The magnificent 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S coupe featured here is finished in rare and highly desirable Dark Ocean Blue Metallic over Cashmere Tan leather with deviated Dark Blue stitching. Delivered new on March 8, 1997, to its first owner in Austin, Texas, this 911 Turbo S remained in his care until 2015 when it joined a world-class collection. Through extensive research, we’ve concluded this is one of the most highly optioned Porsche 911 Turbo S produced, with many bespoke, “Sonderwunsch” (special wish), options – making this the perfect Porsche to add to any premier collection. I personally believe the investment potential of this extraordinarily rare and desirable car will grow beyond your imagination. We proudly offer this exceptional vehicle to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who desires to own the very best!
The Type 993 Porsche 911 Turbo S provided a dramatic and fitting final chapter for Porsche’s air-cooled era. A true limited-production model, only 183 examples were manufactured for North America, each carefully and uniquely prepared by Porsche’s Exclusive department with bespoke features and numerous engine and chassis upgrades. Powered by a 3.6-liter flat-six engine featuring an alloy crankcase and cylinder heads, the Turbo S received larger twin KKK K24 turbochargers over the standard Turbo, a new Bosch Motronic engine-management system modified to handle the additional output, and a secondary oil cooler for improved heat dissipation. The result was nearly instant throttle response and a quoted 424 horsepower at 6,250 rpm for the US market.
Many of the 993 Turbo’s technical advancements were adapted from the legendary 959, with electronically controlled all-wheel drive—a first for the Porsche Turbo model, being the most notable. Combined with larger cross-drilled, multi-piston, ventilated disc brakes, the Turbo S takes the regular 993 Turbo’s performance and dramatically improves it. Discrete air ducts near the fog lamps on the front valance and on the rear fenders above the wheels are telltales of a Turbo; the Turbo S further stands out with Yellow brake calipers, a new “Aerokit Turbo II” front end, and an enlarged twin-blade fixed rear wing with integrated vents feeding air to the intercooler. The wide-body design helped accommodate larger 18-inch alloy wheels, while the engine sang through four exhaust pipes. All of this along with an upgraded six-speed manual transaxle helped the Turbo S achieve 0–60 in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 184 mph.
Exhilarating performance, one-year, US-only production status, advanced 959-derived engineering, bespoke features, and assembly by Porsche Exclusive with upgraded factory components throughout, the Turbo S came together in one definitive sports car that only select few Porsche enthusiasts could acquire in 1997. The serious collector seeking an exceptionally uncommon, elegant, and powerful turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Porsche could do no better than this fine example, the final evolution of Porsche’s air-cooled tradition, heralding an end to what many aficionados consider the 911’s greatest era.
High Retail: $675,000.00
High Retail Value
This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.
Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!
Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.
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Daniel Schmitt & Company has described the above-mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, as with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, and we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect, as well as test drive any of our vehicles before finalizing their purchase. If it is not feasible for you to personally perform an inspection, we will gladly help facilitate an inspection by an independent service center of your choice and will make delivery arrangements of the vehicle for this purpose. All vehicles are sold in “AS IS” condition. Extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no verbal statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and buying experience as possible. All purchases include an additional $385 processing fee which covers the processing of paperwork, pre-vehicle delivery costs, FedEx shipping fees, and a 30-day temporary registration plate so that the vehicle can be driven prior to the title transfer. (ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).
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