1996 Porsche 911 993 Turbo
Final Air Cooled 911
1996 Porsche 911/993 Turbo -
AWD - 75k Miles - 3.6L Flat6 Twin Turbo w/6Speed Manual - Guards Red over Grey - 18” Porsche Turbo Twist Wheels - Last of the Air Cooled Porsches -
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At the time of the introduction of the 993 Turbo, Porsche began printing a new ad for the new 993 Turbo that said, “Kills Bugs Fast”. Surely that is possible in a 993 Turbo, although it's not the best look for the front bumper or hood on the cars. Not only will it kill bugs fast, this car is definitely very capable of accelerating fast, which is sure to put a smile on your face fast - good thing there's a windshield between you and the elements, or you may end up with bugs in your teeth.
This 993 Turbo is finished in the iconic color of Guards Red. (Or Inidischrot, code L80K) Like the classic 911 Turbo “widowmakers”, this car's curves are pleasing to the eyes. The rear spoiler is reminiscent of the original whale tails, and much like the Fuchs wheels, the 'Turbo Twist' wheels on this car really compliment the overall look of this gorgeous Turbo. The exterior is in great condition overall - a clear bra covers the front end, the fog lights and turn signals are not cracked, and the front and rear bumper rubber 'bumperettes' are not dry or cracked.
Inside the car is the familiar interior layout of the 911 line. Five gauges, sport seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, and a shift knob close at hand. Finished in Classic Grey (code TF) the interior is quite simple. There aren't a bunch of extras or frills, other than hard-backed Porsche sport seats. Otherwise the interior is just a great place to be while in control of this 408 horsepower bahn burner.
Motor Trend described the 993 Turbo as “the most brutally accelerating, best handling, best braking Porsche ever sold in the US.” Porsches have certainly come a long way since 1996 as far as technology. But a 400 horsepower, 6-speed manual 911 capable of a sub 4-second 0-60 time, low 12 second ¼ mile time, and a 0-100-0 time of 13 seconds flat is extremely impressive. We can imagine that before getting to the 'smile on your face' stage that it could be a look of surprise or concern at first, as you learn what this little car is capable of. Speaking of the performance of this car, the boot holds a 3.6 Liter flat-6 with a pair of KKK 50mm Turbos strapped to it. All of that is hidden beneath two large air to air intercoolers. Gear selection is handled by a 6-speed manual. Suspension components are Turbo specific rather than standard 911 units. This includes stiffer springs, a 22mm anti roll bar, and upgraded shocks. Hollow spoke 18” 'Turbo Twist' wheels wrapped in 305 series tires in the rear do their best to handle the power that the engine puts out, and transfer it to the ground. No launch control, or advanced computer controlled traction control system here, just raw power that the driver does their best to control. A number of history and records are available for the car showing progression of mileage, and past maintenance.
Whether 'killing bugs fast', or putting a smile on your face with its acceleration abilities and good looks, this 993 Turbo is a future collector car that would look great in your garage. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
CO2: Catalytic Converter
373: Sports seat, left, height electrically adjustable
374: Sports seat, right, height electrically adjustable
445: Wheel caps (Steel Grey) with colored Porsche crest
454: Automatic speed control
692: 6-disc CD changer Becker Porsche CDC-3