1997 Porsche 911 Type 993 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
Registration no. B11 FOX
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZVS370662
In 1993 Porsche introduced what is regarded by many as the most beautiful 911 of all: the Type 993. Over the years the 911 had received numerous aerodynamic and safety-inspired add-ons, diluting the purity of the original form; the Type 993s arrival marked a return to basic principles, being recognisably a 911 but one in which all functions had been harmoniously integrated in a truly outstanding example of modern automotive styling. The range offered remained pretty much as before, comprising two- and four-wheel drive models, the legendary Turbo and the Cabriolet convertible, all powered by the latest, 3.6-litre version of Porsches perennial flat-six engine. Audi had demonstrated the advantages of four-wheel drive on its all-conquering Quattro rally cars in the 1980s, prompting other manufacturers, Porsche included, to examine the merits of the system. In 1987 the first Porsche four-wheel drive road car appeared in the form of the legendary Type 959 Group B supercar, and a version of this system was offered on the 911 in 1989. The first Porsche road car to employ four-wheel drive was the legendary Type 959 Group B Supercar of 1987, and within two years a version of the system was available on the 911 Carrera 4. Porsches four-wheel drive utilises an electronically controlled central differential that optimises torque split between front and rear depending on road conditions. The result is phenomenal traction and almost unimaginable levels of grip whatever the speed.
Finished in blue with grey leather interior, this 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet appears very well cared for, with correct shut lines, good paintwork, very good interior and hood, and unmarked wheels. The car is offered with partial service history including some invoices, current road fund licence, MoT to September 2006 and Swansea V5 registration document.