1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe Tiptronic

I didn’t entirely intend for this post to run the day after my discussion of automatic- vs. manual-equipped 928s, but it just so happens to have worked out that way. Yet my interest here remains along similar lines and the way we (or perhaps I?) tend to ignore automatic 911s. Granted, with the 911 we’re dealing with a different world than the 928. A manual 928GTS is a rare thing, while an automatic 911 is a rare thing. Also, while the automatic actually may be preferred by 928 owners, with the 911 that’s not the case. But there are owners for whom an automatic does hold appeal so we can’t just totally ignore them. This particular 911, a Slate Gray Metallic 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S with 17,373 miles on it, makes for an interesting test of the market and the ways in which we ignore certain cars:

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Year: 1998
Model: 911 Carrera S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 17,373 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($96,500 Buy It Now)

Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1998 Porsche 993 C2S in Slate Gray Metallic with Classic Gray interior. Tiptronic transmission. 17,373 miles with one Carfax certified owner. Incredibly well equipped from the factory with over $20k in options:- Aero Kit II with F&R Spoilers, Power Seat Package, Lumbar Support (left seat), Motor Sound, Active Brake Differential, 18′ Wheels, Storage in Place of Rear Seats, Delete Model Designation, Hi-Fi Sound Pkg, CD Changer, Lumbar support, Full Leather Interior with Supple Leather. The original paint is in excellent condition with only a few small stone chips in the front bumper and a small mark left on the rear quarter panel from bird poop. All factory stickers are in place including the option code sticker under the hood. The interior is superb with no dry or stretched leather. Excellent mechanically with no issues and absolutely superb to drive. Comes with both its original keys, all its books including stamped service book with option code sticker, Lots of service records from new till 2016. Original window sticker, air pump, tools, jack, etc. This is the last of the air cooled 911’s in the best model Variant, one owner, low miles and great options. Plus all its bits and pieces. This is certainly one for the collection. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California.


So we have a rare and sought-after model. The mileage is very low. The condition appears excellent and it’s supposedly well documented. As if those facets weren’t all satisfying enough it’s also a well-optioned vehicle. Perhaps the only thing this C2S lacks when it comes to appeal is a rare color combination. Slate Gray Metallic isn’t a bad color by any means, but it’s not Riviera Blue or Speed Yellow either. And the similarly colored Grey interior could be improved upon. If this were a manual it’d attract a ton of interest and probably sell quite quickly so long as the asking price wasn’t outlandish, but here it sits with bidding just under $70K. I’ve seen this car come around a few times lately and have passed it by. No longer!


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