Up for auction is this 2003 Porsche 996 Turbo finished in Seal Grey Metallic over a black full leather interior. Featuring a legendary twin-turbocharged Mezger engine paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox, this 996 also showcases the factory X50 Power Kit that upgrades the output to Turbo S specifications. This 2003 example is said to have been recently purchased by the seller from its previous owner of 14 years who had purchased the car as a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle from Brumos Porsche. The car spent about 2 years in Hawaii where its former owner was stationed in the Navy, all the while being serviced exclusively by Porsche. Accompanied by service records totaling over $65k, this Turbo is now being offered by its seller in North Carolina with approximately 126k miles showing on the odometer.
The Seal Grey Metallic paint is said to be in fair condition with some weathering on the rear decklid and cosmetic imperfections including two small dents on the driver’s side as depicted in the photo gallery. Some paint is reported to have been peeled up when the previously dealer-installed paint protection film was removed from the front hood. CARFAX also noted damage involving the rear end which is said to have been the result of a minor shopping cart incident. The rear bumper cover is said to have been repainted and the rest of the finish is reported to be original with a recent 2-stage correction performed. Noteworthy features include wide fenders, a rear spoiler, and factory Turbo Twist wheels that come dressed in newly installed Pirelli P-Zero summer tires. 3 of the 4 wheels are said to exhibit curb rash.
Inside, this Turbo features a black full leather interior with the optional Carbon Package. Other specifications listed on the original build sheet include supple leather front and rear seats, front seat heating, a shifter and brake handle in carbon/aluminum, and a remote 6-disc CD changer. The cabin exhibits some patina including slight cracks in the carbon fiber trim and wear on the driver’s seatback. 2 new window regulators were installed in 2018 at a reported cost of $1700. The power-operated rear spoiler is currently inoperable, and a warning light is said to have recently come on which will be addressed by a new mass airflow sensor at the seller’s expense. All other gauges and accessories are said to be fully functional.
This 996 is equipped with a highly revered 3.6 L twin-turbocharged flat-six Mezger engine featuring the factory optional X50 Power Kit which adds a revised tune as well as larger turbochargers and intercoolers. Rated at 444 HP stock, all four wheels are driven by way of a desirable 6-speed manual transmission allowing for a factory 0-60 time of approximately 4 seconds. CARFAX shows regular service carried out by dealerships and records will be included totaling over $65k. The following list of recent maintenance items was provided by the seller:
This 996 will be accompanied by 2 keys, books, extensive service records, and a clean Florida title.