2003 Porsche 996 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed

Now available for auction is this 2003 Porsche 996 Carrera finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over a Metropol Blue interior.  In 2002, the Porsche 996 Carrera underwent a considerable update including redesigned headlights and a larger 3.6L flat-six engine.  This 2003 example was purchased new from Don Rosen Porsche in Pennsylvania and came generously optioned at an original cost of over $85k with a 6-speed manual transmission, heated supple leather seats, the Xenon Headlamp Package, the Bose High-End Sound Package, Porsche Stability Management (PSM), and Sport Exhaust System. Acquired by the current owner in 2009 at 35k miles while still under a Porsche CPO warranty, this 996 has since undergone extensive maintenance and upgrades including an LN Engineering IMS bearing, new clutch kit, rear main seal, water pump, a 997 shifter assembly, OEM 18” Sport Techno wheels, and a full RoW-spec Sport Suspension (M030).  Now showing just over 74k miles on the odometer and accompanied by a fully documented history of service, this well cared for 996 Carrera is being offered for auction by its owner out of Pennsylvania.

This 996 is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic and features optional Bi-Xenon headlights as well as genuine 18” Porsche Sport Techno wheels which were sourced through an authorized Porsche dealer.  The seller notes the car to have been garage kept throughout their ownership and reports that a full detail and ceramic coating treatment was performed in 2019.  The passenger side door and front hood are said to have been refinished under previous ownership to address scratches.  Some imperfections have also been noted on the door edges as well as scratches on the underside of the front bumper and a paint-blend spot on the passenger side door.  The headlight lenses are also recommended for reconditioning.  Additional images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.  The wheels are currently dressed in Pirelli P Zero Rosso N-Spec tires dated from 2017 in the rear and 2018 in front.  The tires are reported to show 7/32 tread all around.

Inside, this Carrera features a beautifully appointed Metropol Blue interior with supple leather front and rear seats, the Bose High-End Sound Package, and aluminum/leather trim for the shifter and brake handle.  The optional Power Seat Package is also equipped along with front seat heating and adjustable front seat lumbar support.  An upgraded OEM aluminum-look radio surround and rear center console have been installed along with an upgraded Porsche 997 shifter assembly.  Some wear is noted on the driver’s seat bolster, driver-side door pull, and shifter.  Throughout the current ownership, many pieces were replaced with new OEM Porsche parts including the headlight switch, ignition switch, driver’s side door latch switch, and passenger window regulator.  The seller confirms all instruments and accessories to be fully functional.

This second-generation 996 Carrera is equipped with a naturally aspirated 3.6L flat-six engine that generates as much as 320 HP and 273 lb.-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission.  From the factory, this 996 came optioned with Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and the Sport Exhaust System (PSE).  The owner has also installed a factory RoW-spec Sport Suspension (M030) consisting of upgraded springs, struts, sway bars, and bushings.  An LN Engineering single-row IMS bearing upgrade has been carried out under the current ownership along with the installation of an LN Engineering spin-on oil filter adapter, magnetic drain plug, 160-degree low-temp thermostat, new clutch kit, rear main seal, air/oil separator, water pump, and engine mounts.  The following items have also been addressed at the corresponding intervals:

  • Spark Plugs (2010)
  • Coolant Cap (2012)
  • Engine lid strut (2013)
  • Front trunk lid struts (2013)
  • Oil pressure sensor (2014)
  • Ignition Coils (2014)
  • Coolant Reservoir – (2015)
  • Battery (2018)
  • Transmission Fluid (2019)
  • Coolant (2019)
  • Brake rotors, pads, dampers, retaining clips, screws, pins (2019)

The seller notes that all major service was carried out through either an authorized Porsche dealer or the specialists at Dougherty Automotive.  A minor oil leak is reported from the passenger rear side of the engine and the brakes are said to be at 12/32 all around.  A complete collection of service records is said to accompany the sale dating back to the original purchase, and routine oil changes have been completed by the current owner every 6 months since 2009.

