Paint-to-sample 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe

I believe this will be the first of the new turbocharged 911s we will have featured here at GCFSB. Newer models aren’t featured all that often here, mostly because they tend to be readily available, but sometimes we come across one that is worthwhile. I think this 911 fits that bill. Here we have a paint-to-sample Aetna Blue 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe, located in Denver, with Black/Bordeaux leather interior and only 1,345 miles on it. Aetna Blue is both an old and new color from Porsche, having first been introduced as a color for the 356. The new version is a slightly different shade so I’d be curious which of the two they went with here. Both are attractive colors, but obviously there’s additional historicity associated with the earlier version. That unique color is part of the allure of this 911. The other part is quite simple: this is basically a new car, but with around a $20K savings. Of course, you’d have to want all of these options for that savings to be fully realized, but it’s still a good chance to let the original owner absorb a good chunk of depreciation, while you take home a nearly new car.

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Year: 2017
Model: 911 Carrera 4S
Engine: 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 1,345 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($136,900 Buy It Now)

This Paint to Sample, loaded 911.2 Carrera 4S is finished in historic Aetna Blau (Etna Blue) and has only 1,350 miles on it. It offers incredible value; its original MSPR was $153,265. It has been completely ceramic coated and the front has been clear wrapped for paint protection. Options are very extensive: Black/Bordeaux full leather interior, PDK, Adaptive cruise and Lane Change Assist, Rear Axle Steering, heated multifunction wheel, high-gloss window trim, glass roof, Burmester sound, 18-way Adaptive Sports Seats with leather shells, Premium Package (inc. LED lights, heated and cooled seats and more) and many others. We ordered it new for its owner, who is replacing it with another Porsche after thoroughly enjoying its many charms. It has never been in an accident or had any other cosmetic work, and is fully covered by Porsche factory warranty. This is an opportunity to save tens of thousands on a like-new 991.2 and avoid the long wait for paint to sample orders. Bespoke Auto’s focus is on “tailoring” just the right vehicle to our clients’ needs, something we have done for over 25 years for over 1,200 loyal people. We live by our reputation and have worked very hard to make sure we actually do save people time, money and hassle. Please note that we have no dealer handling or other hidden fees. For more information or to arrange a test drive, contact Isaac Bouchard at Bespoke Autos.

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For those who might have found the Lobster Red interior of the ’86 930 featured earlier this week to be a bit too garish, this Black over Bordeaux contrast brings with it a lot more elegance. It’s a really attractive interior and makes for an interesting contrast to the Aetna Blue. I don’t know that I’d have necessarily thought to combine these two colors, but they work well together. I’d prefer it were equipped with a manual transmission rather than PDK, but this 911 pretty clearly has been spec’d more as a refined sports coupe than as a back-road burner and the PDK does fit that ethos a bit better.

Much has been made of Porsche’s decision to switch to turbocharging for nearly the entire 911 line, but performance remains stellar and appears to have continued its evolution from earlier 991 models. While surely some buyers will care about the switch, the continued success of the 911 Turbo suggests turbocharging itself may be of little issue. If you happen to be one of those who desires one of these new 911s and also wanted a color that would stand apart from all of the rest, this Carrera 4S provides a decent bit of value. It’s certainly worth the time for further investigation.

-Rob

Pastel Yellow 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Not everyone likes a bright colored car. But dark colors don’t necessarily suit either. Maybe you want something in between: a color that still provokes the vibrancy and enthusiasm of a bright color, but with a slightly lower profile. We aren’t talking about blending in per se, but still only attracting a suitable amount of notice. Speed Yellow, perhaps the most common (most popular?) of the yellows Porsche has offered does not really fit this standard. It’s very bright; it does not blend in, unless you’re very close to the sun, or perhaps a field of sunflowers. Pastel Yellow, on the other hand, seemingly in contradistinction to its name is a bit less bright than Speed Yellow. For the buyer interested in yellow, but without going the whole way, it makes for a very nice alternative.

Here it graces the lines of a really nice looking 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, located in Colorado, that wears the factory Aerokit Turbo II and sits with 61,805 miles on it.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Carrera 4S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 61,805 mi
Price: $86,993 Buy It Now

This 1997 Pastel Yellow 911 993 C4S with Black Partial Leather interior and factory Aerokit Turbo II has been freshly serviced by the Porsche Factory Trained Classic Technicians at Porsche Colorado Springs.

The full 60k service has been performed along with servicing the transaxle assembly and front differential. The 60k service includes the following:
Engine oil and filters replaced
Engine air filter replaced
Spark plugs replaced
Air conditioning pollen filters replaced
Engine fan belt, alternator belt, and AC compressor belt replaced
OBDII system scan and clear

The brake system has been flushed and new front hood struts were installed during the extensive service.

The Air Conditioning system has been serviced using R 134a

The vehicle battery has been replaced and maintained using a Porsche Factory Battery Maintainer.

All 4 tires have been replaced and an extensive 4 wheel alignment including the setting of rear axle kinematic toe has been performed. Vehicle ride height and rake were checked and adjusted during the alignment process.

