1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

In purely aesthetic terms, the 993 C2S is a fantastically pretty car. Where it might lack a little bit of aggressiveness relative to some of its classic brethren, it more than makes up for that with graceful lines and delicate curves. As the ultimate expression (at least stylistically) of the air-cooled 911 the 993 C2S will forever remain a Porsche favorite. With nearly 300 hp being delivered to the rear wheels via a 6-speed transmission, the Carrera S offers ample performance and provides its drivers with miles of engaged and exhilarating motoring. The car we have featured here is a Wimbledon Green Metallic 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S with Cashmere leather interior, located in New York.

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1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S

I’ve made it clear that I love Speed Yellow on a 911. When that particular 911 is the fantastic 993 C2S, then my love for this particular color grows even more. The 993 Carrera began with nearly perfect contours and in the guise of the Carrera S, with its widened rear fenders, the elegance of those contours comes across even more forcefully. The C2S possesses just the right balance of sporty aggressiveness and refined beauty. It’s no wonder the 993 has been so highly prized by Porsche enthusiasts and that’s before we even get to the engine, the last of the air-cooled 911s to be produced. As a complete package these cars are simply fantastic and are sure to have a firm hold on the hearts, and wallets, of collectors for years to come. The particular example seen here is a 1997 Speed Yellow 911 Carrera S located in California, which appears to share a garage with quite an array of vehicles!

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Wednesday Wheels: great options from BBS

BBS. Few letters cross boundaries of generations and marques of cars like BBS do. Renowned as some of the highest quality OEM, aftermarket and racing wheels available, BBSs have been selected by nearly all of the marques we feature as stock wheels or wheel upgrades, and many tuners still select them. In the heady 1980s, BBS really defined the aftermarket wheel category with it’s evergreen RS models, still highly sought after by most enthusiasts. Today we’re going to look at some different BBS options, each for a different marque. Let’s start with some popular BBS RMs – the two piece version of the RS, originally fit to 2.0 16V GTis between 1990 and 1992, but look great on 2002s, 320s, E30s, and most VWs:

Year: N/A
Model: RM 012
Diameter: 15″
Width: 6.5″
Bolt Pattern: 4 x 100
Offset: ET 33
Condition: Refinished
Tires: Not included
Price: GBP 760 Buy It Now ($1,216.08)

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Set of 4 Genuine BBS RS/RM012 6.5J x 15″ 4×100 ET/IS33 Alloy Wheels / Split Rims

– Original BBS 2 Pieces wheels
– PCD 4×100 (E30 Golf Polo Astra Clio Civic Swift II. )
– OFFSET: ET33
– newly painted centers “Nogaro Silver Matt”
– freshly polished lips
– newly chromed screws
– The 4 BBS 3d wheel caps are included

Shipping to the US & EU Countries, email me for prices.

Please contact : auto@emails.hu – International buyers wellcome! Offers welcome!

When I originally saw the “Lobster Claw” wheels fitted to the then new 997 C2S/C4S, I loved the design. For me it’s one of those intangible items I can’t completely define, but I just love how 997s look with these. Porsche OEM wheels are always pricey, but these would be a great upgrade to an earlier non-S model or return one to stock. As a bonus, these come with some meaty and pricey tires that you could get some use out of:

Year: 2006/2007
Model: 997 Carrera 2S/4S OEM
Diameter: 19″
Width: 8″ front, 11″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 130
Offset: ET 57 front, ET 51 rear
Condition: Used
Tires: Included Michelin Pilot Sport 235-35-19 (F) 305-30-19 (R)
Price: $1,300 Buy It Now

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Buyer will pay $130 for shipping and handling. I do not ship to Canada, PR, Hawaii and Alaska. IF USING PAYPAL, I ONLY SHIP TO PAYPAL CONFIRMED ADDRESS AND NO P.O. BOX.

Disclaimer: Please feel free to ask questions before purchasing. Wheels and tires are used and are sold “as is” condition. Buyer acknowledges any and all responsibilty in purchasing used wheels and tires.

