This 2002 Porsche 996 Carrera Coupe was acquired by the seller as a project car in 2020 and underwent a subsequent restoration which is detailed in the “Project 996” video series on the AutoAmateur YouTube channel. The car has also been featured in several issues of 'Total 911' magazine, as well as several episodes of the podcast “Curb and Canyon”. It has been refinished in a custom blue color and modified with a ducktail spoiler, an OEM 911 Turbo front bumper, aftermarket Fuchs-style wheels, blue interior accents, a custom steering wheel, and an OEM Turbo short shifter. It features a replacement 3.6-liter engine and 6-speed manual transmission as well as an upgraded Soul Performance exhaust with FD Motorsports Fister mufflers. Recently serviced with new brake pads, fluid, and Porsche-recommended maintenance this resurrected 996 Carrera is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Minnesota while showing approximately 183k miles on the odometer.
This Carrera Coupe was refinished in custom metallic paint inspired by Porsche’s classic 1960s color of Bali Blue. The seller indicates the paintwork is fully clear-coated and encompasses the door jambs as well as the undersides of the hood and rear decklid. A ceramic coating has been recently applied to the exterior and clear paint protection film covers the front bumper. The car has been modified with a Sport Classic inspired ducktail rear spoiler, an OEM 911 Turbo front bumper, a Cup-style front splitter, black racing stripes, and aftermarket 19” Fuchs-style wheels. The brake calipers have also been custom refinished in orange with black Porsche lettering. The seller notes some minor wear is present on the clear coat on the driver’s door edge. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a full CARFAX report.
The interior features black leather seats, an Alcantara headliner, a Bose sound system, and the factory-optional Power Seat Package. It has been customized with blue seatbelts and a matching tachometer dial as well as a customized OEM leather steering wheel with deviated blue stitching. Other modifications include an OEM Turbo short shifter, a GT3 lower center console delete, and a modern head unit with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth compatibility. The seller indicates several trim pieces have been replaced with new OEM parts and the front seats have been refurbished with replacement leather.
Power comes from a replacement 3.6-liter flat-six engine which was installed by Porsche of Minneapolis in 2022 at 170k miles and sourced from a donor vehicle with approximately 90k miles. A replacement 6-speed manual transmission and clutch were also installed by Porsche of Minneapolis at this time along with new front suspension mounts, control arms, and struts. The engine has been upgraded with Soul Performance catalytic converters and FD Motorsports Fister mufflers.
This sale will include owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, some documentation, and a clean title.
The seller would like you to know: “The vehicle was purchased in 2020 as a project car. The restoration and modifications were the subject of the 'Project 996' video series on the AutoAmateur YouTube channel. The car has also appeared in several issues of 'Total 911' magazine, as well as several episodes of the podcast 'Curb and Canyon'. Along with myself, this car has thousands of admirers and friends from around the world. The vehicle was purchased with a cracked windscreen, broken transmission housing, and a crack on the original engine casing. The concept of the project was to create as close to a factory fresh, custom, 996 as possible in the style of the famous 'Sport Classic' style of 911. After Porsche of Minneapolis installed a replacement engine, transmission, and new clutch, along with many other custom modifications, the car has conquered the Smoky Mountains and the world-famous 'Tail of the Dragon' US highway 129.”
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