Arizona | Lot 112
1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe
$235,200 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
17 January 2019
- Single ownership and 4,000 miles from new
- Hugely original throughout, including original books and window sticker
- Recent engine-out service
The original Porsche 911 Turbo reset the performance car benchmark in 1975 upon its introduction. The first road-legal production car to utilize turbochargers to enhance its performance, these early 911 Turbos quickly gained a reputation for manic performance, yet became more and more refined with each passing generation.
The advent of the 911 Turbo for the 993-generation of the Porsche 911 brought a number of interesting and welcome changes. This was the first 911 Turbo to utilize not only twin turbochargers, but all-wheel drive. With 408 bhp on tap, the all-wheel drive helped to keep the car inline, assisting to a 0–62 mph sprint in just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph, performance figures that would give sports cars of today a run for their money.
Offered today from single ownership from new, this is without doubt one of the nicest 993-generation 911 Turbo Coupes in existence. Finished in black paint over a black leather interior, the car is presented in overwhelmingly original condition throughout, no doubt helped by its stunningly low mileage: a paltry 4,000 miles. Recently, the car has received a full, engine-out service and was fitted with brand-new tires. Furthermore, the car is accompanied by its original window stickers, books, tools, air compressor keys, and a copy of the original title from the car’s first and only owner.
To many, the 993 Turbo was the ideal daily driver, boasting not only all-wheel drive and seating for four, but ample amounts of storage space and world-beating performance – and all this came with respectable fuel consumption as well. With 20 years since the last production 993 left Stuttgart, finding examples with such low mileage can be quite difficult, and finding one offered from single ownership is harder still. For the collector looking for the perfect 993 Turbo, look no further.