Now available for auction is this 2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4 Cabriolet finished in Black over a black interior. This all-wheel-drive Carrera features a desirable 6-speed manual gearbox as well as 18” Turbo-look wheels, factory supple leather seats, and Exclusive Porsche crested headrests. Having undergone an IMS bearing upgrade as part of a major service under the current ownership in 2016, this 996 is now being listed for auction by its seller out of North Dakota while showing just over 70k miles on the odometer.
This 996 is finished in Black with a matching black convertible soft top. Clear 3M paint protection film has been applied over the front end and the seller notes a few scratches and minor door dings throughout the exterior, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The convertible top rear window is said to be in need of replacement, and a new zip-out rear window will be included in the sale along with a factory color-matched removable hardtop. This Carrera rides on upgraded 18” Turbo-look wheels dressed in Michelin Pilot Sport tires. The rear tires are reported to have been replaced within the last two years and the fronts are said to retain approximately 80% tread.
Inside, this 996 is appointed with a black interior highlighting optional supple leather front and rear seats. Additional factory features include 8-way power-operated heated seats, Exclusive Porsche crested headrests, driver seat memory, driver seat lumbar support, and Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation. Modifications include carbon fiber armrest, door handle and handbrake trim, an EVOMS short-throw shifter, stainless steel pedal covers, and a custom-painted center console. Some creasing can be seen on the driver's seat and the LCD temperature control screen is noted to be slightly faded.
A naturally aspirated 3.4 L M96 flat-six engine sends up to 296 HP and 258 lb.-ft of torque to all four wheels by way of a 6-speed manual transmission. An LN Engineering IMS bearing upgrade was performed in 2016 by Imola Motorsports Inc. of Minnesota. During this time, nearly $7k worth of service was carried out including the installation of a new clutch kit, crankshaft seal, drive belt, spark plugs, coolant flange gasket, valve cover gaskets, rear shock absorbers, and a four-wheel alignment. Corresponding invoices are provided for reference in the photo gallery.
This sale will include some service invoices, orignal owner's manuals, a color-matched removable hardtop, and a clean title. With its tasteful options, desirable 6-speed gearbox, and critical IMS bearing upgrade, this Carrera 4 presents an excellent value for any Porsche enthusiast.