1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

On Saturday we featured a very nice Black Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Wide Body and the car we see here is more or less the evolution of that machine. While the 993 Carrera 4S is not quite as rare as the Wide Body 964 it does possess a couple advantages for those purely in pursuit of their driving pleasure. First, and this is entirely subjective, I think it is better looking. I have always found the wider rear on the 993 to be a perfect complement to the curvier 993 body, whereas on the 964 I actually prefer the narrow body over the wide body. Your mileage may vary. The second advantage is less subjective. The 964 Wide Body was for appearances only, while the Carrera 4S returned to the full Turbo-look of the M491 package and added the suspension and braking of the Turbo. So you’re getting a little more than just the wider rear. From a collector standpoint the 993 seems a little more valuable these days and as the last of the air-cooled 911s it may remain so, but both should do well. The example we see here is a Grand Prix White 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, located in Arizona, with a nicely contrasted Cashmere/Black interior and 80,320 miles on it.

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Year: 1996
Model: 911 Carrera 4S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 80,320 mi
Price: $79,900 Buy It Now

The Porsche 993 is considered the pinnacle in the evolutionary process of Porsche’s original 1964 911 design. Known as the last air-cooled Porsche, and over fourteen years since the last “true 911” was produced, the 993’s are still the benchmark that new 911’s are measure against. Lusso is pleased to present this beautiful, one owner 1996 Porsche 911 C4s with a well maintained 80,320 miles.

Exterior. This C4S shares the same wide body as the Turbo Model and comes in clean Grand Prix White. The body, and paint are in astounding condition and pictures do not do justice. The 18 inch “turbo-twist” wheels were recently powder coated in all white and have the factory Porsche crest center caps.

Interior. The Cashmere/black leather interior features the optional 8-way electric way comfort driver seat option and Becker Porsche CD player. Interior shows very minimal wear and is in phenomenal condition for its age.

Performance. The 993 C4S not only shares the wider chassis of the Turbo Model, but also the all wheel drive system, suspension, and larger brakes nicknamed “big reds” which essentially make it a Turbo 993 minus the fixed turbo wing and Turbo engine. The 282Hp M64 engine is backed with 6 speed manual transmission and runs and drives like a 20k mile car, all thanks to being serviced its whole life by Strasse Automotive Corp, out of Costa Mesa California. Since coming into our possession, the car has had its regular maintenance performed at Don Jackson Enterprises of Phoenix, AZ with recent Brake Service that included new master cylinder, booster pump, and ABS unit. Oil Change and A/C Service was done at the same time. The original clutch was replaced at 55K miles by Strasse. The porsche rides on brand new Pirelli Pzero tires as of 10/8/15 .

As time goes by the 993 is imprinting its legacy as one of the best Porsche models to ever be produced. With the low production numbers, its getting harder to find such beautiful, well maintained 1 owner cars such as this one. The car drives and looks better than most 20k mile cars. This Porsche comes with both sets of keys, Certificate of Authenticity, original books, maintenance booklet, and clean Carfax.

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For me, part of the appeal of this particular C4S is that its mileage remains reasonable, but not so low that you feel guilty every time you take it out of the garage. It can still be enjoyed and then show a good return should you decided to sell it at some point down the road. That also helps keep the cost down and the asking price here is pretty reasonable all things considered. I’ve seen a pretty wide range of prices for the C4S and this one sits somewhat in the middle – assuming we exclude the very high priced ultra-low-mileage examples. All in all, its an attractive color combination, especially for those with an affinity for Grand Prix White. The Cashmere interior provides a nice contrast and I definitely prefer it over an all black interior in this case. Naturally, this car comes with all of the usual caveats of getting a PPI and going over its history, but by all appearances its definitely worth further investigation.


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  1. Nice looking car. I prefer white with black. Every picture has been digitally enhanced so its hard to get a real sense of how straight the car is. IMO the 964 wide body is a better looking car. The 964 wide body was also produced in lower numbers which I suspect means, down the road it will be worth more.

  2. Have to agree with Howard. White over black just seems to give a 911 a sportier look. Past on a white over tan 964 at the last minute knowing I wouldn’t be happy with the tan.
    That aside $80k for 80k miles seems like a lot even for a 4S.

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