It has been a year and a half since I sold my E39 M5. It just does not make sense for me to have a car since I always seem to have several around I can drive. The problem is none of them could be considered “enthusiast” vehicles by any means. Frankly I am surprised I have held out as long as I have.
While it makes no sense whatsoever I have been having sinful thoughts about Porsche 993’s. Maybe I will just get one for the summer. Hopefully by the fall I will have come to my senses and I can go back to driving worn XC90’s and spunky MINI Coopers? The problem is I don’t have the time to restore one, I need something turn key and ready to go.
“I figure I’m going to have to write this if I intend to sell the car, so here goes: Speed Yellow 993 C2. Never been smoked in, never been in an accident, never been in snow, and has VERY rarely seen rain. I shipped it in from California, where it was religiously maintained at High Performance House (650.364.6234). I have most records since new. It’s immaculate. Without getting into specifics, it pulls very hard, stops very well, and handles great.
Definitive “reluctant sale.” I don’t have to sell the car, and I’m finding that it’s killing me to write this. Porsche guys talk about buying cars that are “fully sorted” – this car is definitely that. Only thing it could use is a center taillight piece. I have the Autocheck (which is clear) and the VIN if you’re interested in doing a Carfax (which is clear) instead. The car has been maintained by Taylor Chapman (of Chapman Auto Works – 703.467.9130) since its arrival in Virginia. I would think that either shop would vouch for the condition 993 in a heartbeat.
Here’s the list.
1995 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera Coupe
Speed Yellow (almost perfect – couple of tiny nicks in the clear bra and one on the rear fender – see photos)
Black Interior (perfect and immaculate. No sun warping, genuinely rare condition)
Six-speed manual (shifts smooth)
Limited Slip Differential
Sport steering wheel (v.rare)
Carbon Fiber/Aluminum shifter/e-brake package (v.rare)
Motor Sound Package
“Big Red” twin-turbo brakes
Pagid Orange brake pads
Motul SuperBlue fluid
Goodridge Stainless Steel brake lines
Functional front brake ducts
H&R coil-over suspension (springs, shocks) (Less than 500 miles ago)
H&R sway bars (Less than 500 miles ago)
993 Carrera RS endlinks
Polyurethane sway bar mounts
Elephant Racing fully-heim jointed/spherical bearing suspension (very streetable, shockingly)
Aligned/corner balanced to Carrera RS Clubsport specification. Handles brilliantly.
993 Carrera RS Steering rack bracket added
993 Carrera RS strut tower brace
Weltmeister short shifter/brass Carrera RS bushings
993 Carrera RS engine mounts
993 Carrera RS clutch
993 Carrera RS flywheel
Redline synthetic gearbox oil
Fabspeed dual SS high-flow catalytic converters (Less than 500 miles ago)
GIAC Chip programmed by Steve Weiner
Recaro Pole Position seats (as in 993 RS), leather/alcantara, aluminum mounts
Mounting points for 5-point harnesses installed, will include harnesses separately if desired
New OE battery installed; Optima Yellow Top new in box (Less than 500 miles ago)
Brushed aluminum interior door handles installed
Custom-made Forgeline wheels, 18×8, 18×10 (Less than 500 miles ago)
Flat black interior powdercoat
Gloss black lip powdercoat
Titanium fastening hardware
Nitto INVO, 235/40R18, 275/35R18 (Less than 500 miles ago)
993 Carrera RS Clubsport rear bumper (OEM)
993 Carrera RS Clubsport front lip/taco holders (Duraflex) (Less than 500 miles ago)
993 Carrera RS Clubsport rear wing (Duraflex, with OEM seal) (Less than 500 miles ago)
993 Carrera RS Clubsport side skirts – custom fitment by Piper Motorsport
Parts professionally painted to match by Mr. Spoiler in Manassas, VA
3M Clear Bra
Paint Correction, detailed (Less than 300 miles ago)
Sunroof seal replaced (preventative, less than 100 miles ago).
Excellent leakdown/compression – pulls very hard (Less than 500 miles ago)
Valve cover gasket job just done – car does not leak a drop (Less than 500 miles ago)
Oil change just done (Mobil 1 synth) (Less than 500 miles ago)
Professionally serviced by Taylor Chapman – no $ spared.
New slave cylinder (Less than 500 miles ago)
New O2 sensors (Less than 500 miles ago)
Complete tune up including new Beru spark plug wires, Bosch plugs, distributor caps/rotors (Less than 2,000 miles ago)
DME Relay replaced (Less than 2,000 miles ago)
Catalytic converters replaced
A new taillight center bit (see small chip in photos)
Sure yellow would not be my first choice and I would want to go with the stock deck lid but other than that there is so much right with this car. The brake upgrade, exhaust, spotless interior, and wheels compliment this very nice 993. The asking price of $37.5k is not out of the realm of possibility either and I am sure $35k would get it sold quickly.
This 993 looks like a car that costs twice as much and has the performance to back it up. Here is to hoping it finds a good home.