993 Porsche 911 Turbo Prototype a Rare Auction Find
1994 993 Turbo a piece of Porsche history as one of the first development cars, and possibly the only one left.
In 1994, Porsche was developed the 993 Porsche 911 to replace the 964. The 993 included a number of notable changes such a new suspension, wider fender flares, as well as special nose and rear-deck air spoilers. The 993 also marked the first 6-speed manual transmission included as standard. This particular 1994 Porsche was a 993 Turbo factory prototype. The VIN identifies it as the third R-Program Type 993 chassis assembled. And after being in the hands of a private owner, it is hitting the auction block by RM Sotheby’s.
Documents included in the sale show that the car spent time with Porsche’s Racing and Technical Development unit to test the 993’s performance.
This 993 is timeless in Schwarz (Black) paint with a red leather interior. It is loaded, and included Turbo “Twist” alloy wheels, a rear window wiper, air conditioning, electric windows, 12-way electrically adjustable seats, rear-seat delete with additional storage and a Blaupunkt Symphony entertainment system.
Powered by a 3.6 L twin turbo engine, it produces 407 horsepower. It goes 0 to 60 mph at 3.2 seconds, with top speeds of 200 mph.
This is definitely an unusual car to find being auctioned as Porsche is vert protective of its prototypes. Most are destroyed by Porsche when the model goes into production.
Yet this 993 survived, and it is perfection. Beautifully maintained and absolutely cherry.
Of course, all of that comes with a hefty price. It is expected to fetch $335,000 to $445,000. And we might be biased, but it might just be worth every penny.
If you’re in the market, you can place your bids April 10-11 at RM Sotheby’s.
Photos: RM Sotheby’s