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This model took another step forward in styling, with several technical refinements rendering it a better drive of similar quality to the 944/968 range and good fun into the bargain. Tiptronic gear change developed into the "S" type with steering wheel push button gear change. Alternatively a 6 speed manual option is faster than anything that preceded it - with a top speed of 168mph. It also had numerous technical upgrades and refinements over the 964, such as hydraulic tappets, which for the first time eliminated the time consuming and painstaking task of setting tappet clearances during every service.

Up to (and including) this model, Porsche's quest for quality and longevity resulted in many components being made almost too well and to last almost indefinitely -increasing production costs - arguably unnecessarily -reducing Porsche's profits and resulting in financial vulnerability. More cost-effective production engineering on subsequent models has reduced production costs -increased profits and enabled Porsche to grow with confidence. This therefore places the 993 as the last of a dynasty - likely to be regarded as a classic - perhaps THE classic Porsche for many years to come - last air-cooled 911 with origins still traceable to the original examples.

The 993 Coupe

The 993 Coupe

The beautiful exhaust growl from the 964 seems to have been improved yet again and the ride and comfort are exceptional, while many mechanical improvements have been put in place - reducing service costs dramatically.

As perhaps the last true variant of the original air-cooled 911 it is by far the best and will be in huge demand for many years. They will probably develop a comparable reputation for longevity and reliability to the 944 range and we have reduced the cost of our lifetime maintenance plan for the 993 - 911 accordingly.

With the benefits of this fantastic car being more widely publicised, demand is increasing as enthusiasts focus on it as the one they ultimately aspire to. This gives confidence that the 993 will be a good investment and continue to be in huge demand with minimum depreciation for many years to come. However the down side is that this moving of the goal posts will bring a lot more older Porsche's to the market than before, probably suppressing their values.

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