1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
1995 Porsche 911/993 Carrera Cabriolet
- 38k Original Miles
- 3.6L H6 with 6 Speed Manual
- Black over Tan
- Power Convertible Top
- Last Air-Cooled 911 Model
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“Porsche's version of the Goldilocks tale is the 993-generation 911, the one many Porschephiles agree that the company got just right.” Car and Driver, June 2020
The Car and Driver writers continued: “Would we offend someone if we called the Porsche 911 a religious icon? Probably. But clearly, the 911 doctrine—the gospel according to Ferdinand—keeps packing 'em into the pews. The Stuttgart sect of the sports-car faithful observes its longstanding tradition (30 years of production), inviolable orthodoxy (the rear-mounted, air-cooled engine), mysterious rituals (turn the ignition key with your left hand), and canonical law (don't lift in a corner!). If that doesn't quite qualify as a religion, it's a mighty powerful shared enthusiasm.”
Citing the sports car's highs, the magazine noted: “More speed and better handling for less money, while all the important traditions continue.”
Because “performance” and “911” go hand in hand, it's worth mentioning the magazine's take in more detaill: “For 1995, the results are a major hit. The A-arms and links that now manage rear-wheel movement give much better camber control than the old semi-trailing arms did. That sticks the fat tires—and thus, the whole nether portion of the automobile—to the tarmac much more dependably. When you power through a series of ripply corners, pitching the car in hard at the entrances and laying on liberal throttle at the exits, it works like no 911 ever has. Initial understeer, long a necessary defensive element in 911 handling, is greatly reduced, and the transition to oversteer is much more foreseeable.”
Offered here in non-metallic black (one of Porsche's longest-running color choices) over cashmere is a 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. The car is in every respect, a tribute to the care and stewardship of its prior owners. Just 38,150 miles show on its odometer (or fewer than 1,500 miles per-year on average). An extensive options list, superb condition in every respect, and 6-speed manual transmission only add to its appeal. (The car's only hiccup is minor damage 18 years ago, which has long since been completely repaired to a very high standard.) This is an opportunity to acquire what many enthusiasts regard as, not only the penultimate air-cooled Porsche 911, but perhaps the best of all the air-cooled cars ever to come out of Zuffenhausen.
The car's factory-applied VIN/Options sticker is decoded here:
L741 – Exterior paint color: black
LG – Cashmere leather seats, carpets, partial leather with black dash
CO2 – US emissions
XD4 – Wheel caps with colored Porsche crests
139 – Seat heating left
220 – Limited-slip differential
224 – ABD automatic braking differential (traction control)
233 – Internal production code related to tire manufacturer
340 – Set heating, right
398 – 17-inch wheels
437 – 8-way electrical seat, left
438 – 8-way electrical seat, right
454 – Automatic speed control
659 – Strut bar
694 – CD-radio Alpine 780/dd
939 – Pleated leather rear seats
982 – Pleated leather front seats
The 911's exterior black paint retains its factory gloss and smooth, even surface across the entire body, a tribute to Porsche's legendary paint-application practices of the day. The curvaceous body lines of the 993 series of 911s are shown to best advantage on dark-color cars, as here. There are no dings, dents, or damage on the body. Worth noting is the lack of scratches or other even minor damage on the lower body panels and wheel openings. Cabin glass (and convertible top plastic rear window) is clear and undamaged; the same is true for all lighting lenses. The black fabric convertible top is similarly without flaws. The only two emblems on the body—the colored Porsche crest on the hood and the “Carrera” script model-identification in black on the rear deck—are unmarred. Chrome oval-shaped dual exhaust tips are original to the car. The 17-inch “Cup” style alloy wheels are free of curb rash and are mounted with premium Michelin® performance tires. The condition of the car's drilled brake rotors and Porsche-branded brake calipers is easily seen through the wheels. The front trunk, where the audio amplifier is mounted and the inflatable spare tire is located (the factory-supplied inflator unit is included in the sale as is a car cover), is clean and tidy.
Inside, the appealing cashmere leather surfaces—including the seats, door trim, and shift boot—are free of damage or even significant evidence of normal wear. The black Porsche-crest-embossed steering wheel (with airbag) frames the 911-characteristic five-gauge, driver-oriented instrument cluster. Each gauge features a handsome, brushed-metal trim ring; lenses are clear and instrument markings are crisp and unfaded, including the fluorescent indicator needles. The original Alpine® audio head unit remains in its factory location. The shifter for the 6-speed manual transmission is console-mounted; the shift knob shows minor wear from normal use. The rear jump seats appear never to have been sat in. The black fabric cover (boot) for the stowed convertible top is free of wear marks.
The 3.6-liter, boxer-style, horizontal-6-cylinder powerplant commands a tidy, perfectly organized and complete rear engine bay. There are no indications of any modifications, and all factory-applied stickers remain in place. All components—including the air conditioning system many believe to be the first truly effective climate control in a 911 model)—are properly located; all hoses and wiring are properly routed. Viewed from below, the lower-body protective panels (which also give the car added aerodynamic advantages) are in place. The chassis shows no damage of the sort that might be caused by too-aggressive driving styles or track use. The fully galvanized body shows no indication of rust; even surface rust is virtually non-existent.
While the more than 155 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '95 Porsche 911 Cabriolet in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Car and Driver summarized their take: “The Verdict: Sharp, quick, and cooperative: a 911 for the Nineties.” Some two decades after the Nineties, the 993 cars have lost none of their appeal. In fact, among many Porsche purists, these cars represent a distinct high point for the brand, preferred over 911s that came before and after. The next owner of this gem will almost certainly join the ranks of those purists.