We are pleased to present this low mileage 1999 Porsche 996 Carrera Coupe finished in Arctic Silver Metallic. At an original sticker price of over $79k, this 996 came optioned with a Boxster Red Special Leather interior, 18” Turbo Look wheels, a Tiptronic S automatic transmission, and the Exclusive Aluminum/Chrome Package. It was purchased by the seller in 2020 from its original owner and is said to have recently undergone an IMS bearing upgrade. Now showing just under 8k miles on the odometer, this 996 is being offered for auction by its second owner out of South Dakota.
This Carrera is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic and comes equipped with stainless steel exhaust pipes as part of the Exclusive Aluminum/Chrome Package. The seller reports only a few small rock chips as well as license plate mounting holes in the front bumper, additional photos are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. This 996 rides on optional 18” light alloy Turbo Look wheels which feature colored Porsche center crests and Pirelli P-Zero tires showing date codes from 2012.
Inside, the driver is greeted by a premium Boxster Red Special Leather interior. As part of the Exclusive Aluminum/Chrome Package, this example features stainless steel door entry guards with model logos as well as aluminum-look instrument faces. Other notable options include the Power Seating Package, black carpet floor mats with Porsche lettering, and the Hi-Fi Sound Package with AM/FM radio and CD player. The cabin is described by the seller to have been very well preserved with only a few small imperfections as depicted in the photo gallery.
This first-generation 996 carries a naturally aspirated 3.4L flat-six engine that sends up to 296 HP and 258 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a 5-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. The seller notes that all recommended services were carried out by the previous owner and corresponding records will be included in the sale. An upgraded IMS bearing is said to have been installed within the last 500 miles, and the last fluid service is noted to have been carried out in 2020. Some invoices are provided for reference in the photo gallery.
This sale will include a collection of service records and documentation, the original window sticker, and a clean title. This is an excellent opportunity to own a handsomely appointed first-generation 996 with very low miles, do not miss out.
Sold for $31,500
Offer in the amount of $31,500
Offer in the amount of $30,000
Did this car get sold?
Unfortunately the Buyer was unable to complete the transaction and the car is still available, good luck to all.
Bid in the amount of $33,000
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Bid in the amount of $27,500
This car is going! Thats a lot of car for the money.
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@luis.seneriz , thanks man !
I Really appreciate the genuine comraditory of this site and the more healthier and honest attitude of the Pcarmarket community (compared to other sites), for sure !
I've been a member of Pcarmarket since last year, but I never had the opportunity of bidding until last week and can't be thankful enough for the amount of support and encouragement and, all the best technical advice on this particular car from a lot of Reallycool people like yourself , @mercyhealth and @JBoxerGT2 !!!
I haven't given up and we'll see as the time passes,, there are still a lot of time left and mostelikly more bidders to surface right before the auction deadline!
All the best to you and enjoy your vacation with your family,
Bid in the amount of $24,000
Efariab, I think is awesome that you want this for your wife. I just spent an additional $500 to change our vacation hotel here in South Padre Island to the newest one Marriott because her friends told her about it. Happy wife, happy life. Anyway my interest on the car was as an investment. I own a 3/98 coupe, my interior is space grey, it’s a 6 spd manual, plus have about $8,000 worth of modifications. I drive it once or twice a week. I’ll be pulling for you. Definitely new rubber, plus you should also budget money for the suspension. It’s not the mileage it’s the years, age. Ac is probably going to need work, also more than likely brakeblines. So I’ll probably say another $3k at least. To be absolutely perfect this car would need to be a manual and earlier production 4/98 Or earlier. Mr mercy health is in a lot of these so he’s a good source for info and advice. Wish you the best.
Agreed and thanks for all your great, thoughtful and educational advice and last but, not least, good wishes !
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Bid in the amount of $23,000
@Efariab good luck on your quest to win this very young looking 996 gen 1. I agree with all of your requests. Most 996s have many more than 10 interior shots along with all the other standard views and videos in their auctions. Let’s face it this car is 22 years old car. Nonetheless an awesome looking specimen. Not my cup of “tranny” so just an interested spectator. For your driver’s (wife’s) safety absolutely get new slicks. 9 year old rubber won’t cut it. If not you might end up as a story line for the show Law and Order Criminal Intent.
As far as the auction is concerned the real bidders usually don’t show until 10 minutes or less. And of course watch your bid decimal placement lol. Though the final bid will not go as high as your original it will probably go for more than double what it is now. Best of luck!
@JBoxerGT2 Thanks man !!!
Awesome! Good luck to you!
@JBoxerGT2 Thanks for your observations and encouragement, too ? !
It's not just me, it's my wife who's (hopefully) going to get this car !
Looks like @Efariab wants this car bad.
Looks great, rare find in that color combo and condition, I see why.
Bid in the amount of $16,000
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@amack Thanks @amack, I appreciate the honest reply and selfishly hope that I'll be the winner of this auction ( price dependent/budget permitting ) !
I'll try to contact you through the "Contact seller" option later on, if it's ok with you ?
@Efariab I absolutely take no offense and welcome the questions. The bearing was LN Engineering ceramic bearing and I just took the invoice from the dealer and called it good. I honestly planned to drive the car for a long time and really did not thing I was going to sell it. The stable got full and more cars coming in and I am selling the 996 to make room. I am trying to track down the receipt but all I got is the one they took out and I have uploaded that image along with a walk around and more panel shots. Just waiting for Pcar to post them.