In the performance world, bigger isn’t always better; if you’re heading to the track, keeping a smaller diameter wheel keeps both weight and tire costs down. Looking for a slick set of track wheels to bolt onto your M3 or other late 80s/early 90s BMW? This set on offer from our friends at Classic Car Club Manhattan may be the ticket:

Year: N/A
Model: BBS RK
Diameter: 16″
Width: 8″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 120
Offset: ET 15
Condition: USed
Tires: Not Included
Price: $900

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Up for sale is a set of four BBS RK 16″ wheels. Wheels have no curb rash. Center hub caps on wheels do have small blemishes. Wheels are taped up in pictures for shipping. These wheels look outstanding on almost all BMWs. An example is our very own E30 M3. Best looking wheel setup on any E30 we’ve seen.

One of the more popular wheels with the B5 and B5.5 Audi A4/VW Passat chassis was the factory option BBS VZ; these RZs copy with look but have a centercap hiding the lugs. Perfectly offset for late 90s/early 00s Audis and Passats, these would really help to fill the arches out and are priced really aggressively, as well as coming with tires. Doesn’t get much better than that:

Year: N/A
Model: BBS RZ
Diameter: 17″
Width: 8″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112
Offset: ET 35
Condition: Used
Tires: Included Goodyear Eagle F1 235-45-17
Price: $500 Buy It Now

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I have a set of 4 BBS wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1’s. The tires are 235-45z-R17. There are a few minor blemishes in the wheels but other than that they are in good condition. Local pick up after sale or will try to assist buyer with shipping that they arrange.

Lastly, nearly everyone pines over the AMG Monoblocks. They’re cool looking wheels that really suit big-body Mercedes well. Today’s set looks to be in fabulous condition and looks great in multi-piece configuration with polished lips. These are also aggressively staggered, and could either dress up a lower spec Benz or replace some horrible chromies your car’s former homies put on there:

Year: 2002
Model: AMG Monoblock II
Diameter: 18″
Width: 8.5″ front, 10″ rear
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112
Offset: ET 25
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: $988 Buy It Now

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Offered for an appreciating new owner is this beautiful set of four Mercedes Benz 18″ AMG two-piece BBS staggered wheels with bolts. They came off a 2002 Mercedes Benz SL500. I am not certain what else they will fit. They are 18″ x10″ rears and 18″ x 8 1/2″ fronts with et25 offset. I am told they are Monoblok IIs. They are all in very nice slightly imperfect condition with some light blemishes/curb rash. Buy it now price includes free packing and shipping to you anywhere in the U.S..

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Which are your favorite, and what would you like to see?

-Carter

1997 Porsche 993 C2S

Though lately I’ve been writing up various 911 variants from the ’70s and ’80s, my mind keeps turning to the 993 and I have been telling myself to feature one or two of them here at GCFSB. So I’ll begin with this one: an stunningly beautiful 1997 993 C2S painted Guards Red with Black leather interior, located in California. Offered with either all-wheel drive as the Carrera 4S or rear-wheel drive as the Carrera S, the S version of the 993 had a lower suspension and featured the wider rear fenders of the 993 Turbo while remaining naturally aspirated. It also retained the standard moveable rear spoiler rather than taking on the Turbo’s whale tale. While some prefer the spoiler, I’ve always preferred the whale tale. Either way, with its wider body, the Carrera S had a much more aggressive look compared with its slimmer Carrera siblings and for many enthusiasts presents a much more desirable overall look.

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Year: 1997
Model: 993 C2S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 65,905 mi
Price: $59,950

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This striking 1997 Porsche 993 Carrera C2S is in Guards Red with Black and has less than 66k miles.

This car was sold new at Champion Porsche in Pompano Beach, Florida in June of ’97 and is a two owner car.

It last changed hands in 2002 to Saratoga, CA.

Excellent mechanicals, no accident history, clear Carfax.

Good clutch and gearbox, good syncros in all gears.

Paint is excellent, has been resprayed, all original panels.

Factory Options:

C02 Equipped with catalytic converter
XK7 Leather Wrapped Shift Knob and Cover (deviating colors or to sample)
XN7 Leather Parking Brake Lever (standard with Package Y17)
030 Sport Group
159 Motor Sound Pkg
220 Locking differential
224 Active Brake Differential
235 Porsche approved tyres Bridgestone N2 or Pirelli N2
373 Left Sport Seat w/ Power Height Adjuster
374 Right Sport Seat w/ Power Height Adjuster
X54 Oval Chrome Exhaust Pipes
X70 Metal Door Sill with Insignia
X71 Aluminum Instrument Dials
09991 manufacture from the exclusive-programme
454 Automatic speed control
490 Hi-Fi sound system
650 Sunroof
688 Radio cd CDR210

Original radio, crack free dash, a non smokers car.

