Up for auction is this 1999 Porsche 996 Carrera Cabriolet finished in Ocean Blue Metallic over a Savannah Beige leather interior. Carrying a 3.4 L flat-six engine paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox, this 996 also comes factory equipped with 18” Turbo Twist wheels, extended leather upholstery, and draped leather seats. Reported to have undergone a ceramic IMS bearing upgrade along with some other noteworthy recent service items, this Carrera is now being offered for auction by its seller in California with approximately 78k miles showing on the odometer.
The condition of the Ocean Blue Metallic finish is depicted in the photo gallery. A color-matched removable hardtop is included and the Metropol Blue cabriolet top is said to be working properly. The seller reccomends the replacement of the rear window for the soft top. This example rides on factory 18” Turbo Twist wheel featuring colored Porsche center crests and Continental Extreme Contact tires dated from 2014/2016.
Inside, the cabin is appointed with full Savannah Beige leather, draped leather seats, and exclusive extended leather upholstery covering the dashboard, door panels, center air vent bracket, speaker covers, and instrument surround. Other factory features include 8-way electrically operated seats with driver’s seat memory, automatic climate control, and cruise control. An aftermarket Sony Bluetooth radio has been installed and the seller reports that the steering wheel, shift knob, and handbrake leather have been re-dyed for cosmetic purposes.
Power comes from a naturally aspirated 3.4 L flat-six engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Approximately 296 HP and 258 lb.-ft of torque are sent to the rear wheels. An RoW-spec suspension lowering kit was reportedly installed under previous ownership along with a ceramic IMS bearing upgrade, steel braided brake lines, a magnetic drain plug, and a spin-on oil filter. The spark plugs are said to have been replaced during a recent service in December of 2020 along with an oil change. Other recent maintenance items are reported to include the replacements of the engine mounts, water pump, and coolant tank. Some service records are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX.
This sale will include extra oil filters, a Porsche detailing kit, and a clean title. This is a fantastic opportunity to get behind the wheel of a 6-speed Porsche 996, do not miss out.