1995 Porsche 911 ( 993 ) Cabriolet

1995 Porsche 911 (993) Cabriolet with 14K Documented One Owner Miles.

This one owner 1995 Porsche 911 (993) Cabriolet in Black with Black Leather has 14,477 documented miles and shows it.Just purchased from the original owner (the past President of Marvel Comics), it has been under his loving care since day one.
Regardless of performance, comfort and safety being surpassed by its subsequent generations, the 993 is still considered by many purists to be the last great 911. Introduced in the U.S. in 1995, it was the third generation of 911s in Porsche’s full history.
Without gambling its 911 identity, the styling by Tony Hatter was all-new with bulging muscles all in the right places. The front fender line strikes a compromise between the classic street 911 contours and the “slope-nose” developed for racing. The headlights and new bumpers are more smoothly integrated into the body. A rear view of this Porsche demonstrates significant change with a wider rear stance and bumper and higher mounted taillights with a full width light strip. More aerodynamic mirrors came standard on both sides. Overall the design created more downforce for better traction.
The rear hood features a retractable spoiler with integrated cooling vents. The Cabriolet sports a small additional spoiler housing the 3rd braking light. Cabriolet soft tops are fully-electrical, hand-stitched and reinforced with metal plates and an automatic wind-blocker. Offering a wide array of modern features and better performance, the 993 signified the end of the air-cooled era for Zuffenhausen and was the bridge to the next generation, the water-cooled 996.
In their tried and true method, Porsche improved its predecessors flat-six. They redesigned the bottom end and added hydraulic self-adjusting valves. This Carrera Cabriolet sports the improved 3.6L flat-six M64 engine with port fuel injection (as opposed to later VarioRam equipped 993s). Combined with a newly designed dual-flow exhaust system incorporating two catalytic converters it now produced 272 hp and 243 lb-ft torque.
The all new 6-speed transaxle featuring six tightly-spaced ratiosenabling the engine to be in its best torque range in almost every situation.
All these modifications contribute to a 0-60 of 5.4 seconds and top speed of 168. Additional improvements included a 20% increase in torsional stiffness, 4-piston calipers brakes with larger (near 12”) ventilated and cross-drilled discs, and revised power steering.
The 993 introduced a newly designed all alloy multi-link rear suspension attached to an alloy subframe. Two upper links and a lower control arm replaced the old semi-trailing arms, and “Weissach elastokinematics”, refined on the 928, helped steer the tail in behind the nose eliminating the dreaded “Training Throttle Oversteer”. The 993 works like no 911 had before, maintaining its lively feel, instantaneous directional changes, yet exhibits no urge to get away from you. The new suspension also reduced interior noise and improved the ride quality.
Motor Sport Magazinestated “this is by far the best 911 so far”.Car and Driversaid “this is the first 911 that’s truly chuckable, and you would have to do something stupid to get into trouble… all the involving intricacies of the chassis’s personality are still there to be savored.”
The 1995 993 is highly collectible for many reasons. Many consider it to be the best looking of all 911s. Beyond being the last air-cooled Porsche it blends classic attributes with modern technology and convenience. Newer generations may be quicker, but it’s still one of the most rewarding 911s to drive. The 1995 model is considered by many to be the best and is the most sought after. With OBD I and port full injection, the 1995 is more dependable and less prone to check engine light issues of early OBD II and the more troublesome early VarioRam induction. These are very solidly built cars.
About the “Marvel Comics” 993
This gorgeous example is completely original as delivered by the factory. It’s gleaming black paint is near perfect (some stone chips on the front bumper from normal wear). The original convertible top and boot are strikingly “as new”, in fact in better condition than many young 911s.
The seats are trimmed in black partial leather with an 8-way power driver’s seat. The original Black Porsche floor mats remain. Options include a Dark Rootwood shifter, Becker Porsche CR-1 Cassette-radio, optional 17″ wheels and automatic speed control.
With the car come all original manuals, keys, the original leather fob, original purchase agreement, maintenance records and other records including a letter on Marvel Comics full-color letterhead. The trunk includes the NEVER-USED collapsible spare tire, tool roll, jack and air compressor, and even a factory trickle charger.
To make this car even more perfect, once purchased we put it through a comprehensive inspection and a $4,500. maintenance by well-respected Gaspere of Gaswerks Garage who stated “This is one of the best 993s I’ve ever seen with no leaks”, in fact he used the term “bone dry”. Maintenance included ALL new fluids and filters, a new clutch master cylinder, two new hatch struts, a fresh set of Michelin Pilot Sports, brake light LEDs, spoiler curtain, remote batteries and fresh wiper blades. The invoice is included with your purchase.
This is a magnificent example of the most desired year of the final air-cooled Porsches. If you are ready to become it’s next caretaker, this gleaming example is ready to be enjoyed for wind in your hair motoring and car shows and concours of your choosing.
Year: 1995
Make: Porsche
Model: 911 / 993 Carrera
Dealer: Hunting Ridge Motors
Hunting Ridge Motors
Vendor:Hunting Ridge Motors
Mark Starr has been buying and selling European and collectable cars since 1970. That was before he even had a drivers license. The love and passion for automotive design has been there since his early roots in Brooklyn starting with with MGs, Austin Healeys, Alfa Romeos and Porsches. He would search for cars through the Buy Lines and instead of partying with friends on a Saturday night, he’d await the early arrival of the Sunday NY Times and its automotive classified section. Although times and methods have changed, his passion for getting a jump on everyone and unearthing the best, rarest and most coveted cars remains to this day. Mark spent many years in the late 70’s and early 80’s as one of the first to import exclusive automobiles that ordinarily would not have graced our shores — Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvoles, 512BBs, Audi Sport Quattros, BMW M6s and powerful AMG tuned Mercedes Benzes. As a pioneering leader in the grey-market importation craze of the 80’s, Mark appeared on many television shows such as The Today Show and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous as well as numerous articles in the NY Times and other periodicals. After several years in the menswear industry, the constant calling and deep rooted passion for automobiles led Mark back to his greatest passion and Hunting Ridge Motors Inc. was formed in 1995. His involvement, love and admiration for Lotus cars then led him to become an authorized Lotus dealer and at that time the largest Lotus dealer in the world. The passion now lies with the unearthing, restoration and marketing of vintage, sport and race cars and Mark takes prides in foreseeing collector car trends as he has done in the past with Ferrari, early Porsche cars, vintage BMWs and Volvo 1800’s. Each and every car in the HRM inventory is carefully selected to represent Mark’s philosophy that cars don’t necessarily need to be expensive to be collectable and a wide variety of vehicles and price points are important to help you find that matching set of unique style, design and performance attributes in your next vehicle, whether it be for driving or collecting.
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