PORSCHE 993 CARRERA 4 CABRIOLET
BENEFITING FROM MASSIVE EXPENDITURE TO MAINTAIN HIGH STANDARD
Electrically operated front seats, electric windows and door mirrors, 6 speed manual transmission, radio/C.D, remote central locking with Clifford Alarm, ABS, driver and passenger airbags, power steering, auto LSD, and of course the power convertible roof. Un-used space saver wheel, factory supplied compressor, jack, complete tool-roll and even, linen gloves.
The Factory Code L92M, Polar Silver, is one of the many high points of this delightful Cabriolet.
At 85,662 miles, having been treated to an £11k, comprehensive overhaul and improvement by Porsche approved body-shop, all work carrying a life-time, Porsche backed, Guarantee, very re-assuring. The entire body was then further protected, with the application of a total P.P.F. system, courtesy of Paint-Shield.
Thankfully still found in a remarkable overall condition.
At this time, the roof covering was also replaced, and still looks brand new today, as does the matching black Tonneau cover.
Lenses and all glass remains clear and free of any cracks or crazing.
A dramatic contrast to the Polar Silver, the full black leather interior retains it integrity throughout.
The entire interior is a credit to all previous owners, who have evidently cherished this particular Carrera.
Only the very slightest evidence of any wear, which actually enhances the overall appearance. There are no cracks, scratches depressions or unsightly marks. Dashboard, door cards and caps are clean and totally damage free. All dials are clear and operating correctly, as does all switch gear. Carpets have been well protected by branded over-mats.
WHEELS & TYRES
18” inch 5 spoke 993 Turbo alloys, all in a remarkable, un-marked condition, with correct, matching silver and black Carrera 4 centre-caps.
An excellent set of Bridgestone Potenza S-02A, N-Rated tyres, deep tread depths range from 6.48mm – 7.26mm, all have even wear patterns.
Front – 225/40 ZR18, Rear – 265/35 ZR18.
If preferred, can alternatively be supplied with an original set of 17”inch Cup alloys.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
Supplied new by JCT 600, OPC, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 19/04/1996, the first owner would keep for four year, before being sold, by Glenvargill Edinburgh, to Mrs. Anne Davidson. We have a record of the following five owners. Interestingly, two are from the same family, and it would appear, one gentleman has owned the 993 on at least two/three occasions. You must assume he regretted selling such a lovely example.
There is an excellent accompanying service record (Total of 26 Stamps in book!) with evidence of 18 services.
Cared for by the supplying, and Porsche main dealers up to 60k miles, thereafter, by well recognised and respected marquee specialist, such as JZM, Porticraft, Precision Porsche, JMG Porsche, A W Motorsport and more recently, Walkers Autotech.
Documented evidenced of a full engine removal, 20 hours dedicated to overhaul and improvement. Just some recently replaced parts to include:
Alternator, fan belts, exhaust and rear PU heat shields, fresh air flap motor, both front anti-roll bar drop links, front shock absorbers, both upper/lower cam shaft cover gaskets, RMS, ALL BRAKE HOSES AND PIPES, gearbox selector seal, ignition leads, rear control arms, rear engine mounts, plus much more which is all detailed.
New battery just fitted.
All consumables, such as brakes, tyres etc, have all been replaced as and when required.
There are two keys, a complete set of handbooks and owners wallet.
Fully Hpi clear with certificates.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
Sparks willingly into service with an evocative growl, courtesy of a superb
Carnewal exhaust, original RSR, mufflers, and genuine Porsche Sports Airbox.
Idles strongly, without fluctuation. Once on the move, progress from the 282 bhp, flat 3.6 litre is extremely swift, even by today’s standards. Pulling effortlessly through all gears. 0-60 mph can be achieves in a spirited 5.3 secs, then onwards towards 170+mph, where allowable. Suspension, firm yet compliant enough not to be intrusive. Vented and cross-drilled discs perform braking efficiently, without drama.
Regularly maintained to a very high standard through out its life in service . Much care and expenditure have preserved this wonderful 993 so that even now, after 23 years, it still performs, and appears, much as when new
With roof down, air-cooled Varioram singing sweetly behind you, there are very few greater motoring pleasures to experience.