-cooled, turbocharged 911 would be a collection-making car for any enthusiast.