Harbor Springs, Michigan
about 2 months ago
32,435 Mile C2S 6-Speed. Exceptional Example with Books, Tools, and Great Options.
1998 Porsche 993 Carrera S Coupe
Black with Black Leather Interior
An instant classic, the 993 generation of the Porsche 911 is now highly sought after. As the last of the air-cooled 911s, they are the most developed of the original formula that first appeared in 1963. The layout of the instruments, the sheetmetal of the door, and the entire greenhouse is fundamentally unchanged from the original 911, and these cars have a feeling of solidity and craftsmanship that was not only missing from the 996 generation that replaced the 993, but is missing from almost every car made in the last 20 years.
Yet despite this old-world craftsmanship and the occasional sign that the fundamental architecture dates back to the 1960s, the 993 is impressively modern, even 25 years after its introduction. The sophisticated multilink rear suspension and massive rear tires make the rear placement of the engine a non-issue, while the twin plug 3.6 liter flat-6 is a torquey high-performance unit that is both tractable and full of character. The brakes, always a Porsche strong suit, are superb, and the gearbox is Porsche’s robust 6-speed G50 unit. Sophisticated and high performing but also capturing the essence of the original 911, the 993 is the best of both worlds. 993s are true classics that can be driven and enjoyed daily in modern traffic.
The 993 was available in a variety of forms, with naturally-aspirated and turbocharged engines, rear and four wheel drive, wide and narrow bodies, and in open and closed forms. Among the most collectible variants, the Carrera S combined the clean profile and naturally-aspirated 3.6 liter twin plug flat six of the Carrera with the widened flares of the Twin Turbo. The Carrera S is an aggressive yet beautiful car with tremendous presence, and is the most sought-after and valuable naturally-aspirated 993 that was available in North America.
According to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this particular Widebody C2S was completed November, 1997 and delivered with the following options:
Motor Sound Package
AM/FM Radio w/6Cassette Player
Porsche Floor Mats – Black
Aero kit installed at dealer
This is a one owner car with a clean history.
Today, this Porsche presents beautifully with factory black paint that is glossy throughout and wonderfully preserved. The body is in excellent condition showing excellent factory door, trunk, and hood gaps, excellent fit along the front and rear bumpers, with superb trim, excellent lenses, and original factory glass. The wheels are in very fine condition with no curb rash and beautiful silver finish accenting the black brake calipers and color crests on the wheel center caps. The overall look and feel of this car is all the more dramatic, as both the glass and black body finish reflect a unique profile, distinct and quintessentially Porsche 911, hunkered down, capable, and visually stunning.
The original interior shows very minimal wear, with excellent leather finishes on the seats, dashboard (the upper, middle, and lower portions of which are leather-trimmed), and door panels, including leather door pulls and door pocket lids. The carpeting is basically unworn and the dashboard and center console are all in near new condition. The tachometer is not cluttered with the cheap looking computer screen. The headliner, sun visors, switches, and controls are all uniformly crisp and near new in their presentation. The overall fit and finish of the interior is fresh, cohesive, and exhibits all the traits of a properly stored and carefully used car.
The engine compartment and trunk are both unmodified and in exceptionally nice condition. The original engine is absolutely correct and properly maintained and is a Varioram unit, offering more torque and power than the early 993 motors. The trunk is, once again, as new, offering correct materials and finishes including the red rim collapsible spare tire (never used), proper black molded components, factory treated metal parts, and correct hardware.
The car starts instantly and the clutch and gearbox work in perfect harmony, owing in part to the low miles and constant care that has been afforded on this car. The motor sound package provides a wonderful induction roar and the performance is genuinely remarkable, even by modern standards. The suspension has the wonderfully-talkative 911 character, enhanced with Bilstein PSS9 coil over suspension, set at -30mm, while the brakes “with original pads and rotors” offer a firm pedal and remain some the easiest to modulate and most intuitive ever fitted to a roadcar. The chassis is composed, tight, and authentic, showing no evidence of structural compromise when inspecting the underside. The car comes with all factory books, owner’s manual, factory compressor, tool roll with tools, and factory jack.
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a low mileage, well maintained and superbly optioned example of one of Porsche’s most desirable cars from the last three decades. Finished in stunning black on black with exceptional cosmetics, this Porsche 911 C2S is ready for enjoyable driving, showing, or simply admiring as the last of the great air-cooled engineering marvels of the 20th century.