Lot 18

2019   |   Amelia Island 2019

1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S

SOLD $423,000


$425,000 - $475,000



Car Highlights

The Ultimate Development of the Air-Cooled 911 Turbo
Limited-Edition Model; 345 Built, 176 Exported to the US
Porsche Exclusive Department Design and Build
Handsome Color Combination of Arctic Silver Metallic over Two-Tone Interior
Less than 11,400 Original Miles; Offered with Books and Tools

Technical Specs

3,608 CC Type M64/605 SOHC Air-Cooled Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Electronic Fuel Injection
Twin KKK Turbochargers
424 BHP at 5,750 RPM
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
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Introduced at the tail end of the 993 series production, only 345 examples of the 993 Turbo S were built, with just 176 designated for the US market. Designed by Porsche’s Tony Hatter and realized by Porsche Exclusive (the in-house special projects atelier), the Turbo S differentiated itself from the standard 993 Turbo with a plethora of special features, including front and rear Aerokit II spoilers, side-panel air vents, air inlets near the headlights, and quad exhaust tips. Invisible to the naked eye was the increase in power by 16 BHP and the model’s exceptional traction and handling, thanks to its advanced all-wheel-drive configuration. With a top speed of 184 mph and acceleration from 0–60 in 3.7 seconds, the Turbo S was the last air-cooled prodigy of the 911 bloodline and left nothing to be desired.

This example presents in attractive Arctic Silver Metallic paint. The interior is trimmed in two-tone black and gray leather, with an exclusive carbon fiber package, comprised of inserts on the dashboard, door panels, emergency brake, and shift-knob.

Formerly held in the private collection of a renowned Texas-based Porsche enthusiast, this outstanding 993 Turbo S was acquired by the consignor in late 2018. It has been meticulously maintained throughout its life, as is evident from the superb condition of the paint and interior. This exquisite example is outfitted with an electric sunroof, rear windshield wiper, cruise control, AM/FM/CD player with an eight-speaker sound system, air-conditioning, aluminum doorsills, and yellow brake calipers – many of the trappings one might expect on a luxury tourer. That said, with its magnificent 3.6-liter Type M64/605 engine and six-speed manual transaxle facilitating dynamic acceleration tempered by all-wheel-drive handling on specially finished alloy wheels, the Porsche 993 Turbo S is as suited to the Nürburgring as the city streets of Stuttgart.

Serviced less than 300 miles ago and reported by the consignor to be in excellent mechanical condition, this Turbo S wears a 3M clear protection bra and new tires and is accompanied by books, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, receipts, jack, tire inflator, tool kit, and an extra Porsche key.

This Porsche 993 represents the ultimate development of the air-cooled Turbo, with performance similar to the 959 supercar. As one of only 176 exported to the US, this example is rare and in pristine condition with less than 11,400 miles on the odometer, and it is the ideal companion for the Porsche lover with a taste for track-induced adrenaline.