A 1994 Porsches 911 Turbo S just sold for a stunning $1.26 million on Bring a Trailer. Does this sale seem a little random? Yes, but once you get into it, you’ll discover that this is one of the most sought-after models of all time.
It isn’t all 1994 model Porsche’s that are fetching a price like this. No, this is limited to the Turbo version, but not just any turbo version. As the story goes, the regular turbo model was introduced in 1993 and sold throughout 1994. Once 1,400 examples had sold, Porsche sent 93 cars to their Exclusive Department to add the Turbo S modification package. Just 76 of those 93 received Flachbau bodywork, while the remaining 17 cars were sold in North America exclusively with the standard Turbo headlights and bodywork. It’s these 17 that are so coveted amongst collectors. They are known as the 1994 Porsches 911 Turbo S 3.6 “Package” examples.
Finished in black to match the leather upholstery, the car looks like something John Wick would drive (if it was American muscle).
The turbocharged 3.6-litre flat-six is fitted with the X88 Turbo S power kit with a five-speed manual transaxle and limited-slip differential. Factory options include X99 asymmetrical side air intakes, X93 Turbo S rear spoiler, and a X92 Turbo S front lip spoiler. Other additional equipment includes a power-operated sunroof, 18-inch Speedline multi-piece Cup wheels, front sports seats with electric height adjustment, a dark rootwood shift knob and parking brake handle, and maybe the coolest addition, a period correct Porsche cassette stereo with a trunk-mounted six-disc CD changer.
The car has received a few updates over the years including new engine gaskets, door speakers, an airbag module. New tyres, hood, and decklid struts that were installed in 2021.
Whether or not you would pay for over a million for a car that still has a tape deck is up to you, but in the eyes of collectors, it’s certainly worth the price.