<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552

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Lot 117
1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Sold for US$ 654,000 inc. premium
1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S
VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048

Engine no. 61V02552

3,608cc SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection with Twin Turbochargers
424bhp at 5,750rpm
6-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
4-Wheel Ventilated and Drilled Disc Brakes

*Ex-Otis Chandler
*Fewer than 1,700 original miles
*One of only 183 993 Turbo S models produced for the US
*Extremely well optioned, including paint to sample


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 outstanding example of Stuttgart's highest performing 911 available to the U.S. of the period was completed on July 24, 1997 and destined for the U.S. Ordered new by car collector and LA Times publisher Otis Chandler, this ranks among the most highly optioned Turbo S examples on the planet. Chandler specified the car as an homage to Mark Donahue's Sunoco-sponsored, Penske run Porsche 917/30 that dominated the 1973 season (it didn't hurt that Chandler had a 917/30 in his own collection at the time). As such, there was little regard for cost when it came to the option list—and what an exhaustive list it is. 24 option codes are listed on the build decal, with the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity listing them in detail. Non-metallic paint-to-sample blue was specified on the exterior with yellow and red decal graphics on the sides, front and rear along with yellow Turbo S script. Inside the option list exploded with dual racing style sport seats in the full Midnight Blue leather interior offset but yellow stitching and seatbelts. White faced gauges with red trim rings furthered echoed the theme while the raciness of the whole package was turned to 11 with carbon fiber door cards, door pulls, and dash. In case the roar of the twin turbo flat six wasn't the right soundtrack for the moment, a digital sound package and remote 6-CD changer was also included. Oh, and while we're at it, the rear seat has been deleted with a package shelf now in its place.

Otis would keep the car for only a few years before selling it to a Philadelphia enthusiast. The car would have one other Pennsylvania keeper before being acquired by the present owner in August of 2006. It has been on static display since purchase.

Now showing only 1,688 miles from new on the odometer, this is not just one of the most richly optioned Turbo Ss but also one of the lowest mileage examples too. The car is accompanied by its COA and copies of past titlework. When considering the cars ultra-desirable specification, über low mileage, originality, and single owner history, it becomes clear that this is the finest 993 Turbo S to come to market. It is likely that a better example will never be found.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this is a four owner from new example. Due to California emissions laws, please note that this vehicle may only be sold to an out-of-state resident for use outside of California or to a licensed automotive dealer and the title will be in transit.
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<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
<b>1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AG2993V5376048  <br />Engine no. 61V02552
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