Porsche 993, 911 Carrera Cabrio, 1995-98
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Porsche Carrera 911 (993) Convertible Tops

Configuration:  The original top had a green tinted plastic rear window sewn in. This top is duplicated and offered, made as original by Robbins.

Fabrics: The original topping was German A5 Sonnenland Canvas. This is offered as well as Twillfast Canvas.

About Toppings: The original Sonnenland has (roughly) 10% greater durabilty than Twillfast. The two are quite difficult to tell apart in surface appearance.

Warranties:  Robbins offers a six year warranty with 18 month labor allowance on these tops.

Installers: The best way to locate an installer is to enter "Automobile upholstery shops near me" in your browser search bar. Google provides a geographic display of nearby shops (that should be consulted with.)

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Porsche 911 (993) Carreras
Original German A5 Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top
Green Tinted Zippered Plastic Window (accepts headliner)
Made by Robbins  
     (Robbins 3175C)
Color:

As low as:
$899.00
B.) Porsche 911 (993) Carreras
Twillfast Canvas Convertible Top
Green Zippered Tinted Plastic Window (accepts headliner)
Made by Robbins  
     (Robbins 3175C)
Color:

As low as:
$789.00
Porsche 993, 911 Carrera Cabrio convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998


Headliners

Headliners

Porsche 911 (993) Carreras
Original Replacement Headliner in Black Cloth.

Made by Robbins

Headliner attaches to fittins on window zipper as original.
$395.00


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

1995-98 Porsche 993, 911 Carrera, Speedster Hold Down Tension Side Cables, Pair

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
   Details...

$45.00
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$12.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$20.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black and Dark Blue

Fabrics: The original fabric for these Porsche Cabriolet tops was German Sonnenland canvas.

The "A5" designation refers to the modern Porsche Sonnenland canvas which has a subtly different feel, a silkier texture, than the old Sonnenland. This is the same fabric as used by Porsche.

Sonnendeck Canvas (also called 'Twillfast') is an American made canvas, true double texture topping like the Haartz Stayfast. Many purists who own Mercedes and other German cars want to see the particular German weave (that is called "dobby weave") when they look up inside the car. Haartz Stayfast canvas has a plain (unwoven) inner lining. So for Porsche, Mercedes and BMW owners who will spend a little more in order to see that "dobby" weave we offer a fabric called Sonnendeck (in addition to the original German Sonnenland or Happich canvas. The wear rating of Sonnendeck is also greater than for Haartz, by perhaps 10%. This is due to the slightly heavier inner lining and subtle bonding specification differences.

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black.

Window: Our tops are made with the green plastic rear window with factory zipper as is original.

Headliner: The inner fabric ceiling portion, called the headliner, is sold separately. Headliners are listed with "Accessories." Our tops are made with the original zipper so that the original headliner may be re-applied, or a replacement headliner which we supply.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (Porsche 993, 911 Carrera Cabrio) fit cars for years: 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.