1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
An instant classic, the 993 generation of the Porsche 911 is now highly sought after. As the last of the air-cooled 911s, they are the most developed of the original formula that first appeared in 1963. The layout of the instruments, the sheet metal of the door, and the entire greenhouse is fundamentally unchanged from the original 911, and these cars have a feeling of solidity and craftsmanship that was not only missing from the 996 generation that replaced the 993 but is missing from almost every car made in the last 25 years.
Yet despite this old-world craftsmanship and the occasional sign that the fundamental architecture dates back to the 1960s, the 993 is impressively modern, even 25 years after its introduction. The sophisticated multilink rear suspension and massive rear tires make the rear placement of the engine a non-issue, while the twin plug 3.6 liter flat-6 is a torquey high-performance unit that is both tractable and full of character. The brakes, always a Porsche strong suit, are superb, and the gearbox is Porsche's robust 6-speed G50 unit. Sophisticated and high performing but also capturing the essence of the original 911, the 993 has become a genuine classic, one which can be safely driven and enjoyed daily in modern traffic.
Offered in a wide variety of configurations, the Carrera 4S is a particularly desirable variant of the 993. Featuring the flared wheel arches, suspension, and brakes (interestingly the Carrera S did not receive these brakes) of the Turbo but the clean profile and robust naturally-aspirated engine of the Carrera it has a combination of chassis competence, responsiveness, and visual presence unmatched by any other 993.
This particular example has an exceptional specification with heavy options including extensive special wishes leather trim throughout the interior, in addition to the car's lovely color combination of cobalt blue with cashmere leather interior. The car is equipped with litronic headlights, aerokit, motor sound package, power seats, supple leather, colored wheel crests, sound package plus, CD changer, aluminum gauge faces and handbrake lever handle, chrome gauge trims, embossed Porsche crests on the headrests, and rear center console CD storage compartment. Additionally, the following areas are trimmed with leather: upper, lower, and center dash, door caps, complete door panels, door pulls and storage compartment lids, interior door release handles (also embossed with Porsche script), rear seat area side trims and caps, console switch surround, headliner, A- and B-pillars, gauge surround dash trim, steering column casing. The car is complete with books, tools, compressor, and options sheet outlining the car's specification.