2004 Porsche 996 Carrera 40th Anniversary

Up for auction is this limited production 2004 Porsche 996 Carrera Coupe 40th Anniversary.  The 40th Anniversary year of the 911 was 2004, which happened to fall during the final production year of the 996 model.  As a result, Porsche decided to build a very special car to celebrate this milestone.  This example was purchased new for a collection based out of Albuquerque, NM.  It eventually made its way to Texas where it currently resides.  In 2015, the current owner purchased the vehicle and has only driven approximately 2200 miles in his four years of ownership.  It is now being offered in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition with only 29k miles showing on the odometer.


The 40th Anniversary 996 comes loaded with unique features and style cues that separate it from the rest of the 996 line up.  For instance, each car received a build number and was finished in GT Silver (first used on the Carrera GT of the same year).  The body itself offered special enhancements such as the aero/GT3 rocker panels, Turbo front bumper with painted grills, special high-gloss wheel finish, and bespoke badging.

This garage-kept example is said be in excellent overall condition with only a few noted flaws including a couple of small chips on the front-end as well as a small scrape mark on the front bottom plastic spoiler.  According to the Carfax, there was an accident reported in 2007.  According to the seller, the dealer whom he purchased the car from noted that this incident was caused by hitting a road barrier.  The selling dealer claimed that damage was only caused to the front bumper.  The seller feels confident that this car was never involved any kind of major accident, and will be having a independent inspection performed within the next few days.  The inspection will be added to the listing as soon as it is available.

Currently installed are a set of factory 18” alloy wheels that currently wear a set of Continental Extreme Contact tires.

The bespoke black leather interior also shows to be in excellent condition with minimal wear.  The 40th Anniversary theme is carried throughout the interior with special design elements such as:  full special textured leather seats (X99), #262/1963 badge, GT Silver painted tunnel console, and more. When delivered new, this 911 carried an MSRP of over $92k.  In addition to the long list of standard extras that come with the Anniversary model, this particular example was ordered with a Bose sound package, power comfort seat Package, and a CD changer.

The Anniversary car continues to deliver, this time in the form of performance thanks to the coveted X51 package.  This factory option included a 3.6L flat-six engine with cast aluminum GT3 intake manifold, larger headers, upgraded cam shafts, and modified cylinder heads, help the car achieve approximately 340HP, nearly 25HP over the standard model.  A 6-speed manual transmission delivers power to the rear wheels and is said to shift smoothly.  All service is said to be up-to-date.  The seller also states that all service work, has been properly performed at Swiss Garage in Houston, TX.

The sale will include all factory books, Porsche certificate of authenticity and 2 keys.  Don't miss your opportunity to own this significant piece of modern Porsche history.

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Auction Results

  • Winning Bid: $32,000
  • Auction End: Oct. 22, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 7
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Comments (15)

  • TAZ40JAHRE 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    @RichardLumpp Congrats on the purchase of that lovely and historic 911 40th! When you get a moment I'd appreciate it if you'd shoot me and email at 40jahre911@gmail.com so that I can update the 911 40th Registry with your details (the Registry website is www.40jahre911.com and we're on FB at www.facebook.com/40jahre911). @pauledmiston Congrats to you, too, on the sale. You really cared for that car so nicely.

  • RichardLumpp 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • sellhouses2 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $29,000

  • Robert718 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    I think adding the inspection report was a fantastic move on the part of the seller and Pcarmarket. The winner of this car will have tremendous peace of mind if buying remotely. GLWTA

  • pauledmiston (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Thepillone I have 2 Keys. I have the original books and manuals. You are correct, no luggage. I was told that the tires were replaced at about 20,000 miles from the seller. Based on what I know on the history of the car, I would guess (cannot guarantee) that they were replaced about 2012/2013. I take the car into Swiss Garage in Houston. I have them do an overall check when I take it in for an oil change/inspection. The feedback has always been they are in great shape. I had the tires checked out, the front tires are 11/32, the rear driver is 8/32 and the rear passenger is 9/32. All with good tread left. The climate control and other knobs are in great shape. No peeling anywhere. The radio faceplate is perfect, but the volume and tuner knobs are sticky. I had planned on replacing both. They are available at Pelican Parts as Porsche Genuine Parts @ $17.50 each. Honestly, I hardly ever used the radio as I preferred driving windows down and the sunroof open, so it wasn't foremost on my mind, but, again, I'll replace. I had the car evaluated and the gentlemen took a few pictures that are attached to this posting. Good questions, please let me know if you have more.

  • RichardLumpp 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • obsurdgeo 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • sellhouses2 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • Thepillone 4 weeksago

    Do you not have any service records since your purchase in 2015? How many keys fobs?
    Do you have any of the original manuals/paperwork? I assume no luggage?
    What is the condition of the interior buttons, especially radio faceplate and climate control. Any peeling or stickiness? Any pictures of the underside of the car? Tire age? Thanks.

  • pauledmiston (seller) 4 weeksago

    @JJShifty I assume no. I was not able to get records from the previous owners. I have not had it done since my ownership. The mechanic I go to (specializes in Porsches, Mercedes and BMW's did ot recommend it. He said the performance package for the 40th Anniversary option had extra lubrication for the bearings. I've had no issues and no metal in the oil.

  • JJShifty 4 weeks, 1 dayago

    IMS bearing done?

  • clewisjr 1 monthago

    What is the reserve on this car??

  • TAZ40JAHRE 1 monthago

    @pauledmiston Best of luck with the sale of Nr. 0262. My goodness, you've kept that car spotless. Given her low mileage and excellent condition someone is going to be very fortunate to be the winner of this auction.

    For everyone else, just for context, I own a 40th, too (Nr. 0711) and manage the Registry for these cars. In that regard, I thought you'd all enjoy knowing the special place in Porsche/PCA history that this particular car enjoys. As you will see in the CARFAX, she started life in New Mexico. Her original owner was Don Janssen, founder of the PCA Roadrunner Region and an avid Porsche enthusiast whose accomplishments are well-documented. Upon his passing he bequeathed the car to his nephew in Texas and that nephew (and the car) were featured on the cover of PCA's Panorama in Oct 2012. Happy bidding to all on this special piece of Porsche/PCA history. Whoever is the lucky bidder please contact us so that we can welcome you to the Registry and update the records. Our website is www.40jahre911.com or you can visit us on FB at www.facebook.com/40jahre911.

  • Stevez321 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • sellhouses2 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

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2004 Porsche 996 Carrera 40th Anniversary
Final bid: $32,000 This auction has ended.