Sales Spotlight: Porsche 993 Carrera 4S
As has happened in other areas of the air-cooled Porsche 911 market, Porsche 993 Carrera 4S prices have, over the last few years, been pulled up by the appreciation of models further up the Neunelfer food chain.
Whenever the 993 Turbo has broken new ground, the Carrera 4S has soon followed suit, normally around £30,000-£50,000 behind its forced induction sibling. However, the 993 C4S does have a particularly popular following of its own.
Built using the Turbo body shell, the Porsche 993 Carrera 4S’s wide haunches are especially alluring when bereft of the optional aerokit, as this example from classic Porsche specialists, Hexagon Modern Classics demonstrates.
Along with the four-wheel drive system and wider track, the 993 Carrera 4S inherited the Turbo’s improved ‘Big Red’ brakes and the lower sports suspension, making it a superb everyday air-cooled Porsche 911.
With the Varioram-equipped flat six providing the propulsion, the Carrera 4S also benefits from greater mid-range torque than earlier narrow body 993 Carreras (and an extra 13hp at the top end).
Even by Porsche 993 Carrera 4S standard, Hexagon’s car isn’t cheap, with the North London dealership currently asking for £89,995. However, they are specialists at finding exceptional low-mileage examples for their stock and this 993 is no exception to that rule.
Having covered just 21,450 since it was delivered new in 1997, this C4S looks immaculate inside and out, with the unusual Arena Red Metallic paintwork retaining its deep lustre.
In the cabin, the black leather sports seats are only showing some minor creasing wheel the 993’s steering wheel looks virtually untouched. As you’ll notice, this is a left-hand drive example but, for UK buyers, we’d just take that as an excuse to go on various European adventures with this C4S.
Coming with a number of options, including the original Porsche Sound Package and an electric sunroof, Hexagon’s 993 Carrera 4S will also come with a 12-month warranty and a comprehensive history file.