1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S

For those who are fans of one of Porsche’s lesser seen blues this Zenith Blue Metallic 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S makes for a very interesting option. Though you really do need to be a fan of blue because the exterior theme is continued in the interior giving this 911 a fairly monotone, but rare, appearance. As one of the prettier designs the 911 has ever seen this Carrera S looks really good in this color. It’s a little subdued rather than eye-catching like Riveria Blue, but still possesses enough life that you’ll want to pay plenty of attention to it if you see it on the street.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Carrera S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 50,704 mi
Price: $91,900 Buy It Now

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S
Finished in Zenith Blue Metallic with Blue leather interior
6-Speed manual transmission
Just 50,704 miles

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I actually have featured this 911 once before. It was a couple years ago and on offer from a different seller so it seemed worthwhile to revisit with this listing. Not much has changed since that first sale with only a couple hundred miles having been added to the odometer. Everything else presents mostly the same. Like before it’s not entirely original as this 911 has a set of yellow Turbo S brake calipers along with the 993 Turbo tail.…

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe Tiptronic

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe Tiptronic

I didn’t entirely intend for this post to run the day after my discussion of automatic- vs. manual-equipped 928s, but it just so happens to have worked out that way. Yet my interest here remains along similar lines and the way we (or perhaps I?) tend to ignore automatic 911s. Granted, with the 911 we’re dealing with a different world than the 928. A manual 928GTS is a rare thing, while an automatic 911 is a rare thing. Also, while the automatic actually may be preferred by 928 owners, with the 911 that’s not the case. But there are owners for whom an automatic does hold appeal so we can’t just totally ignore them. This particular 911, a Slate Gray Metallic 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S with 17,373 miles on it, makes for an interesting test of the market and the ways in which we ignore certain cars:

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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S with 3,000 Miles

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S with 3,000 Miles

I’m hoping this 911 can serve as a data point on market values, but I also suspect eBay is not really the right place for these types of cars so we’ll have to see. As the title states, here we have a Glacier White 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S, located in Florida, with a mere 3K miles on the clock. I’ve across a few ultra-low mileage examples of the 993 Carrera S and Carrera 4S and their asking prices always blow my mind. Here we have one available as a reserve auction so I’m curious where bidding will take it. As we’d expect with such a car the condition looks pretty much as new and while I wouldn’t agree with the seller that the White over Grey color combination is the “most desired,” Glacier White is a nice looking color on the 993 and certainly less common than Grand Prix White. I just wish these pictures showcased it better.

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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

For pure beauty of design it is very tough to find a better example of Porsche’s 911 than the 993 Carrera S. There is a way in which the design takes us back to the 911’s predecessor itself, the 356 Coupe, through its curvier nature. The lines are significantly more taut and of course the entire package is more refined, but the hereditary lines are clear. The C2S enhances the entire aesthetic package of the 993 by utilizing the wider rear of the Turbo, but unlike its sibling the C4S and the Turbo itself the rear-drive layout has been retained. It’s a best of both worlds design: the fullness of the rear silhouette packaged with the simplicity and the, preferred by many, dynamics of rear-wheel drive. It is no wonder then that these models have been so highly prized by collectors and 911 aficionados alike. They were the last of the air-cooled 911s and the last of the more upright greenhouse that has gradually diminished beginning with the 996. The example we see here appears in impeccable condition: an Arctic Silver Metallic 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S, located in New York, with just 21,064 miles on it.

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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

I had my eye on a few of the larger auctions during the past few weeks and noticed an interesting trend that seemed especially prevalent among higher-end Porsches: they were almost all selling for a good bit below the auction house’s estimates. Granted those estimates may have been off, but in a few cases the selling prices were definitely lower than I would have expected. Early 930s were the most common in that regard so we’ll definitely have to keep an eye on where those are as we go forward. At the Gooding and Co. auction this trend wasn’t limited to Porsches as it seemed nearly everything was selling below their estimates, which itself could suggest a general financial tightening. The one possible exception was the 993. Not every 993 sold reached the high estimates of the auction houses – though a few certainly did – but many of them were showing much better than their counterparts from throughout the air-cooled 911 line. All is this is to say that it appears the 993 is still going strong. The one we see here is exactly the sort that could follow that trend of maintaining strong values – even though, if we’re honest, the asking price here is too high. Here we have a Black 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S, located in California, with the factory aerokit and just 19,714 miles on it.

