One thing that doesn’t make sense to me is the Porsche 993 market. A handful of years ago they had a sudden rise and seemed to settled at prices are were somewhat understandable. The Turbo was the king of the hill, then you had the C2S and C4S, followed by the regular C2 and C4, and bringing up the rear was any Cabriolet or Tiptronic gearbox car. Now in 2021, things have reached insanity levels. Any 993 Turbo is going to start at minimum $150,000 and have to potential to go well over $200,000, while the C2S and C4S are starting at $100,000 and making their way towards that $150,000 mark. The rest of the lineup? Thankfully, they’re not drafting to closely. Maybe a rising tide doesn’t lift all boats?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 on eBay
Model: 911 Carrera 4
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 120,251 mi
Location: Flowery Branch, Georgia
Price: $69,500 Buy It Now
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 4. Vin WP0AA2997SS324116. 120,251 Miles. 6-Speed Manual Transmission. Guards Red Exterior. Black Leather Interior. Clean Title. Books, Manuals, Service Records, 2-Keys, Tools, Spare and a Jack. No Secondary Air Injection (SAI) check engine light issues on 1995 models! Big plus compared to later models! This “Red Rocket” is an all around astounding car! In 2016, the car received a complete windows out repaint in the factory matching Guards Red color. The paint is in superb shape all around, and all the rubber moldings and seals were replaced. The Black Leather interior is excellent, and the car certainly displays signs of being well taken care of! All the gauges and electronics work, including the sunroof and the AC which blows cold. This 993 starts, runs, and drives perfectly. The power is all there! The clutch take-up is slip free, and the shifting action is smooth and continuous. There is no steering play and the car tracks perfectly straight. Braking is solid and the car stops on demand. The factory OEM wheels are fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. The car comes with a great deal of service records, going all the way back to the first oil change. All maintenance has been done according to Porsche recommendations. In addition, at 99K miles, the car received a new clutch. In the last 5K miles, the car received all new axle boots, both differentials were serviced, all filters were replaced, and the car thoroughly inspected by mechanics at European Autohaus. The car has a clean bill of health. Factory Options: 437 – 8-way electrical seat, left 438 – 8-way electrical seat, right. 445 – Wheel caps (Steel Grey) with colored Porsche crest. 454 – Automatic speed control. 650 – Sun-moon-roof. 694 – CD-radio Alpine 7807. It is important to note that in 2018 the car veered off the road onto a grassy median to avoid a crossing deer. This resulted in very minor cosmetic damage, costing $340. Receipt for this repair is available. Collector car financing available at competitive rates. Vehicle Disclaimer: We make every effort to provide you the most accurate, up-to-the-minute information on all of our vehicles in our inventory. However, please do verify with us before purchasing that all the information is correct and up to date. For Ebay users: All questions and negotiations need to take place before the purchase. If you wish to purchase the vehicle via clicking the “Buy Now” button, make sure that you are ready to pay for the car the same day for the price advertised. If that is not the case, the car will be reposted right away. It is the buyer’s responsibility to examine all the photos and ask questions in regards to the condition of the car. Due to the age of the vehicle, the car is sold as is, without warranty.
Seriously, as much as I love the 993 Carrera S, I don’t believe they are worthy of .. $178,000?! That isn’t an outlier either. A white one sold for $176,000. And a month ago another for $171,000. The C4S has had the same rise, but thankfully it looks like the standard body cars are still not at the level of insanity yet.
This 1995 Carrera 4 up for sale in Georgia has the classic 993 looks and goodies, but is still offered at a somewhat reasonable price of $70,000. Yes, you are missing the horsepower and the cool little red-finished S on the engine lid, but hey, you still get the cool Turbo-style wheels. The point I’m trying to make here is that I just don’t think there is a $100,000 difference between this car and those S cars. The Turbo? I’ll agree with that argument, but where’s the value add in the naturally aspirated models? I hope I’m not alone in not understanding the insanity, but these ‘normal’ 993s still seem like a reasonable deal overall.
I completely agree. That is my main issue with a lot of Porsches. The dollar to driving experience ratio is completely out of whack with a lot of them. This, however seems like a decent car for not crazy money.
I also agree…there seems to be no reason in the increase. The C4 above seems about right…an S for 100K more, not so much. Of course, my long hood S has also had pretty ridiculous increases…but I am ok with that and they made a lot less of those early cars.
I am also perplexed by the meteoric rise of the “turbo look” 993 cars. A wide body from the turbo gets you another $100k? Pushing very close to a real turbo, which is insane. The S and 4S are mechanically similar to their NB equivalent. I guess the C4S gets turbo brakes and possibly suspension. They are heavier, less aerodynamic and slower than the NB cars. About 12 years ago I almost bought a red C2S from an Acura dealer in NY. It was red guards red with the factory aerokit, had around 30k miles and the price was $31k. I hesitated and someone bought it the next days. Still kicking myself for that one. It did not however drive any better than the 993 C4 that I later bought.
It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks, there’s no logic necessary, just acceptance. A car is only worth what the market will bear. Is a C2S worth more than a C4S, of course it is, even though the 4S is exactly like a TT less the engine, and the 2S shares far more parts with the budget Carrera. Is any air cooled Porsche worth what we now see? Is a single share of Amazon worth $3000+ ?
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