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 recognisably a 911 but one in which all functions had been harmoniously integrated in a truly outstanding example of modern automotive styling. The range offered remained pretty much as before, comprising two- and four-wheel drive models, the legendary Turbo and the Cabriolet convertible, all powered by the latest, 3.6-litre version of Porsche’s perennial flat-six engine.
Supplied new in right hand drive by Lancaster Garages in Colchester on 28th April 1994 this stunning Porsche 993 Carrera Cabriolet is finished in the rare (for a 993) colour of Guards Red with a full Grey Leather interior. Desirably equipped with Electric Sports Seats, Electric Hood, Electric Windows and Mirrors, Alpine Stereo/CD player, Remote Central Locking with Alarm and Immobiliser and 17” Cup Alloy Wheels.
This car has only had 3 former keepers from new with the current owner having purchased the car in January 2005. With an extensive history file consisting of invoices from recent years adding up to over £25,000, in its current ownership, it is clear that this car and its history file have been well-looked after by its fastidious custodian of the past thirteen years and maintained regardless to cost by Porsche specialists. Still retaining its original main key and code alongside around twenty old MOT’s dating back to its year of manufacture, 1996.
Always garaged and having been subject of a respray, this lovely 993 can only be described as being in very good condition in most respects. One should note that 993’s from the 1996 production year, are widely known to be more desirable than the earlier examples due to the introduction of the VarioRam induction system, which offered finer tuning and increased power output.