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993 Carrera breaks auction record

A 993 Carrera 4S in ‘time warp’ condition has smashed the auction world record for its type


A 993 Carrera 4S described as an ‘outstandin­g example’ has broken auction world records for the model with a winning bid of $270,000 (£204,000). The 1997 Speed yellow example was offered for sale through online auction platform, Collecting Cars, and was said to be in original condition showing just 1,126 miles from new on its odometer. One of just 1,752 examples built for the US market, the car in question included sought-after options such as the Porsche Aerokit, Sport seats, and engine sound package.

According to the listing, in May 2021 the car was treated to a full inspection and recommissi­oning by a Porsche specialist in Connecticu­t, receiving a new fuel pump and pump relay, new lower valve covers and gaskets, front ABS sensors, front suspension struts and a fresh set of Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tyres.

The buyer’s premium is capped at $5,000 in the US, meaning the premium paid by the winning bidder worked out to be 1.85%.

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