Up for auction at no reserve is this 2000 Porsche 996 Carrera Cabriolet presented in Cobalt Blue Metallic over a Grey leather interior. This tastefully configured 2000 example features upgraded suspension components, an aftermarket exhaust system and larger Porsche 997 wheels. Reported to have undergone an IMS, RMS and clutch replacement within the last 30k miles, this driver grade 996 is said to be in good driving order by its seller in Rockland County, NY with approximately 140,860 miles showing on the odometer.
The Cobalt Blue Metallic finish is said to be in fair condition with road-going wear and some cosmetic imperfections. The blue cabriolet top also exhibits some minor damage (detailed images and paint meter readings are provided in the photo gallery). A Blue painted hardtop will also be included with the sale. H&R lowering springs provide an aggressive stance which compliments the larger 18" Porsche 997 wheels which come dressed in BFGoodrich tires measuring 225/40 in the front and 275/35 in the rear.
The Grey leather interior remains in good shape with signs of wear. An aftermarket Kenwood radio and amplifier have been installed and the seller indicates the air conditioning needs to be recharged and that the power cabriolet top function is weak, although still manually operable. Highlights include Porsche crested headrests, the Bose Sound System, power operated seats and white-faced instrument gauges.
This 996 is equipped with a 3.4 L flat-six engine which is rated at 296 HP stock. Power is distributed to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed manual transmission making for a factory 0-60 time of approximately 5.2 seconds. Performance upgrades include an aftermarket exhaust system, H&R springs paired with Bilstein shocks and a brand new OEM mid length shifter upgrade. The IMS, RMS and clutch are said to have been replaced within the last 30k miles, and a collection of service records are provided for reference within the photo gallery. An intermittent check engine light has been reported for the evap system, although this Carrera is reported to be in otherwise solid driving condition.
The sale of this Cabriolet will include a set of two keys, a clear title, service records and a Blue hardtop. Whether you’re in the market for a daily driver or an entry-level Porsche sports car, this 996 Cabriolet offers an exceptional value.