2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 4 6-Speed

Up for auction is this 2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 4 Coupe finished in Seal Grey Metallic over a Graphite Grey full leather interior.  This 6-speed example highlights some desirable factory options including supple leather seats, the Comfort Package, and rare GT3-style flared rocker panels.  Originally sold from Porsche of the Main Line in Pennsylvania, this Carrera 4 made its way to California in 2017 where it is now being offered for auction by its current owner with approximately 117k miles showing on the odometer.

The seller describes the Seal Grey Metallic finish to be in excellent overall condition with only minor cosmetic imperfections.  Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX.  This coupe showcases some noteworthy features including exclusive GT3-style flared rocker panels (X76) and 17” twist wheels.  It currently rides on a mixed set of Continental/Michelin tires that are stated to be in healthy condition.

 

Inside, this 996 is appointed with a premium Graphite Grey full leather interior with factory optioned supple leather seats.  Other optional features include a 3-spoke steering wheel in leather, heated front seats, self-dimming mirrors & rain sensor, the Technic Package, Comfort Package, sunroof and a rear window wiper.  A custom “Champion” logo has been added to the central tachometer and a carbon fiber shift knob and brake handle have been installed along with a steering wheel cover and an upgraded Bluetooth-compatible radio.  The original radio is said to be included in the sale and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.

This first-generation 996 Carrera is equipped with a naturally aspirated 3.4 L flat-six engine paired with a desirable 6-speed manual gearbox.  296 HP and 258 lb.-ft of torque are sent to all four wheels providing for a 0-60 time of approximately 5 seconds and a top speed of over 170 MPH.  Service records are said to be included from the seller's past 2 years of ownership and all other available maintenance history is provided on CARFAX.  There is no record of an IMS bearing upgrade.

This sale will include a clean title.  With its desirable specifications and 6-speed manual gearbox, this Carrera 4 is not to be missed.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $17,750
  • Auction End: March 10, 2021, 3:08 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 18
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Comments (45)

  • Calvisio 1 month, 1 weekago

    Sold for $17,750

  • Calvisio 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $17,750

  • nchokshi 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • dropren11rr 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • Calvisio 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $16,750

  • nchokshi 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $16,500

  • Calvisio 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,900

  • nchokshi 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,650

  • vintagevwfreak 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,400

  • dropren11rr 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $14,000

  • tryumph 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,555

  • Calvisio 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $11,250

  • Rower19 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • pjskinner 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,500

  • Rower19 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $9,960

  • DEALMAKER1947 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Rower19 Thanks to you a video is now available on this sight.

  • DEALMAKER1947 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Gofast Southern California

  • Gofast 1 month, 1 weekago

    Where is the car located now? I'm in N.Y. ....

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Rower19 a new video has been posted to the listing page

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    The video is being added, please stay tuned

  • Rower19 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @DEALMAKER1947 upload it to youtube and post the link here in comments

  • DEALMAKER1947 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Rower19 Sure, but where would I send it?

  • Rower19 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @DEALMAKER1947 possible to get a cold start video and a video of the car moving before this auction ends?

  • porscheklaus (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Great driving cars. I know, I know... the headlights, etc, etc. etc. Good news is you don't see them when driving the car :) I think the 996 is a bloody bargain if well taken care of and needed upgrades made. THEY ARE GREAT DRIVING CARS, period. Bargian.... but, not for long IMO.

  • Calvisio (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Is there any indication that an IMS bearing upgrade will be required? Has the vehicle ever been assessed for this upgrade? Please comment on whether such an upgrade is advisable for this vehicle.

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    On occasion we have seen incorrect information on Porsche build sheets. This usually results from clerical error or a change of order before the car is delivered. This 2001 996 is a Carrera 4 Coupe despite the build sheet calling it a Targa.

  • fcrapella 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • WRENCH.56 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Mercyhealth is right. There are a lot of desirable qualities about this car and if well maintained, they last forever. But I’m the odd man out; I prefer the first gen headlights to the 2002-2004 turbo headlights. I love the simplicity of the design. Oddly, I prefer its understated smooth and taut shape to my dearly departed and more muscular 993 C4S.
    My car is up on my lift right now b/c I’m doing my 120,000 mile service. These things appear surprisingly easy to work on for regular maintenance. I’ll see how I really feel about it at 150,000!miles!

  • opsnuse6 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • Mercyhealth (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @DEALMAKER1947 I completely agree with you and was not trying to be an a**. Your car needs to prove nothing. No offense intended.
    The gen 1 Carrera 4s added Porsche Stability Management for the first time. This along with traction control, anti slip control and automatic braking differential make it very desirable.

  • DEALMAKER1947 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Mercyhealth I never said it is a Targa, that is what showed up on the paperwork from the original dealer that first sold it that PCarMarket turned up.

  • Mercyhealth (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @DEALMAKER1947 obviously this car is not a targa give me a break. The Vinanylics are wrong also very strange. As far as the Carrera 4 is concerned one photo of the inside of the frunk will end the ?s.
    Nothing wrong here with the high miles 996.
    Really bidders wake up! Unfortunately I’m not in the hunt.

  • DEALMAKER1947 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Craftsmen It is a Carrera 4 and why they put down Targa 20 years ago, I have no idea.

  • DEALMAKER1947 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @901navigator I have a clean title and no loan on it.

  • DEALMAKER1947 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    That's the correct Vin # and it's a Cerrara 4. Who knows why this happened 20 years ago.

  • Craftsmen (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    The Porsche build sheet is misleading.
    It says it's a Targa and doesn't call out the 4 as in Carrera 4

  • DEALMAKER1947 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    This car has a clean title and no loan on it.

  • DEALMAKER1947 (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Griehl YES IT IS

  • Griehl 1 month, 1 weekago

    The vehicle is in Ca?

  • larryjod 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $3,250

  • WRENCH.56 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    This looks like a really nice car. I'd jump all over this if I had not just purchased an almost identical example, only with slightly more miles on it. These often dismissed first gen 996's are actually great driving cars at a bargain basement price. Being the first water cooled and production line 911s and being a radical design philosophy departure from traditional 911s, they are of every bit the historic significance as the first 911s were in their departure from 356's. I honestly believe they are finally starting to get the respect they deserve.
    Bidders, wake up!

  • Dbahnick 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • DEALMAKER1947 (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    This car has a clean title and I own it outright.

  • 901navigator (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Amazingly clean for a PA lived car!!

  • 901navigator (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    "Will include a clean title"? It does not currently have one? Recent Carfax entry shows loan or lein.

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2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 4 6-Speed
Final bid: $17,750 This auction has ended.