1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Just when it looks like 993 prices were stabilizing, here come the Carrera 4S! While the C4S 993 cars always brought a premium based on the good looks borrowed from the Turbo, all of a sudden these are bringing Turbo-like prices. Yes, it makes sense that the really low-mileage examples are bringing big money, but regular examples? Still into the six-figures and then some. This 1998 up for sale in Atlanta has a really healthy amount of miles with a little over 72,000, but the price? Hold your breath.

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Year: 1998
Model: 911 Carrera 4S
VIN: WP0AA2995WS320474
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 72,299 mi
Location: Flowery Branch, Georgia
Price: $129,500 Buy It Now

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. Vin WP0AA2995WS320474. 72,299 Miles. 6-Speed Manual Transmission. Arctic Silver Metallic Exterior. Classic Grey Leather Interior. Clean Carfax. Clean Title. Books, Manuals, Window sticker, Service records, 2-Keys, Air-Compressor, Tools, Spare and a Jack. This 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S wide body is a superb example of one of the hottest selling cars in the US market today! The exterior of the car is in excellent shape. The Arctic Silver paint shines as new, and all the rubber moldings are fresh. There are no major blemishes anywhere on the car. This 911 has certainly been babied and pampered with great care throughout its life. The Grey Leather interior has been well preserved and is in excellent shape. The seats are plush and very comfortable. The entire dash area is scratch free, and all the instruments and gadgets are in like-new condition. The carpeting throughout is excellent as well. The car sports a new Porsche Classic Communication Management system (PCCM), which is very stylish and the perfect fit for this car. Mechanically, the car is excellent! The motor cranks right up and does not miss a beat. The power is all there and the car has incredible grip! The shifting action is impeccable, and there are no issues going into any gears. The clutch engages properly and does not slip. The brakes are solid and the car stops straight and true. Everything on the car works! The 18” Porsche OEM wheels are scuff free and are fitted with Bridgestone Potenza S-02A tires. The car comes with a binder full of service records, which show in detail how meticulously this 911 has been taken care of. Last major engine out service was performed in 2018, with 63,897 miles on the odometer, and consisted of: New clutch assembly. New clutch release shaft. New timing chain housing. New cam o rings. New rear main seal. New upper and lower valve cover gaskets. New front AC condenser. New front oil cooler. New ignition wires and plugs. New distributor caps and rotors. The car received a 60K mile service in 2016. In 2014, with 57,905 miles on the clock, a major $7,637 maintenance was done, which consisted of complete brake work, muffler/exhaust work, air-bag service, new sway bar links, and other miscellaneous repairs. Factory Options: X47 – Carbon gear lever knob. X58 – Carbon handbrake lever. X71 – Alu-look instrument dials with chromed rings. 159 – Engine sound package. 454 – Automatic speed control. 490 – Sound system. 650 – Sun-moon-roof. 688 – CD-radio Becker Porsche CDR-210 USA. The 993 C4S models represent the “creme de la creme” of the air cooled cars, and they are also arguably the most beautiful. As such, they have the key ingredients to become a permanent classic of the marque. This is an amazing investment you can drive and enjoy!

Nearly $130,000. I know this dealer is known for some nice examples, but mileage is nearly everything with this one and the math isn’t making sense here. Not the mention it is a fairly common color combo of silver over a grey leather interior. It does have a nice service history, but this cars are fairly stout to begin with in terms of 911s and potential problems they can bring. I suppose that laundry list of parts that were recently replaced is the cause of this price being so high, but you have to wonder is there aren’t some better deals out there. These aren’t exactly rare and you can find one of two for sale any day of the week, just need to be patience when looking at what spec you want.

While I agree the 993 C4S looks great, I don’t know if the money these are commanding right now backs these up. Any thoughts?

– Andrew

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7 Comments

  1. I’m getting a little tired of average cars being sold for silly money.

  2. Just not worth it. A 2016 991.1 GTS with 5K miles can be had for this price. It’s a much cooler car and also represents the end of an era as the top dog last non-turbocharged carrera model. I think it will be every bit as good of an investment long term as this car will be.

  3. 993 era 911 is by no means an average car. No matter what this dealer claims the C4S is a rather distant fourth in the ‘creme de la creme’ line behind the Turbo S, regular TT and C2S. If you claimed a comparably priced GT3 as a similar investment you’d have no argument from me but a GTS? Don’t think so.
    This car being a $130k car would be helped by Polar instead of Arctic paint and a set of hollow spokes which would have been mentioned were they present. Plenty of other totally stupid priced completed sales out there and some would even predict a car like this with 50k less miles will be a $200k example not long from now…

  4. The wide body 993 cars have skyrocketed the last several months. What used to be a $70k car is now $140k. Up 100% in less than a year. And double the cost of an similar (and also overvalued) narrow body 993. Utter insanity!

  5. The 911 Cult has surpassed the Ferrari Religion in terms of fanaticism.

    My euro BMW E36 M3 can more than take this Porsche in any setting with the right driver. It cost me $100,00 less. I always thought 911s were very cute – but they are not breathtakingly beautiful. I’m beginning to di$like them on principle.

  6. You don’t need a euro 36 to best this 993. Even a us spec car would be sufficient.

  7. Like everything else, the high prices are due to supply and demand. Right now demand is greater than supply, consequently, higher prices. I own a 1998 C4S. I drive it frequently and it is rare to see another one on the road. Another reason for the high prices.

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