One rear wheel has been repaired due to a slight bend on the inner bead area.

The Black Partial Leather interior is very clean and has been well cared for. There is a 10″ split in the top section of the rear parcel shelf area that can be seen when looking through the rear window from the back of the car.

It is noted the red brake calipers have slight fading or oxidation that can be seen when the vehicle is parked. The exterior body paint shows very clean and original.

Options fitted during production:

159

Motor Sound Package

445

Rim Caps (4) w/Porsche Crest

490

HI-FI Sound Pkg w/Speakers

P02

Technic Package

Y75

Aerokit Turbo II F/R Spoilers

I really like the look of these Aerokit on the 993. It looks especially good on the wider rear of the 4S and overall this is one of the better looking examples I can recall seeing. Assuming, of course, that you like yellow. I like yellow. This 993 isn’t perfect though as the ad notes. One of the rear wheels has been repainted and we see some curb rash on one in the pictures. I’m not sure if that’s the repainted wheel or a separate issue, but it’s present nonetheless. There is also said to be a split in the rear parcel shelf. We don’t get a picture of that, which would have been nice. Otherwise it looks good. The paint appears to be in nice shape and the interior (parcel shelf aside) shows quite well with minimal wear and it looks to be completely original.

So it’s a slight mixed bag and we don’t have a ton to go on with regard to its history. Whether that is a matter of a lack of documentation or just something left unsaid in the ad, we don’t know. That’s where our questions should begin and we hope that everything checks out. The asking price isn’t too bad. It is certainly on the higher end given the mileage, but within the general market for a C4S it comes in a good bit below quite a few others. As a balance between higher mileage and a rare color the price may be low enough to at least spark some interest. Of the various C4S that I’ve come across this is one of my favorites so I do hope it can find a nice new home. It’s certainly pretty damn good looking!

-Rob

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

I’ve never really been a fan of the big wheel craze that has overtaken the automotive world over the last decade or so (Yes, please do get off my lawn). One of the first things I did with my car was downsize the wheels. They were lighter, wider, looked better, and they fit. Perfect. What does this have to do with this 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S? I’m in love with the wheels. They are 19″ inch Ruf wheels and they are certainly larger than stock. They might be the perfect complement to the wider rear of the 993 Carrera 4S. Simple, almost understated, yet so fantastic!

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Year: 1996
Model: 911 Carrera 4S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 48,822 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLEAN CARFAX REPORT
MINT CONDITION
NO DENTS OR DINGS
ZERO CURB RASH ON WHEELS
NEW CLUTCH AND FLYWHEEL
FULL MAJOR MAINTENANCE JUST PERFORMED
SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT
VALVE COVERS AND TIMING COVER RESEAL
NEW BELTS
ALL WORK PERFORMED BY NOLASPORT
ORIGINAL BOOKS, MANUALS, RADIO CARD ETC
2 KEYS

JON SCHEURICH
30 YEARS PORSCHE EXPERIENCE
NOLASPORT
PORSCHE SALES AND SERVICE
9700 PALM ST
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70118

LOW MILES !!!

19″ RUF WHEELS WITH NEW TIRES
FACTORY WIDE TURBO BODY
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
FACTORY TURBO BRAKES AND SUSPENSION
FACTORY C2S REAR GRILLE KIT
ALUMINUM GAUGES
ALUMINUM / LEATHER SHIFTER
ALUMINUM / LEATHER BRAKE LEVER

DRIVES GREAT
EVERYTHING WORKS

THIS 993 IS STUNNING !!

That was my first impression of this 993, but there’s plenty else to like as well. The mileage is pretty low and the condition looks quite good. The driver’s seat shows some squishyness from use; the passenger seat looks like it’s rarely been used. Curiously, it has the split rear grille from the Carrera 2S rather than the single grille that was standard on the 4S. I’m not sure whether that was an option from the factory or a later addition. The option codes don’t specifically list it, though 09991 is listed, which would suggest this has some Porsche Exclusive options. Whether that is the grille I cannot be sure.

In general, the only letdown is that we hear little of documentation. It had a recent full service performed by the selling dealer and presumably those documents are available. But was that to take care of a whole host of deferred maintenance or was it fairly standard for its age? Earlier documentation should shed better light on that. And that is where my questions would lie. Is the paint wholly original? Can the mileage be verified? I think we all know the drill. From there we can consider the price, which at the moment is bidding fairly low at $54,600. That should rise quite a bit if everything is in order and I’d expect it to approach $100K without much problem. The (presumed) lack of the original wheels might be a problem for some, but at least right now it looks almost perfect. So I guess every now and then larger wheels are a nice thing.

-Rob

Feature Listing: 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

This will be a rare feature for us, but like with most 911s I’m always curious to see colors and color combinations that I don’t come across often. With the 996, because of their generally lower appreciation among 911 fans, coming across those diamonds in the rough proves more rewarding since it provides an opportunity for an interesting 911 – something that will stand apart from the crowd (and there are a lot of 996s out there) – while still paying relatively reasonable prices. The one we have here, a Dark Teal Metallic 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet with just 22,700 miles on it, would rank as the top-of-the-line non-Turbo 911 of its day yet now commands an asking price just under $40K. Even if not the prettiest 911s around that’s still fantastic bang for the buck. Following the trend that began with the M491 package in the mid-80s, the 4S basically is a 996TT in body and suspension, but with the standard naturally-aspirated 3.6 liter flat-six. So you don’t get quite as much power as the Turbo, but the appearance, stopping power and cornering are all on par and with 320 horses on tap the straight-line performance is still plenty attention grabbing.

