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Sales Spotlight: Porsche 993 Speedster

After the disappointing sales of the 964 Speedster, Porsche decided that it wouldn’t officially build a 993 version of the iconic open-top Neunelfer (unless your name was Ferdinand Porsche or Jerry Seinfeld).

Therefore, those wanting a 993 Speedster had to create it themselves. Some, like the car we featured in issue 135, have been finished so well they could be mistaken for factory builds, while others have missed the mark spectacularly.

Ninemeister’s ‘9m93 Speedster S’ builds fall firmly into the former category, as this truly stunning car (one of just four such creations by Colin Belton’s firm) attests. And, what’s more, it could be yours as it’s currently for sale at esteemed specialist, Hexagon Modern Classics.

Fuchs alloy wheel

Starting life as a 993 Carrera Cabriolet, Ninemeister’s Speedster transformation was nothing less than extensive, adding Turbo-look flared rear arches, evoking the spirit of the popular 3.2 Carrera Speedsters of the Eighties.

Belton’s engineering expertise came to the fore here too as, unlike many conversions, Ninemeister strengthened the body shell in order to ensure the 993 Speedster handled as well as a factory Coupe.

Weighing in at under 1,350kg, the Ninemeister 9m93 Speedster S is claimed to be faster accelerating than a standard 993 Carrera, following the ethos of the original 356 Speedster.

Ninemeister 9m93 Speedster S rear

Each Ninemeister Speedster was built bespoke for its original owner, with the 993 version for sale at Hexagon finished in Blazing Orange. Inside the grey leather interior (featuring RS-style door cards) comes with orange piping and, with the car having done just 8,400 miles, appears as new.

Genuine, gloss black, 19-inch Fuchs alloys complete the look while a KW suspension kit with lift ensures that you can cruise down even the bumpiest streets without fearing for this stunning car’s coachwork.

For sale at £199,995, to find out more about this Hexagon Modern Classic’s 993 Speedster, visit their website now.

993 Speedster interior

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Sales Spotlight: Porsche 997 Carrera 4 GTS

There are probably few modern Porsche 911s that have held their value better than the 997 generation Carrera GTS, especially when you consider that (unlike its GT3 and GT3 RS siblings) its not a limited edition Neunelfer.

Despite being launched over five years ago, depreciation has had little hold on the first 911s to bear the iconic ‘Carrera GTS’ moniker; while standard 997.2 Carreras have now dipped below £40,000, GTS-badged cars still sit at the £60,000-£70,000 mark.

The Porsche 997 Carrera and Carrera 4 GTS are definitely worth it though, especially if you can find one of the rarer manual cars, like this 2011 997 C4 GTS from respected specialist, Hexagon Modern Classics.

997 C4 GTS Hexagon interior

While the asking price of £69,995 puts it towards the upper end of the GTS spectrum, Hexagon’s example has just 23,770 miles on the clock, making it impressively low mileage for a model that (elsewhere on the used market) is often found extensively worked.

This particular 997 Carrera 4 GTS comes in the desirable Basalt Black Metallic with a matching black interior and black ‘RS Spyder’ alloy centre-locks (the latter one of the GTS’s trademark features).

It was also originally specced with heated seats, a Bose sound system and the switchable sports exhaust, as well as a host of additional leather interior trim and the useful rear wiper option.

997 C4 GTS Hexagon wheels

If you’re looking to buy a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS though, these options all pale into insignificance against the way the car drives; although the rear-wheel drive Carrera GTS may better satisfy the purist mantra, the C4 GTS is no less special to drive (and is arguably the more practical car for UK use).

This Carrera 4 GTS’s biggest boon though is undoubtedly its sweet-shifting, six-speed manual gearbox. The manual gearbox in combination with the 997’s hydraulically assisted steering and the GTS’s phenomenally balanced chassis makes this car one of the best modern Neunelfers around.

For more information on this Porsche 997 Carrera 4 GTS, or a selection of other rare and delectable Porsche 911s, visit Hexagon Modern Classic’s website now.