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2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S w/ X51 package

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S w/ X51 package

I can’t remember the last time I wrote up a 997, and like with the 996TT, which I have written about frequently, the 997 provides us with a nice value comparison for those interested in a 911, but for whom performance might trump long term value. As we will see with the car here, since these cars already have passed through their significant depreciation from new they can be had for reasonable cost while retaining some of that cost for any future sale. For those who can’t get past the 996’s styling a car like this one, a Black 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S with the X51 performance package and just 28,500 miles might be just the sort of thing to look for. Added to the power increase of the Carrera S over the standard Carrera, the X51 package raises horsepower to 381 and torque to 306 lb-ft appearing to push the limits of just how much Porsche can extract from the car’s 3.8 liter flat-six while remaining fairly comfortable and without reverting to forced induction.

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1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

Most any wide-bodied Carrera is going to be immensely popular among Porsche enthusiasts and it only takes a few brief looks to see exactly why. Whether it is the full-blown RSR or simply an aesthetic difference like the car we see here, the enhanced shape of the stretched wider rear gets the heart racing. And of course it is the racing utility of that wider rear that makes these so desirable. For the last of the air-cooled 911s there were two naturally-aspirated Carreras, along with the 993 Turbo, to choose from for those who sought that wider rear body: the Carrera S and the Carrera 4S. The basic difference between the two models obviously lies in the number of drive wheels doing the work for each. For my money, the Carrera S is the one to have. Lighter and more faithful to the rear-drive design that lay at the heart of the 911 experience they are the ultimate expression of the air-cooled design. The example here is an Ocean Blue Metallic, 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe, located in Chicago, with 39,790 miles on it.

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Tuner Tuesday: 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Andial 3.8

Tuner Tuesday: 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Andial 3.8

Edit 7/15/2017: After three years with a over $230,000 asking price, the seller has finally dropped to $185,495.

The 993 is, without a doubt, one of the more desirable 911s in the range of cars that span several generations. Enthusiasts agree, having quickly pushed prices up on these models over prior generations like the Carrera 3.2 and 964. In fact, it doesn’t ever seem like prices on these cars came down much – as soon as the 996 arrived, faithful flocked towards the older models, snapping them up. Especially sought are the Carrera 4S and Turbo models – but there are some really rare gems hidden that pop up from time to time. Obviously, the ultra-rare Turbo S, Carrera RS and GT2 models are a great example – quite rare indeed. I’ve also previously written up an even more rare Andial Twin-Plug Twin-Turbo, one of the reported 19 assembled by the noted factory approved race tuner. Today’s car, like that car, mixes some of the styles of the rare cars that we didn’t get or didn’t see many of. The base is the already semi-rare Carrera 2S; like the 4S, the body shell was shared with the Turbo, but unlike the all-wheel drive variant, the Turbo’s upgraded brakes didn’t carry over. To solve that, the owner of this car turned to Andial – with a host of exterior upgrades to make it look like a Turbo S and a host of RS-spec 3.8 upgrades to make it go well, this is one tidy package – and exceedingly rare:

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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

I’ve made clear throughout these pages my general love for the classic 911 and there are a variety of reasons for that love. But from a perspective of pure understated aesthetic beauty the 993 Carrera S quickly moves to the top of the list. With all of the corners of the classic design smoothed over the 993 in general has less of a wild look to it. Add to that the wider rear of the Carrera S and cover the whole thing in a deeply lustrous black paint and you have what many might consider the apex of 911 design. These cars were no slouch when it came to performance either with nearly 300 hp delivered to the rear wheels via a standard 6-speed manual transmission. They never possessed the sheer terror-inducing capabilities of the 930, but as a more refined 911 the 993 checks all of the boxes. The example featured here is a Black on Black 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S, located in New York state, with 73,088 miles on it.