Factory sport seats with color coded backing and seat belts.

The owner’s manual, service booklet and partial tool kit will be presented to the new owner.

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A selection of other Porsches also available.

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I think this car speaks for itself. It’s eye-catching and appears to have been very well cared for. I actually prefer the multi-spoke wheels it’s currently wearing over the standard 5-spoke wheels so really I don’t think I’d change anything. 993 values seem destined to continue their upward trajectory and an excellent C2S in Guards Red such as this one should have no trouble following that trend.

-Rob

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera C2S

Of all the 911s, the 993 has become one of the most prized variants. The stars aligned with this car, as it offered classic air-cooled performance with a host of modern amenities. Key among these was standard all-wheel drive on the Turbo models. As with previous generations, if you wanted the go-fast look without the Turbo price tag, you could opt for an in between model. The Carrera S did not have the fixed rear spoiler, but it had all the other styling bits to set it apart from the regular C2 and C4. This C2S for sale in Washington represents the end of an era and a time when Porsche was going through a major product shift.

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Year: 1998
Model: 911 Carrera C2S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 46,250 miles
Price: $79,000 Buy It Now

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Thank you for having a look at this pristine 1998 Carrera S Coupe. For sure the majority of people do not totally understand the Carrera S Coupe. Actually the non-aero kit optioned cars are more desirable today than the “turbo look” aero kit cars. Any non-turbo (964, 993, 997, and soon to come 991) wide bodied rear wheel drive Porsche cars are rare and collectable and the Carrera S Coupe twin grill with only 3714 produced worldwide for the run through 1998 make these coveted now more than ever by collectors and educated speculators.

The C2S and C4S originally did not make sense to the world market as the wider body created more aerodynamic drag thus slowing the car down for the all important top speed magazine figures and with the added aero option compounded the apparent lack of logic as it made no sense to Stuttgart or the automotive press at the time but they built it anyway as the air-cooled cars were winding up production and they needed a boost into the water cooled era.

The 993 Carrera 4S Coupe is also a popular collector car today but production on those was 6948 so many more in the marketplace with more to the USA and all the wheel drive system made the car heavier and non race/track oriented but still excellent cars. Many of these C4S cars were produced with the aero kit option and at the time, and I was there, the aero kit cars were considered a poser car or a Turbo wannabe but today many like the look and in the collector car world who really cares, if you like it own it.

Fast forward 15 years when those magazine numbers now mean nothing in the collector car world and the Carrera S Coupe has become the 993 to have aside the Turbo S Coupe. Aero-kitted cars are simply not as much in demand and not something to assume will add value to the cars investment profile going down the road.

Please, I do not wish to debate these opinions as they are mine and many others so if you simply wish to comment or debate please refrain. I have been with Porsche and the Porsche brand for decades and follow the collector car world on a daily basis with appraisals, market analysis, auction sales, and industry trends. I have transacted near 1000 sales of Porsche and many recent 993 Carrera S and Carrera C4S sales to collectors. The valuation on this car is spot on the market. Simply put finding the correct 1998 the last of the air-cooled Porsche coupes in the correct colours, condition, with the correct miles and documented history is key to value.

This example is a true investment quality purchase with the only modifications being Euro height springs and Euro tail marker lights all period correct and reversible if desired. It appears the car has never been in the rain and has been exceptionally cared for over the years. Engine and underside is very clean and the car does not leak, drip, or do any of those things a bad Porsche does. PPI and SAI inspection welcomed and encouraged. The car drives as good/well as it looks, excellent and I can assist you with enclosed shipping anywhere you wish in USA or worldwide. Your final price does not include shipping and while I can assist it is the buyers responsibility to obtain shipping. You will not be unhappy with your choice. Car is currently titled in California.

$2000 deposit by PayPal 2 business days post acceptance of price and terms. Balance by Bank Wire preferred. Other options may be considered but please insure you have the funds available prior to bidding. Please ask any questions you may have.

Condition is 98 point
One less than 1/32 pit in front window not in drivers view so no need to replace.
Paint in excellent original condition using paint meter.
Tires matched and OEM correct with 80% remaining.
Interior appears near new and everything works.
Pretty boring inspection, I love this car.

