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    Sales debate - is the Porsche 911 993 undervalued?

    Posted in Cars on Sunday, July 28 2019

    Ah, the trusty 993. The last air-cooled generation of 911, the last hand-built 911 and, as values have never dipped into the realms of entry-level money, it could be the only classic retaining its factory quality, broadly speaking.

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    When we sold the house that put the money in the bank that allowed us to buy the 993, everyone thought we were nuts. I’ll admit that looking at the estate agent’s pictures had me wondering what we were doing, but I’ve honestly no regrets on the move, particularly as it allowed me four years of 993 ownership.

    Kyle Fortune
    Warwickshire, UK
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    Year #1994
    Acquired December 2014

    I seem to be having much the same discussions around the 993, with everyone saying I’m mad to sell it. For us it’s the right time to do so. There was a bit of a wobble when I popped into Sports Purpose and it was being detailed by Richard Tipper of Perfection Valet. Richard is a bit of a legend in our little car world, his clients trusting him with some of the most ridiculously exotic super, sports, road, race and rally cars.

    He’s detailed more £1m+ cars than imaginable, the word ‘Tippered’ entering many motoring enthusiasts’ lexicon to describe his work. To say it was transformational on the 993 is to do the job he did on it a disservice – it really did look like a new car. Inside and out, the 993 looks sensational, Tipper spending an entire day to get it looking so good.

    Now it’s looking perfect there are a couple of small jobs that need doing to have it completely ready for sale. The rear chassis legs are getting some attention as we speak, and a new set of discs are going on the front. Like the house we sold that allowed its purchase, the 993 will never have looked, or felt better when I eventually relinquish the keys to it. I even went through the service history and tidied it all up in date order in a new folder.

    All I can hope is that it goes to someone who’ll enjoy it as much as I have; it really is a lovely example. Yes, I know, I would say that, but then I do get to drive a lot of them. That’s partly why parting with it won’t be too heart-wrenching, as I’m lucky enough to drive all manner of 911s and write about them on these pages – as well as other cars elsewhere. With a new baby arriving in a few weeks I’ll be too exhausted to miss the 993. At least that’s what I keep telling myself while everyone else continues to say I’m mad…
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    Buyers’ Guide: Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S 993

    Posted in Cars on Wednesday, July 04 2018

    Buyers’ Guide: Porsche 993 Turbo and Turbo S. Last of the air-cooled 911 Turbos. End of a turbo era. The 993 was the last of the air-cooled 911s, which makes the 993 Turbo the last of the air-cooled Turbo 911s. It’s also the most sophisticated of the air-cooled cars, too, mixing twin turbos with a permanent four-wheel drive system. Typically of the 911 Turbo it mixed performance and practicality for the ultimate Super 911.

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    Porsche 911 Carrera 2 993 configured for circuit life

    Posted in Cars on Wednesday, June 27 2018

    Porsche 911 Carrera 2 993 Matt Roberts fulfilled his ambition of owning a classic Porsche after racing an outlandish 964 at the invitation of RWB legend, Akira Nakai. Words Dan Furr. Photography Dan Sherwood.

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