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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

In purely aesthetic terms, the 993 C2S is a fantastically pretty car. Where it might lack a little bit of aggressiveness relative to some of its classic brethren, it more than makes up for that with graceful lines and delicate curves. As the ultimate expression (at least stylistically) of the air-cooled 911 the 993 C2S will forever remain a Porsche favorite. With nearly 300 hp being delivered to the rear wheels via a 6-speed transmission, the Carrera S offers ample performance and provides its drivers with miles of engaged and exhilarating motoring. The car we have featured here is a Wimbledon Green Metallic 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S with Cashmere leather interior, located in New York.

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1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S

I’ve made it clear that I love Speed Yellow on a 911. When that particular 911 is the fantastic 993 C2S, then my love for this particular color grows even more. The 993 Carrera began with nearly perfect contours and in the guise of the Carrera S, with its widened rear fenders, the elegance of those contours comes across even more forcefully. The C2S possesses just the right balance of sporty aggressiveness and refined beauty. It’s no wonder the 993 has been so highly prized by Porsche enthusiasts and that’s before we even get to the engine, the last of the air-cooled 911s to be produced. As a complete package these cars are simply fantastic and are sure to have a firm hold on the hearts, and wallets, of collectors for years to come. The particular example seen here is a 1997 Speed Yellow 911 Carrera S located in California, which appears to share a garage with quite an array of vehicles!

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Wednesday Wheels: great options from BBS

Wednesday Wheels: great options from BBS

BBS. Few letters cross boundaries of generations and marques of cars like BBS do. Renowned as some of the highest quality OEM, aftermarket and racing wheels available, BBSs have been selected by nearly all of the marques we feature as stock wheels or wheel upgrades, and many tuners still select them. In the heady 1980s, BBS really defined the aftermarket wheel category with it’s evergreen RS models, still highly sought after by most enthusiasts. Today we’re going to look at some different BBS options, each for a different marque. Let’s start with some popular BBS RMs – the two piece version of the RS, originally fit to 2.0 16V GTis between 1990 and 1992, but look great on 2002s, 320s, E30s, and most VWs:

Year: N/A
Model: RM 012
Diameter: 15″
Width: 6.5″
Bolt Pattern: 4 x 100
Offset: ET 33
Condition: Refinished
Tires: Not included
Price: GBP 760 Buy It Now ($1,216.08)

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Set of 4 Genuine BBS RS/RM012 6.5J x 15″ 4×100 ET/IS33 Alloy Wheels / Split Rims

– Original BBS 2 Pieces wheels
– PCD 4×100 (E30 Golf Polo Astra Clio Civic Swift II. )
– OFFSET: ET33
– newly painted centers “Nogaro Silver Matt”
– freshly polished lips
– newly chromed screws
– The 4 BBS 3d wheel caps are included

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When I originally saw the “Lobster Claw” wheels fitted to the then new 997 C2S/C4S, I loved the design. For me it’s one of those intangible items I can’t completely define, but I just love how 997s look with these. Porsche OEM wheels are always pricey, but these would be a great upgrade to an earlier non-S model or return one to stock.…

1997 Porsche 993 C2S

1997 Porsche 993 C2S

Though lately I’ve been writing up various 911 variants from the ’70s and ’80s, my mind keeps turning to the 993 and I have been telling myself to feature one or two of them here at GCFSB. So I’ll begin with this one: an stunningly beautiful 1997 993 C2S painted Guards Red with Black leather interior, located in California. Offered with either all-wheel drive as the Carrera 4S or rear-wheel drive as the Carrera S, the S version of the 993 had a lower suspension and featured the wider rear fenders of the 993 Turbo while remaining naturally aspirated. It also retained the standard moveable rear spoiler rather than taking on the Turbo’s whale tale. While some prefer the spoiler, I’ve always preferred the whale tale. Either way, with its wider body, the Carrera S had a much more aggressive look compared with its slimmer Carrera siblings and for many enthusiasts presents a much more desirable overall look.

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Year: 1997
Model: 993 C2S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 65,905 mi
Price: $59,950

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This striking 1997 Porsche 993 Carrera C2S is in Guards Red with Black and has less than 66k miles.

