The 993-generation Porsche 911 holds a special place in the heart of every car enthusiast and collector. Built between 1993 and 1998 as a replacement for the 964, it wasn’t just the most advanced car of its kind, but it was also the last. The 993 ended the era of the original air-cooled Porsches. All subsequent models would offer liquid cooling. For many, the 993 is the last true 911 ever made. Naturally, the change to liquid cooling had to be done, and that’s what makes the 993-generation 911 that much more special.
It was also the last 911 to be built by hand. High production and sale costs forced Porsche to switch to an automated process. Praised for its performance and beauty, the 993 went down in history as the last hurrah of the classic 911s. Many purists consider it the “Holy Grail”.
Beauty Enhanced – 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible
Most 911s sold in the U.S. were convertibles, and for a good reason. Introduced in 1994, they offered a fully electrical, hand-stitched soft-top that was reinforced with metal sheets and even an automatic wind-blocker. A small spoiler attached to the rear third brake light was unique to the convertible as well. With a curb weight of 3,130 lbs., it wasn’t much heavier than the coupe.
For sale in Los Angeles, California, this iconic 911 has an extraordinary 10,841 miles on the clock. It’s almost certainly one of the best preserved 993-generation 911s in the entire world and a must-have for any serious car collector. That doesn’t mean it should be admired from afar. With a 3.6 liter flat-six engine at the back, sending power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission, it’s a car meant to be driven.
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