1998 Porsche 911 993 C2S with 6,900 miles

This is sort of an odd choice of a car to moth ball as a collector, but someone thinks it is worth a lot of money. This Carrera has hardly been broken in. Collectability selling points, outside of the low miles, include this being a last year of the 993, the C2S being one of less seen 993 models, its nicely optioned, has a 5 speed, and the appealing silver paint.

The last year point is made more significant as it marked the end of air cooled engines. To some very serious Porsche purists the change over was an affront to 911 heritage. One of the big concerns was that the switch would eliminate the uniquely identifiable Porsche sound. If you have had a chance to be near air and watercooled 911s next to each other you can tell that something perhaps seems missing from the water cooled engine sound. That said, to the casual observer (listener) Porsche exhaust engineers did a respectable job mimicking the old sound and it is easily identified as Porsche.

If you read all that with your eyes rolling or shaking your fist yelling blasphemy then maybe this air cooled Porsche is for you.

The seller doesn’t add much to the description other than saying it is as new, even comes with the original sticker.

I’m not the Porsche aficionado around here, but to me the $73,900 ask price is pretty high. Maybe it isn’t too far out of the park though as sellers of low mile 993 Turbo models can be seen adding 10% to 15% premium on top of that to prices. Its up to a buyer to decide if holding out for an equally low mileage Turbo adds 10% to 15% more excitement. Perhaps a better question is does the price premium of the S designation make this that much more valuable/enjoyable over a standard Carrera. To me the looks only S package has always been a bit of an odd step child. Either save the $$ and get a standard Carrera or put the money toward a C4 all wheel drive model or go all out and get the Turbo. Production figures seem to back this up as only 3,714 C2S models were sold vs. 5,978 Turbos and many, many, more regular Carreras.

I suspect a new owner is going to have to do some checking and servicing of items that may be past their prime from sitting despite the low miles.

1998 Porsche 911 993 C2S with 6,900 miles

~Evan

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6 Comments

  1. This dealer bought it 2 months ago on eBay for $59,995 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250809051613). They are trying to flip it for $73,900. Same VIN, same mileage, etc.

    Considering this is a last year 993 C2S with ultra-low mileage, this car is destined to be traded amongst air-cooled Porsche elitists forever. And there’s probably a few of them that will fork out something close to the original MSRP to get it. Sure, it would be worth more if it were a C4S or Turbo, but you take what you can get, right?

    Personally, I don’t get it. You can get tons of really impressive low-mile 996/997 examples all day and all night for less than the asking price on this one. Oh, and they’ll be faster too.

  2. Great find on the previous auction. Trying to flip the car in two months like that surely cheeses off the previous owner, but money does indeed talk.
    Wheeler Dealers anyone? http://www.yourdiscovery.com/web/wheeler-dealers/

    Playing the ultra low mileage car market is one game I don’t see myself getting into.

  3. It’s a shame when all these cars never end up being driven by enthusiasts. Someone will no doubt buy this and add it to their collection. Now that I have a rare car, I’d prefer something that I can drive more regularly w/o being stressed where I park it, etc. I think a non “s” ’95 911 would work for me.

  4. Evan, I like the reference to Wheeler Dealers. It seems on that show, they actually lose money most of the time. 🙂 Or they make 600 quid, only because poor Edd has donated free labor for a week.

    But this seems typical of a real dealer, $10k markup for doing a $200 detail.

  5. First of all, let me say that I think this is a really nice looking car that I’d love to have. But $73K?? Really? Maybe someone, but not me.

    Last year I bought a 1999 Carrera 4 with 14k miles for a less than half that amount. It now has 25k miles on it, for those who fear I might just sit around and polish it… I’ve always maintained that if a car cost so much that I was afraid to drive it, I would choose to simply leave the money in the bank instead. I’m sure it will eventually be added to someone’s collection, but I suspect it’s going to take quite a while for this dealer to find that someone.

    Yesterday I looked at an 11k mile, ’04 GT3 with an asking price of $59K. That doesn’t seem so outlandish in comparison.

  6. Hi Guys,

    I am looking hard for a Black/Black 993 Porsche C2S.
    Who can help?
    Thank you.

    Kwint

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