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1995 Porsche (993) 911 Carrera 2

1995 Porsche (993) 911 Carrera 2

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Details

Price: SOLD

Mileage: 80,100 Miles

Engine: M64 3.6-Liter 6-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: G50 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Aventurine Green Metallic Exterior (L39S)

Interior: Marble Grey / Black Partial Leather Interior (PJ)

Additional features:

16” Cup Wheels

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Tires

Porsche Enthusiast Owned

100% Stock and Unmolested

Clean Carfax

Hood Sticker Decode Options:

220 LSD Limited Slip Differential w/ 40% Lock

224 ABD Automatic Braking Differential (Traction Control)

331 Cassette Radio Becker Porsche CR-1

454 Automatic Speed Control

650 Sun-Moon-Roof

(complete VIN decode below)

Background

1995 Porsche (993) 911 Carrera 2 exterior photo

The 993 (1995 to 1998 911s in the US market) was the pinnacle of air-cooled Porsche evolution. It all started some thirty-five years earlier with the introduction of the one model that came to define Ferdinand Porsche’s (the grandson) vision of a 6-cylinder, rear-engine, sports car with a simple and elegant design. The 911 was equally at home on the drive to work as it was in the victory circles of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Its air-cooled rear-engine recipe was so good it that remained largely unchanged for the next first twenty-five years. Then, in 1989 with the 964, it underwent a revolutionary development that was massive by Porsche standards. Just as the dust had settled from the 964, the 993 made another earth-shattering leap forward with a yet-again completely revised engine, suspension, and a modernized appearance. Despite its technological advancements, the 993 did not forsake its iconic design language, Porsche’s impeccable craftsmanship, or the 911’s air-cooled DNA—which could not be said of its successor. The 993 marked the greatest and final chapter of the air-cooled Porsche 911. When viewed through the lens of the present, it has only become more significant as the inevitable march of time and technology have proven how utterly excellent the 993 was.

Summary

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This 1995 Porsche 993 911 was ordered in Aventurine Green Metallic (color-code L39S). Aventurine Green was a tier two color that commanded a $3150 premium in 1995. It is a dynamic hue that changes dramatically with light, sometimes appearing grey or blue more than strictly green. Other times it’s a deep pastel green. It stands out more than the typical silver, black, and white colors without being outlandish. Inside it is matched with Marble Grey and black partial leather and is equipped with the factory limited-slip differential and sixteen-inch Cup wheels wearing Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires. It was originally sold in May of 1995 by Prestige Imports, and again in 2001 to the current owner, who I am selling it on consignment for. It has always been properly owned and cared for; the current owner is extremely meticulous and detailed. There are maintenance records going back to August of 1996. The records show regular oil changes, service inspections and routine maintenance. A brief outline of significant items are: the clutch, flywheel, and rear main seal being replaced at 37K miles, wiring harness under recall at 52K miles, sunroof transmission under extended warranty at 66K miles, and valve cover gaskets at 72K miles. In January of 2018 it received a major engine-out service including the timing chain gaskets, cam seals, billet valve cover sets, spark plugs, drive belts, distributor cap and rotors, fuel filter, air filter, oil change, brake fluid flush, speedometer repair, and hood struts. As it sits, it is ready for the next chapter. It is a well-preserved, well-cared for and unmolested 993. All records are included in a three-ring binder, along with a clean Carfax, two keys, and all owners’ manuals.

Exterior

1995 Porsche (993) 911 Carrera 2 exterior photo

The Aventurine Green paint is in excellent condition. The finish is brilliant and presents fantastically, although close scrutiny does reveal minor imperfections. It was repainted at some point prior to the current owner’s purchase in 2001. I suspect it was in preparation for that sale, but I don’t have documentation to support that. It was a high quality paint job and I paint gauged the entire car to confirm paint thickness. The report is on our website if you are reading this elsewhere. There is Clear Bra on the hood, lower front fenders, and mirrors. The front bumper cover does have minor pitting. The headlight, indicator and taillight lenses are clear and crack free, although there is light pitting in the headlight lenses. The fog light lenses have moderate pitting. The windshield glass shows being replaced in the records; it is crack-free with minor pitting. All trim is in place, although the underside of the front lip has moderate driveway scuffs, with the right under cover taking the brunt of it. It is not visible from normal viewing angles. The Cup wheels are in great shape with only minor paint chips. The Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires have 70% tread remaining.

