The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction | Lot 182
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
$117,600 USD | Sold
| Atlanta, Georgia
27 October 2018
- Only three owners and under 27,135 miles from new
- Desirable Grand Prix White over Cashmere Beige color scheme
- Beautifully presented throughout and very well preserved
Marking the end of the water-cooled era of Porsche 911, the 993-generation replaced the outgoing 964-generation in 1994 and remained in production through 1998. Boasting the wider bodywork of the Turbo with a naturally aspirated engine and four-wheel drive, the Carrera 4S hit a sweet spot with many enthusiasts, benefitting from the 282-bhp Carrera S engine along with the added practicality and confidence of four-wheel drive.
Completed by the factory on 14 November 1995, this 911 Carrera 4S coupe was built for the 1996 model year and finished in Grand Prix White over a Cashmere Beige and Black partial leather interior. Furthermore, it was equipped with an AM/FM radio with cassette player, floor mats in matching Cashmere Beige, wheel caps with the Porsche crest, a full power driver’s seat, and Pirelli tires (which have since been replaced). According to the accompanying CARFAX, it was delivered new to Park City, Utah (where the four-wheel drive certainly would have come in handy), before travelling with its first owner to Florida, where in 2000 it was sold to the second owner with just over 17,000 miles on its odometer.
Remaining with its second owner for roughly 14 years and residing near Daytona Beach, the car accumulated only 8,830 miles. In May 2014, it was sold to its third and current owner in Virginia, who has accumulated just over 1,000 miles during his tenure. Today, the car presents wonderfully throughout and is accompanied by its original manuals, two keys, a tool kit, and air compressor.
Representing the end of an era for the 911, the 993-generation is considered to be one of the most desirable variants of the model and has achieved exceptional collectable status not only for its place in Porsche history, but for its overall reliability and usability. While the high-horsepower models are often found preserved in collections, the slightly more pedestrian models were generally put into regular use by their first owners. Today, two decades after production officially ended, finding a low-mileage and well-preserved Carrera S or 4S can be difficult. As such, this C4S warrants serious attention.