1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S – REVISIT

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The very rare Cobalt Blue Metallic 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S we featured back in October remains up for sale. The original auction was bid to $295,100, a figure a good bit below where we’d expect it to sell and far below the seller’s current asking price of $795,000. Given the rare color and other features of this Turbo S a high price is to be expected, but I feel like the more likely result will lie somewhere between those two numbers. That puts us pretty far away from a sale here, but for one of the more interesting examples we’ve come across we can expect that it will garner quite a bit of attention nonetheless.

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The below post originally appeared on our site October 30, 2015:

For a car as rare as the 993 Turbo S we do seem to be coming across a decent number of them right now. The one we see here certainly qualifies as one of the more interesting color palettes and even at the insane prices we see for these it should attract a good deal of interest. Here we have a Cobalt Blue Metallic 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S, located in Washington, with Midnight Blue leather interior and yellow accents with 17,917 miles on it. The blue on blue look is something I have grown accustomed to seeing on the 911. I’m far less accustom to the yellow accents we see in this interior, which certainly make a bold statement and help break up an otherwise monochromatic appearance to the car as a whole. I’m not sure what sparked the choice of yellow – perhaps it is as simple as matching the brake calipers of the Turbo S – and I’m equally as unsure of what I think about it. Thankfully the use of yellow was fairly restrained. I have no reservations about the exterior color choice: Cobalt Blue simply is fantastic and here on a Turbo S it looks both aggressive and alluring. With 424 hp the Turbo S are fantastically quick cars that bring with them a high level of refinement and luxury. While perhaps lacking some of the insanity of the 964 Turbo S, especially the lightened 3.3 liter version, there is little to find at fault with the 993 and the overall shape is about as good as it gets. This is the final evolution of the air-cooled 911 design and when I look at that shape I quickly understand the disappointment felt by 911 enthusiasts upon the release of the 996.

Year: 1997
Model: 911 Turbo S
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 17,917 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Park Place Ltd is please to present one of the finest 993 Turbo S’ on the market today. This 1997 Porsche Turbo S is finished in Cobalt Blue with Midnight Blue Leather Interior (1 of 1 in this color combination). One-owner Porsche with only 17,917 Miles From New. One of Only 182 Turbo S’ Produced in 1997, and one of only two finished the desirable factory Cobalt Blue Metallic color. All Original Paint. Accompanied by Original Window Sticker, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and complete Service Records. Service Records Since New. 3.6L Air-Cooled flat six, twin-turbochargers with air-to-air intercoolers that produces a conservatively rated 450HP. 6-Speed manual gearbox, All-wheel drive.
Built by the Porsche Exclusive department, the Turbo S was distinguished by vented rear fenders, yellow brake calipers, a special rear spoiler, a four-tipped exhaust system and an Aerokit front spoiler with special vent and fog-light placement. Comparisons with the 959 – Porsche’s technical tour de force the previous decade – were inevitable. Still considered among the most powerful and sophisticated models Porsche has ever offered.
Delivered new to Roger Jobs Porsche in Bellingham, WA, this particular S was purchased new by its only owner and has been a Seattle area car from new. In addition to the plethora of standard equipment found on a Turbo S, this car was ordered with options that include; Cobalt Blue Metallic paint, full-leather in Midnight Blue, racing style sport seats, carbon and leather steering wheel, colored seat stitching, digital sound package, 18″ factory-painted alloy wheels, remote CD changer, leather tray behind parking brake, Porsche floormats in Midnight Blue. Its all-leather interior includes leather headliner, sun visors, center console, key rosette, window switches, door sills, speaker covers, and seat switches. Additionally featuring carbon fiber dash insets, instrument surrounds, and door-panel inserts, carbon and aluminum shifter and hand-brake handles.
This 993 has been carefully preserved, garaged and maintained by one fastidious owner from new and its brilliant current condition reflects the consideration put forth over the years. Importantly, this 933 is accompanied by its original Window Sticker, all books in sleeve – including data cards pamphlets and vouchers, both sets of keys, tools in roll, unused air compressor and spare assembly, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
When you see a 993 Turbo S you are taken by its striking beauty and when you drive one you become addicted to its incredibly powerful and nimble feel. Considered the ultimate evolution of the air-cooled 911, this 933 Turbo S is worthy of the most discerning Porsche collector, on par to any modern supercar. Offered for sale for the first time since purchased new we proudly offer this stunning example for further inspection and worldwide acquisition. This is a rare opportunity to add one of the rarest and most desirable Porsches ever produced to your collection. For more information, or to arrange for a private viewing of this 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S, contact our friendly and knowledgeable sales team today.

As one of the ultimate air-cooled 911 Turbos Porsche produced the Turbo S is highly sought after and should remain so into the future. We can always wonder how sustainable half-million-dollar prices will be for cars like these, but given the high cost of entry even when new (though not nearly as high as current prices) I suppose we shouldn’t find these prices too surprising. Even so, we’ve seen prices rise dramatically over the last year or so. Back in March we featured this Ocean Jade Metallic Turbo S that was on auction at Amelia Island and which sold for $440K. At the time, the price seemed quite high; Gooding and Co. themselves had estimated its value pre-auction to be between $325K-$400K. But now? We see examples in standard colors, rather than the very rare Ocean Jade, with asking prices above $440K. I suspect no differently here, especially considering this Turbo S does come in a rare color and is claimed to be the only extant example with this combination. At the moment bidding sits at $295,100 so we have a ways to go. How high will it climb?

-Rob

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  1. Wow. At that price? Crackpipe…

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