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1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

This makes for a few days in a row of very expensive 911s, but I wanted to throw this one out there as another alternative to yesterday’s GT3 RS 4.0 for those shopping in these high-priced waters. The asking price here is another step up from the RS and a Turbo S is aimed directly at collectors, but just as the GT3 RS 4.0 looks like the last manual GT3 RS, the 993 Turbo S stands as the last air-cooled Turbo. While these days the Turbo S seems an almost ubiquitous part of the 911 lineup, this was not always the case and the early examples of these models have been very highly prized. Whether in the guise of the extremely rare variants of the 964 Turbo or the still rare 993 Turbo we see here, the Turbo S raised Porsche’s ethos of performance and luxury to the nth degree. For the 993 the combination of twin-turbocharging and all-wheel drive also raised the bar for usability. The rear-drive monster was now somewhat tamed, or put more charitably the Turbo was now more exploitable for the everyday driver. Here we have the classic combination of Black and Tan on a 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S, located in Cleveland, with just 9,307 miles on it. While not as absolutely eye-catching as some other examples we’ve featured, there is a classic look to this black Turbo that certainly will strike broad appeal.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Turbo S
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 9,307 mi
Price: $497,800 Buy It Now

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S
We have just added to our extensive exotic car inventory a beautiful 1997 911 Turbo S in Black clearcoat over Cashmere leather with only 9,300 miles. This Turbo S is loaded with: 6 Speed manual transmission, 12 way power seats, heated seats, Porsche crests embossed in headrests, full leather interior (nearly everything covered in leather from the door sills to the headliner), full interior carbon fiber package, Aerokit II body kit and spoiler, yellow brake calipers, metallized finish wheels and more. One of only 183 built worldwide.

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I’m not really sure how this dealer does it, but they do have a really impressive catalog of low-mileage Porsches on offer at any given time. Even at nearly $500K this Turbo S actually is priced right around the market for these cars. It’s top of the market, but not absurdly priced. It’s somewhat tough to gauge specifically since much of the air-cooled 911 market has begun to step back some, but for very rare performance models like this we still tend to see very high prices for exceptional examples. I think the only thing that will hold this back is the somewhat standard color. I like it quite a bit, but collectors may be searching for something a little more rare if they’re going to bank on long-term value. So, the GT3 RS takes care of the ultimate die-hard performance, while this Turbo S provides the ultimate in air-cooled refined performance. I think we’ve got all of the bases covered now.