An early, original UK, right hand drive 1994 993 Carrera manual coupe. A fine example of Porsche’s last and most sophisticated air-cooled 911, this well-known 993 offers a special blend of classic 911 driving appeal combined with modern performance.
In stunning Aventura Green Metallic, with a fully-documented history, it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche, listing its options and matching engine, chassis and gearbox numbers.
This 993 Carrera represents an opportunity to own a classic 911 that can genuinely be used as a daily driver, or kept for occasional use and enjoyment.
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99ZRS315663
Engine: 3.6-litre flat-six 6-cylinder
Gearbox: 6-speed manual
Colour: Aventura Green Metallic
Interior: Marble Grey and Black Leatherette
Introduced as a 1994 year model, the 993 brought a fresh new style to the iconic 911 form. More significantly, underneath the shapely new body were fundamental enhancements to its structure, drivetrain and suspension.
Such a large advance technically required a new look for the Porsche 911 and the design team, headed by then Head of Porsche Style, Harm Lagaay, were not afraid of changing it.
British designer, Tony Hatter, is credited as designing the 993. Hatter’s goal was to create a more cohesive shape, adding tension and muscle, yet retaining the iconic 911 look.
Smoother integration of the front and rear bumpers, aerodynamically shaped wing mirrors and the 993’s signature lower front wings dramatically evolved the 911’s lines, without disregarding its lineage.
The 993 still remains contemporaneous in its looks today. The model is really the bridge between the earliest air-cooled and current 911s, representing a unique point in the history of the 911.
A well-known, early example of the 993, this Carrera completed production on 1 June 1994 before being delivered to its first owner via Porsche Road Range on 4 August 1994.
A UK, C16-coded, car, it is finished in Aventura Green Metallic paint, code K6K6, with a Marble Grey and Black Leatherette interior.
It has had three former keepers, one a celebrated London jeweller, the most recent automotive journalist Kyle Fortune, thus, in addition to its comprehensive history files, this 993 has been regularly featured in Kyle’s column in Total 911magazine, as well as a recent Autocarfeature.
It comes with the original, stamped service book as well as a comprehensive history file containing countless receipts, MOTs and articles underlining its care and use.
This early 993 features the desirable pre-Varioram engine and the shorter gearing of the G50/21 six-speed transmission. It delivers modern performance and useable civility mixed with all the traditional air-cooled hallmarks of compact dimensions and the classic, upright windscreen which affords such excellent all-round visibility.
It also benefits from having been recently subject to a large service and detailed mechanical overhaul in preparation for sale.
A classic, yet modern 911, the 993 is a sought-after, appreciating model that can be driven and enjoyed, its wide range of capabilities making it as relevant today as it was when it was new.