<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997

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Lot 150
Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles
1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO

Sold for US$ 210,100 inc. premium
1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO
VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
3,600cc SOHC Twin-Turbocharged Flat Six
Computer controlled port injection
408bhp at 5,750rpm
6-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Ventilated and Cross Drilled Disc Brakes

*Fewer than 15,000 original miles
*Single owner from new until last year
*Complete with books, tools, and service records
*The last air-cooled 911 Turbo
*Stupendously fast in 1997, still incredibly quick today


THE PORSCHE 993

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 993's arrival marked a return to basic principles, being recognizably 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-liter version of Porsche's perennial flat-six engine.

The 993 Turbo, introduced in mid-1995 as a 1996, continued to hold the torch of the most powerful 911 variant while continuing to improve the breed as a whole. Among the new features on the 993 Turbo was an electronically controlled viscous coupling all-wheel drive system—something Porsche had not offered on a turbocharged model since the 959 and a system that greatly improved the performance of the Turbo. Under the engine lid—now topped with a sculpted spoiler tail with downturned edges—resided the 3.6 liter flat six fed by twin KKK K16 turbos, each featuring integrated wastegates and two charge air intercoolers. Combined with bigger brakes, fatter tires, a wide body and stance, specially designed 'Technologie-Rad' cast alloy wheels, the 993 Turbo was one of the fastest cars on the planet. With all four wheels tearing into the pavement, 0-60mph came in a face melting 3.7 seconds, 100mph ticked by in 5.7 seconds, and the forward progression continued until the speedometer had crossed 180mph. Beyond just going fast in a straight line though, the car could pull up to 1.00g on the skidpad and haul to a stop from 60mph in just 111 feet. In reviewing the 993 Turbo in June of 1995, Motor Trend magazine proclaimed, "To beat this Stuttgart screamer into submission requires a force no less wieldy than the million-dollar 627-horsepower V-12 McLaren F1."

So popular was the 993 Turbo that production continued until July 1998—nearly a year after the introduction of the 996 model that replaced the 993.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This Turbo was delivered new to sunny Newport Beach, California in July of 1997. Finished in optional Arena Red over Classic Grey leather and listing for about $100,000, it spent the first six years of its life in California before moving with its original owner to South Florida where it was registered with 14,059 miles on the clock on June 20th, 2003. Since arriving in South Florida, far fewer miles have been driven and today this 993TT still shows less than 16,000 original miles.

Garaged in air conditioned comfort its whole life with one meticulous owner until the end of last year, it has always been regularly serviced with work carried out by Champion Motorsports in Ft. Lauderdale for the last 11 years. Complete with its original books, tools, service records, and squeaky clean CarFax, it is surely one of the nicest of the only 1,048 993 Turbos delivered to the United States in 1997.

Here is a chance to own a beautifully presented example of one of the last, true Teutonic hammers—one that is still considered blisteringly fast some two decades after its introduction.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this Porsche 911 Turbo has less than 16,000 original miles.
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<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
<i>Last of the air-cooled Turbos, less than 15,000 original miles</i><br /><b>1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO  </b><br />VIN. WP0AC2993VS375997
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