1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S

Narrow body versus wide body. Porsche has been pretty good about making both available, especially on their modern cars now that the popularity of each has been well established. The narrow body evokes agility and lightness while the wide body commands respect and hints at the prodigious power and ability of the machine. First found on racing 911s and then made commonplace by the 911 Turbo the wider rear of those cars was more of a necessity manifested by the nature of a high-power rear-engine rear-drive car. With time it became available on non-turbocharged 911s as part of the Turbo-look package before finally becoming a staple of certain models in general. For me the wide-body reached its peak beauty with the 993. That doesn’t mean it’s my favorite, but I do find these to be the best looking of any wide-body Carrera I’ve come across. First available under the guise of the Carrera 4S, that wider curvier rear fills out the 993’s shape and brings perfection to the design. For the final two model years Porsche then made available the Carrera 2S, giving buyers the option of that wider body but while retaining the standard rear-drive layout. Produced in relatively small numbers they’ve proven quite popular on the second-hand market and look sure to continue that success over the coming years. The example we see here is an Ocean Blue Metallic 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S, located in Quebec, with 17,983 miles on it.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Carrera 2S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 17,983 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($145,000 Buy It Now)

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S 993 – 17983 Original Miles – One Owner! Ocean Blue Metallic on Classic Grey Partial Leather. Vehicle in new condition. Owner’s manuals, never used spare, tool kit and compressor in vehicle. Original Car, no repaint or accident history. Please call or email for more specifics :

1-866-410-5661
mlajoie@lauzon.qc.ca
http://www.lauzonporsche.com/en/used/

Link to Carproof report :
https://reports.carproof.com/main?id=psNGyBgdVhzzba95b8NtK/JffjpRuFf7

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Purely from an evaluation standpoint I’ve become very interested in the 993 C2S lately so as better to understand where they are sitting on the market. As we’ve seen, the 993TT has really shot up in price over the past months. That is all well and good and very understandable. What I’ve also seen is a couple of very high priced example of the C4S, i.e priced and/or bid above $150K. Those were exceptionally low mileage examples and the premium for that sort of mileage can be staggering, but I remain curious. The C4S has tended to be more expensive than its rear-drive counterpart, but with greater rarity a low-mileage C2S like this one here should show quite well. The asking price is very high, certainly higher than where I’ve seen other examples priced, and so far there have been no takers. I suspect the market is not even in six-figure territory for these, let alone $145K, but we also may not be far off. This is a very pretty example from the outside (I can’t say I’m enamored with the interior) that presents in the sort of condition we’d expect at this mileage and will always be one of the sexiest shapes the Porsche designers made available. But how much is it really worth right now?

-Rob

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2 Comments

  1. 17,000 miles in Quebec is at least 35,000 miles anywhere else. Worst place to be a car on earth.

  2. Nice ones have been six figures for awhile – aware of several traded hands in that range

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