1996 Porsche 993 all black cabriolet tiptronic for sale from Weekend Rides.

The cabrio is all black with a Tiptronic transaxle, it is 2 wheel drive.  It runs and drives beautifully. The cab has just 81K California miles, we refinished the original Cup 2 rims.

The cab has its tool kit, air inflator, a factory original black cabriolet toneau cover and its original factory service books and warranty records.

We are offering the 993 which is now fully repaired and will be happy to discuss its repair which was performed on the Celette jigs to factory perfect accuracy.  It was been fully straightened on the Celette Body jig by Damon who used the Celette Body jig with factory original fixtures,  The Celette Bench and fixtures  have been used exclusively by Weekend Rides for over 40 years. Weekend Rides is well known for our outstanding Porsche body repair and show quality refinishing of Porsches.

The 993 has been painted by us, it received a factory brand new front bumper cover and right front fender during its repair.  We refinished its original front hood which had paint chips.

View our 993 walk around video on you tube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whk3AGbG2Xk

The cabriolet tip is currently being test driven like we do with all of our Porsches to ensure any services or small issues are performed prior to our delivering our Porsches to their new owners.

Call Rick Bolus to discuss our Porsches or for assistance on Porsche related needs at USA 570.503.1700 email  rick@weekendrides.com


1996 Porsche 993 all black rear seat

1996 Porsche 993 all black rear seat

1996 Porsche 993 all black vram engine

1996 Porsche 993 all black vram engine

993 is the company’s internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between late 1993 and early 1998 (model years 1995-1998 in the United States), replacing the 964. Its discontinuation marked the end of air-cooled Porsches, with the 993 being the last air-cooled 911. The 993 generation of the 911 is often referred to as the best and most desirable of the 911 series, not only because of its beauty, but also because its performance is very good, even by modern standards, and the 993 was “the last complete ‘modern classic'”; “the 993 was and forever will be that last fresh breath of air that Porsche gave the world; elegance and muscle all in one package.”[2] The book “Porsche 993 – Essential Companion” refers to the 993 as the “King of Porsche,” and it is generally acknowledged as “The purists’ Holy Grail.”[3]

In its April 12, 2017 article entitled “The Porsche 993 Actually Lives up to the Hype,” Road & Track writes that the 993 is “something truly special,” with “a combination of old-school feel and modern usability that isn’t found in many other cars,” with “great steering, great brakes, and a wonderfully composed package.” It notes as well that “The 993 is also beautifully built — it’s a relic from the time when Porsche didn’t cut corners anywhere.”[4]

The 993 was much improved over, and quite different from, its predecessor. Porsche said that every part of its engine was new,[5] and only 20% of its parts were carried over from the previous generation.[6] Porsche itself refers to the 993 as “a significant advance, not just from a technical, but also a visual perspective.”[7] Porsche’s engineers devised a new light-alloy subframe with coil and wishbone suspension (an all new multi-link system), putting behind the previous lift-off oversteer[5] and making significant progress with the engine and handling, creating a more civilized car with better than ever quality yet one in which the driving experienced remained uncompromised.[6] The 993 was also the first 911 to receive a six speed gearbox.[8]

Like previous and future generations of the Porsche 911, there were several variants of the car manufactured, varying in body style, engines, drivetrains and included equipment. Whereas the Porsche 964 produced 247 horsepower,[9] the model year 1995 993 produced 272, and this was increased again in the model year 1996-1998 911s with the addition of the Varioram system, which added additional power, particularly in the mid-ranges, and also resulted in a more throaty noise at higher revs; as a consequence, the 1996-1998 Varioram 993s put out 285 horsepower.[10] This resulted in a 15% increase in horsepower over its 964 predecessor.

The 993 was replaced by the Porsche 996. This represented a dramatic change for Porsche. As many enthusiasts agree, “the 993 is one of the sweetest spots in the 911’s half-century of existence,” and while “more modern versions might be more dynamically capable, they’re bloated behemoths in comparison to the lean 993.”

The external design of the Porsche 993, penned by Englishman Toni Hatter, retained the basic bodyshell architecture of the 964 and other earlier 911 models, but with revised external panels, with much more flared wheelarches and a smoother front and rear bumper design, an enlarged retractable rear wing, teardrop mirrors, but keeping the doors and roof panels.

This car was promoted globally via its role of pace car during the 1994 Formula one.