1996 Porsche 911 Type 993 Turbo Coupé X50  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZTS371323 Engine no. 61T02471
Lot 37
1996 Porsche 911 Type 993 Turbo Coupé X50
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZTS371323 Engine no. 61T02471
Sold for €143,750 (US$ 168,762) inc. premium

Lot Details
1996 Porsche 911 Type 993 Turbo Coupé X50  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZTS371323 Engine no. 61T02471 1996 Porsche 911 Type 993 Turbo Coupé X50  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZTS371323 Engine no. 61T02471 1996 Porsche 911 Type 993 Turbo Coupé X50  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZTS371323 Engine no. 61T02471 1996 Porsche 911 Type 993 Turbo Coupé X50  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZTS371323 Engine no. 61T02471 1996 Porsche 911 Type 993 Turbo Coupé X50  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZTS371323 Engine no. 61T02471
1996 Porsche 911 Type 993 Turbo Coupé X50
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZTS371323
Engine no. 61T02471
*Delivered new to Switzerland
*2 owners from new
*Circa 84,000 kilometres from new
*More powerful (430PS) X50 engine option

An important landmark in the Porsche 911's continuing development arrived for 1994 with introduction of the Type 993, destined to be the last to use the air-cooled engine that had been a distinguishing feature of the 911 since its introduction 30 years previously. The Type 993 is regarded by many as the most beautiful 911 of all. 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 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 Porsche's perennial flat-six engine.

Along with the sleeker bodywork came new multi-link rear suspension that improved both ride quality and roadholding, reducing the 911's characteristic lift-off oversteer. The 3.6-litre engine not only produced more power than before but made it available over a wider rev range thanks to 'Variocam' variable valve timing and variable-length air intakes. Introduced in 1995, the Type 993 Turbo was the first Porsche production model to feature a twin-turbo-charged engine and the first 911 Turbo to incorporate permanent four-wheel drive. With 408PS (402.5bhp) on tap, the Type 993 Turbo offered a level of performance approaching that of the Porsche 959 supercar, racing to 100km/h in around 4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 290km/h.

The example offered here is even more powerful, boasting the optional 430PS (424bhp) engine better known as the X50 option and the all important option code 706 (Technical Changes from 1995 Turbo) which was only applicable to cars built in 1996 onwards. A All Matching Numbers Car, as confirmed by the CoC (with the Vehicle File). While other factory additions to the already supreme level of standard equipment include impact-damping bumpers, tinted glass, cruise control, electric sunroof, Porsche radio/cassette, 92-litre fuel tank and lumbar-support seats. Delivered new to Switzerland, the Turbo was purchased by a doctor in St Moritz in June 1996 and owned by him until the current vendor bought it in 2013. The car has been regularly serviced at Main Porsche Dealers in the Swiss Network & UK including Porsche Zentrum Maienfeld, from whom it was purchased by the current owner. A technical inspection and makeover was then carried out at Porsche Classic in Stuttgart costing circa €3,094 (invoice available). The car then underwent a full re-spray (Glazing out) in factory-correct black metallic code Z8Z8, New Front & Rear Glazing was replaced, all new exterior light lenses fitted and a partial interior restoration, the seat squabs being replaced while retaining the original leather which was in excellent condition. The underneath of the car was dry-ice cleaned and sealed by Porsche Reading. Imported into the UK and registered there earlier this year, the Turbo has since been serviced by Porsche Reading.

Offered with UK V5C registration document and current MOT, this is a stunning example of the Type 993 Turbo presented in generally excellent condition.

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