Available for auction is this 1999 Porsche 996 Carrera Coupe show car. In preparation for the 2017 SEMA auto show, this 1999 example was treated to a custom one-off widebody kit and a re-worked LS1 V8 engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. It also features a custom Tan finish, a redone interior with NRG bucket seats, an adjustable coil over suspension, and 19” Savini wheels. This 996 was featured at the SEMA Battle of the Builders in 2017 where it placed in the top 10 of the Young Guns Division. Having only covered a few hundred miles since the completion of the build, this one-of-a-kind show car is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Washington accompanied by a vast collection of spare parts and accessories.
Outside, this Carrera features extensive modifications including a custom hand-built widebody kit with bolt-on fender flares and side skirts as well as modified front and rear bumpers. With the exception of the original Black roof, the body has been refinished in a custom shade of Tan inspired by the Sand color offered on the Toyota FJ. Other details include removable “Carrera LS” side graphics and an ERP International full carbon 996 Turbo decklid with a fully adjustable Cup-style carbon rear wing. CARFAX shows minor rear-end damage to have occurred in 2015. The seller notes that the tires have made contact with the fenders and that rub marks are present, additional images are provided in the photo gallery. The car rides 19” Savini multi-piece wheels measuring 8” wide in the front and 13” wide in the rear. These wheels feature polished barrels and come dressed in Toyo Proxes tires sized 245 front and 315 rear.
Inside, the original Savanna Beige interior has been redone with black dyed carpeting, a rear seat delete, a Brey Krause harness bar, 5-point harnesses, and NRG bucket seats with corresponding mounts and bracketry. A Function First center console riser and GT3 style upper center console delete have also been installed along with a B&M short shifter and TWM shift knob. A Porsche Motorsports GT3 Cup steering wheel with MOMO hub adapter sits ahead of the original gauge cluster. The factory seatbelt restraints have also been retained.
The original 3.4L flat-six has been swapped out in favor of a 5.7L GM LS1 V8 engine rated at 350 HP stock. This LS1 has been rebuilt and further upgraded with the following items:
The engine has been tuned on-street with HP Tuners by Ellis at Speed Secrets. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual Porsche gearbox with an upgraded Renegade Hybrid Stage 1.5 clutch. Additional modifications include AST Moton 2-way adjustable coil-overs with remote reservoirs and front camber plates. The car has undergone routine service by its builder and the seller notes the car to be very loud (video provided). It should also be noted that the engine temperature rises while in prolonged traffic and additional parts are said to be included to provide better cooling options for water and oil.
Accompanying this sale is a vast collection of extra accessories and spare parts including the original wheels, bumpers, and decklid (see photo gallery). Don’t miss this unique opportunity to stand out from the pack and get behind the wheel of this one-of-a-kind Porsche 996 V8-powered SEMA show car.