The Porsche 911 was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1963. The car was a natural continuation of the Porsche 356, which originated in the village of Gmünd in Austria, and whose production had moved to Stuttgart, Germany, after the Second World War.
While the 356 borrowed many parts and the four-cylinder boxer powertrain was developed from the VW Typ 1 engine block, the Porsche 911 was powered by a rear-mounted, air-cooled 6-cylinder boxer engine. The sporty and round shapes with round headlights followed the design language familiar from the Volkswagen Typ 1 and still from the Porsche 356.
The air-cooled car was not only light, but also simple to maintain and tune. Thanks to its simple technology, it was also suitable for everyday driving and was easy and effortless to drive.
From the beginning, the Porsche 911 was designed as a sports car and racing car. In the mid-1970s, different variations of the 911 were successful in both the Targa Florio and the Daytona 24 Hours. Brand championships for Porsche came with the 935 developed from the 911 in the 24 hours of Le Mans no less than in four consecutive years from 1976 to 1979.
The wheelbase of the original 911 was already extended in 1969 to enable better handling. In 1974, the 911 G series was introduced which was clearly more modern and safer with its plastic bumpers. In connection with the G series, 911 engines were available for the first time with electronic fuel injection and turbocharged versions.
In 1989, on the eve of the recession, Porsche introduced the first completely new 911 generation, the 964. The car’s features were borrowed from Porsche’s supercar, the 959, and the new 964 was presented as a four-wheel drive Carrera 4 model. Although at that time the continuation of the entire 911 generation was uncertain in Porsche’s eyes, it was precisely in the 964 generation that airbags and an automatic transmission were introduced, features that made it once again more safe and easy everyday sports car for many buyers.
The car model, which will soon turn 60 years old, has already progressed to its seventh generation. The car for sale represents the swan song of the Porsche 911 series realized with the original philosophy, the fourth generation of the 911 series and the last of the air-cooled 911s.
The Porsche 993 was introduced in 1994 and was further developed from the 964. In the design, particular attention was paid to aerodynamics, and the design of both front and back of the car had been streamlined with minor changes. A solution to the typical problem of the 911, the tendency to oversteering in middle corners, was found by implementing a new multi-link suspension for the rear axle. As usual, the Carrera’s engine was a six-cylinder Boxer, which produced a peak power of 200 kilowatts with a displacement of 3.6 liters.
This Porsche 993 Carrera 2 in question was sold new from the Porsche Zentrum Berlin dealer and was first registered on June 16, 1994. In 2003, the car was brought to Sweden and again in 2018 to Finland. All the car’s original documents, including the complete service book, are kept neatly in the original leather folder. The car has been serviced since new in official Porsche services and services specializing in Porsches. Most recently, in addition to periodic maintenance, the immobilizer unit and starter motor have been renewed.
The car is repainted with Porsche’s Arctic Silver paintwork and it is in impressive condition. The black leather upholstery is tidy. The car is completed by Porsche’s original modern retro audio player. The car has Pirelli Pzero tires in good condition with original 18-inch Turbo Twist rims.
The car’s engine works wonderfully and the gearbox precisely. Inspected 10/2022. A real pleasure to drive, this is a Porsche 911 ready to enjoy.
The car is located in Vantaa, 30 minutes from Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
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