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1994 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Sold for £29,531

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: L266CNL
Chassis No: WP0ZZZ99ZRS330296
Mot Expiry: July 2020

- 1 of just 129 UK (C16), manual gearbox cars and 90,000 warranted miles from new

- Original book pack, FSH (main dealer and specialist), power hood, air-con etc

- Clutch replaced at 67k, undersealed, last serviced 88,131 miles, MOT'd till July 2020

Previously registered as '15 Y' and '2 VRY', this desirable manual transmission 993 was supplied new by JCT600 Ltd of Tyne & Wear and has been main dealer or specialist serviced at the following mileage intervals:

12,204, 26,177, 33,644, 42,885, 50,260, 53,139, 56,999, 60,149, 62,504, 67,118, 70,207, 72,857, 75,004, 76,801, 79,300, 82,500, 84,621, 85,615, 87,425 and 88,131

The most recent maintenance work was carried out by AMB Porsche & Audi of Nottingham.

Notable as Porsche's last air-cooled 911 range, the 993 series was introduced in September 1993. A quantifiable improvement in terms of handling, ride quality and refinement, the newcomer used a monocoque bodyshell that was some twenty percent stiffer than that of the outgoing 964 series. While the adoption of multi-link rear suspension in place of the previous semi-trailing arms brought notable gains in high-speed stability and road noise suppression. Further benefiting from power-assisted rack and pinion steering and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, the 993 was powered by a reworked 3.6 litre flat-six engine (strengthened crankshaft, lightened conrods / pistons, hydraulic valve adjustment, twin pipe exhaust etc) allied to six-speed manual or semi-automatic Tiptronic transmission. With some 272bhp and 243lbft of torque on tap, it was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and 167mph. The work of Englishman Tony Hatter, its restyled bodywork remained faithful to the classic 911 silhouette but incorporated a more muscular stance with flared wheelarches, flatter set headlights and advanced underbody aerodynamics. Debuting in March 1994, the Cabriolet version boasted a specially reinforced windscreen and snug electrically-operated canvas hood. For many the last 'true' 911, the 993 made way for the water-cooled 996 in 1998.

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