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1997 Porsche 911 C4S

I have always been a huge fan of the classic 911. From certain angles and in certain colors they possess a combination of beauty and aggression that makes me forget they’re 30-year-old cars. Then I come across a 993, especially one of the Carrera S variants with their wider rear arches, and my perspective is completely shifted. Suddenly the classic 911 shows its age when compared with the delicate curves of the 993. In the end, both are fantastic designs and with the air-cooled 911 market continuing to show strength, either model should provide great return on investment. The car we have featured here is an Arctic Silver 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe, located in California, with only 39,000 miles on it.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Carrera 4S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 39,000 mi
Price: $76,000

1997 Porsche C4 “S” with only 39k miles!

Not much else to be said: last of the air/oil cooled 911’s, the Type 993 wide body “S” cars are the culmination of the famed lineage. Beautiful lines, timeless design and blast a blast to drive; nimble and planted. There is no question the Type 993 cars are as collectable as enjoyable. This 2 owner Arctic Silver over Black leather 39k mile Porsche C4S is simply stunning. Please call Driveline at 650-261-1777. PPI Inspections welcome.

VIN: WP0AA2998VS321360


Silver over black isn’t my favorite color combination, but silver became a very popular color choice in the late ’90s and that trend appears strong still. For owners who desire subtlety then it’s certainly a combination that works well. Still, it’s a gorgeous shape and presents very well here. The asking price strikes me as on the high end, but with prices for the classic 911 reaching ever greater heights that should only make the 993 more desirable for both its better performance and its status as the last of the air-cooled models.