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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

We made it to April and the convertible season is finally here. Personally, I’m not a huge convertible guy, but I appreciate them, and certainly more so when it’s on an iconic model. For the Porsche 993 generation, Porsche had a tough job to stash the folding soft-top somehow behind the rear seats and in front of the engine firewall, all while making it look good. Truth be told I think they did a great job considering the challenge, but I can’t say I’m ever tempted to go buy one. However, if I were in the market, today’s car might be one of the better ones.

This 1998 911 Carrera Cabriolet up for sale in Miami has the understate black exterior but went all in with Lobster Red leather on basically everything. Even better, this one has some extra goodies to top it all off.

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Year: 1998
Model: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
VIN: WP0CA2999WS340090
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 64,579 mi
Location: Miami, Florida
Price: $79,993 Buy It Now

Zweck is pleased to offer a 1998 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet, equipped with 6-speed manual transmission and finished in the stunning combination of black non-metallic over Lobster Red leather with sport seats. This 64-thousand mile Cabriolet is an excellent, final-year example of the air-cooled 993 chassis and looks fantastic with its 18-inch, Hartmann 3-piece “Turbo Twist” wheels (equipped with Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 tires). A Porsche Classic Radio has been installed along with upgraded speakers and amplifier as well. In Sept. 2020, this 993 benefitted from an extensive mechanical service. The 3.6L varioram engine and G50/20 transmission were removed and a new clutch disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing were installed. While the engine was out, new timing cover gaskets, valve cover gaskets, and various engine seals were installed along with a fresh oil change. A complete ignition system refresh was performed with new spark plug wires, spark plugs, distributor caps and rotors. A new power steering drive belt and shift rod seal were installed as well before re-installing the engine and transmission into the car. Desirable factory options include hard-back sport seats, motor sound package, litronic HID headlamps, and of course, a 6-speed manual with two-wheel drive. This lovely 993 C2 Cabriolet comes with a clean CARFAX report, partial service records, boot cover, wind deflector, 2 keys, factory literature, spare tire and tool kit.

The base 993 Cabriolet has a really high potential to have some bland specs, but not this one. You have the multi-piece Hartmann turbo-style wheels, HID headlamps, the extremely rare hardback sport seats, and the period-correct Porsche Classic head unit with all the modern capability. Hard to complain here. Even better, this selling dealer claims the engine was removed for a large service as well as fitting a new clutch, so fingers crossed no big maintenance is due on this one.

This one has an asking price of $80,000 which is certainly pricey for a Cabriolet, but you have to pay to play. Can you grab another 1998 Cabriolet 6-Speed for $50,000? Sure, but probably isn’t going to look as good as this one and have all the fun equipment. If you are a mega 993 fan and have to have a convertible, this is a good one, but for me, I’ll keep hunting for coupes.

– Andrew