1997 Porsche 911 Turbo
Single owner Porsche 911 Turbo
Extremely original both inside and out
8,463 original miles, driven less than 500 miles a year
408 horsepower twin-turbo flat six engine
6-speed manual, all-wheel drive
Introduced to the automotive world in 1995, the Porsche 993 Turbo quickly became an immediate classic. With a air-cooled 408-horsepower twin-turbocharged flat six engine sending all power through its 959-derived all-wheel drive system, the cars quickly became known for their astonishing real-world performance. With the ability to outperform sports cars that were double the price all the while keeping both the driver and passengers in comfort, the 993 Turbo was an ultimate tour-de-force of performance, technology and comfort.
This Porsche was completed at the Porsche factory on June 20th, 1997, spec’d with Artic Silver metallic paint and a Classic Grey Leather interior. The car’s first and single owner, Roy Johnson, would take delivery of the car in Southern California where he and the Porsche would reside until 2009. During this time Johnson took incredible care of the car, evident by the collection of maintenance receipts and the car’s low mileage. In 2009 Johnson moved and took the car to Sequim, Washington where he would continue to take care of the car and perform the regular maintenance. Sometime in late 2016, Johnson would sell the car to a New York dealership and this dealer would sell the car to a California-based dealership in March of 2017.
Upon arriving at Canepa this year, the 993 Turbo was meticulously inspected and revealed no surprises except confirming how exceptional this car really is. With only 8,463 miles on the odometer since its completion at Stuttgart more than 20 years ago, the car presents as if it is a new car. Its original Silver Artic paint finish is in incredible condition, along with its grey leather interior presenting with what looks like no wear at all. The car was treated to the “Canepa Difference” process, going through a complete mechanical and cosmetic inspection. Canepa performed a major service to the car, including servicing its turbos, wastegates and new catalytic converters. A concours-level detail was performed, cleaning every square inch of the car from top to bottom. After cleaning, the underside of the car looks in as-new condition, evident in the underside photographs. Such lengths were gone to ensure its proper cleaning that the wheel liners were removed during the process to truly get all of the surfaces clean. The original paint finish was then polished with foam pads to a beautiful sheen that would have rivaled the car upon delivery when it was new. Given a clean bill of health, this 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo will bring endless enjoyment and comfort to its new driver and occupants. With its sophisticated powerplant paired to its advanced all-wheel drive system and appointed with the finest materials, this last iteration of the air-cooled 911 turbos will continue to provide driving and investment nirvana.