This 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera Cabriolet is an extremely attractive example of the last air-cooled 911 model. It is equipped with the 3.6-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine, driven through a six-speed manual gearbox. The car has covered 120,751 miles from new.
The car was completed in March 1995 and was delivered new to Porsche Cars Great Britain in April, with 36 delivery miles on the clock. It was originally specified with the optional 17-inch wheels and air conditioning. This original right-hand drive example is currently residing in Oxfordshire, where the vendor has kept the car since their purchase in 2018.
The paintwork is described as being in excellent overall condition, with a deep and glossy finish, as it was ceramic-coated at the beginning of the year. In 2013, the car received a glass-out repaint in its original Midnight Blue Metallic by Porsche specialist GT One in Chertsey, Surrey. At this time, all the rubber and seals were replaced, as was the bonnet badge. The only imperfections noted by the vendor are a very small dent halfway along the passenger’s side door and a tiny chip on the rear bumper. All of the exterior trim is in very good order, with the original Dark Blue hood and tonneau having been replaced in 2010 and the front fog lights and rear centre reflector restored in 2018.
The door jambs, bonnet and boot shuts are all in great condition. The car sits on recently refurbished 17-inch Porsche ‘Twist’ alloy wheels. In September 2018, the Porsche was given a full paint correction and detailing treatment, which included rectifying stone chips, minor scratches on the front and rear bumpers and a small split in the lower front valance. This was all carried out by Extra Gleam in Worcester, for which there is a detailed invoice on file.
Inside, the car’s cabin has received a lot of care to bring it to its lovely condition today. Its Marble Grey upholstery has recently been reconnolised at the front and complements the Midnight Blue carpets and dash beautifully. In September 2018, along with the seat refurbishment, the vendor also commissioned Extra Gleam to re-colour the steering wheel airbag cover, transmission tunnel cover, gear knob gaiter and hand brake gaiter, and to deep steam clean the carpets.
This car starts, runs and drives very well, and has obviously been cared-for by its previous owners to keep it in good order. The last MOT test was in August 2018, which resulted in a clean pass with no advisories or warnings. The certificate has now expired by just by a few weeks, so the vendor has agreed to have the car put through a fresh MOT prior to handing it over to the next owner. The car comes with its original maintenance book, with 21 stamped services on record.
Porsche specialist GT One had looked after the car for 14 years, from 2004 to 2018, performing numerous works when and where needed, including fitting a new gearbox and clutch in 2015 and new brake discs and pads in 2017. The speedometer was replaced in 2013, when the mileage stood at 110,930 miles, so the current odometer reading is in addition to this.
In 2018, a full service was performed by Portiacraft and the air-conditioning condenser and camshaft chain cover seals were replaced. In 2019, Cotswold Porsche fitted a new roof control unit and new OEM exhaust. The wheels are shod in Continental SportContact tyres in size 205/50 ZR17 at the front and 255/40 ZR17 at the rear, which have around 5mm of tread remaining.
Accompanied by the original driver’s manual, service book and two keys, as well as an extensive history file, this Porsche 993 (911) Cabriolet is a genuinely superb car that’s ready to delight its next owner on the open road.
Stamped service history
31 October 1995 – 12,018miles – Lancaster Porsche Cambridge11 March 1996 – 17,385 miles – Lancaster Porsche Colchester13 February 1997 – 22,795 miles – H.R. Owen St. Albans30 August 1998 – 30,750 miles – Dutton Forshaw19 April 1999 – 33,176 miles – Lancaster Porsche Cambridge17 April 2000 – 36,352 miles – Lancaster Porsche Cambridge (oil and brake fluid change)11 April 2001 – 39,113 miles – Lancaster Porsche Cambridge (including long-life guarantee condition report)24 June 2003 – 50,593 miles – Porsche Centre West London (including brake fluid change and long-life guarantee condition report)14 July 2005 – 62,477 miles – GT One Ltd18 August 2006 – 70,634 miles – GT One Ltd3 July 2007 – 75,540 miles – GT One Ltd (including fuel filter change and long-life guarantee condition report)3 September 2008 – 82,919 miles – GT One Ltd21 August 2009 – 89,503 miles – GT One Ltd (brake fluid change)16 August 2010 – 96,475 miles – GT One Ltd3 August 2011 – 103,914 miles – GT One Ltd8 August 2012 – 103,929 miles – GT One Ltd (brake fluid change)6 August 2013 – 110,996 miles – GT One Ltd8 August 2014 – 111,892 miles – GT One Ltd (brake fluid change)22 September 2015 – 113,883 miles – GT One Ltd22 September 2017 – 116,368 miles – GT One Ltd (brake fluid change)9 August 2018 – 117,696 miles – Portiacraft (including spark plugs change)