This sale will include a set of three keys, original owner's manuals, service records, and a clean title.  Meticulously maintained, tastefully upgraded, and thoroughly documented, this 2003 Carrera may very well be the Porsche 996 you have been searching for.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $28,996
  • Auction End: 2021-08-03 19:52:16+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 28
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Comments (47)

  • naked_dave (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Awesome! Will give you a call in a few here @Carguy1967

  • naked_dave 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Sold for $28,996

  • naked_dave 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $28,996

  • mhessian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $26,500

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,500

  • GreekBatMan (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Why is Toddstorm bidding against himself? Looks suspicious.

  • mhessian 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $24,000

  • Carguy1967 (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    I would be completely confident in getting in this 996 and driving cross country.

  • Carguy1967 (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Hello Bidders! The only non-Porsche components installed on this car are from LN Engineering. Everything other item replaced with factory Porsche Parts. Almost all were replaced due to personal preference /preventative maintenance, not needing to be replaced. I would completely confident getting this 996 and driving cross country. It has been and is a great car! Happy bidding!

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,000

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $22,000

  • GreekBatMan 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,996

  • Carguy1967 (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Lobo Thank you!

  • Lobo (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Carguy1967 I appreciate you clarifying. Nice car.

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • Carguy1967 (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Lobo Thanks for your note. The oil leak is represented is pics 78, 80,and 81. They are different pics of the same spot. I hope this helps.

  • Lobo (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Do the undercarriage crusty pics (don't mean to be harsh but I'm struggling at how else to describe it) represent the oil leak?

  • mibi 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $19,250

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $19,000

  • larryjod 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,250

  • Comish 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • luis.seneriz 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,996

  • ToddStorm 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • C 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,500

  • GreekBatMan 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,996

  • bdonahue54 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,250

  • DanL991TS 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,000

  • GreekBatMan 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,500

  • glbaumann 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • C 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • Comish 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $11,750

  • GreekBatMan 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $11,500

  • GreekBatMan (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Carguy1967 thanks for the quick response

  • Carguy1967 (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @GreekBatMan Hello and thank your for your note. Yes, I have the receipts for the IMS retrofit (done by Dougherty Automotive - An LN Engineering Approved Installer). Dougherty also did the Air oil separator as well. The original IMS bearing goes to the new owner. It is in great shape. Porsche of Delaware did the new clutch install and Fairwinds Automotive in Bear, Delaware performed the installation of the ROW M030 Sport Suspension. Fairwinds is a independent Porsche specialist. I have invoices/receipts for all of these items including the purchase of the new factory wheels from Porsche of Delaware.

  • GreekBatMan (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Just wanted to confirm you have documents for the e IMS bearing replacement along with other items listed. Looks like a good driver

  • Carguy1967 (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @stupendous Happy to answer any additional questions you might have about the car.

  • stupendous (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Carguy1967 Thank you for getting back to me. Appreciate the transparency.

  • larryjod 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • FramedVision 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,500

  • Carguy1967 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @stupendous Thanks for your note. This car needs nothing in the next 6 months. The oil leak has been there for years and due to it never leaking on the ground it just never was something I addressed. I believe it is a cam plug that may have a small leak. Pennsylvania State Safety Inspection (which was just completed on 6/29/2021) is quite comprehensive and every component vital to the vehicles safe operation must work. In addition to that, Dougherty Automotive of West Chester, PA does another inspection checking the car and the only item they made note of is the oil leak. I hope this helps.

  • stupendous (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Hi

    Could you please elaborate on the oil leak mentioned? Also, is there anything that needs to be addressed in the next 6 months? Thanks!

  • Carguy1967 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @larryjod Hello. Thanks for your question. Really love the 992 and the wife agreed to a 992 when the market and the supply shortages slow down.

  • larryjod (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Why are you selling?

  • larryjod 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,250

  • mibi 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Carguy1967 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Hello Everyone.

    Welcome to the auction. I am happy to answer an questions you might have.

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2003 Porsche 996 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed
Final bid: $28,996 This auction has ended.