PORSCHE 911 (993) CARRERA CABRIOLET
FACTORY FITTED RS AERO KIT FITTED FROM NEW
C16 UK supplied vehicle, L12G Speed Yellow, 033 Lowered Chassis, 398 17″ Cup Design Wheels, 498 Model Designation delete, 567 Top Tint Windscreen, Speed yellow dials, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Partially Electric Front seats, Heated door mirrors.
This 3.6 Carrera Cab is Pure 90’s nostalgia featuring a remarkable factory-fitted RS Clubsport Aerokit alongside colour coded Cup Design wheels. Having been specified from new by the current owner in 1996, the car looks like the full fat brochure demonstrator brought to life! Paintwork is bright and consistent throughout with only a handful of stone chips to the bonnet and sill trims belying the cars age and mileage. The front PU and splitter present impeccably, as does the RS Clubsport rear wing that entirely dominates the racer for road concept.
The cabin space is beautifully presented, as one would expect from single ownership, with leather seat covers taut and pleasingly free of scratches or creases. Switchgear, in both appearance and operation, is in excellent order throughout. The elegantly stitched airbag wheel features an embossed Carrera logo which sits proudly in front of the 5 dials in Speed Yellow – entirely befitting of this 993’s image and a welcome alternative that suits the character of the car perfectly. The rear tonneau retains excellent colour and appearance with clear rear window and all fastenings working as they should.
WHEELS AND TYRES
The original Cup Design wheels present very well in original unrestored condition, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport rubber displaying minimal wear and an even tread pattern across all four corners. 205/50 ZR 17 Front, 255/40 ZR 17 (94Y) RearThe black Porsche calipers are in good condition and whilst the brake discs display minor lipping, the pads show plenty of life all round.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
Supplied new to the sole owner on the 1st of August 1996 by Dick Lovett Swindon, this 993 would maintain an exemplary service record with the OPC over a 12 year period, prior to storage in 2008;
04/02/1997 – 10,215 miles – OPC Lancaster
06/10/1997 – 23,856 miles – Dick Lovett Porsche
04/09/1998 – 36,199 miles – Dick Lovett Porsche
28/10/1999 – 45,151 miles – Dick Lovett Porsche
30/10/2000 – 52,861 miles – OPC Chapelgate
23/05/2002 – 57,493 miles – OPC Glenvarigill
10/06/2003 – 61,102 miles – OPC Glenvarigill
03/06/2004 – 64,560 miles – Dick Lovett Porsche
15/09/2006 – 69,521 miles – OPC Lellek, Opole, Poland
07/11/2007 – 71,339 miles – OPC Lellek, Opole, Poland
17/11/2008 – 72,490 miles – Prestige Warsaw Porsche Specialist
21/05/2013 – 72,690 miles – Wszystko dla Auta, Wroclaw
10/08/2020 – 73,523 miles – Charles Ivey Porsche Specialist
Recently removed from storage and just returned from a full check over / light recommission with renowned specialist Charles Ivey who replaced the battery and performed an oil service.
The history file is represented by every invoice for work carried out over the car’s life, whilst a generous amount of MOT certification annotates the mileage intervals.
The file also includes the original Sales Invoice from July of 1996 and a complete owner’s pack with fully stamped original service book, manuals and literature. Car is HPi clear with certificate and is available to view immediately.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
The 272bhp naturally aspirated flat six and six speed manual gearbox are in fine fettle thanks to careful use and regular servicing. The car starts and idles as it should, with layers of performance throughout the rev range. Steering, suspension and braking are all tight and continue to provide the touch and tactility that typifies the 993 chassis.
0-60mph can be achieved in around 5.4 seconds, 0-100mph in 12.4 seconds, with a top speed of 165mph, the car is certainly no slouch, even compared to more modern machinery.
A glorious way to experience roof down, open top driving, and to fully appreciate the un-mistakable sound-track of the Air-Cooled, manual 911.