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1996 Porsche 911 Turbo

After last week’s auctions, I’ll turn to a 911 that would have been right at home being featured at any one of them. Desirable model, very reasonable mileage, apparent pristine condition, and an elegant color combination. While perhaps not as rare as some of the models we see reach top dollar at those auctions, this 993 Turbo would certainly hold its own and its buyer could take it home knowing that he wouldn’t have to preserve it under cover at every moment. Sure, we’re not likely to see it banging around with a set of snow tires in mid-January, but it still can be enjoyed quite a bit when the weather turns nicer. So here we have an Arena Red 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Houston, with Marble Grey leather interior and 38,300 miles on it.

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Year: 1996
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 38,300 mi
Price: $152,500 Buy It Now

Arena red/Marble grey, 38,300 miles, 18″ Turbo wheels, sport seats, sunroof, full leather, CD with digital sound, stainless oval exhaust pipes, Porsche crest on seats, rim crests, $22,000 major service and cosmetic refresh just completed, Certificate of Authenticity, immaculate condition.


Oil/filter change
Air filter
Pollen filters
Brake flush
Spark plugs
Front and rear wiper blades
Transmission/differential/clutch fluids
Steering rack boots
Updated factory intercooler hoses and clamps
Front/rear hood shocks
New Bridgestone S-02’s
New Bosch battery

Stone chips refinished
Front/rear bumpers refinished
Under nose area refinished
Wheels refinished with new Porsche crest center caps and lug nuts
Brake calipers refinished
All lenses replaced front and rear
All body seals replaced
New bumperettes
New rear stone guards
New windshield seal and rear window seal
New sunroof seal
New windshield washer and headlight washer nozzles
New gas cap and washer fluid cap
New ignition key bezel
New hood badge and gasket
New floor mats
+ More

All work expertly completed with factory parts

Clear Carfax, no damage history

Believe it or not this seems like one of the higher mileage cars we’d see from RPM, but the condition comes across as no worse than any of those ultra-low mileage examples we’ve come across previously. Arena Red versus Guards Red is certainly a matter of subjectivity, but I think for those who may want their prodigious performance to come with a greater does of civility then Arena Red is the way to go. It tones down the shoutiness of Guards Red, without itself coming across as boring. This is also a case where I don’t mind the grey interior, though I do think one of the various tan options would have been better. It’s an elegant looking Turbo and other than a few creases in the leather presents in seemingly new condition. Given all of this the asking price even strikes me as fairly reasonable compared with many other 993 Turbos we come across. We don’t have any word on its history outside of recent servicing and perhaps that will hold it back, but I can’t imagine this one hangs around for too long.


One Comment

  1. David B.
    David B. August 25, 2016

    This would be a nice accompaniment to the “Kills Bugs Fast” Porsche poster in the garage. And with a few miles on it, you won’t be killing the value if you decide to actually drive it around a bit.

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