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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

I’m always curious when colors change within a marque, especially when they are colors that I particularly like. Here we have an Iris Blue 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, located in Indiana, with 39,975 miles on it. Iris Blue is a color that we’re fairly familiar with here as it’s been seen on the 3.2 Carrera quite a few times. It’s a really nice shade of blue that veers to the lighter end of the spectrum and one of my favorites available during that time. As should be quite clear, the shade of Iris Blue available for the 993 was quite different, no longer a light blue, but now a dark blue that shows hints of purple when under direct light. The pictures here bear that out fairly well. The full name of the color is Iris Blue Pearl and it is that pearl effect that gives the color is shifting possibilities. I will admit, as someone who loves the original version of the color, that it looks stunning here and seems to work particularly well on the curves of the 993.

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Amaranth Violet 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S – REVISIT

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The striking Amaranth Violet 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, which we featured almost exactly one year ago, has come back up for sale from a new seller. As one of the much more rare shades we ever see there is sure to be a good deal of interest here, but whether it can find a new buyer we shall have to wait and see. It’s wearing different wheels now than in its previous auction and still sports a few modifications so it isn’t as original as some collectors might hope, but the color is one you’ll almost never come across. Purple isn’t the most popular color on a car, but it really does look mighty good here.

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2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Porsche’s pastel blues are some of my favorite of any manufacturer. They are almost beyond vibrant and provide a sense of life to any 911 that takes the dynamic capabilities of the machine and expands through color. Cars stimulate all of the senses other than taste and a heightening our visual sense of any car is bound to either repel some or completely intoxicate others. Most any pastel color will do that – I really don’t think there’s a middle-ground with these colors – and my favorites are blue and orange, both of which Porsche does well. We see them very rarely and this is one of the few non-GT 997s I’ve come across in such a color. The seller has stated that this is Pure Speedster Blue, which is not a color I’ve heard of but since it’s stated to be paint-to-sample that isn’t uncommon. Regardless, it’s along the lines of Mexico Blue and Riviera Blue, two shades that were offered in very limited runs in the ’70s and ’90s respectively. I love them and on this 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S you get modern refinement and mechanicals, but with a vintage color.

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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

On Saturday we featured a very nice Black Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Wide Body and the car we see here is more or less the evolution of that machine. While the 993 Carrera 4S is not quite as rare as the Wide Body 964 it does possess a couple advantages for those purely in pursuit of their driving pleasure. First, and this is entirely subjective, I think it is better looking. I have always found the wider rear on the 993 to be a perfect complement to the curvier 993 body, whereas on the 964 I actually prefer the narrow body over the wide body. Your mileage may vary. The second advantage is less subjective. The 964 Wide Body was for appearances only, while the Carrera 4S returned to the full Turbo-look of the M491 package and added the suspension and braking of the Turbo. So you’re getting a little more than just the wider rear. From a collector standpoint the 993 seems a little more valuable these days and as the last of the air-cooled 911s it may remain so, but both should do well. The example we see here is a Grand Prix White 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, located in Arizona, with a nicely contrasted Cashmere/Black interior and 80,320 miles on it.

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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

While wide-body 911s have always been popular the design seems to have really hit its stride with the 993 and every iteration that has followed has looked tremendous with those wider rear fenders. Don’t get me wrong, the earlier turbos and other special 911s looked quite good as well, but once the 911 took on the curvier shape of the 993 that wider rear began to look just right. I’d even hazard to say that the narrow-body cars now look slightly out of place; they’re too slim. The Carrera 4S showcases those extra curves extremely well while providing the added benefit of all-wheel drive to help keep things moving in the intended direction. As with most 993s the market has remained strong for these cars, especially in colors we come across less often like this Aventurine Green Metallic 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, located in Connecticut, with 58,009 miles on it.

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Double Take: Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

It is always interesting to take a look at the first version of a particular 911 model, whether to understand how a particular variant took shape or, for those on the investment side, to consider which might be the next model to take off on the market. Here we have the 993 Carrera 4S, the first version of the model produced for the 911 line and the only model produced with an air-cooled engine. It would be difficult for these models to show significant appreciation in the short term for the simple fact that they are already fairly expensive. Long term, however, this is the sort of variant that we could see do very well for buyers that are patient. There are a lot of similarities between the two cars featured here and both share one trait that I particularly like: each is fairly low mileage, but neither is ridiculously so. Meaning, each could still be driven and enjoyed to a reasonable degree each year without concern for killing the premium that comes with any low-mileage vehicle. We will start with a C4S from the first year of their production: a 1996 Speed Yellow C4S, located in Connecticut, with 33,800 miles on it.

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