This car was sold new at Champion Porsche in Pompano Beach, Florida in June of ’97 and is a two owner car.

It last changed hands in 2002 to Saratoga, CA.

Excellent mechanicals, no accident history, clear Carfax.

Good clutch and gearbox, good syncros in all gears.

Paint is excellent, has been resprayed, all original panels.

Factory Options:

C02 Equipped with catalytic converter
XK7 Leather Wrapped Shift Knob and Cover (deviating colors or to sample)
XN7 Leather Parking Brake Lever (standard with Package Y17)
030 Sport Group
159 Motor Sound Pkg
220 Locking differential
224 Active Brake Differential
235 Porsche approved tyres Bridgestone N2 or Pirelli N2
373 Left Sport Seat w/ Power Height Adjuster
374 Right Sport Seat w/ Power Height Adjuster
X54 Oval Chrome Exhaust Pipes
X70 Metal Door Sill with Insignia
X71 Aluminum Instrument Dials
09991 manufacture from the exclusive-programme
454 Automatic speed control
490 Hi-Fi sound system
650 Sunroof
688 Radio cd CDR210

Original radio, crack free dash, a non smokers car.

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera C2S

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera C2S

Of all the 911s, the 993 has become one of the most prized variants. The stars aligned with this car, as it offered classic air-cooled performance with a host of modern amenities. Key among these was standard all-wheel drive on the Turbo models. As with previous generations, if you wanted the go-fast look without the Turbo price tag, you could opt for an in between model. The Carrera S did not have the fixed rear spoiler, but it had all the other styling bits to set it apart from the regular C2 and C4. This C2S for sale in Washington represents the end of an era and a time when Porsche was going through a major product shift.

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Year: 1998
Model: 911 Carrera C2S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 46,250 miles
Price: $79,000 Buy It Now

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Thank you for having a look at this pristine 1998 Carrera S Coupe. For sure the majority of people do not totally understand the Carrera S Coupe. Actually the non-aero kit optioned cars are more desirable today than the “turbo look” aero kit cars. Any non-turbo (964, 993, 997, and soon to come 991) wide bodied rear wheel drive Porsche cars are rare and collectable and the Carrera S Coupe twin grill with only 3714 produced worldwide for the run through 1998 make these coveted now more than ever by collectors and educated speculators.

The C2S and C4S originally did not make sense to the world market as the wider body created more aerodynamic drag thus slowing the car down for the all important top speed magazine figures and with the added aero option compounded the apparent lack of logic as it made no sense to Stuttgart or the automotive press at the time but they built it anyway as the air-cooled cars were winding up production and they needed a boost into the water cooled era.

1998 Porsche 911 993 C2S with 6,900 miles

1998 Porsche 911 993 C2S with 6,900 miles

This is sort of an odd choice of a car to moth ball as a collector, but someone thinks it is worth a lot of money. This Carrera has hardly been broken in. Collectability selling points, outside of the low miles, include this being a last year of the 993, the C2S being one of less seen 993 models, its nicely optioned, has a 5 speed, and the appealing silver paint.

The last year point is made more significant as it marked the end of air cooled engines. To some very serious Porsche purists the change over was an affront to 911 heritage. One of the big concerns was that the switch would eliminate the uniquely identifiable Porsche sound. If you have had a chance to be near air and watercooled 911s next to each other you can tell that something perhaps seems missing from the water cooled engine sound. That said, to the casual observer (listener) Porsche exhaust engineers did a respectable job mimicking the old sound and it is easily identified as Porsche.

If you read all that with your eyes rolling or shaking your fist yelling blasphemy then maybe this air cooled Porsche is for you.

The seller doesn’t add much to the description other than saying it is as new, even comes with the original sticker.

I’m not the Porsche aficionado around here, but to me the $73,900 ask price is pretty high. Maybe it isn’t too far out of the park though as sellers of low mile 993 Turbo models can be seen adding 10% to 15% premium on top of that to prices. Its up to a buyer to decide if holding out for an equally low mileage Turbo adds 10% to 15% more excitement. Perhaps a better question is does the price premium of the S designation make this that much more valuable/enjoyable over a standard Carrera.…