Interior

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Open the door and you are greeted with that lovely air-cooled 911 smell. There are no odors and it has never been smoked in. The carpet is free of stains thanks to factory floor mats, but the light-colored floor mats do have discoloration from use. The door cards are not separating where the armrest meets the map pocket. The seat leather is soft and there is no significant wear on the bolsters. The standard seats are manual with electric height and back adjustment; the front and rear motors work in both seats. The dashboard leather is soft and crack-free except for one thin crack behind the steering wheel. It is a faint crack, that I did not notice until I looked very closely. The steering wheel and shifter leather is fantastic. The instrument clusters shows no check engine or warning lights, the speedometer shows being repaired in the records. The Becker Stereo is inoperative. The power door locks, window switches, sunroof, and mirror switches work correctly. The heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows cold. The spare tire, tool kit, and owners’ manuals are present, along with two keys.

Mechanical

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The engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strongly to redline. There are few driving experiences that can match a well-sorted 993 and this example is no exception. When parked, there are no oil leaks or drips. The clutch has zero slip, the take-up is correct, and the shifter is crisp and precise. The driveline, transaxle, and wheel bearings are quiet with no vibrations. The suspension is firm, yet compliant and sixteen-inch Cup wheels ride smoother than the seventeen-inch wheels. The brakes are strong, the records show them being replaced several times throughout this car’s history. As it sits, this is a turn-key 993 ready to be enjoyed by its new owner. I wouldn’t hesitate to drive it across country. We would like to find a buyer who will continue to care for it and appreciate it for years to come.

VIN Decode

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Market: USA

VIN: WP0AA299XSS321517

Type: 993 330 (993 C2)

Engine: M64.07-64S

Transmission Code: G50.20-20

Paint Color: L39S Aventurine Green Metallic

Interior: PJ Marble Grey / Black Partial Leather

VIN Decode

  • C02 US Market
  • 032 Touring Suspension (US Market)
  • 058 Impact Absorbers Front and Rear
  • 130 Control and Indications in English
  • 197 Stronger Battery
  • 218 License Plate Space America
  • 220 LSD Limited Slip Differential w/ 40% Lock
  • 224 ABD Automatic Braking Differential (Traction Control)
  • 226 Internal Production Code Related to Tires
  • 288 Headlamp Washer
  • 323 Sticker without ECE Regulations
  • 331 Cassette Radio Becker Porsche CR-1
  • 335 Rear Automatic 3-Point Seat Belts
  • 338 Rear Wheel Drive
  • 379 Standard Seat, Left, Electrical Height Adjustment
  • 380 Standard Seat, Right, Electrical Height Adjustment
  • 397 16” Wheels
  • 423 Holder for Cassettes and Coins
  • 434 Work Instructions for Cars for Overseas
  • 441 Radio Preparation
  • 454 Automatic Speed Control
  • 455 Wheel Locks
  • 480 Manual Gearbox, 6-Speed
  • 484 USA Symbols and Lettering for Switches and Instruments
  • 534 Alarm
  • 544 75-Liter Fuel Tank
  • 553 Version for USA, Canada
  • 562 Front Airbags
  • 566 Front Fog Lights
  • 573 Air Conditioner
  • 576 Without Rear Fog Lamp
  • 602 Araised Stop Lamp
  • 650 Sun-Moon-Roof
  • 651 Electric Windows
  • 657 Power Steering
  • 685 Rear Seats
  • 912 Without European ID Plate
  • 975 Luggage Compartment Velour Carpet