The Porsche 911 name is a well-known staple of the marque; as significant revisions are adapted on the platform, the company assigns an internal name for their latest version. For the period between late 1993 and early 1998 (model years 1995 to 1998 in the United States), the internally-known-as Type 993 was the product on offer having replaced the 911 series known inside the Stuttgart factory as Type 964. The eventual discontinuation of this Type 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.
As soon as the Type 993 Carrera was introduced with its voluptuous lines, people were anxious to see what a Turbo version would look like. This anticipation was revealed in 1995, when the new 911 Turbo was unveiled for the 1996 model year.
Such one specimen will be offered at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale Sale 2016 on Saturday, April 2, 2016, where expected to bring $175,000 – $225,000.
Finished in Polar Silver Metallic with black leather interior, this exciting 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo (Type 993) is accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity where it states this original Canadian-sold car was produced on December 12, 1996 and had an MSRP of $153,700.
Among the features on the Porsche is air conditioning, sunroof, radio with CD player, VDO instrumentation, sport seats in front with height electrically adjusted, self-dimming interior rearview mirror with rain sensor, rear window wiper, six-speed manual transmission, books and tools.
Porsche is known for its world-class racing achievement; this production model allows the owner to experience the technologies and lessons they have been applying for many years. The sound of the rumbling exhaust, to the feel of the tight performance steering; every time you drive one it is a new thrilling experience.