Equipped with a twin-turbocharged Mezger engine paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox, this 2001 Porsche 996 Turbo is finished in the rarely seen color of Wimbledon Green Metallic over a Black leather interior. It was originally configured with equipment for the German market and was factory-designated as a press vehicle (option code 740) featuring Exclusive leather trim throughout the cabin as well as aluminum inlays for the shifter and brake handle. This Turbo was recently imported from Sweden to Italy where it is now being offered for auction showing just over 91k kilometers (approx. 56.5k miles) on the odometer and accompanied by a Porsche Classic certification.
The 996 Turbo features wider bodywork compared to a contemporary Carrera model and is distinguished by integrated side air intakes, a unique bumper design, side skirts, and a speed-activated rear spoiler. This 2001 example is finished in Wimbledon Green Metallic, an exceptionally rare and sought-after color named for Porsche’s sponsorship of the Wimbledon tennis championships. Red brake calipers are mounted behind 18” 911 Turbo alloy wheels dressed in Pirelli P-Zero Rosso tires. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a recent inspection from the Porsche Classic Italia Department which describes the car as being totally original with no evidence of prior accidents or repairs.
The cabin features Black leather upholstery with optional supple leather seats and Exclusive extended leather trim pieces including the dashboard trim strip, instrument surround, air vent brackets, center console, defroster trim, speaker covers, and ignition lock surround. Other specifications include optional aluminum inlays for the shifter and brake handle, heated seats with adjustable lumbar support, cruise control, an electric sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a telephone handset, and Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
A twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter Mezger flat-six engine delivers up to 415 HP and 415 lb.-ft of torque to all four wheels by way of a 6-speed manual transmission. Acceleration from 0-60 MPH takes place in approximately 4 seconds and stopping power comes from fixed 4-piston brakes paired with 330mm cross-drilled discs at each corner. A major service is said to have been completed in August 2017 and the most recent maintenance performance in May 2022 included a standard service with new spark plugs. Service records are provided for reference in the gallery as well as a recent 111-point inspection by the Classic Department at Centro Porsche Roma.
This sale will include, owner’s manuals, a window sticker, a toolkit, an air pump, a spare tire, service records, and a clean title.
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