Up for auction is this 2004 Porsche 996 Carrera “40th Anniversary Edition” finished in GT Silver Metallic over a Black Leather interior. Standing as one of approximately 800 examples delivered in North America, this generously equipped Carrera celebrates 40 years of the legendary 911 with a revised front bumper, factory polished 18-inch Carrera II lightweight wheels and the sought-after X51 Power Kit. This 996 is noted to be in exceptional overall condition with proper maintenance including an LN Engineering IMS bearing upgrade. Featuring an upgraded Fabspeed exhaust system and air intake, this special edition 996 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York while showing approximately 35k miles on the odometer.
The traditional GT Silver Metallic finish on this coupe is stated to be in outstanding overall condition with only a few very minor imperfections (detailed images are available in the photo gallery along with recent paint meter readings). This commemorative model is characterized by a revised Turbo-look front bumper, factory polished 18-inch Carrera II lightweight wheels and a special rear model designation. Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires were installed at 30.7k miles and this 996 remains stock in appearance with the exception of clear side marker lenses.
Inside, you will find a black leather interior which is reported to be in exceptional condition. Exclusive 40th Anniversary Edition details include aluminum finished instrument dial rings, Alcantara headliner, door sills with the “911” insignia and a console limitation plate bearing the car’s limited-edition number of 1010. This Carrera showcases the Bose High End Sound Package, power operated comfort seats and a rear window wiper. All gauges and electrical components are reported to be fully functional and the seller indicates that the climate control unit was recently replaced under their ownership.
The 40th Anniversary Edition is equipped with the exclusive X51 Power Kit which brings the output of the 3.6 L flat-six engine up to 345 HP, a 25 HP increase over the standard configuration. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 6-speed manual transmission which provides for 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 example underwent an LN Engineering IMS bearing upgrade at 27k miles as well as the installation of a Fabspeed muffler bypass and performance air intake. Recent service includes a brake fluid and coolant flush at 32k miles and a very recent full service at35k miles with an inspection and brake fluid flush and oil change. This Carrera is reported to be in pristine driving condition and accompanied by a thorough history of maintenance.
The sale of this 996 will include a set of two keys, a clean title, owner’s manuals, service records, a car cover, the original window sticker, the original floor mats and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. With some noteworthy service items and unique features, this impeccable 40th Anniversary Edition Carrera is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.