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1996 Porsche 911 Turbo

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There is a lot going on with the 993 Turbo. As the last of the air-cooled 911 Turbos it will always exist in the rarefied air that enthusiasts reserve for only their most hallowed cars. But, just as Porsche was saying goodbye to one piece of technology it was bringing on board another: the 993 Turbo was the first to receive all-wheel drive as standard, a feature that has remained standard on every Turbo since, with the exception of the ultra-low production GT2. That places these cars in an interesting position and while I feel its status as the last of the air-cooled turbos will ultimately win the day I still wonder (and I’ve said this before) how the market for these and the 964 Turbos will shake out long term. Only time will tell in that regard, though either way I think it’s safe to say that both models will remain highly sought after. The example we see here is a Black 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Arizona, with Red leather interior and only 24,500 miles.

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Year: 1996
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 24,500 mi
Price: $145,000 Buy It Now

Affectionately known as the “Whale Tail” model the Air-Cooled Porsche 993 Turbo has quickly become one of the most desirable Porsches on the market. The 993 Turbos were the last of the air cooled Turbos and this is one of the nicest available anywhere. There are over 70 pictures in various lighting showing the actual condition of the car and it is unbelievable how immaculate and pristine it is. With 400hp the performance of these cars is on par or better than even most modern day sports cars.

This is a two owner car with clean history and no accidents. The car was just serviced at Porsche North Scottsdale. It has a clean bill of health and doesn’t need anything. The car is turn key ready for a new home. Finished in a very rare Black with Red interior the car looks absolutely stunning in person and in pictures. With only 24,500 miles the car is a very clean, well maintained example of what a 993 Air Cooled Turbo should be.

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While a Black 911 Turbo always looks a bit sinister that effect is lessened to some degree by the smooth lines of the 993. Don’t get me wrong, this still looks great, but it is a different, a sexier, look. The interior requires no such hedging: it looks fantastic and in remarkably good condition, as we should hope for in a car with fewer than 30K miles. The asking price here seems above market at this time, but with this mileage it should remain a good buy for collectors and show nice appreciation down the road. The mileage isn’t low enough that an owner should hesitate to drive it at all, but it would be something that needs looking after. That is, of course, the downside with cars like these so a patient buyer could probably find one with a few more miles at a lower price and feel less constrained about driving it.

-Rob