1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

I had my eye on a few of the larger auctions during the past few weeks and noticed an interesting trend that seemed especially prevalent among higher-end Porsches: they were almost all selling for a good bit below the auction house’s estimates. Granted those estimates may have been off, but in a few cases the selling prices were definitely lower than I would have expected. Early 930s were the most common in that regard so we’ll definitely have to keep an eye on where those are as we go forward. At the Gooding and Co. auction this trend wasn’t limited to Porsches as it seemed nearly everything was selling below their estimates, which itself could suggest a general financial tightening. The one possible exception was the 993. Not every 993 sold reached the high estimates of the auction houses – though a few certainly did – but many of them were showing much better than their counterparts from throughout the air-cooled 911 line. All is this is to say that it appears the 993 is still going strong. The one we see here is exactly the sort that could follow that trend of maintaining strong values – even though, if we’re honest, the asking price here is too high. Here we have a Black 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S, located in California, with the factory aerokit and just 19,714 miles on it.

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Year: 1998
Model: 911 Carrera S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 19,714 mi
Price: $129,993 Buy It Now

1998 C2S with 19K miles. All original, wide body with factory aerokit. Dealer serviced California car in EXCELLENT condition. Have all original manuals and maintenance records.
19,714 original miles
Black Exterior / Tan Cashmere Interior
All original manuals included
Recently completed 60k mile service, new tires and new battery

This car is in AMAZING condition and I have no doubt the 1st buyer to see will fall in love! I’ve owned several 993’s and this one is special. Color combo, options, condition, everything!

Please note that all sales are binding and final. A $1000.00 deposit via PayPal is due within 24 hours of the auction close… NO EXCEPTIONS.

Contact me at 619-940-4846 for details.

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For a really low mileage 993 this Carrera S looks the part, though I do wonder why the rear badge is missing its S. Perhaps that isn’t a huge deal, but such questions need to be asked for a car seeking top dollar. I’m also not a fan of these wheels as them seem too busy, but some may like them. Those issues aside I love the wide-body look of the S on the 993 and in the classic combination of Black and Tan the entire package is stunning. We don’t see the 993 C2S come up for sale too often, especially at this mileage, so I don’t have a great handle on the price but I suspect this is priced about $20K too high. That’s a pretty big gap to be bridged so I imagine this seller will be holding on to this one for awhile, but we shall see.

-Rob

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  1. Thanks for the early alert on prices Rob. I’m ambivalent about the trend of rising prices for the air-cooled cars. As an owner of a nice driver 3.2 I like that I’m essentially getting all this fun for free – and possibly making a tidy profit – if I ever sell. On the other hand, the ever rising prices mean that if I ever do sell, getting back into one sometime down the road could be painful. I know it’s a nice problem to have, but I do sort of long for the days when I could peruse Craigslist and take a Saturday to look at a few cars with the knowledge I could possibly come home with one.

    Those days are gone and I find myself seriously wondering what other car from the 80s or 90s could give me similar levels of driving pleasure at the prices that the 911 went for just five years ago. I keep on returning to the 944S2, 951 and 968 – serious fun at what is still an affordable price. Hopefully they’ll remain that way for a little while longer.

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