997 C4 GTS Hexagon rear

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Le Mans legends to attend Hexagon’s annual charity dinner

Hexagon Modern Classic’s annual charity dinner will return once again this summer with a new venue and a new theme, ensuring the 2016 evening will be the biggest and best yet.

Having moved from their previous premises (where the inaugural Total 911 Awards were hosted) over the winter, Hexagon’s new site at 82-92 Great North Road in London will play host to the opulent evening where the great and the good of the automotive world are sure to attend.

This year the theme is ‘Classic Le Mans’ and the special Q&A panel will feature not two but three Porsche Le Mans legends. Joining British heroes, Richard Attwood and Derek Bell on stage will be none other than Jacky Icxk.

Porsche-Pressekonferenz 24-Stunden-Rennen von Le Mans, Jacky Ickx

Between them, the trio have an incredible 12 Le Mans victories (ten of which came in Weissach machinery, from 917s to 962s) and will share their experiences from the iconic French endurance race during the charity dinner on Tuesday 5 July.

Mark Blundell – the 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans winner – will also join the Porsche legends for the Q&A at the evening, hosted by Natalie Pinkham (of Sky F1 coverage fame).

Tickets for the evening cost £185 and include dinner, drinks and canapés, while there will also be special auctions. Proceeds from the night will raise money for charity, including Great Ormand Street Hospital (a cause close to the heart of Hexagon founder, Paul Michaels).

To book your place, email [email protected] now.

le mans invite

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Sales Spotlight: Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6

It’s unusual to find a Porsche 911 that wasn’t originally specified with a number of choice options. However, sometimes you’ll find a car that left Zuffenhausen with an even more liberal smattering of extras than normal. This Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 is one of those cars.

With just over 1,300 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6s built, the last of the rear-wheel drive Turbos is one of the rarest and most sought after Neunelfers ever built and, despite being left-hand drive, this particular example from Hexagon Modern Classics has a number of standout features.

You will have, undoubtedly, already noticed the special order paint job (it’s hard not to). Even if you do spot another 964 Turbo 3.6 out on the road it is unlikely it will be finished in Wimbledon Green Metallic.

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The original owner also specified that the 964’s standard whale tail spoiler was replaced with the 964 RS 3.8’s imposing rear wing (although Porsche evidently didn’t switch out the ‘3.8’ insets from the endplates).

Resplendent on its split-rim Turbo alloys, this Porsche 964 will certainly stand out from the crowd wherever you take it. That’s if you decide to add to its 32,800 miles, rather than keep it stored safely in a garage.

Inside the colour scheme continues with the light grey leather sets (electrically adjustable) trimmed with green piping to match the car’s evergreen exterior, while the white-dialled dashboard has been subtly modified with a large boost gauge to see when that single turbo is ready to spool up.

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While the manual-gearboxed car is sure to provide plenty of analogue forced induction thrills, Hexagon’s 964 Turbo 3.6 isn’t without its creature comforts either, coming with an electric sunroof, mirrors and windows, an additional amplifier and rear windscreen wiper.

The perfect example of early Nineties excess, we have no doubts that – as with all of their cars – this Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 from Hexagon Modern Classics will be immaculate too, justifying its £199,995 price tag.

To check out this Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 in more detail, or to see more of the Porsche 911s on offer at Hexagon Modern Classics, visit their website now.

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Video: 2015 Total 911 Awards highlights

This time last week, we were all recovering from the inaugural Total 911 Awards, an event dubbed “a resounding success” by all those involved, including the nine different winners of the eleven trophies on offer.

Now, you can relive all the action with our gorgeously shot video highlights. If you couldn’t attend, our latest film will make you wish you did. Even if you were there, watching this will make you want to go back (if not just to see that stunning 901 Cabriolet prototype in the metal again).

So, sit back, relax and enjoy the highlights from our lavish London ceremony. Meanwhile, we’re already planning the 2016 event to ensure that it’s even more spectacular.

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