993 is the company’s internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between late 1993 and early 1998, replacing the 964. Its discontinuation marked the end of air-cooled Porsches.
The external design of the Porsche 993, penned by Englishman Toni Hatter, retained the basic bodyshell architecture of the 964 and other earlier 911 models, but with revised external panels, with much more flared wheelarches and a smoother front and rear bumper design, an enlarged retractable rear wing, teardrop mirrors, but keeping the doors and roof panels.
The Carrera 4 S and later Carrera S shared the Turbo model’s bodyshell, but housed the naturally aspirated Carrera engine in the rear. The 4S came with four-wheel drive, and retained the Turbo model’s larger brake discs with the characteristic red calipers. It could be described as a “Turbo without the turbochargers and rear wing”, whereas the S was in all aspects a standard Carrera underneath (the wider rear fenders were compensated with 31 mm (1.2 in) wheel spacers). Both S models had slightly lowered suspension compared to standard Carrera models. Although a Carrera S Cabriolet was never officially offered by the factory, a small number (believed to be 5) were special ordered through the Porsche Exclusive department in 1997 and sold as 1998 models by Beverly Hills Porsche in California.
This superb example finished in Polar Silver with Black leather interior is described by the vendor to be in excellent order throughout. Sold by its first owner in 2004, the car passed through several car dealers before it was purchased but its current owner in 2005 and is provided today with a full service record at Porsche Milano with invoices totalling over €17,000. The car also benefits from a recent service with Porsche dated march this year.
What we have here is a fantastic European spec 993 4S with the following options; full leather interior, A/C, electric sunroof, third brake light, rear windscreen wiper, red brake callipers, Radio, Porsche CR21 and CD players.
Provided with a full Porsche service history from new and a fresh service by Porsche Milano and an up-to-date Revisione biennale (Italian MoT), this is a rare opportunity to purchase an extremely well looked after and long term ownership 994 4S, a sports car that is highly versatile, and these days highly sought after. Stunning!