1996 Porsche 993 Carrera, Polar Silver on Navy, 6-speed, literally a NEW 993 with just 5,493 original miles!
Every so often, if you are exceedingly lucky, a car so special it almost defies description comes along; this is one of those cars… Although I am not worthy, I will do my best…
If you are looking for a 993 to add to your collection and the word “compromise” is not in your dictionary, this is your car.
Here is the story:
The car was sold new on June 29nd 1996 at Sewickley Porsche in Sewickley Pennsylvania. Each owner was a long time PCA member, car collector and car enthusiast who knew how special this car was from Day 1 and treated it as such. The lengths that they went to preserve this car border on obsessive. It literally is as if you have been transported back in time to 1996.
The car is finished in stunning Polar Silver on Midnite Blue Leather. The paint on the car is absolutely unbelievable. 100% original with no excuses! It is deep and lustrous with no swirls, scratches or imperfections. It has never been damaged, parked outside and seen any type of weather. Most cars look better in pictures, this is the exception. This car looks better in person!
The interior of the car is without flaw of any kind. It still has that new car smell that is an unmistakable air-cooled Porsche hallmark. If you are like me that smell alone evokes positive memories and takes you to a different place. I was fortunate enough to work at a Porsche dealer when they were still selling new air-cooled cars and the smell of this car instantly takes me back. You could never clean or even restore and interior to make it look like this. Every surface is correct with just the right drape to the leather, the soft nap to the carpet, the gleaming plastics and the supple feel of the hardly used steering wheel.
Mechanically the car is without reproach. It has traveled just 5,493 miles since new. The car comes complete with a full service history which basically just consists of fluid services.
Here is how the car was originally equipped:
Polar Silver Metallic- $1036
Porsche Floor Mats-Midnite Blue- $110
AM/FM Radio w/ CD player- $315
Torque Limited Slip with ABD- $1253
Power Seat Package- $1004
17” Wheels w/ Cup Design Rims $1444
Rim Caps w/ Porsche Crests- $224
Total Original MSRP $69,881
To that list the original owner added the following OEM Porsche exclusive options:
Aluminum Instrument Dials
Aluminum Sill Plates
Aluminum Shift and Brake Knob
The car also just received a complete OEM set of 18×8 and 18×10 Turbo-look (solid spoke) wheels. These are genuine Porsche NOT replica’s with a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires.
Being a collector car it is imperative that a car of this caliber have every piece of documentation and be complete. The buyer of this car will receive the following:
- Original Window Sticker
- Complete Service history from new
- All the books and manuals in the correct case
- Both switchblade keys
- The complete tool kit, jack, drop cloth and gloves
- The OEM Porsche tire pump
- OEM 993 Sales Literature from 1996
- 2 sets of OEM Midnite Blue Floormats- One for use and a new set for show
As you are probably aware the 993 represented the end of line for the air-cooled Porsche and what a fitting end cap it was! The 993 was heralded when new and will continue to forever be viewed as the ultimate iteration of the classic 911. If you want the best of the best, here it is!
If you are looking for a 993 to add to your collection or are looking for a car to take home a trophy at the Porsche Parade, this is your car. You certainly could find a less expensive example, but you wouldn’t find a finer one!