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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:02 AM
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Not a Rover - 96 Porsche 993

Hi, Guys

For sale is a very well optioned 1996 C2 Coupe in Polar Silver with Aero Kit. Car has 108k miles and runs very strong. Many tastefully done mods have been added and car comes with many original and performance parts. Car has just been serviced with fresh oil, filters, new distributor caps & rotors, spark plugs, O2 sensors, brake pads and pollen filters. Clutch slave cylinder and valve gaskets were replaced 5000 miles ago. Clutch, trans synchros and throw-out bearing replaced 10K miles ago. I hate to sell this car because I've had so much fun with it, and it has been an absolute pleasure to own. Asking: 31500 OBO.

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Exterior Color Matched Hardback Leather Sport Seats
Aluminum Gauges
Aluminum Shifter
Porsche Upgraded Audio
Aero Kit

Mods:
Fabspeed Maxflo Mufflers
996 3-Spoke Leather Steering Wheel
RS Short Shift Kit
Bilstein PSS10 Suspension
Perfect Power Strut Tower Brace Bar (RUF style brace)
HID Lighting (With new headlight lens covers)
Front Bumperette Delete
Clear (Euro) front Turn Signal Lenses
Turbo S Break Ducts with Fogs
Headlight Washer Delete
Silver Hood Crest
Front Lower Protection Bar
Color Match Painted Rear Bumperettes
Pioneer Audio Receiver (DEH-P7000BT........iPod control, Bluetooth Audio & Bluetooth Phone w/mic)
Hardwired for Valentine One Radar Protection (main unit not included)
Rennline Aluminum Fully Adjustable 4-Piece Pedal Set with Rubber Grips
Fabspeed Carbon Fiber Cup Airbox with BMC Filter
Fabspeed Modular Sportcat/Catbypass X-Pipe System
MY02 Lightweight 5-Spoke Wheels with Silver Crest Caps (tires are Sumitomo HTR Z III with plenty of tread left)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=160986356858
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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:04 AM
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Having driven a 997 this weekend, almost makes me wanna sell my Defender and get one of these. Awesome cars good luck with sale.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Great car - I had a '96 C2S in gun metal. One of the best vehicles on the planet.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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Nice did you try listing on 6speedonline.com and Rennlist.com? Good luck with the sale.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 12:26 PM
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Thanks. I'm going to post it on Rennlist tonight.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 12:30 PM
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nicest 911 year IMO.

Beautiful car.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 02:32 PM
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964/965 and 993 are my favorite Porsches ever! Always wondered why they abandoned the air cooled engine... Is 400hp the highest they can get from it? Actually, if they made the cars lighter, 400hp is plenty!

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Old March 6th, 2013, 02:48 PM
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Great car - I had a '96 C2S in gun metal. One of the best vehicles on the planet.
x2 on the C2S. I also had a 72 911S and kick myself for eve letting it go. Drove it for % years almost on a daily basis.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 03:04 PM
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Beautiful, and exactly what I want. I think the wife would make me sell the D AND clean out the garage.
Good luck!!!
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Old March 6th, 2013, 04:25 PM
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The 993-model 911s are considered by many to be the best Porsches ever (this is not intended to start a flame war, I'm adding this because I write for car magazines & wrote a book about the 993 & thought some would appreciate this car trivia, if nothing else) not so much because they are air-cooled, but because they were simple, pure, uncompromising, without anything unnecessary, & were the last hand-built Porsches. Much like Land Rover Defenders. It also "saved the company" since Porsche was near bankruptcy (early '90's). The entire company, quite small at the time, put everything they knew in to one car, the 993. They had to, their jobs depended on it like no other product. Porsche acknowledged as much in their advertising at the time.

It was the fruit of 36 years of continued tweaking by passionate engineers, again like Defenders.

Porsche had to quit making it due to government environmental regulations. They could not extract any more horsepower out of the air-cooled motor with only 2 valves. They had to make the motor heat up to burn off enough carbons so the icecaps would not melt & drown us all, of course. But that meant they could not add 2 more valves & 4 were necessary to get more horsepower.

There were also noise regulations by European countries that could no longer be met with the "open" layout of the Boxer Flat 6 without encapsulating it in water jackets etc.

In a nutshell, government killed it, and created another "hidden tax" by thereby increasing the cost of engineering & making the car, passed along to buyers (partially masked by concurently switching to automated manufacturing & plastic components), while also decreasing the longevity of the motor: the 993 motor was rated at 250,000 miles between overhauls. Not any more. But at least we still have ice caps & an unquestioning populace.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Axel,

What book?
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Old March 7th, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Might list it on Pelican too.

I miss the heck out of the '96 Carrera 4 coupe I had.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 12:26 PM
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The 993-model 911s are considered by many to be the best Porsches ever (this is not intended to start a flame war, I'm adding this because I write for car magazines & wrote a book about the 993 & thought some would appreciate this car trivia, if nothing else) not so much because they are air-cooled, but because they were simple, pure, uncompromising, without anything unnecessary, & were the last hand-built Porsches. Much like Land Rover Defenders. It also "saved the company" since Porsche was near bankruptcy (early '90's). The entire company, quite small at the time, put everything they knew in to one car, the 993. They had to, their jobs depended on it like no other product. Porsche acknowledged as much in their advertising at the time.

It was the fruit of 36 years of continued tweaking by passionate engineers, again like Defenders.

Porsche had to quit making it due to government environmental regulations. They could not extract any more horsepower out of the air-cooled motor with only 2 valves. They had to make the motor heat up to burn off enough carbons so the icecaps would not melt & drown us all, of course. But that meant they could not add 2 more valves & 4 were necessary to get more horsepower.

There were also noise regulations by European countries that could no longer be met with the "open" layout of the Boxer Flat 6 without encapsulating it in water jackets etc.

In a nutshell, government killed it, and created another "hidden tax" by thereby increasing the cost of engineering & making the car, passed along to buyers (partially masked by concurently switching to automated manufacturing & plastic components), while also decreasing the longevity of the motor: the 993 motor was rated at 250,000 miles between overhauls. Not any more. But at least we still have ice caps & an unquestioning populace.
Huh. Never heard these reasons why the air-cooled died. RIP. My dad had a '97 993 turbo, but he hated driving it. I still don't know why; it was sublime. I really, really miss that model 911. That's my dream sports car.

Revived this when searching for something else. I couldn't resist reading. 993s make me all tingly.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 12:30 PM
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993's are silly money now. Should have kept mine. D'oh!

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Old September 17th, 2015, 01:12 PM
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I just sold my 996 Turbo. I could be seriously tempted to buy this. Must. Resist. Need to build rover. Christ, who am I kidding? If I had room in the garage, is go for it.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 01:14 PM
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993's are silly money now. Should have kept mine. D'oh!

Me too! Sold my 993 cab and regretting it now for sure!
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Just saw this and was tickeled till I saw the date!
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Old September 17th, 2015, 06:16 PM
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Beautiful car!!
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Old September 17th, 2015, 06:44 PM
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I'm with axel on this & much like the 308/328 saved Ferrari these air cooled animals like the 993 did wonders for Porsche. I have a 930 Turbo 4speed that's been nicely modified but you feel like it just wants to kill you. The 993 is the pinnacle of their evolution and design... 993 Turbos are out of sight expensive but the C2s are highly respected. Hell, I might be interested.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 09:42 PM
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Just saw this and was tickeled till I saw the date!

Missed that!
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