1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Because I primarily write about Porsche 911s I tend to feature a lot of cars with very low mileage. As enthusiasts this understandably frustrates us and many readers. Machines are made to be used, especially such highly capable machines as the 911. The more rare the model the more likely we are to find one with few miles as owners tuck them away preserving them for years in pristine condition. Just look at the 911 Speedster.

I don’t mind seeing these cars; it’s always great to pore over the details of a like-new car that’s more than 30 years old as a way to experience something that I was too young to experience first hand at its inception. Still, cars that have been driven have stories. They have brought joy to their owners, sometimes mixed with frustration, but ultimately they have enlivened the senses and been utilized as their engineers intended. That in itself is interesting and worthwhile.

There are a lot of ways for a car to be rare, and sometimes higher mileage can itself be a rarity. Here we have something pretty rare: an Arctic Silver Metallic 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S, located in Los Angeles, with 67,044 miles on it. Granted, even this Turbo S is technically quite low in miles if we think about how many miles per year this figure represents. These things are relative. Nonetheless, this is quite a few more miles than just about every other Turbo S I’ve seen and, as the seller notes, that means you could (should!) actually drive the darn thing. Imagine that!

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Turbo S
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 67,044 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Up for auction is my super rare 993 Turbo S. 1 of 182 built for North America. ONE OWNER car, finished in Arctic Silver over Grey leather, this super rare 993 has 67,000 miles. Yes, that’s sixty-seven thousand miles! So don’t be afraid to actually DRIVE this S!
Fully loaded from new this car has the following options:
Supple leather front and rear
Crested headrests
Carbon fiber steering wheel
Premium sound with 6 disc cd changer.

All service complete, including recent turbo rebuild and upgraded 996 turbo check valves. Ready to keep being driven! Clean title in hand and recently smogged.

Any questions, feel free to call me 323.466.3526

The 993 Turbo S obviously is an extremely desirable model. With few produced and being the top-of-the-line, last of the air-cooled, 911 Turbos they possess that mixture of added performance and scarcity that tends to get collectors’ hearts all aflutter. So it’s pretty great to see one that its owners have used. Again, 60K miles still is pretty low for its age, but it is enough that additional miles shouldn’t hamper its value.

Of course, a Turbo S still is going to be very expensive; previous auction sales have easily eclipsed $400K for very low mileage examples. How much will these extra miles reduce the sale price? We’ll have to keep an eye on this auction to find out. Right now bidding only sits at $190K with a lone bidder. We’ll probably need additional interested bidders to really see where this auction can go so hopefully those bidders manifest soon. An amazing car that can be driven. Not a terrible thing!

-Rob

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