Midnight Blue Metallic (L39C)


24612 Miles




1. In Brief

Mileage: 24612

Engine: 3600

Colour: Midnight Blue Metallic

Doors: 2

Transmission: Manual

Service history: Full Porsche Service History

Registration: N594FLR

2. Model History

The first production Porsches with all-wheel drive appeared in 1989 with the 964 generation. However, these cars were often criticized for a relative lack of sportiness. In 1994, Porsche launched the 993 generation, and the 4-wheel drive version was presented at the Paris Motor Show. The 993 Carrera 4 offers the same technical and aesthetic features as the normal Carrera, and introduces a completely new all-wheel drive system, 50% lighter than the 964 generation. When it was launched in 1993, there were no arguments about the new 911’s looks. The fared-in headlights may have seemed radical, but combined with the new 993’s rounded hips, it was received with greater enthusiasm than the 964 five years earlier.

Porsche recognised that the edict in 1984 to the 964’s stylists ‘to touch nothing above the axle line’ was too conservative: 964 sales fell away after a strong start, and by 1990, such were Porsche’s finances, the next 911 had to be a success. Supervised by director of styling Harm Lagaaij, designer Tony Hatter did a fine job of smoothing the 964’s coachwork, eliminating the obtrusive bumpers and melding the headlights with the wings.

Rather than dub its new model ‘Turbo look’, which would have cast it somewhat into the shadow of the real Turbo, Porsche created a new model, introducing it as the Carrera 4S – the numeral indicating it was all-wheel drive and the S implying a special model, akin to the original 911S. The other aspect of the 993 that improved on the 964 was this all-wheel drive. The 964 C4’s fixed torque split (69:31) spoiled the 911’s handling balance, proving prone to numbing understeer – the last thing buyers expected.

He would have liked to go further, recessing the windscreen wipers and revising the roofline, but the budget didn’t extend to this. It did, however, let him flare the 993’s rear haunches, a feature which created raptures and made its rear three-quarter angle one of the best views of any car. The Turbo 993 was launched after a gap of two years. It continued the tradition of wider rear quarters, originally conceived to accommodate the larger rear tyres. With the enlarged rear wing, which from 1977 incorporated an intercooler, the ‘Turbo look’ became a Porsche icon.

The positive reception given to the 993’s pronounced hips persuaded Porsche that there could be a rich seam to be mined with a production model. The star of the Porsche stands at the 1995 autumn motor shows was not just the new 408bhp 911 Turbo, but a similarly wide-bodied, albeit naturally aspirated 911. The revised installation of the 993 C4 not only shaved 50 kilograms off the weight, but its infi nitely variable allocation of torque transformed the handling. Testers found that the new C4 had the same agility and lightness of touch as the rear-drive version, and that rather than working against the handling, all-wheel drive aided it by enhancing stability when cornering in the wet.

3. Interior

The Interior Is Stereotypically German, Designed To Thrill And Built To Last. The Car From Factory Was Opted With The Desirable Classic Grey Leather Seats Detailed With Light Grey Twin Needle Stitchwork, A Dramatic Leather Dash That Wraps Around The Exquisite Cabin And Dove Grey Carpet Mats, With The Rear Seat Carpet Backs Embossed With The Signature Porsche Emblem. With The Use Of The Lighter Materials, This Has Given The Impression That The Interior Space Is Slightly Larger, Than Others Offered With All Black And I Must Say Works So Very Well.

Total Style And Comfort, Pure Brilliance.

4. Exterior

The Sculptured Body Can Only Be Described As Breathtakingly Beautiful With This Car Finished In Midnight Blue Metallic (L39C), Which Showcases All Body Lines And Curves Of Perfectly. Further Signature Exterior Enhancements Come In The Form Of Unmarked 18" Alloy Wheels, The Porsche Embossed Brake Calipers And Of Course The Unmistakable Turbo Wide Body That Houses The Twin Turbo Power Plants.

The Perfect Balance Of Pure Beauty And Power.

5. Specification

This outstanding genuine mileage 993 C4S has just arrived with us in immaculate condition finished in Midnight Blue metallic with Classic Grey leather, one of only 181 UK examples produced this vehicle represents a real opportunity to own the ultimate 911 model. Specification includes full leather including dashboard, air conditioning, sunroof, electric seats, electric mirrors, top tint windscreen, coloured wheel centres, 18 inch alloy wheels. Supplied with the Certificate Of Production, from Porsche and is part of the Porsche Classic Register, the vehicle has only been maintained by Porsche main agents while remedial work has been carried out by renowned specialists. All the hand books are present as are all the factory stickers, a full key set with both Hamilton/Porsche immobiliser fobs and a comprehensive invoice file.

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