18,181 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
3.6L Flat 6
282 hp @ 6300 rpm*
250 lb/ft torque @ 5250 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 4.9 seconds
Top Speed: 161 MPH
*Base Price in 1997: $73,765


*Seller Asking:


1997 Porsche 911 Cabriolet 993 for sale
Fast Facts:

  • The 993 was the first 911 with hydraulic lifters, eliminating the need for routine valve lash adjustment
  • The 993 is the first generation of Porsche 911 to utilize soy-based wiring. This was done as a cost effective measure, as well as a benefit to the environment (most manufacturers began doing this). However, this type of wiring came with several problems, the most notably the fact that soy attracts rodents, who eat away at the insulation. Soy can also erode away easily. The harness in these cars have been known to cause unusual running and/or instrumentation display malfunctions
  • The 993 concluded fifty years of air cooled Porsche engines (1948 to 1998). A conventional water cooled setup had to take its place, due to emission requirements. Water cooled engines can reach operating temperature after a cold start much faster than an air cooled engine. Engine emissions are highest during warm-up, exposing the major disadvantage of air cooled engines (regarding emissions)
  • Another problem with air-cooled engines is that they cool down much faster than their water cooled counterparts. This means that an air-cooled engine will operate at a lower temperature upon re-start than a water cooled engine (given the same amount of time between shut-off and restart). The result is that air-cooled motors spend more time “warming up” throughout the day than a water cooled motor, resulting in higher emissions
Key Model Year Changes:

  • First year of the illuminated ignition switch
  • Final year of the base Carrera coupe. Only the Targa, “S” coupe, cabriolet, and Turbo are available the following year (1998)
  • 1997 featured minimal changes

Seller Notes:

  • One owner
  • Documented 18k Original Miles
  • Factory 18″ Technology wheels
  • Original CR-210 Porsche Stereo
  • Brand new soft top
  • Serviced In January 2020 Which Included New Tires, New Battery, New Hood And Hatch Struts, Air Filter, Oil Change
  • Clean Carfax Report


  • Location: Costa Mesa, California – View Seller’s Ad
  • Disclaimer: New Old Cars LLC is not affiliated with or endorsed by OC Autosource 

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability


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