Original low owners well maintained air cooled Porsche 911
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La Vergne, Tennessee, United States
Features and Specifications
|Engine:||3.6 L Flat Six|
|Drive type:||2dr Cabriolet Carrera 4|
1996 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Porsche 911 enthusiasts know this is the one, the last of the air-cooled 911s, the final iteration of the original, and in drop-top guise it's an absolute stunner. This 1996 Carrera cabriolet is a winner in every way, from the great color combination to the 6-speed manual gearbox, and if you were thinking that it was time to get a new Porsche, you should probably try this one on for size first. There's no doubt this... is a 911, from the headlights to the subtly curved rear end, there's sports car DNA in this convertible that stretches back two generations. The 993 was highly refined but lost none of the proportions that made the 911 so special, and Porsche engineers were careful to keep the essence intact while adding performance, comfort, and confidence. The Polar Silver paint accents the Teutonic shape perfectly, neither flashy nor invisible, knowing that this car needs no extra flash. Fit and finish are to typically excellent Porsche standards, and with just 89,043 original miles, it has obviously been a special car from the day it came home. The paint shines up beautifully, and while there are a few incredibly small signs of use (and you really have to look close to find them), it certainly doesn't look the better part of 23 years old. Of course, some of that is due to the timeless design, but there's also no question that this car has been expertly maintained. Supportive leather bucket seats in dark blue give the interior a serious look that shows off the minimalist design. There's very minor wear on the seats that's been lightly acquired through the years, which is pretty much inevitable, but the seating surfaces are in overall great shape and there are no splits or tears in the upholstery. The blue plush carpets are in very good condition as well, protected by a set of matching floor mats. The dash is laid out in familiar Porsche style, with a big VDO tach in the center and all the other clear, round VDO instruments on either side. The 993 was a big step forward in terms of ergonomics, so all the controls are right where you'd expect them to be and operation is at least a little intuitive, unlike many of its forebears. Power windows, locks, and seats, cruise control, A/C, and a later Sony AM/FM/CD stereo system are included, making this a Porsche that's a joy to drive even in traffic, and everything works as it should thanks to years of careful maintenance. The snug-fitting blue canvas top is in excellent original shape, and disappears with the touch of a button for instant fresh air and preserves the car's handsome good looks top up or top down. The last of the air-cooled 911s offered 3.6 liters of displacement and that familiar flat-six howl. Completely stock and properly maintained from new, this low-mile 911 runs superbly and thanks to their known reliability and its lifetime of careful owners, it should continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The 6-speed gearbox slips through the gears with more precision than any previous 911 and the very user-friendly suspension almost completely tames the 911's famous tail-happy antics. Always famous for massive binders, the cross-drilled and vented disc brakes on this car will detach your retinas if you're not careful and a quick glance underneath reveals that this car was never used in anything but pleasant weather. Beautiful 17-inch factory alloys look the part and wear slightly staggered 205/50/17 front and 245/50/17 rear performance radials. Few other "used" cars have held their values as well as the 993, and if you're looking for a high-quality, low-mileage convertible with all the right equipment and plenty of documentation, you'll scarcely do better than this. Call today!