Up for auction is an exceptional 33K mile 2004 Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet. This 996 is finished in a rich Seal Gray Metallic over a black full leather interior and features the very desirable GT3 wheel option. The Carrera 4S acquires many attractive features from the Turbo model including a wider body, upgraded rockers, and upgraded front bumper. This three-owner example is in beautiful condition throughout and is being offered by the selling dealer in turn-key condition just in time for Spring.
The seller states that the car's exterior is in excellent condition aside from some paint distortion just above the front license plate and slight fading at the very edge of the headlight lenses. The body panels are completely original and the convertible top is fully functional. The original factory GT3 wheels with 4S center caps are in excellent condition and wear a set of Hankook Ventus tires that the seller reports were recently replaced.
The photos show the interior to be in exceptional condition with only gentle signs of wear. The previous owner clearly took great care of the all original interior.
This example is outfitted with its original M96 3.6 liter engine delivering approximately 320hp and 273 lb ft of torque. Power is brought to the all-wheel drive system via a 6-speed manual transmission. The seller states that prior to listing for sale, the rear main seal was replaced, a full fluid service was carried out, and the IMS bearing has been upgraded to the LN Engineering unit. This car is in excellent running condition.
The 996 model featured the most significant design divergence from the classic 911 series as well as a significant mechanical update to the all new water-cooled engine replacing the air-cooled engine. Only the front suspension, rear multi-link suspension, and a 6-speed manual transmission were retained from it's predecessor, the 993. The 996 was initially available in a coupe or cabriolet with rear-wheel drive, and later with four-wheel drive such as the one being featured here today.
The sale will include a clean Carfax, 2 sets of keys, and all original books.