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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

There are plenty of times when I feel like I feature too many very expensive 911s. The problem, of course, is the 911 isn’t a terribly inexpensive car to start with so even the pricing is somewhat relative. But really it’s just that many of these high-priced examples are very hard to pass up. Guess where this one falls? I couldn’t pass it up.

We’re sticking with the theme of interesting colors that we’ve been running with across the site this week and here we have one of Porsche’s most interesting darker shades. This is a Vesuvio Metallic 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S, located in Cleveland, with a mere 4,848 miles on it. So we have a Carrera S – one of the most desirable 993 models – in a very rare and striking color with ridiculously low mileage. That’s not all. It also came well optioned with sport seats, sport suspension, and the factory aerokit (along with a few other options). The total package makes for an extremely rare 993 and one that should attract tons of attention.

What’s not to love? It’s $170K. That’s A LOT!

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Year: 1998
Model: 911 Carrera S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 4,848 mi
Price: $169,500 Buy It Now

1998 Porsche 911 C2S Aerokit
We have just added to our extensive exotic car inventory a beautiful 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S in Vesuvius Metallic with Black leather interior and only 4,800 miles. This C2S is loaded with: Factory Aerokit, 6 speed, sports seats, motor sound package, sport suspension, limited slip differential, auto brake differential, 18″ hollow spoke Technology wheels, CDR-210 stereo with CD player, cruise control, sunroof, full books, jack, tool kit and more. Porsche produced these Vesuvius Metallic cars as a package with Steel Grey wheels, door handles, mirrors, shift knob and handbrake handles and gauge trim rings as shown here. 1 of approximately 24 sold new in the United States with very few having the Aerokit.

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My biggest gripe – and perhaps my only gripe outside of the very high price – is that these pictures all are taken inside. That does not do justice to Vesuvio, which changes really well in sunlight and shade. It can look somewhat purple as we see here or also a nice charcoal. I love colors that shift under different lighting conditions and that Vesuvio has hints of purple definitely allows it to shift in ways that other colors cannot.

Outside of that there isn’t a whole lot else to say. It looks great and looks in great condition, which we’d expect from a 911 with fewer than 5K miles. The 993 C2S is one of the best shapes on any air-cooled 911. I like the aerokit a lot on these cars, but I would completely understand those who do not prefer it. It does break up those sexy curves and for many that’s a distraction. It’s a nice factory option though and adds to this 911’s rarity.

Will all of this add up to a $170K selling price? I’m not sure. This dealer tends to have a ton of really low mileage and beautiful Porsches. They also tend to be for sale for quite a while because of the high pricing. I don’t suspect this one will be any different, but unlike, for instance, an ultra-low-mileage 3.2 Carrera the 993 Carrera S brings with it a greater deal of collector appeal so maybe we’ll see this one move more quickly. We must keep in mind though that this is well into 993 Turbo money – even low-mileage 993 Turbo money. Ultimately that’s what might be its toughest selling point of all.