1996 Porsche 911 Turbo

Here’s a rare thing: could it be that with this car we’ve stumbled upon a Porsche 993 Turbo that is priced reasonably? These days when I encounter a 993TT with an asking price below $160K I immediately wonder what is wrong with it. And I asked the same question about this example as well, yet nothing stands out. In addition, this is a paint-to-sample 993TT so it is sure to be of the more rare variety. As always, asking prices aren’t necessarily reflective of selling prices, but there have been examples of the 993TT selling a decent bit above the asking price here. Some of those are ultra-low mileage, but all-in-all this one feels like a reasonable ask. It isn’t cheap, or being undervalued, but it does seem reasonable and may even represent a nice value long term given where the Turbo market appears headed. A thorough investigation to insure there truly is nothing wrong with it surely is warranted, but from what we see here it presents very well.

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Year: 1996
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 52,459 mi
Price: $156,900 Buy It Now

1996 Porsche 911 TURBO

This stunning 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe is 1 of 1 featured in paint to sample Linen Grey (non-metallic) over special order Rubicon Grey Full Leather! Absolutely pristine 2-owner (first owner had vehicle for 16 years!) that has had regular Porsche dealer service and is all original with no paintwork or damage history!
Factory options are:

PAINT TO SAMPLE LINEN GREY NON METALLIC

SPECIAL ORDER RUBICON GREY FULL LEATHER INTERIOR

ALTERNATING SEAT STITCHING

DEVIATING VELOUR TRUNK CARPET

BRAKE/SHIFTER HANDLE IN CARBON FIBER

LITRONIC HEADLIGHTS

HEATED FRONT SEAT PACKAGE

METAL DOOR SILL INSIGNIAS

TITANIUM/BLACK BRAKE CALIPERS

RACING STYLE SPORT SEAT LEFT/RIGHT

ANTI-THEFT RADIO WITH CD PLAYER

HEAD RESTRAINT WITH PORSCHE CREST

FRONT FLOOR MATS WITH PORSCHE INSIGNIA

…..Original MSRP was $115,075.00. Car comes with all original books, copy of window sticker, both keys and remotes! Both Carfax and Autocheck history reports are clean/no accidents and show that this vehicle remained in the same general area it’s entire life over it’s 2-ownership history! This unique and very retro color combo is incredible in person! Don’t wait, you won’t find another like this…..call sales department today for more details!

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This is the first modern Porsche I’ve come across with a Linen Grey exterior. We’ve seen it before as an exterior color on the 356 and it was fairly popular on ’80s Porsches as an interior color, but once we slip away from the ’80s it becomes very uncommon. To choose it as an exterior color the original buyer had to be going for that vintage feel and its lack of brightness doesn’t necessarily suit the lines of the 993. So this doesn’t go down as one of the more exciting color combinations we’ll ever come across, but maybe that will just make it a sleeper. It is because of that lack of excitement that the asking price here seems low relative to most other auctions, but I’d imagine a paint-to-sample Turbo like this one probably stands a fair chance of outperforming (on the market) many of the standard colors that we see quite frequently. That could make this a nice buy at this time, or for a buyer who simply really likes this color then it represents a chance at owning one of the last of the air-cooled 911 Turbos for less of an outlay than some of the more popular colors.

-Rob

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7 Comments

  1. I like the paint but the interior is salvaged from an 1880s Parisian bordello.

  2. Yuck. I can think of a lot of better/prettier places to park $150K.

  3. I like ostentatious 90’s Porsche interiors, this one is bile duct. Its hard to make a 993 turbo look bad.

  4. You’d think when selling a $159,000 iconic sports car you would show a photo of the engine bay? How about a Hoist shot??

  5. I agree about the interior; it isn’t the best. I think I’d really like to see this with a bright red interior. If the exterior is going to be so subdued then go with a huge contrast for the interior. Something that’s at least surprising.

  6. The pictures dont do it justice. I think it would look a whole lot better in person. Still, I agree with Rob, bright red would make this car pop and sell for a whole lot more too. You could leave the carpets gray and do the seats front and rear, and the door cards in red. Whats a few more grand when you’re spending 150k plus on a car?

  7. I’m with Rob. Red as a contrast would be striking.

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