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How many C2S's were made..??

Richyd

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Just wondering and cannot find the answer online anywhere....??

Specifically, how many were registered in the UK..??
 
Hi mate,
This has been discussed before somewhere on here - you can probably find the thread if you spend hours searching, but IIRC the number of manual C2S cars registered in UK was somewhere around 180.
Someone will put me right no doubt. I think Chris W has the specifics on this from Porsche UK.
 
Just found this from 2007. Looks like 251 total into the UK - not sure how that breaks down manual or tip...

Mike993 said:
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
Grand Total
911 (993) CARRERA
353
225
212
47
20
857
911 (993) CARRERA 4
18
149
182
86
6
441
911 (993) CARRERA 4 CABRIO
1
46
52
23
122
911 (993) CARRERA 4 COUPE / CABRIO
2
21
6
29
911 (993) CARRERA 4 S
92
52
37
181
911 (993) CARRERA CABRIO
113
89
68
58
2
1
331
911 (993) CARRERA CABRIO AUTO
52
60
34
34
180
911 (993) CARRERA COUPE / CABRIO
2
2
1
5
1
11
911 (993) CARRERA COUPE / CABRIO TIP S
2
2
911 (993) CARRERA S COUPE
42
197
12
251
911 (993) CARRERA S COUPE TIP S
18
74
3
95
911 (993) CARRERA TIPTRONIC
83
116
67
6
272
911 (993) RS
1
25
11
37
911 (993) TARGA
3
168
161
4
336
911 (993) TARGA TIPTRONIC S
2
112
81
6
201
911 (993) TURBO
83
89
74
31
277
911 (993) TURBO S
23
23
Grand Total
623
800
1149
915
157
2
3646


Above is copy of UK numbers taken from link earlier in the thread. I noticed that here there seems to be almost double the number of 2S to the 4S (354 - 181), whereas in the world figures its the other way around. Interestingly, In the US, the 2S fetches a higher price than the 4S, probably due to being rarer. As we have a different ratio in the UK numbers, maybe the same trend won't occur. :wink:
 
Yep. About 250 manuals sold in the UK and according to www.howmanyleft.com they're pretty much still all gracing our roads.

Slightly less C4S were built and they were manual only. But globally about twice as many C4S were made.

I don't think they're ever be much in it on value. There are pros and cons to both models.

When I was buying, I wanted rear wheel drive or nothing and I suspect many people are the same.

The C4S has added weight and complication (more to go wrong) and will cost a bit more to maintain in the long run. If bought as a dry weekend car the 4WD is superfluous.

The C2S is also the last model made, the last of the last of the air-cooled and has the best rear grill. But the C4S has all leather which is very nice.

They both represent the pinnacle (in market terms) of the N/A 993 (RS excluded).
 
If wider and heavier is your bag.

993 C2S Man = 251
993 C2S Tip = 95
 
GT4 said:
If wider and heavier is your bag.

The market demand (as reflected in the true premium) is there so I guess that it is a lot of people's bag (in manual form in any case) :thumb:

Wider = better looking. Only those in denial disagree. :D

If heavier is a problem - why not start by getting rid of all that unnecessary AWD gubbins that cause the car to understeer more? :grin:

It's great that such a variety of 993 models were made and they all have their fans and detractors. To each their own.

Personally, I'm happy with my unmodified, limited edition (in relative terms), wide body 993. I know I bought the car I wanted. :thumb:

However getting back to the subject of the thread, 250 manual cars is pretty rare really. It's only one for approximately every 250,000 people in the UK. When you think of it like that it shows that there aren't very many to go round.
 
Crikey, it was a joke (although still based on fact, my preferences and an expectation of a the predictable rise ...)

Of course so too were some of your comments, I am not unaware of the WB premium, but for me it does nothing.

For me, the AWD on balance does something useful (and I would not consider a 911 without it), whereas outside of the Turbo etc, I am not convinced the WB does.

But that is why I chose a NB AWD and you chose a WB 2WD :viking:


This is quite wide enough for me (without going all WickedArtz caricature):

garage_gallery-714-1356260101.jpg
 
GT4 said:
But that is why I chose a NB AWD and you chose a WB 2WD :viking:

Different strokes :thumb:

To each his own. :cheers:
 
Quite.

But had you bought a C2S Tip I may have to have gone all James Hunt on you and your cats.

:?
 
GT4 said:
Quite.

But had you bought a C2S Tip I may have to have gone all James Hunt on you and your cats.

:?

And no-one would want that :grin:
 
Fortunately, for the 993, Porsche hadn't worked our how to do both AWD and Auto.

Anyone for tennis?

Tennis_Racket_and_Balls.jpg
 
Thanks guys..... I thought it was 251 (from memory) but wasn't sure. Strange that there were less C4S' registered in the UK, as I was sure there were more C4S registered than C2S....?? proves you can be wrong.

I'm not going to stir up the AWD v's RWD debate, but I can tell you that I still miss my C4, it was a wonderful car, really well balanced, it felt light on it's toes but still instilled confidence when "pressing on". The C2S on the other hand does feel different, a little less benign, but still pretty solid and sure-footed - both are amazing machines.
 

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