The last of the air-cooled Porsche 911s, the 993 is the final evolution of the storied air-cooled lineage from Porsche. The 993 boasts all of the innovations and refinement that Porsche learned from building the 911 for 30+ years, creating a simple yet distilled package of excellent driving dynamics, everyday comfort and accessible performance. The C2S uses the same wide body as the coveted 993 Turbo but retains the purity of the 911 with only rear wheel drive and a naturally aspirated engine. With an incredible amount of mechanical grip, boasting all of the updates to the 993 platform and a direct driving experience with enough power to get into trouble with, the 993 Carrera S is a fantastic performer in all conditions.
This particular 993 is an example of the rare Vesuvius Package that was available through the Porsche Exclusive Department near the end of the 993 production. Very few were produced and the complete package demonstrated the capabilities of the Porsche Exclusive Department in the final days of the air-cooled 911. Whilst there are no official numbers of how many 993 C2S Vesuvius Edition were made, our research shows that there may be only as few as 100 Vesuvius Edition cars worldwide either Manual or Tiptronic.
This Exclusive Department vehicle was outfitted with the unique Paint-to-Sample Vesuvius Metallic paint, offset by Steel Grey painted mirror’s, rear Carrera 2S badging, rear split spoiler grill, side sills, door handles, door sills, gauges, gear shifter and brake lever. This particular car came with the optional hardback sport seats and 18" hollow spoke alloys. The car is now presented with two tone 17" Cup 2 wheels with brand new tires while the 18" wheels in storage. The contrast works perfectly and provides just the right offset to the purplish charcoal blend of Vesuvius Metallic.
The car is equipped with manual transmission from the factory, odometer reading is now around 76000 miles, of which 11,000 miles were driven in Hong Kong. The car was diligently maintained since 2012 with annual service performed and only fitted with original parts. Tires and suspension was just refreshed this year including the use of Porsche Classic shocks.
The car shown here is your chance to own something special, in mint condition with a rare and interesting colour. The sheer beauty of a 993 C2S is to behold and when combined with Vesuvio Edition this makes for a truly unique car.
Body: 2 Doors Coupe
Exterior: Vesuvius Metallic (Greyish Purple)
Interior: Marble Grey
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 76,000 Miles
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Hong Kong Registered
History: First delivered and registered in the UK in March 1997, presented in the colour combination of Vesuvius Metallic with Marble Grey interior, this originally UK Dealer delivered example was bought by the current owner in the UK in 2011 and imported to Hong Kong, registered in 2012, showing 0 previous owners on VRD. The car is in a great condition throughout, showing 76,000 Miles. Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.
Wider turbo-look but equipped with the naturally aspirated engine makes it truly the best of both worlds.
Mint condition Limited Edition Porsche Exclusive model with a rare colour combo and great options.
Manual, Rear Wheel Drive, Wide Body with Varioram NA 285HP engine, what more can you ask for?
Comes with leather owner’s pouch with handbook, service book, original tool roll and jacking kit.
Classic Insider condition score: 80 points out of 100
Original. Well-kept and consistently maintained. Presents in a unique colour with matching wheels. Exterior has good paint but some blemish and stone chips especially visible in the nose area. Two-tone 17" Cup 2 wheels with new tires and an extra set of original 18" hollow spoke comes with the sale. Some curb rash noted on the 17". The Interior is good overall but carpets are soiled and front seat bolsters a bit worn, the factory hard back bucket seats is a plus. Engine bay is clean and tidy. Slight oil leakage but nothing serious. Serviced annually and only original parts are used. All books and tool roll presented. Road tax till Jan 2021
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2020 April (75872 Miles) Rtoo
New Factory Porsche Classic suspension & springs
Upper front and lower rear suspension
Fan & Oil cooler replaced
Resistor and Relays replaced
New 17" Tires & Alignment
2019 December (75343 Miles) Rtoo
Annual Service (Oil & Filter)
Front Suspension bush
2018 November (74780 Miles) Rtoo
Annual Service (Oil & Filter, Brake Fluid and Clutch Fluid)
2017 September (73523 Miles) Rtoo
Annual Service (Oil & Filter, Brake Fluid)
Lower Valve Cover & Gasket
2016 January (72906 Miles) Rtoo
Annual Service (Oil & Filter, Clutch oil)
2015 May (71212 Miles) Rtoo
Annual Service (Oil & Filter, Transmission oil)
2014 May (69000 Miles) GTI
Annual Service (Oil & Filter, Air filter, Pollen Filter, Brake Fluid and Clutch Fluid)
2013 May (66000 Miles) GTI
Annual Service (Oil & Filter, Air filter, Transmission Fluid)
New brake pads and disc
**Service records available upon request
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:
In 1994 the Porsche 964 was replaced by the new line of 993's. The 993 offered not only big technical improvement, but also visually. It had much more flared wheel arches and a smoother front and rear bumper design, an enlarged retractable rear wing and teardrop mirrors. Originally the 993 was available in a coupe and cabriolet version. In 1995 the Carrera S, 4, 4S and Turbo followed. The following year saw the introduction of the Targa model.
The 993 model year is famously the last of the air-cooled 911s and was redesigned from the ground up, only borrowing 20% of its parts from the previous generation. Significant technical advances, including a new light-alloy subframe with a coil and wishbone suspension, an all new engine and newly standard 6 speed transmission, made significant progress in creating a more civilized car and a greatly improved driving experience.
Designed by Tony Hatter, the 993 retained the classic 911 shape but featured updated exterior panels, significantly flared wheel arches, and a smoother front and rear bumper design. The aggressive stance of the wide-style body accommodated the new multi-link rear suspension which gave the car better stability. Newly improved handling made the car more planted and helped to reduce oversteer in cornering as well as improving ride quality and reducing interior noise. The acclaimed rear design sacrificed top speeds for better handling making it the perfect weekend partner to tackle the narrow, winding country roads. Simply put, the new design and technical improvements meant the 993 generation Porsche hit the sweet spot between usability and fun.
The 993 generation of the 911 is often referred to as the best and most desirable of the 911 series, not only because of its beauty, but also because its performance is very good, even by modern standards, and the 993 was the last complete 'modern classic'. The 993 is elegance and muscle all in one package.
The Carrera S and 4S shared the Turbo model's body shell, but housed the naturally aspirated Carrera engine in the rear. Both S models had slightly lowered suspension compared to standard Carrera models. The all wheel drive 4S is slightly heavier due to the 4 wheel drive system.
The 993 was replaced by the Porsche 996. This represented a dramatic change for Porsche. As many enthusiasts agree, the 993 is one of the sweetest spots in the 911's half-century of existence.
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