<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828

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Lot 26
1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S

Sold for US$ 467,000 inc. premium
1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S
VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828

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

*Single owner since 2008
*Just over 14,000 original miles
*One of only 183 993 Turbo S models produced for the US
*Documented by a copy of its window sticker and early history


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 March of 1997 and destined for the U.S. Ordered new through Coral Gables, Florida dealership The Collection, the first owner is not recorded. Finished in sinister black over black leather, options included lumbar support for the driver seat, supple leather for both front seats, remote 6-disc CD changer, and several Exclusive options including a leather tray behind the parking brake, front floormats embroidered with 'Porsche', and a carbon fiber and leather steering wheel. According to a copy of the original window sticker, the total price came to $157,561. Delivered in the summer of 1997, the first owner was clearly a spirited enthusiast as the Turbo S was acquired by its second owner, Austin, Texas based Porsche enthusiast Richard Snyder, at the end of July 1998 with 5,210 miles.

Snyder would keep the car for the next eight years, adding another roughly 1,000 miles per year during his ownership. Regular maintenance was performed at Roger Beasley Porsche in Austin, with copies or records on file. In April of 2006, with 13,460 miles indicated, the car was sold to Ultimate Autosports, Inc near Orlando, Florida. The car would remain with the dealer for a subsequent two years before being acquired by the current owner in July of 2008 with 14,020 miles.

Now showing only 14,061 miles from new on the odometer, the 911 has been driven only 41 miles in the last 14 years and as such it is recommended that it is mechanically recommissioned before laying into its true capabilities. The car is accompanied by copies of its window sticker, some service records, past titlework, tools, handbooks, and clean CARFAX report. The swan song of the legendary, air-cooled 911, this car is the ultimate crown to any collection.

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<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
<b>1997 Porsche 911 'Type 993' Turbo S</b><br />VIN. WP0AC2992VS375828
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