993 Car­rera

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As the fi­nal gen­er­a­tion of the quin­tes­sen­tial air-cooled Ne­unelfer, the 993 Car­rera’s star will never fall. Peren­ni­ally pop­u­lar among Porschep­hiles, the 993 has re­cently been over­shad­owed in the ap­pre­ci­a­tion stakes by the 964, de­spite the 993 boast­ing a far more pol­ished drive thanks to the in­tro­duc­tion of mul­ti­link rear sus­pen­sion. “Long re­garded as the pin­na­cle by many, this was and will al­ways be the bet­ter car. The 993 is a very im­por­tant piece of Porsche his­tory,” says Ja­son Shep­herd.

What’s more, the 993’s rep­u­ta­tion means th­ese cars have rarely fallen into the wrong hands, so there are plenty of good ex­am­ples out there. “They’ve never re­ally dipped low enough in value to get pur­chased by in­di­vid­u­als with­out the fi­nan­cial means of main­tain­ing them prop­erly,” con­firms RPM Tech­nik’s Dar­ren An­der­son.

Care should still be taken when in­spect­ing a po­ten­tial pur­chase though, as many won’t have been re­stored as yet, de­spite the car hav­ing en­joyed clas­sic sta­tus for some time. All our spe­cial­ists agree a good 993 is a safe place to put your money.

Why you Should buy The last bas­tion of the air-cooled Ne­unelfer. WATCH out for Cor­ro­sion, par­tic­u­larly at front/rear screens. Price now £50,000+

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