Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99ZVS331349
Engine Number: 63V05929
UK Registration Number: R441 GGK
Date of first reg: 1st August 1997
Exterior colour: Forest Green Metallic
Interior colour: Cashmere Leather
Current Odometer reading: 40,798
Options: Tracker, Battery Conditioner, Hood Cover,`18” Technology Wheels,Third Brake Light,Top Tinted Windscreen,Air Conditioning, VarioRam Induction
The 993 reinvented the concept and philosophy of the 911. Always an interim model while new 996 models were in development, the 993 nonetheless succeeded beyond Porsche's wildest dreams. Success came as a result of its curvaceous good looks, new rear suspension and remarkable build quality.
Decades on, the appeal of the 993 is also boosted because it represents the last 911 series to be powered by an air cooled flat-6 - the seemingly bullet proof Mezger Motor (after the design engineer who laid out the original power unit back in 1963).
Unlike a modern sports car, this is a classic that makes you adapt to it. The right-hand drive cars have slightly offset pedals and the layout of the switches and stalks appears quite random. But it is a layout you soon learn to accept. To drive a 993 is a relative step back from an over-smoothed 996 or 997 and despite the power steering and brakes, it is a physical car to drive.
You really only note the performance focus when on the move, and then you will discover a lively throttle and an agility that the later cars simply don't have. By any measure this is a thoroughbred sports car.
The electrically operated roof of the Cabriolet is a joy for leisurely touring and many chase after the Varioram models ('96-'98).
The Carrera's are fine for everyday use and particularly for long distance tours. The wide bodies have collector appeal and the Turbo's looks.
The Porsche 911 is an icon and 993 Carrera Cabriolet represents the ultimate iteration of the car before the civilising influences of the water cooled 996. Varioram induction into the 3.6 litre flat six engine driving through a 6-speed manual box gives a snap crackle and pop to overtaking acceleration - respect it and the rewards come with a big smile on your face.
Spoil yourself and add this to your collection today.
First registered in August 1997, the first owner of this lovely 993 was Ian Strafford-Taylor of Dunsfold and he only owned the car for a short period of time before it changed hands to Andrew Miles of Stockbridge in May 1998.
It was acquired by the current owner in October 2001 through the services of Porsche Main Dealer, Rivervale, so a very short ownership chain with 17 years under the current stewardship.
But the most important feature of any performance car is its service and maintenance history and this car is fortunate to have shared garage space with a wide-ranging classic car collection that included Austin Healey, Jaguar E Type Series 1, a very early Morris Mini Minor and an Aston Martin V8 - so its mileage has not been taxing and its maintenance thorough.
Presented in a rare but very subtle Forest Green with a complimenting Beige Cashmere Leather interior this last hurrah for the air-cooled Porsches would grace any collection or just fulfil a dream.
The current owner describes the car as ideal Father and son transport - "My son, George and I have much enjoyed taking it to France, sharing the driving, particularly in the days when the Gendarmerie approached the matter of speeding with a broader brush than now!"
16.08.99- Mileage: 05,024- Service Agent: AFN Chiswick
Yearly maintenance/vehicle maintenance, replace oil & filter
14.08.01- Mileage: 12,016- Service Agent: Rivervale Porsche
12,000-mile service, Yearly maintenance/vehicle maintenance, Status report on Long Life Guarantee & Air Bag Check, carry out geometry check, supply key fob, s/fit four tyres
30.10.01- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Tracker
Fit Tracker system
23.09.02- Mileage: 17,147- Service Agent: Rivervale Porsche
Yearly maintenance/vehicle maintenance, Status report on Long Life Guarantee, remove and replace rear brake pads and clean discs, refurbish o/s/r wheel, MOT
08.10.03- Mileage: 21,005- Service Agent: Rivervale Porsche
24,000 service, Vehicle maintenance, Status report on Long Life Guarantee, replace brake fluid, lubricate roof springs, replace both rear tyres, MOT
12.10.04- Mileage: 23,480- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Yearly maintenance, Status report on Long Life Guarantee, MOT
05.10.05- Mileage: 25,317- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Yearly maintenance, Status report on Long Life Guarantee & Air Bag Check, brake fluid change, replace window switch
16.10.06- Mileage: 26,172- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Yearly maintenance/vehicle maintenance, Status report on Long Life Guarantee & MOT. Replace wiper blades and carry out wheel refurb
23.08.07- Mileage: 27,888- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Investigate report of jammed rear spoiler, clean contact points on micro switch
10.10.07- Mileage: 28,118- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Yearly maintenance/vehicle maintenance, oil & filter change MOT
03.04.08- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Wandsworth Tyre Service
14.10.08- Mileage: 29,234- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Yearly maintenance & Air Bag Check, brake fluid change, MOT
09.09.09- Mileage: 31,662- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Yearly maintenance/vehicle maintenance, replace all 4 tyres, balance and MOT. Replace 1 boot drain and n/s door trim and remote handset battery
15.12.09- Mileage: 33,506- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Investigate exhaust blow – replace o/s exhaust silencer
20.08.10- Mileage: 35,265- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Yearly maintenance & brake fluid change, MOT
01.09.11- Mileage: 37,020- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Yearly maintenance, MOT
03.09.12- Mileage: 37,638- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Yearly maintenance including oil filters & brake fluids, MOT
22.11.12- Mileage: n/a.- Service Agent: Wandsworth Tyres
02.09.13- Mileage: 38,676- Service Agent: Porsche Mid Sussex
Yearly maintenance, oil change and MOT
27.08.14- Mileage: 39,004- Service Agent: Henries
Yearly maintenance, oil & filter change – drain scavenge tank through sill, MOT
25.08.15- Mileage: 39,160- Service Agent: Henries
Yearly maintenance, replace o/s stop lamp bulb, MOT
31.08.16- Mileage: 40,325- Service Agent: Henries
Yearly maintenance, MOT & checks
23.08.17- Mileage: 40,708- Service Agent: Henries
Yearly maintenance, replace battery, change oil & filter, MOT
17.08.18- Mileage: 40,790- Service Agent: Henries
Yearly maintenance, change oil & filter, MOT