1996 Porsche 911 on 2040-cars
Miami Gardens, Florida, United States
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I've owned this car for 10 years and have enjoyed it immensely. With the European suspension it handles like it's
on rails. The build quality of the 993s is second to none and it shows. The car was purchased from a collector in
Fort Meyers Florida and has obviously been well cared for its whole life. There are some minor paint chips on the
hood and some small scratches on the rear bumper. The car was recently serviced with new plugs, wires, valve cover
gaskets and the distributors were rebuilt as preventive maint. The 993s are very reliable and this car can be
driven anywhere. The color is turquoise metallic, code 25D, which was a special order color of which there were
only 30 targas sold in the U.S..
The 993s are the last of the air cooled 911s and are highly desirable on the collectors market - the car continues
to appreciate in value. I have had an unfortunate injury and can no longer enjoy driving it - it's time for someone
else to enjoy this great car.City 17/hwy 24 (3.6L engine/4-speed tiptronic trans)
Electrically adjustable & heated outside rearview mirrors
Sliding glass roof w/sunshade
Speed-dependent extendable rear spoiler
Tinted glass w/graduated tint windshield
Third brake light
Modular ellipsoid headlights w/variable focus & washer system
Dual windshield wiper system w/heated nozzles
Fog lights integrated into front apron
1-Key central locking/alarm system w/ light emitting diodes, remote entry, immobilizer system
Analog quartz clock
AM/FM digital display stereo cassette radio w/6 speakers
2 + 2 Seating
Leather reclining bucket seats w/elect height adjustment
Backlit analog instrumentation w/tachometer,oil pressure/oil temp/oil level/ fuel level gauges & corresponding
Leather covered steering wheel
6-Function computerized driver-information center
Dual sunvisor mirrors
Interior light w/delayed shutoff
CFC-free air conditioning w/automatic temp control, particle filters
Windshield antenna w/signal amplifier
19.4 Gallon fuel tank
Pwr-assisted 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes w/brake pad wear indicator
75 amp battery
17" X 9.0 wheels (rear)
205/50ZR17 SBR tires (front)
Force-sensitive pwr-assist rack & pinion steering
115 amp alternator
6-speed manual transmission
Targa pressure-cast alloy wheels w/locks
Welded, unitized construction, double-sided, zinc-galvanized steel body
Independent multi-link rear suspension w/LSA, self-stabilizing toe characteristics
17" X 7.0 wheels (front)
Front/rear stabilizer bars - M033
255/40ZR17 SBR tires (rear)
Anti-lock brake system
Hydraulically activated single-disc dry clutch
Independent MacPherson struts front suspension w/aluminum alloy lower control arms, negative steering roll radius
DME dual ignition system w/dual knock sensor system
Fully integrated electronic ignition
3.6L SOHC EFI aluminum alloy air-cooled 6 cyl engine
Driver & front passenger air bag supplemental restraint system
Anti-lock braking system
Brake pad wear indicator
Front/rear 3-point inertia reel seatbelts
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$1.8 million is spent each year to maintain GM's fleet of 600 production and concept cars.
When at least two of the Detroit Three were on the verge of death a few years back, one of the tough questions that was asked of Ford, General Motors and Chrysler execs - outside of why execs were still taking private planes to meetings - was why each company maintained huge archives of old production and concept vehicles. GM, for example, had an 1,100-vehicle collection when talk of a federal bailout began.
Luciano Rupolo is an absolutely fascinating gentleman. He was born in France but spent nearly his entire life in Italy as an auto mechanic running his own shop. His grandfather and father instilled a love of sports cars in him that he carried on by historic racing in Italy for decades. He saw his life-long automotive passion repaid when he found and restored the car that might have been the first Porsche registered for the road.
You can spot in his garage a split-window Corvette, Ferrari 250 GTE and other exotics, but Rupolo's most interesting automotive story concerns his Iso Grifo Competizione (pictured above). The sports coupe was found in the Canary Islands as little more than a shell, but Rupolo got help from a prestigious source for its restoration. The result is a motoring masterpiece.
Rupolo is a fantastic storyteller with a captivating, tale to tell. Settle in, scroll down and watch the bittersweet documentary about his life with one of the first Porsches.
Seeing pictures of Italian supercars burst into flames by the side of the road, as our compatriots at Axis of Oversteer point out, has become something of a usual sight. But a Porsche? Surely those meticulous German engineers have got that taken care of, right?
Not necessarily. Reports coming in from Europe indicate that no fewer than five 911 GT3 coupes have "spontaneously combusted" in the past few weeks, prompting Porsche to launch an investigation. In the meantime, they've reportedly ceased deliveries of the new GT3 while they try to determine what the problem is and work to rectify it.
We wouldn't be surprised to see a recall issued once the problem is resolved, but for now, we'd encourage existing owners to be extra vigilant behind the wheel - or better yet, leave their cars in the garage for the time being. You wouldn't want to drive a 475-horsepower rear-drive sports car through a Polar Vortex, anyway, right?