1996 Porsche 993 Turbo

For many, the Porsche 993 is the pinnacle of the 911 line. As the last of the air-cooled 911s, it is held in heightened regard by many Porsche enthusiasts. No less important, the styling miscues of the 996 have prompted many potential buyers to bypass those models for the more classically styled 993 (and to a lesser degree the 964). This, of course, has meant that 993 prices have shot up (as an aside, for those who are fans of the 996 styling, there’s great value to be had there). A 993 RS or GT2, assuming you come across one, will set you back a few hundred grand. As for the Turbo, this particular listing might show us where values for these cars currently stand. This 1996 993 Turbo, located in California, has seen less than 21K miles and from all appearances looks very clean.

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Year: 1996
Model: 993 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbo flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 21,000 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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Up for Auction is a 1996 model Porsche 993 (911) Turbo
Mileage is Documented please see Carfax and Car History reports
Original Paint
No collision or accidents
None Smoker
Stereo Code is on hand
Just completed emissions so Readiness Status is ACTIVE
Bnew Tires front and rear
No dents, no curb damage and no water stains
Complete service history all maintenance was done by Porsche dealers
Complete with 2 remote fob keys, tools, jack, manuals,and service records
Title is on hand and good to go
I can facilitate SHIPPING OR TRUCKING ——-> DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL,
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Some 993s I’ve come across seem to leap off the screen; they are stunning cars whose photo albums can be like a black hole for my time. This isn’t one of them. Don’t get me wrong, this is a pretty car, but the pictures simply don’t convey the character of the car in the manner in which other 993s have. Obviously, that doesn’t mean the car is crap, it just doesn’t pop. And for a car that the seller is hoping to sell for 6 figures I could do with a bit more description. Regardless, this appears to be a well maintained car and should fetch a pretty high price. Speaking of which, the seller has set the opening bid at $100,000. That’s starting around the price I’d expect a car such as this to sell for so I’m not sure whether this will get many takers. 993 prices have gotten a bit crazy though, so given this car’s low mileage, I could be wrong.

-Rob

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  2. It appears to be a wonderful example of a well cared for, low mileage garage queen. However, I am left confused as to what to do with a car like this one. Drive it and you burn up those low miles and the value that accompanies it. If you’re not going to drive it, why bother buying it in the first place? I guess there are people willing to pay 6 figures for an air-cooled Porsche, I just don’t happen to be one of them.

    It’s a shame, because I have been a 911 fan since the early 1970s. However I have found that when I get the opportunity to get back into one of these cars, I am confronted with the realization that the glory of my recollection is much better than the reality. While they do have a sound and character found in no other car, they also have many drawbacks.

    On the other hand, if I had $100,000 to spend on a car right now, I could buy a Ferrari 355, a Porsche 996 AND a Mercedes E55, each of them with enough miles that I can drive them without the associated guilt. This isn’t speculation; I am speaking about specific cars.

    Sadly for me, I don’t have this problem.

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