<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227

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Lot 79
1996 Porsche 993 Turbo

Sold for US$ 302,000 inc. premium
1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe
VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227

3,608cc Air-cooled Twin-Turbo Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
408bhp at 5,750rpm
6-Speed Manual Transaxle - All Wheel Drive
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*From the Collection of Walter & Emily Mead
*One owner from new
*Fewer than 5,200 original miles
*Highly optioned, custom order specification
*Exquisite color combination


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 993-range offering was comprised of the familiar two- and four-wheel drive models, a Cabriolet convertible, the Turbo, but also included the new range topping 1997 993 Turbo S. All were powered by the latest, 3.6-liter version of Porsche's perennial flat-six engine.

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. The system 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, and specially designed "Technologie-Rad" cast alloy wheels, the 993 Turbo was one of the fastest cars on the planet. However, Porsche's Exclusive Department was not yet satisfied. On a mission to produce the world's highest performing, most technologically advanced 911 variant to ever leave Stuttgart, the 1997 993 Turbo S was created. Packing 424 horsepower for the U.S. and Global markets, the Turbo S featured a myriad of updates throughout. The Turbo S was visually distinguished by vented rear fenders, yellow brake calipers, a special rear spoiler, four-tipped exhaust system, and an Aero kit front spoiler with special ventilation and fog-light placement. From its introduction, the Turbo S was—and remains—a tour de force as one of the most powerful and sophisticated Porsche models ever unleashed.

Thanks to its status as the final air cooled 911, popularity of the 993 has steadily increased as the years go by.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This unique 911 Turbo Coupe was ordered new by the Mead family and has spent its entire life under their care. The car was completed on May 3, 1996 wearing Iris Blue Metallic paint over an absolutely stunning Provence/Midnight two tone leather interior. The U.S. destined car was heavily optioned with supple leather, lumbar support for both seats, self-dimming mirrors and rain sensor, model designation delete, rim caps with Porsche crest, rims and caps in the exterior color, front floor mats with "Porsche," Aluminum/chrome package, Midnite Blue cell phone console, carbon package, and Pirelli Tires. This 993 Turbo must be observed in person to fully appreciate the thought that went into the build of the car—it is absolutely breathtaking. Mr. Mead would also opt to take factory delivery of his newest Porsche, making the journey to Stuttgart where he would put the first miles on the odometer. Included in the cars history file are photos of Mr. Mead taking deliver at the factory and the Porsche issued letter detailing the tourist delivery program.

Once arriving in the States, the car was first registered in New Mexico on November 11, 1996, where the Turbo would remain in the impressive Mead collection its entire life. At the time of cataloging, the car had only covered 5,122 miles, leaving it in incredibly original and preserved condition, right down to the original tires. To ensure that the car performed as well as it looks, it was sent to the leading West Coast 911 specialists at Patrick Motorsports, where it received a major service. Accompanying the car are its service receipts, original books and manuals, including the Porsche PCX cellular telephone manuals, an open window sticker, tourist delivery papers, un-opened first aid kit, jack, and tire changing equipment and tools. This car checks every box that a collector could possibly want, it is an absolute show stopper and truly the best of the best.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, due to California emissions laws, this vehicle may only be sold to an out-of-state resident for use outside of California or to a licensed automotive dealer.
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<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
<b>1996 Porsche 993 Turbo</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2997TS376227
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