Produced in September of 1998 for the following model year, this early Porsche 996 Carrera Cabriolet comes generously optioned from the factory with extensive leather and carbon fiber trim throughout the cabin. Acquired from a longtime owner in 2019, this 6-speed Carrera has since been carefully maintained and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Missouri showing approximately 40k miles on the odometer, accompanied by original factory accessories, owner’s manuals, and an uninstalled IMS bearing upgrade kit.
This 996 comes finished in Black with a matching cabriolet and rides on a set of aftermarket 19” three-piece wheels. The Michelin Pilot Sport tires are dated from 2020, sized 235/35ZR19 in front and 265/30ZR19 in the rear. The cabriolet top was reportedly serviced in 2019 and the car is said to have been garage-kept throughout the current ownership. Protective mesh screens have been added ahead of the front grilles. The car was recently detailed in preparation for auction and the seller notes a small crease on the front bumper as well as some wear on the edges of the doors and other scratches and touch-ups throughout the exterior.
The black interior includes optional supple leather seats as well as a leather-trimmed ignition surround, dashboard, and door panels. Almost every exclusive carbon fiber trim option was selected including carbon air vent surrounds, door panel inserts, speaker covers, and a steering wheel with a leather Airbag module. One small scratch is noted on the back of the driver’s seat as well as two small cracks on the carbon driver’s side air vent, scratches on the center console, and wear on top of the steering wheel. The factory specifications label on the underside of the hood shows the following original equipment codes:
The 3.4L flat-six engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission that sends up to 296 HP and 258 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels. An oil change and brake fluid flush were completed in October of 2021 and Blackstone Lab Oil Analysis has been completed twice during current ownership. The current owner also replaced the original oil pan after the aluminum drain plug was stripped. An uninstalled LN Engineering IMS bearing upgrade kit is said to accompany the sale along with some service records and the original oil pan.
This sale will include a clean title, a set of two keys, the original owner's manuals, toolkit, first aid kit, and an IMS bearing upgrade kit.