Early in 1990, Tony Hatter led the design of the 993 under Harm Lagaaj to modernize the 911’s shape as both engineers and stylists within the company felt that the 964 had looked too much like the earliest 911s and a change was overdue. At this time, the 959 had already reached iconic status and the 989 four-door concept had been in the works, so he and his team were able to draw inspiration from those to incorporate into the design language of the 993. The resulting 993 bodies were sleek and curvaceous, with wide hips and wider, flatter front fenders and swept-back headlights. 1998 marked the final year of the 993 and the last of the air-cooled engines, but the 993 chassis had already made its place as a modern classic and is still revered over 20 years later as one of the best 911 designs ever produced. Since Ferdinand Porsche was a fan of open-top cars from the earliest days of the marque, it’s no surprise that a cabriolet model was available in the model lineup.
This late-1997 production, two-owner 993 Cabriolet is nicely equipped with the optional Motor Sound Package which features specific mufflers and a drilled airbag to let the 3.6-liter flat-six sing a more aggressive tune, 17” light alloy Cup Design wheels with colored Porsche crest center caps, a limited-slip differential with automatic brake differential, full power front seats and the upgraded sound system with AM/FM radio and CD player. The odometer shows just 24,158 miles and its exceptional overall condition shows the care that was bestowed upon it by its owners over the years. The Ocean Blue Metallic paintwork ranges from deep, dark blue in shadow to a brilliant Cobalt blue in the highlights and emphasizes the sculpted shape of the 993’s body. Like the exterior, the classic grey interior is clean throughout with little evidence of wear. Included with the car are all the original accessories that accompanied the car when new- including the original shift knob and steering wheel, the complete air compressor, jack, tool kit, and wind deflector.
993s strike a great balance of modern and vintage when behind the wheel, and this 993 cabriolet would be a wonderful choice to take through winding mountain roads for an unobstructed view of the changing leaves in the fall months, and to take in the warm breeze in warmer months, all with the last of the air-cooled flat-six engines singing behind the driver and passenger.
Motor Sound Package
Limited Slip Differential w/ ABD
Hi/Fi Sound System
17″ Cup Design wheels
Colored Crest Porsche Centercaps
Full Power Seats
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