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1998 PORSCHE 993 Turbo WLS II

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Please note this car is now sold.
Please note that a sale has been agreed on this car.
Please note this car has recently sold.

chassis number: 99ZWS370545
engine number: 61W00995
original colour: Metallic Black with Boxster Red leather interior
delivery date: 11 March 1998

options:
WLS II 450 hp engine upgrade
Additional front oil cooler
Aerokit front and rear spoilers
Side air vents on rear wings
Front spoiler air intakes with integral driving lights
Twin exhaust outlets
Carbon dashboard trim and silver faced instruments
Sport seats with heating
Leather seats, dash and door panels

  • last year of production left-hand drive 993 Turbo
  • ordered new with full Turbo S specification including WLS II 450hp engine upgrade
  • 47,879 kms (29,924 miles)
  • German delivery car (C00)  

This car is a last year of production Porsche 993 Turbo, built with an extensive list of options using Porsche’s Exclusiv programme.

The most important of these is the engine. Throughout the production run of 993 Turbos the Exclusiv department gave customers the option to specify upgraded engine performance. Originally this amounted to little more than increased turbo boost pressure and a modified ECU. However, this evolved into a package called “WLS II” (German acronym for “Works Performance Increase 2”) which included larger K24 turbos, twin plug ignition and additional oil cooling. The effect was to increase engine output from 408 to 450hp – the same as the most powerful versions of the 993 (the Turbo S and infamous GT2 Evo).

The original owner of this car did not stop at the engine and they chose to specify all of the Turbo S cosmetic enhancements, including expensive items like the vented rear wings, full Aerokit and special carbon and leather interior.

The car was made for the German market and first delivered on 11 March 1998. It was exported early in its life to Japan before returning to Germany in 2008. It was purchased by Bernd Weise of Quickborn near Hamburg, who would keep the car for the next 11 years.

Weise maintained the car regularly with the Porsche Classic accredited Official Porsche Centre in Hamburg. There are receipts on file for the work done by OPC Hamburg including regular inspection reports.

A full 48k service including engine and gearbox oil, brake fluid and spark plugs has been completed by well-regarded specialists BS Motorsport in October 2020. The majority of the car’s paintwork appears to be original with only the bonnet, right front wing and right door having seen any paint.

This has to be one of the most spectacular 993 Turbos we have seen.
This has to be one of the most spectacular 993 Turbos we have seen.
Our thoughts

A Turbo S in all but name, the 450 hp engine has taken an already very quick car to another level.

On the road, it is all that you would hope:  stunningly quick, with power from very low down in the rev range, but also a really strong top end. The chassis is more than up to the power and the result is a car that really embodies the 911 Turbo ethos of effortless pace and ease of use.

As a classic 911 to use every day, to undertake long journeys for weekends away, or to show off occasionally at events, it seems to us to tick every box.

The combination of black metallic paintwork and the terracotta colour of the Boxster red interior works particularly well to show off that luscious widebody 993 Turbo shape. The traditional 993 build quality is lifted to even greater heights with the addition of the Exclusiv trim options.

Overall the impression is quintessentially “Porsche Turbo”. Massive performance wrapped in beautifully made, aesthetically pleasing and comfortable surroundings. A strong contender for our coolest car this year.

Please note this car is now sold.
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