1996 993 Carrera Coupe-Perfection!

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If you follow my site long enough you will start to get a feel for the type of Porsche’s that I love. I have a particular passion for perfection. That is quite the challenge when the newest air-cooled 911 is now 20 years old. Over the years I have owned and bought more Porsche’s than I can possibly count, but just a select few make it to permanent status in my garage. This car was one of them…

This 1996 993 Carrera Coupe was a car that I bought from a fellow enthusiast who simply slaved over the details. It was one of the nicest 993’s I had ever seen and it had received hundreds of hours on painstaking care, updates and service. I was blessed enough to be able to take this car and improve it even further. After spending a few years in my garage I sold it to a great customer and friend and he has now let me know that he is ready for me to find it’s next home. Does it belong in your garage?

If you are looking for an all-original car, this isn’t it. The last 3 owners (myself included) have reimagined the car in dozens of small ways to improve it. It has just about every upgrade you could possibly make to the car, yet almost every part is either OEM or of like quality. No corners were cut, no expense was spared! Grab yourself a cold beverage, this list is long!



  • OEM Turbo front bumper cover- Just repainted, flawless
  • New OEM bumper trim from Sunset
  • Turbo “S” Brake Cooling Ducts
  • C2S Split rear grille painted to match
  • 5,300k HID Headlight kit
  • Brand new OEM headlight lenses
  • Hella Micro DE Projector fog lights
  • Spoiler Wall Replaced
  • RUF Rear Spoiler Module (extends at 75 mph, closes at 43 mph)
  • Windshield replaced at 51k miles w/new German Glass and protected since new with Clearplex clear film protection
  • $2k just spent on Full exterior paint correction by Paul D’Amico
  • 100% original paint except front bumper cover
  • 100% of the front end is covered in Xpel, no seams, full hood, full fenders, full bumper, mirrors, etc.


  • OEM 996 GT2 Seats out of a 2k mile car
  • OEM Tequipment Carbon Aluminum Shift Knob
  • OEM Tequipment Carbon Aluminum Brake Handle
  • OEM Aluminum Door Sills
  • OEM 996 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Hardwired for Valentine 1 Radar detector
  • OEM Red Seatbelts
  • New Lloyds Floor mats
  • New Drivers side door gasket

In Car Entertainment:

  • OEM Becker CDR220
  • Doors Dynamatted for sound


  • Fister Stage III Exhaust
  • OEM Polished Wide Ovals
  • RS Motor Mounts
  • Factory Motorsound Airbox


  • FDM SSK and Goldenrod
  • RS lightweight Clutch and flywheel


  • Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers
  • M030 Sways Front and Rear
  • Perfect Power Front Strut Brace
  • Aligned and corner balanced


  • OEM Turbo “Big Reds” front and rear
  • New front rotors and pads 54,585 miles
  • New rear rotors and pads at 58k miles
  • Freshly bled w/ ATE Blue

Wheels and Tires:

  • OEM 18×8 and 18×10 Hollow Spokes w/ New Bridgestone S-04
  • FD Motorsports 5mm spacers front and rear

Factory Options:

  • 220 Locking Rear Differential
  • 224 Active Brake Differential
  • 437 Comfort Seats
  • 454 Cruise Control
  • 650 Sunroof
  • 688 Radio CDR-210
  • X54 Chrome Wide Oval Exhaust
  • X70 Metal Door sill w/ insignia


  • All the original books and manuals in their correct black case
  • 2 new style key/remote combo and 1 switchblade style key
  • Perfect OEM Porsche tire pump
  • OEM Jack in correct orange bag
  • 100% complete pristine Tool kit
  • Das Schild Trunk Liner
  • Hard wired for CTEK battery charger


  • Sold new at The Porsche Exchange-Highland Park, IL
  • 4 owners from new
  • Clean Carfax and Autocheck- No negative history of any kind

Service Work Performed:

49,xxxx miles- Engine and transmission removed from the car. EVERYTHING that needed attention was dealt with.

The following items were replaced:

  • Hydraulic lifters
  • Upper valve cover gaskets
  • Lower valve cover gaskets
  • Timing cover gaskets
  • Plugs
  • Plug wires
  • Distributors/rotors
  • Rear main seal
  • Power steering belt

The following items were addressed:

  • SAI flush
  • ISV cleaning

The following upgrades were made:

  • Lightweight Flywheel and Clutch
  • RS motor mounts

54,585 miles-

 The following items were replaced:

  • New ZF Steering Rack
  • New PS Reservoir
  • New Hood struts
  • Oil and Filter
  • Drivers door rubber gasket

59,400 miles-

  • 4 new Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Tires
  • New Rear Brake pads and rotors
  • Annual Service-Oil and filter
  • New SAI Check valves and service

Current mileage 60,935 miles


I can’t even begin to describe how immaculate and perfect this car is. The body, paint, interior, mechanical and chassis are without reproach. I think this car is a good example of where the photos tell the true story. You will NEVER find a 993 that is cleaner underneath than this one, literally every mechanical item on this car was removed in order to make it this clean. I could go on and on, I LOVED this car and so did every owner.


Sure you could spend less, but you would never get more car!