Santa Monica

Barker Hangar
24 June 2017
Lot 192

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo


$165,000 - $185,000 USD | Not Sold

United States | Santa Monica, California



  • Midnight Blue Metallic over Midnight Blue
  • Complete with books, tools, and keys
  • Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
  • Service records and original window sticker
  • Currently showing 24,765 miles on the odometer
Addendum: Please note this vehicle is being sold title in transit

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, 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. Providing the already handsome 993 the wide-body Turbo effect was a natural formula for success. One of the first impressive visual cues is the cars massive presence from the rear; the rear arches were extended by approximately 1.25-inches, the front and rear bumpers were extended downwards and allowed space for three large air intakes in the nose and improvement of the aerodynamic balance at the rear of the car. The new “teatray” type spoiler over the rear deck has an almost integral, wrap-around look that many commented appears to be “melted over the car.” This aero device was now finished in body color and it had been reduced in weight.

Finished in Midnight Blue Metallic over Midnight Blue and creating a great visual presentation, the 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo is driven by the acclaimed 408 horsepower, 3.6-liter flat six-cylinder engine that features twin turbochargers. This impressive unit is matched with a six-speed manual transmission and comes with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, service records, books, tools and the original window sticker. The car currently displays approximately 25,000 miles on the odometer.

Amongst the many factory standards and options on this outstanding machine are air conditioning, power four-wheel disc brakes, steering and windows, Porsche-branded radio with six-disc remote changer, digital sound package, left and right lumbar support seats, supple leather in front and rear, U.S. standards emissions, Porsche floor mats in Midnight Blue, heated front seats package, self-dimming mirrors and rain sensor, cell phone console in Midnight Blue, rim caps with Porsche crest, alloy rims in exterior color, and Bridgestone tires.

Performance is simply sensational, and the Porsche 911 Turbo was rated as one of the world’s greatest GT cars upon introduction. This status remains; you will feel at one with the machine as you explore the limits.