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1997 Porsche 911 Turbo

For me, the 993 generation of the Porsche 911 Turbo just gets it right. Clearly I’m not alone in feeling this way given the way values have gone in the past year and a half or so. There will never be another aircooled 911 Turbo unless the air is coming from fans cooling giant battery packs. Even watching those old MotorWeek reviews, they even went so far as to call the 993 Turbo “one of the most capable road cars ever built.” I certainly don’t disagree given over 25 years later it can still call itself “fast.” However, is it worth the massive buy in and higher-than-average repair bills?

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Turbo
VIN: WP0AC2990VS375214
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 38,034 mi
Location: New York, New York
Price: $255,000

1997 911 993 Turbo Paint to Sample
-All Original Paint and Interior (Paint Meter Readings in hand)
-Paint to Sample Midnight Blue Metallic over Linen
-38,000 Original Miles
-Unmodified and unmolested Completely Stock (including Radio)
-Matching Numbers and Original Colors
-Recently Serviced and Ready to be Enjoyed
-Tires Installed in 2021
-Supple Leather Seats
Cooper Classics is proud to offer this stunning, excellent condition, all original 1997 993 911 Turbo. Showing a low 38,000 miles, this 993 is completely unmolested and stock. Paint meter readings confirm the car wears entirely original Paint to Sample Midnight Blue Metallic paint, and retains the options sticker under the front hood. 1996 was the last year for Midnight Blue Metallic, but the original owner of this car decided that they wanted their 97 993 Turbo in this gorgeous color. This 993 is absolutely rust-free and in excellent condition inside and out. The car was recently serviced and ready to be enjoyed, and comes with past receipts and a stamped maintenance booklet. The tires were replaced in 2021 and are as new. This 993 is in excellent condition inside and out, with no cracks on the dash and no tears on the upholstery. All aspects of the car behave as they should, including the A/C which blows ice cold. The car comes with is proper factory key, with working immobilizer system. The beautiful 911 Turbo comes with its original radio (installed and working w/ code), service records, manuals, tool kit, jack, spare wheel, spare key, and tire inflator kit.

Interesting to note on this one that the paint code wears L999 to indicate it is a paint-to-sample color. The selling dealer claims it is Midnight Blue Metallic, but we’ve seen it as a standard color just a year before on the 1996 model year. That does seem to line up as the color was pulled in 1996 and we didn’t see it again until the 996 generation beginning in 1999. Other than that, it is what you’d expect for a 38,000-mile car. Classic in every way, although the price is far from traditional.

The asking price here of $255,000 might seem like a shocker but this is the reality now. Unless you are looking at a higher-mile car, expect to bring $200,000 and then some. This one might not sell for exactly $255,000, but I expect it to not be far off.

– Andrew

One Comment

  1. jimf
    jimf August 15, 2022

    a very nice car…I was expecting low 200s…but PTS does bring more (even if it wasnt a PTS color the prior year). I really like the look of the 993, but if I was to buy another air cooled 911, I would go for a 964…I think it would be more reasonable to maintain…and although a turbo is cool, that has always meant higher maintenance (although not as high as the Italian competition)

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