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Pick of the Day: 1995 Porsche 911 cabriolet, last of the air-cooled models

The all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 looks to be well-maintained with low mileage


Right now, the collector car market is the hottest that many of us have ever seen. Within that collector car space, one of the hottest marques is Porsche and one of their hottest models are the ones named 911. This can make it difficult to find a good deal on a 911, but if you act fast, you can still find a 911 at a decent price.  And not just any 911, but the last of the air-cooled models, the 993.

The 993 is almost universally thought of as the best 911 that Porsche built. They were quite literally the end of an era and were a fully developed air cooled 911 with better performance and with simpler and fewer servicing needs than any 911 that had come before. It also had a multilink rear suspension with coil-over shock absorbers that not only improved the ride of the 993 but the handling as well.


The exterior of the 993 was designed by Harm Lagaay and Tony Hatter with the idea of keeping the basic body shell of the 964 and earlier 911 models, but adding new exterior panels.  They have more-flared wheel arches combined with a smoother front and rear bumper design, and the size of the retractable rear wing was enlarged from the previous 964 generation.

The car was an immediate hit and has been a collectible almost from when it was new. As a result, it can be hard to find affordable examples unless you look beyond the more-popular coupe and instead consider the cabriolet.

The Pick of the Day is one of those cars, a 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4 cabriolet, finished in Porsche Midnight Blue Metallic with a contrasting gray-and-blue interior and gray convertible top, and looking to be an extremely clean example.

The Jacksonville, Florida, dealer offering this car on ClassicCars.com describes it as a 43,000-original-mile car with just two owners from new. A big plus is that this 993 has a 6-speed manual and not Tiptronic, which Porsche purists do not seem to care for.

The Porsche has been well-maintained its entire life, the seller says, and everything works as it should. The car has just received a service which included a full oil change, new spark plugs, drive belts, and a brake fluid flush and replacement, the seller note. No, there’s no mention of a valve adjustment because the 993-era 911 no longer needs valve adjustments.

The Porsche includes all books, tools, keys and the original key pouch, and it is being offered for the reasonable price of $69,500.

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.



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