1995 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 2

Lot Number: 828

1995 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 2

Lovely manual gearbox C2 from 26-years ownership in fabulous condition and benefitting from an exceptional service history.

  • Sold for: £58,500

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 20th May, 2023 at 1.00pm BST at Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN

  • Body Colour

    BODY COLOUR
    Polar Silver Metallic

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    LHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    M278 UDP

  • Odometer Reading

    ODOMETER READING
    121000 KM

SUMMARY

Lovely manual gearbox C2 from 26-years ownership in fabulous condition and benefitting from an exceptional service history.

DESCRIPTION

The 993 was the final generation of the air-cooled 911, and as such will always have a special place in the affections of Porsche enthusiasts. It's also widely said to be the last of the 911s that were built whilst engineering integrity overruled accounting pressures at Porsche. 20 years on, it still looks modern - a truly timeless design. It was introduced in the autumn of 1994 and was claimed to be 80% new with more curvaceous bodywork and a number of new panels creating a much smoother and more integrated look, however, importantly, this new style was still every inch a 911 in the traditional manner, with the profiles of the doors and rear quarter windows remaining unchanged from earlier models.

The biggest change under the skin of the new 911 - the 933 -  was the new multi-link rear suspension, giving greater driver confidence, less road noise and excellent ride quality. Designed to give a level of passive rear-wheel steering (the 'Weissach effect'), thus controlling the way the suspension behaved under cornering, braking and acceleration, it transformed the 911. It was also the first 911 to be equipped with power steering and an advanced ABS system. Utilising the same 3.6-litre engine as the 964, mated to a development of the worthy G50 gearbox, but now with six forward gears or the smooth Tiptronic automatic gearbox, the 993 from 1995 produced 272bhp enabling a top speed of over 150mph and acceleration to match.

Silverstone Auctions are proud to offer this beautiful Carrera 2 that has a service record which is second to none with 19 stamps in the book with Official Porsche Dealers Reading (AFN) and Swindon. The story begins, however, when our vendor purchased the Porsche in July 1997 from Porsche Zentrum in Dusseldorf whilst working in Germany. A few months later, in September 1997, he returned to the UK bringing the Porsche with him consequently ensuring a continuity of maintenance that’s truly impressive over his 26 years of ownership.

Finished in Polar Silver Metallic, it's fitted with the optional premium softer black leather interior which has been treated twice annually since 1997 and still looks perfect today. Factory-fitted options included 'Sports' suspension (10mm lower and slightly stiffer), automatic air-conditioning, electric heated and adjustable seats, a limited-slip differential, power steering, a Blaupunkt radio and CD player, onboard computer and 17’’ cup-design alloy wheels. For UK driving, it has twin rear fog lights and adjustable dipped beam.

Part of the 911's perennial appeal is the purity of line of the early cars, often compromised by the later addition of protrusions, however, devoid of a sunroof, rear wash wipe and high-level brake light, the top line of this 993 is wind-tunnel perfect.

The car's overall condition is exceptional and testament to our owners care and attention. There are a couple of very minor blemishes, commensurate with its 74,983 miles (120,572km) and it still rides on OE-fit Bridgestone Potenzas. The carpets have always had over mats and the interior is immaculate. The original speedometer (supplied with the car) was replaced with a newly manufactured Porsche unit in August 2021 with the mileage showing 115,304km and the new unit now reads 5,268km. It comes with its original Porsche box and the change is documented in the service record.

In June 2022, the car toured Europe in a convoy of fellow Porsche enthusiasts and behaved perfectly, covering 2,200 trouble-free miles in two weeks. Subsequently, in August 2022, it was issued with a fresh MOT Certificate indicating 'no advisories'. Garaged and cosseted all of its life, this is a super example of the last of the air cooled 911s in exactly the specification you would want and, short of going back onto its German plate, it's about as original as you could hope to find.

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
828
Make
PORSCHE
Model
911 (993)
Registration Number
M278 UDP
MOT Expiry
25/08/2023
Chassis Number
WP0ZZZ99ZSS314488
Engine Number
M6405-635
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Polar Silver Metallic

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Lionel.

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