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Featured listing: The end of an era: 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S

The 993 was the last of the air-cooled 911s.


This ClassicCars.com Marketplace featured listing is a 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S for sale in Burbank, California. The Carrera S is one of the most-valuable 993 trims and commands higher prices. In North America during the entire 993 series production, the Carrera S was only manufactured during the 1997 model year, with a very brief period later in 1997 titled as 1998 models. In total there were only 1,752 Carrera S sports cars made.

This factory original, Arctic Silver Metallic Carrera S is driven by a normally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-6 connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. It has a gray leather interior with full power seats. The Porsche has the original audio system with a single CD player, cruise control, sunroof, heated mirrors, and keyless entry. “A must own for the Porsche aficionado,” the seller states. “These rare 911/993 Carrera S will always be highly sought after and collectible.”

At the tail end of the 1998 production, the 993 replacement, Porsche’s 996, would have the first water-cooled engine to power the 911. The water-cooled concept was already in play since the mid-1970s with the front-engine 928, 924, 944 and 968 models. Many purists see the 993 as the most refined, yet proper old school Porsche of them all – a holy grail of sorts. Titled as a 1998, this 993 really represents the end of the line for the legendary air-cooled flat-6.

The seller is a car collector and reports just 57,442 original miles on the odometer.

“The car is in outstanding condition,” the seller said.  “It was just serviced, including a top-end rebuild, a new clutch.” The car also has a fresh set of Bridgestone Potenza-OZA tires and comes with a complete file of all receipts and documentation, the seller adds.

The 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S has an asking price of $94,900. The right designation, the right color, low miles… Truly a lovely find.

To view the listing on ClassicCars.com, click here.


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