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1996 Porsche 993 Cabriolet

25. August, 2016

This particular 993 cabriolet in a guards red exterior and a black leather interior is a  two owner California Bay Area Porsche that has been extremely well cared for and maintained. It comes with a six speed manual transmission that shifts smoothly and is a absolute joy to drive.

Some of the options ordered from the Porsche factory when new are,

* X18  Dark Rootwood Dashboard with Trim.

* 398  17″ Wheels

* 445  Wheel Caps w/ Colored Crest

* 437  8 Way Driver Side Electric Seat

* 438  8 Way Passenger Side Electric Seat

* 454  Automatic Speed Control

It has been fitted with a set of Koni coil over springs and shocks along with a strut brace  that gives it the proper ride height along with incredible handling.

Hi Tec Automotive has been servicing this 993 since 2007. Some of the recent servicing includes replacing the ignition wires, a brake fluid flush, and replacing the valve cover and timing chain cover gaskets.

Compression test shows:  #1 190  #2 190  #3 195  #4 190  #5 190  #6 190.

It has also just passed California smog.

993 is Porsche’s internal designation code for the 911 model manufactured and sold between 1995 and early 1998 replacing the 964. Its discontinuation marked the end of air-cooled Porsches, with the 993 being not just the last air-cooled 911, but also the last of the hand built 911s.  The 993 generation of the 911 is often referred to as the best and most desirable of the 911 series, not only because of its beauty, but also because its performance is incredible even by todays standards. The 993 was considered by many enthusiasts to be the last fresh breath of air that Porsche gave the world, elegance and performance all in one package.

The 993 was the first generation of  the 911 to have a standard six-speed manual transmission; previous cars, except for the Porsche 959, had a 4 or 5-speed transmission. Due to this it is virtually possible to keep the engine in its best torque range above 4500 rpm. Coupled with the Varioram system, which added additional power, particularly in the mid-ranges,  also resulted in a more throaty noise at higher revs. As a consequence, the 1996-1998 Varioram 993s put out 285 horsepower. This resulted in a 15% increase in horsepower over its 964 predecessor.

The Cabriolet, introduced in 1994 for the 1995 model year, features a fully electrical and hand-stitched soft-top reinforced with metal sheets and an automatic wind-blocker. On the rear of the Cabriolet a small spoiler is mounted with the 3rd braking light.  In total the production numbers for the Cabriolet are much smaller than the 993 Carrera coupe versions. On average a high percentage of the total Cabriolets produced ended up in the US.

* Pre-purchase inspection report by our Porsche Factory trained technicians available to review.

* Clean Title and Carfax.

 

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