1996 Porsche 911 Turbo
£165,000 - £195,000
Documents: UK V5Documents: UK V5
- Just two owners and 2,133 miles from new
- Delivered new to the Sultan of Brunei
- Retains its original engine
- Recent re-commissioning by a marque specialist
- Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
For the 993 generation, Porsche endowed its iconic 911 sports coupé with the enviable combination of a traditional body shape and air-cooled engine with the modern conveniences of all-wheel-drive traction and electronic engine management.
Launched in 1995, the Turbo was the pinnacle of the 993-generation at the time; its twin- turbocharged 3.6-litre inline six-cylinder engine afforded 959 levels of outright performance, indisputable reliability and everyday drivability. It is no surprise that it has been described as 'The King of Porsche' and 'the last breath of fresh air that Porsche gave the world; elegance and muscle all in one package'. It is the definition of a modern classic, as the 993 would be the last air-cooled 911 produced.
First registered on the 28th of September 1995, this particular 993 Turbo was exported by AFN Chiswick to Brunei, where it saw minimal usage as part of the Sultan’s abundant car collection before being placed in storage. It was recently re-patriated to the UK by its current owner, the car’s second custodian, and has since been the subject of a comprehensive marque specialist re-commission, comprising a full engine rebuild and replacement of all perishable parts. This included, but was not limited to: hoses, gaskets, suspension bushings, rubber seals, engine mountings, gearbox mountings and steering couplings. The accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirming its status as a matching-numbers car will be provided with the car, along with a fresh MOT.
Having covered just 2,133 miles from new and being painted in the desirable Arena Red metallic with black soft ruffled leather, this 993 presents impeccably even to the most critical eye. It may well be the finest and most original example of a right-hand-drive 993 Turbo that has been offered to the market to date and represents an opportunity that every serious collector would be wise to consider.