Now up for auction is this 2002 Porsche 996 Turbo Coupe finished in Slate Grey Metallic. Sold new in Texas at an original sticker price over $131k, this Turbo features a Grey Natural Leather interior and a host of rare aluminum, leather, and Arctic Silver trim pieces from Porsche's Exclusive Department. Power comes from a 3.6L flat-six Mezger engine derived from the legendary 1998 Le Mans-winning GT1 race car, paired with an optional 5-speed Tiptronic S gearbox. It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Pennsylvania showing just over 66k miles on the odometer.
This 996 comes finished in Slate Grey Metallic (L23F), a popular color based on the historic nonmetallic shade of Slate Grey. Compared to the standard Carrera model, the 996 Turbo is distinguished by wide fenders, side air ducts, bumpers with large air intakes, and a fixed rear spoiler with an auto-deploying wing. The seller describes the paint to be in excellent condition and notes the front bumper has been previously refinished, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. This 996 rides on aftermarket GT3-style 19" wheels with new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires mounted in the rear.
Inside, amenities include heated supple leather seats with adjustable driver-side lumbar support, automatic climate control, and an upgraded Alpine Bluetooth stereo. The cabin is appointed with full Grey Natural Leather upholstery and special trim pieces from Porsche's Exclusive Department; the factory specifications label is decoded below:
This 996 is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.6L flat-six Mezger engine rated at 415 HP and 415 lb.-ft of torque. All four wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, that allows for both automatic and manual gear changes using the +/- setting on the gear selector or the buttons mounted on the steering wheel. Acceleration from 0-60 MPH is achieved in less than 5 seconds with a top speed of approximately 185 MPH. Recent maintenance history on CARFAX includes new spark plugs, CV boots, and a water pump installed by European Imports in 2020, and a service completed by Bert Smith Euro Collection of Florida in November of 2021.
This sale of this 996 Turbo will include a clean title.