I’ve passed by this 993 a few times and I’m starting to think that I shouldn’t have. I obviously notice it any time I see it. Maritime Blue, especially on a 993, will do that. It’s a great non-metallic blue and it really grabs your attention. So why ignore it? For starters it is for me the least desirable model: a Carrera 4 Cabriolet. In fairness, it’s a manual transmission so it could be worse, but overall it’s not a model I’d seek out. Second, I hate the wing. Like really hate it.
So the color would draw me in, I’d take notice, see the wing, and move on. However, that’s not entirely fair. There’s a lot of good going on with this 911 and the wing is something that can be changed. So let’s take a look. As I said this is a paint-to-sample Maritime Blue 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. It has only 30,412 miles and the paint is mostly original – both bumpers have been repainted. It also has some interesting options with the rear seat delete, the hi-fi sound package, and 18″ Technology wheels among a few others. There’s more going on here than I initially realized.
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Model: 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 30,412 mi
Price: $65,900 Buy It Now
1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 4 Cabrio, 30412 original miles, clean Carfax 3 owners, paint to order Maritime Blue, original paint except for the front and rear bumpers which I had refinished because of minor scratches.
Excellent condition, new top with boot, fresh powder coated wheels with new continental tires. Very nice interior, no odors, full leather with carbon fiber shift knob and emergency brake pull also has rear seat delete option. Runs drives and shifts perfect, everything works as it should, comes complete with Jack, tool kit, spare, custom floor mats, all books and records and certificate of authenticity. Resent 7K service with new valve cover and timing chain gaskets, spark plugs, ignition wires.
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The final part of the equation here is price and I don’t think this price is too bad. Granted I’m not the only one for whom this won’t be the ideal model so that will drag the price down a little bit, but $66K for a 30K mile 993 isn’t insane. Admittedly, this isn’t an outstanding price either – it wouldn’t still be for sale if it was – but it’s a price we can work with and one that does encourage further investigation.
I’d certainly want to ask plenty of questions about its history and servicing. We aren’t told anything other than it’s had a recent service so those gaps need filling. It looks in very nice shape though. That fantastic blue paint shows really nice pop and the interior, which unfortunately we don’t see much of, looks good. What we do see shows minimal wear. The engine bay too looks nicely detailed.
I guess this is all to say: if you are in the market for a unique 993 Cabriolet, then I think you shouldn’t pass this one by like I did. It might surprise you.