1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

49,000 mile 993 Carrera cabriolet in immaculate condition, purchased via Bring a Trailer.

Hopefully this award winning cabriolet will soon be transformed into a Gunther Werks Speedster.

Here is the Seller’s BaT description:

This 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera cabriolet is powered by a 3.6-liter flat-six paired with a six-speed manual transaxle and is finished in Guards Red over black leather. Equipment includes a black soft top, a speed-activated rear spoiler, 17″ Cup II wheels, cruise control, air conditioning, and a cassette stereo with a six-disc CD changer. The car was delivered new to Gaudin Import Center, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, and spent time in Texas before it was acquired by the seller in 2017. This 993 Carrera cabriolet shows 49k miles is now offered with a copy of the window sticker, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a 2019 Porsche Concours d’Elegance award, manufacturer’s literature, service records, accessories, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.

The car is finished in Guards Red and features a power-retractable black soft top and a matching boot cover as well as headlight washers, fog lights, power-adjustable mirrors, a speed-activated rear spoiler, a “basket handle” fixed rear spoiler with an integrated third brake light, and dual exhaust outlets. Rips are present in the soft top, and a replacement convertible top is included in the sale.

Silver-finished 17″ Cup II wheels with colored Porsche crest center caps are mounted with a mixed set of Goodyear tires. Braking is handled by black Porsche-branded calipers over cross-drilled rotors at all four corners.

The power-adjustable front seats are upholstered in supple black leather with red stitching, and the black carpets are protected by Porsche-embroidered floor mats. Amenities include air conditioning, cruise control, and a cassette stereo linked to a remote six-disc CD changer and a Hi-Fi sound system with eight speakers.

The leather-wrapped steering wheel frames VDO instrumentation including a central tachometer with a 6,800-rpm redline, a 180-mph speedometer, an analog clock, and gauges for oil pressure, oil temperature, oil level, and fuel level. The six-digit odometer shows 49k miles, approximately 3k of which have been added under current ownership.

The air-cooled 3.6L M64 flat-six features a VarioRam intake system and was factory rated at 282 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transaxle. The seller notes the clutch was replaced approximately 3k miles ago.

The window sticker copy shows initial delivery to Gaudin Import Center, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, along with factory colors, equipment, and a total price of $80,390. A Porsche Certificate of Authenticity will accompany the car in addition to a 2019 Porsche Concours d’Elegance award, manufacturer’s literature, service records, a tire inflator, a tool kit, and three remote keys are included in the sale.

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