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1997 Porsche 911 Turbo

Paint-to-sample examples are usually my favorite cars to look at. They almost always have some kind of unique twist that sets them apart from the standard color range and I’m mostly all for them. Mostly. Today is not one of those cars.

This is a 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo finished in paint-to-sample Gold Metallic. That might be the most literal description of a color ever. There is no denying this is a gold car and boy, is it not shy. Sometimes you can get away with having a gold car, but I think this is probably one of my least favorite shades ever, especially on a 993 Turbo. However, it doesn’t end there. Just wait until you see what the picked for the interior.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Turbo
VIN: WP0AC2994VS375894
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 41,298 mi
Location: West Chicago, Illinois
Price: $219,800 Buy It Now

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo 993 Coupe

​Paint to Sample (PTS) Gold Metallic Exterior over Two-Tone Cashmere/Mocha Leather Interior


XK7 – Shift Knob and Boot in Leather

XMA – Leather Headliner

XN1 – Leather Door Package

XN2 – Leather Door Handles

XN3 – Side Air Vents in Leather

XN4 – Center Fresh Air in Leather

XN7 – Brake Handle in Leather

XN9 – Sun Visors in Leather, Lighted Mirror in Right Sunvisor

XP9 – Leather Door Package (Speaker Grilles) in Leather

XV1 – Defroster Trim in Leather

XV2 – Triangular Trim Near Vents in Leather

XW6 – Leather Door Package (Finishers) in Leather

XW8 – Leather Door Package (armrests) in Color

I suddenly want some peanut butter cups. Make no mistake, whoever ordered this car had something for the shade of gold. The interior is nothing short of shock with the contrasting tan and brown every where you look, to the point of it is almost distracting. I know you never look a gift horse in the mouth, but this would be a tough buy no mater what the price. Thankfully for most, this won’t ever be a consideration.

The asking price here is $220,000, which is shockingly high. Just because something is rare doesn’t make it automatically worth a bunch more, especially on something as garish as this color combo. If this was a normal factory color, I would peg it between $130,000 and $150,000 given it has just 41,000 miles. I’m just not seeing where the extra money comes from seeing how this is a hard pass for almost everyone. Your thoughts?

– Andrew


  1. Greg
    Greg May 4, 2021

    I think you are spot on with the $130-150k value, but Porsche collectors, especially now, have shown a willingness to pay stupid money for unique 911s and a PTS 993tt is a pretty rare 911.

  2. Jm641
    Jm641 May 4, 2021

    Sorry to be unconstructive, but this is just brutal. One of the least endearing 993s I’ve seen. Would love to know if / for how much it actually sells.

  3. Mark Blankenship
    Mark Blankenship May 4, 2021

    I personally love the interior. Only change would be carpets in Mocha just to have the darker color in the high wear location. But matching this interior with the exterior color is not working for me. I would have liked to see this interior with a Carrera White Exterior.

  4. Matt Williams
    Matt Williams May 4, 2021

    all it needs is rattle-can $$$ all over the exterior and it’s modern art, capitalist commentary…

  5. Ricky Weston
    Ricky Weston May 4, 2021

    Wow! That is stunning! I don’t understand how you can dislike this car. It is by far the best 993 Turbo I’ve ever seen. I absolutely love that gold! And the interior is a perfect pairing with it. And no, I’m not being sarcastic. The chrome wheels need to die in a dumpster fire though. I actually think color matched wheels would look great on this car. If not, then just silver. But the chrome is hideous.

  6. Rodrigo R
    Rodrigo R May 5, 2021

    I liked it, honestly. Sure, it calls out a lot more attention with that paint than a black or gray would, but I still think it was a cool combo. At least the interior follows the color theme of the exterior, instead of going for something totally not related, like blue or green or orange, as some of these combinations tend to be.

  7. James P Fuerstenberg
    James P Fuerstenberg May 6, 2021

    Not a color combo I would choose, but interesting and it may look great in person, except for those wheels (as mentioned above)…but not at 220…way high.

  8. Auric
    Auric May 6, 2021

    “I love…Gollllld…..”

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