We are pleased to offer this 2004 Porsche 996 Carrera 40th Anniversary Edition. Celebrating 40 years of the Porsche 911, a limited run of 1,963 specially appointed Carreras were introduced in 2003 for the 2004 model year. These 996’s were all finished in traditional GT Silver Metallic paint over Natural Leather interiors and came equipped with the front fascia of the 911 Turbo, a limited-slip differential, Sport Suspension, the X51 Power Kit, special polished wheels, and other unique features. This particular example has been upgraded with an IPD intake plenum, LN Engineering IMS bearing, and has been recently serviced along with a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection. Currently showing just over 33k miles on the odometer, this rare and highly collectible 996 is being offered for auction by its seller out of California accompanied by a matching luggage set and the original window sticker.
This limited-edition Carrera comes finished in GT Silver Metallic and sports the front fascia of the Turbo model along with GT3-style flared rocker panels, polished exhaust tips, and a special "40 Jahre 911" designation on the rear decklid. The seller notes some very minor chips on the front bumper and states that the front spoiler was recently replaced in preparation for sale. The left side fender, door, and rear quarter panel are also said to have been previously refinished to address minor cosmetic damage, additional images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The model-specific 18” Carrera II lightweight polished wheels come dressed in a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires dated from 2018.
Inside, this 996 highlights a premium Natural Grey Leather interior complemented by unique details including aluminum instrument bezels, a painted center console, Alcantara headliner, door sills with “911” insignias, and a limitation plaque below the climate control panel engraved with the car’s production number of 1098. Additional factory options include a rear window wiper, the Bose High-End Sound Package, a remote 6-disc CD changer, and heated power-operated Comfort Seats. An upgraded double-din Porsche Classic radio has been installed and the original radio is said to accompany the sale as well. The seller notes minor wear on the driver’s seat bolster and reports all accessories and instrumentation to remain fully functional.
The 996 40th Anniversary Edition is equipped with the Exclusive X51 Power Kit which brings the output of the 3.6L flat-six engine up to 345 HP, an increase of 25 HP over the standard 996 Carrera. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 6-speed manual transmission which provides a 0-60 time of approximately 4.5 seconds. The X51 Power Kit includes a valvetrain upgrade, cast-aluminum intake manifolds with a modified cross-section, and a remapped engine tune. This special edition also comes standard with Turbo radiators, a limited-slip differential, and Sport Suspension. An upgraded IPD intake plenum has been installed and the seller reports an LN Engineering IMS bearing upgrade to have been carried out as well. An oil change and brake fluid flush were completed earlier in 2021 and a recent service was performed within the last month including new spark plugs and ignition coils. Some invoices are provided for reference in the photo gallery along with a recent pre-purchase inspection.
This sale will include a matching luggage set, the original owner's manuals and window sticker, a set of two keys, a leather key pouch, a spare tire, service records, and a clean title. One of the most sought-after models of the 996 generation, this highly collectible 996 40th Anniversary Edition is not to be overlooked.