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Lot 124

1998 Porsche 911 Turbo S

  • Chassis no. WP0ZZZ99ZWS370667
  • Engine no. 61W01113

Sold for £297,500

Documents: UK V5

  • One of only 26 993 Turbo S’ built in RHD
  • Recent major service by Porsche Reading
  • Original UK delivery; 23,000 miles from new
  • Regularly serviced by official Porsche dealerships throughout its life

Sitting near the top of the 993-generation hierarchy, Porsche’s 911 Turbo S was introduced as the first-ever model of its kind in 1997. A big step up over the standard 911 Turbo in terms of performance and price, the Turbo S was 50% more expensive than the Turbo and performance was not far off. Headlined by a 0–60 mph time of 3.6 seconds, the Turbo S could hit 100 mph from a standstill in 8.9 seconds, a half-second faster than the standard Turbo.

All 345 examples of the 993 Turbo S were built by Porsche’s Exclusive department and included a number of unique features when compared to other 911s of their generation. The car sported yellow brake callipers, a unique rear spoiler, polished five-spoke Turbo S wheels, an Aerokit front spoiler, an air intake in the rear wings and four exhaust pipes at the rear. Inside, the 911 Turbo S received carbon-fibre trim to contrast the leather interior and to provide the type of luxury that customers had come to know and love from Porsche’s top-shelf models.

Of those 345 cars, Porsche only built 26 examples of the 993 Turbo S to RHD specification, and this is one such example. Finished in Arctic Silver over a Blue leather interior, it is a UK-delivery example that has remained here since new and has always been regularly serviced by official Porsche dealerships in the UK. According to the consignor, it has spent the last few years in storage. After being removed from storage, the car was immediately sent to Porsche Centre Reading in October of 2016, where it received a major service. Since then, the car has travelled less than 250 miles and remains in exceptional condition throughout.

Even 20 years after its introduction, the 993 Turbo S is still considered to be one of the most exciting air-cooled 911s ever built, offering exceptional performance paired with peerless comfort and luxury. The ideal autobahn cruiser, this example begs to return to the open road.

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