Bid in the amount of $15,000
@amack Hello amack, I hope your Sunday is going well and thanks for the reply!
I'm just curious and not calling on your integrity or the shop's who did the important job of replacing and updating the infamous IMS bearing that has plagued the 996 engines from the very first time it was reported worldwide !
It's almost every time that every potential buyer asks the seller, this question, "Has the IMS (and the RMS) been replaced before ?" !
Why you or the shop who did this big and important job, decided not to mention anything about the most important piece the actual IMS part, which brand, etc. On the invoice or why such a casual approach ??
I hope this question/coment comes "as a positive and constructive criticism" statement and not an insult !!!
Do you have the invoice of the IMS kit and which brand is it ?
As you can see, I'm a serious Bidder (so far) and have not given up, WHY NOT try to provide more pictures, videos and clear invoice of the past maintenance (not stacked up as in pictures # 34) that would build up any potential buyer of your beautiful 911 confidence to bit more solid and higher price, too .
Needless to say that would altimately "benefits "YOU" !
@Efariab I supplied the parts for the repair so it only mentions the transaxle labor on the IMS.
Buyer will be responsible for a PPI. The nearest Porsche dealer is 350 miles away.
I don't know the specifics of the hood damage but it was 465.40 charge for the repair at the dealership. Very minor I assume.
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Hello again, yes, your 996 looks stunning in every angle in all the pictures that you've posted so far ! I'm very much interested in to continue bidding and be the final lucky bidder (up to a wiw win price ) and get this beautiful car for my wife !
The picture #34 doesn't mention anything about the IMS Bearing or related parts like the RMS(Rear main seal) , but it mentions a camshaft seal and antifreeze !
Also I'm not sure why they had to remove the transmission (and/or engine as needed) for replacing the cam seal ? !
As you can see, I have upped my bid and will be involved throughout this auction , but need to see the followings and hoping that you can work with me here ?
Need more pictures of the under carriage (drivetrain, suspension, etc.) .
A few more close pictures of the body panels ( front/rear corners, etc.) .
A "PPI" ( Pre-purchase inspection) hopefully by a nearby Porsche dealership) .
Also, I'm just curious, in the picture where you posted the stack of the invoices, the invoice below the top one partially exposed shows a "Hood damage repair and refinished" !
The car fax doesn't say anything about any accident , any comments on that ??
sorry for the blank replay, I had typed a long list of things to ask/request but, all of a sudden got deleted ?? !
I'll get back to you in a little while!
Bid in the amount of $10,000
It’s interesting that I know this car and it’s previous owner. In fact, I had a 996 just like it with a manual transmission and we used to chat about the cars. The car was a Dallas car for most of its life before going to SD a few years ago. It just simply was not driven. Tires are probably needed due to age and maybe a PPI to see how A/C and other systems have survived but that’s about it. It will make someone a fun 996 to enjoy.
Bid in the amount of $8,996
Bid in the amount of $8,000
@amack Hello amack, This's Efaariab the first Bidder with the bidding amount issue and since Pcarmarket has already corrected the problem and no bid showing from me, I'm waiting for them (most likely tomorrow) to tell me if I should restart my bidding presses all over again or they will restart it (with the $8,000 bid) for me !
Now, I'm still very much interested in your beautiful 911 and was wondering if you could please provide more information on the car that are commonly done ??
Like the pictures of the under body and drivetrain, front and rear suspension and maybe a couple of videos of the cold engine start up showing the enging running/idling and some revving and also a driving the car and accelerating on the road !
Also in the gallery, I don't see any pictures of the repairs and services like the IMS bearing replacement or any maintenance and was wondering if you would be kind enough to provide all those, as well ??
@Efariab You’re welcome. You can just click the bid button, thank you.
thank you very much for your prompt response to my issue!
I had complete confidence in your impeccable service and very honest and professional operations since you first started the Pcarmarket and now, I'm assured even more !!!
I have Question here, and this just to be safe !
Since I don't see my bid posted any more, do I need to go back and restart everything allover again ( putting c/card, etc.) or can you reactivate "my correct bid of $8,000" for me please ??
@Efariab We received your message and your $80k bis was retracted.
@amack, sorry about the confusion here and please read my comment to Pcarmarkt, above !
I love the car and I I hope that eventually as the days of this auction passes and the more people bidding I would adjust my tarting price of $8,000 (NOT $80,000) and be the top Bidder and win the aution!
I also hope that I hear back from the Pcarmarkt management soon to correct this mistake !
All the best,
Efariab ( the first bidder)
Hello Pcarmarkt, This's Efaariab, I'm the first Bidder and the $80,000 that shows, actually suppose to be "$8,000" !!!!
I specifically made sure the amount that I entered was $8000 NOT $80,000 ! I live in San Francisco, CA and immediately after was notified about the bid, I tried calling you to have this mistake that's most likely at your end' taking care of, but no one answered the phone and I left a voice male for you to call me back !
I would still like to be in the aution and with my corrected starting bid of "$8,000", please !
Bid in the amount of $80,000
Awesome color combination!
There is a simple beauty with these cars.
Hello everyone! I am selling this near perfect 996 with extremely low miles.
Feel free to ask questions and I will respond as soon as possible.
Happy bidding! This car is truly a time capsule!
By the way. Main seal was replaced at the time of the IMS upgrade.