Porsche 911 Carrera 4: restoration after 370,000 kilometers
The 993 Carrera 4 cost 70,000 euros
On-site visit in Poppenbüttel: A few weeks passed between the phone call and the meeting, so the Porsche was already dismantled and in the middle of being rebuilt. Originally, the plan was to just work up the 993 and then use it again as a daily driver – but things turned out differently.
Checkbook with 21 stamps
Sebastian picked up the Porsche in the Czech Republic and drove the 700 kilometers back to Hamburg on his own without any problems. Although the 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer with Vario-Ram was quite damp with oil, the engine ran smoothly – this was certainly also due to the fact that all previous owners had the 993 regularly serviced by Porsche. When the first checkbook ran out of space, a second service book was simply started. To date, the Carrera 4 has collected 21 entries, the last dated December 18, 2020. The mileage at that time: 360,002.
Current mileage of 372,457
When the Porsche rolled into the yard at the beginning of 2022 at “Patina Garage”, which appropriately specialized in Porsche and US cars, the analogue speedometer showed an unbelievable 372,457 kilometers. Time for a service, but the maintenance should become much more.
Repairs were no longer enough here and since the project task was never an option, Sebastian decided to have new rocker panels welded in on both sides. But that wasn’t all, the end tips for attaching the rear apron were also through.
What was supposed to be a small refreshment has now become almost a complete restoration that will take several months. As soon as the 993 is back on the road, Sebastian, who also owns a converted 964 with a 4.0-liter engine, bucket seats, carbon bumpers and much more, wants to use the Carrera 4 as an everyday vehicle again.
There is still a lot to do until then, but the special 911 deserves to stay on the road simply because of the PTS special color and the good equipment. And then there is also the complete history. Only when studying the documents that fill several folders did Sebastian make a surprising discovery: the Hamburg first owner is a friend of his father – now the Porsche is home again!