Open Roads, May | Lot 173
1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
$85,800 USD | Sold
| Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
19 - 26 May 2021
- One of just 143 examples provided to North America for 1998
- Finished in the attractive monochrome ‘triple black’ livery
- 3.6-liter flat six-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed manual transaxle
- Just under 8,400 miles indicated at time of cataloguing
- Desirably specified from the factory with lightweight ‘hollow-spoke’ wheels, engine sound package, cruise control, and stainless steel exhaust
The 993-generation of Porsche’s 911 is widely regarded as the last ever pure and true 911, as it was the final 911 to sport an air-cooled flat-six cylinder engine at its heart. The Carrera C4 Cabriolet submodel was introduced in 1998 with standard features including all-wheel drive and a 3.6-liter flat six engine factory-rated at 282 horsepower.
This 1998 Carrera 4 Cabriolet offered here is presented in the alluring ‘triple black’ color configuration. Produced in October of 1997 and delivered new to Jack Daniels Motors in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, it is one of just 143 examples of the model produced for North America during the 1998 model year. The car’s accompanying window sticker and options placard illustrate a suite of desirable optional equipment which includes factory lightweight ‘hollow-spoke’ wheels, stainless steel exhaust, red brake calipers, power seats, cruise control, and the ‘engine sound’ package. The car’s brushed aluminum odometer shows just under 8,400 miles at the time of cataloguing.
With only five years in production, the 993 variant of Porsche’s flagship sports car has now become a highly sought-after model for collectors and the marque’s most devoted enthusiasts.