Up for auction is this 2003 Porsche 996 Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed finished in Seal Gray Metallic over a black leather interior. Boasting a recently rebuilt 3.6-liter flat-six engine along with an IMS bearing upgrade, this example is ready to be driven and enjoyed by a new owner. It is now being offered by its seller out of Florida showing 77k miles on the odometer.
The Seal Grey Metallic finish on this Carrera is said to be in very nice overall condition with minimal wear showing. Detailed images are available in the photo gallery. A few key exterior design features of this 996 include a color-matched hardtop, stainless steel exhaust pipes and factory flared rocker panels. The optional 18” light alloy Carrera wheels also show to be in great condition and come wrapped in an older set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
The cabin of this Carrera features an all original black supple leather interior that is also reported to be in great condition. Every piece of switch gear is said to operate as it should. The convertible top is fully functional and there are a handful of additional options on this 996’s $97k build sheet, including:
Power comes from a freshly rebuilt 3.6L flat-six engine that is capable of sending 320HP to the rear wheels by way of a desirable 6-speed manual transmission that features a new clutch kit. The original owner experienced a recent IMS bearing failure which lead Vertex Auto to perform a complete and comprehensive engine out rebuild with the addition of an IMS bearing replacement. The result is a powerful as-new engine that is backed by a 1-year warranty. With only test miles driven since, this Carrera is said to be in excellent running condition. Additional performance features include upgraded Brembo brake calipers along with a full Fabspeed exhaust system.
Included in the sale of this 996 are two keys, books, extensive service records totaling over $23k not including the engine rebuild, a spare tire, factory tools, factory wind deflector and original window sticker.