Additional photo link available to true interested inquires or bidders. This car has come out of a collection for which I assist and advise. Open to real offers but car will be sold near BIN price.

This car is sold AS-IS with:

Books
Service Records
Tools
Tire inflation kit with pump
Body color L3AU Factory Order Code
Exterior Paint Color Z1Z1 Option Code
Colour; Snow Crystal White” aka “Glacier White
Carpet Color Code 5FV
Interior Trim LT
Engine Type M64/23
Engine number 64W0165
Gearbox Type G5020
Transmission Serial number 1012741

Current Front: Continental Sport Contact 2 225 / 40 ZR 18
Current Rear: Sumitomo HTRZ IIn295 / 30 ZR 18 94Y
USA Build Codes for WP0AA2994WS320739:

Code
Option Description
159
Motor Sound Pkg
490
Hi-Fi sound system
659
Onboard computer
P02
Stereo with Compact Disc Changer (Coupe)
P15
Power Seat Pkg includes dual power seats
X52
Console CD Storage for 5 Discs
X70
Metal Door Sill with Insignia
Complete European Build Codes for WP0AA2994WS320739:

Code
Option Description
058
Bumpers with impact absorbers
130
Labeling in English
159
Motor Sound Pkg
197
Higher amperage battery
218
License brackets front and rear
219
Differential
233
Original tires, Pirelli
288
996: Light washers
288
Headlight washer
335
Automatic 3 point rear seat belts
398
Left outside mirror – electric – plain [Prior to 1996]
398
18” Technology Design Wheels [1997]
426
Special model World Champion 1976 1978
426
without rear window wiper
437
Comfort seat left
438
Comfort seat right
441
Fader, antenna booster, 4 speakers
441
Radio speakers and antenna amplifier
445
Wheel Rim Caps with Porsche Crest
454
Automatic speed control
Thank you for your consideration

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Black, silver and white can be boring colors for people who want to play it safe when it comes to resale, but there is something so pure about this 993 in white. If I was going to get a 993, the C2S would be high on my list, because I like the Turbo styling bits but don’t necessarily need that much extra power or all-wheel drive. At almost $80,000, this C2S is closing in on new 911 money, or 993 Turbo money. A price closer to the $60,000 to $65,000 mark would be a bit more realistic, even if this is one of the last air-cooled 911s.

-Paul

1998 Porsche 911 993 C2S with 6,900 miles

This is sort of an odd choice of a car to moth ball as a collector, but someone thinks it is worth a lot of money. This Carrera has hardly been broken in. Collectability selling points, outside of the low miles, include this being a last year of the 993, the C2S being one of less seen 993 models, its nicely optioned, has a 5 speed, and the appealing silver paint.

The last year point is made more significant as it marked the end of air cooled engines. To some very serious Porsche purists the change over was an affront to 911 heritage. One of the big concerns was that the switch would eliminate the uniquely identifiable Porsche sound. If you have had a chance to be near air and watercooled 911s next to each other you can tell that something perhaps seems missing from the water cooled engine sound. That said, to the casual observer (listener) Porsche exhaust engineers did a respectable job mimicking the old sound and it is easily identified as Porsche.

If you read all that with your eyes rolling or shaking your fist yelling blasphemy then maybe this air cooled Porsche is for you.

The seller doesn’t add much to the description other than saying it is as new, even comes with the original sticker.

I’m not the Porsche aficionado around here, but to me the $73,900 ask price is pretty high. Maybe it isn’t too far out of the park though as sellers of low mile 993 Turbo models can be seen adding 10% to 15% premium on top of that to prices. Its up to a buyer to decide if holding out for an equally low mileage Turbo adds 10% to 15% more excitement. Perhaps a better question is does the price premium of the S designation make this that much more valuable/enjoyable over a standard Carrera. To me the looks only S package has always been a bit of an odd step child. Either save the $$ and get a standard Carrera or put the money toward a C4 all wheel drive model or go all out and get the Turbo. Production figures seem to back this up as only 3,714 C2S models were sold vs. 5,978 Turbos and many, many, more regular Carreras.

I suspect a new owner is going to have to do some checking and servicing of items that may be past their prime from sitting despite the low miles.

1998 Porsche 911 993 C2S with 6,900 miles

~Evan