NO RESERVE 2001 Porsche 996 Carrera Coupe Automatic
Sold
Final bid:$15,000
Categories: Water-Cooled
Auction type: No-ReserveSold
21 bids, 29 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 2001
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911 Carrera
  • VIN: WP0AA29981S622897
  • Mileage: 117,663
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Seal Grey Metallic
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Sarasota, FL 34243
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0030093-DT

Breaking from tradition, the 996 entered the new millennium as the first water-cooled 911. This 2001 example comes finished in Seal Grey Metallic over a Graphite Grey leather interior. Having had three prior owners, the seller acquired this 911 in 2013 and has covered approximately 76k miles since. It comes equipped with a 3.4-liter flat-six-cylinder engine paired with a 5-speed Tiptronic transmission, Supple leather seating, the Technic Package, 18” 997 Carrera IV wheels, and more. It is now being offered for auction at no reserve by its seller out of Florida while showing just under 118k miles on its odometer.

This 996 comes finished in Seal Grey Metallic and rides on a set of silver-finished 18” 997 Carrera IV wheels dressed in Pirelli tires in front and Hankook tires in the rear from 2022 and 2019. The seller reports the front and rear bumpers have been refinished following damage reports in 2013 and 2021, and minor imperfections are present including a blemish on the front bumper and fading clear coat on the driver's door handle. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a CARFAX report.

Inside, the floors are lined with black deviated carpeting and the seats are upholstered in Graphite Grey Supple leather with Porsche crested headrests. Amenities include power-adjustable front seats, a CD storage compartment, a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, an upgraded Blaupunkt stereo, and the Technic Package which adds headlight washers, Litronic (Xenon) headlamps, the Hi-Fi Sound System, and an on-board computer. The seller also reports minor wear, the stitching on the lower portion of the front seats has been professionally repaired, and the screen for the stereo has low brightness. All gauges, electronics, and accessories are said to be working properly. 

Power comes from a naturally aspirated 3.4-liter flat-six engine that delivers up to 296 HP and 258 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed Tiptronic transmission. The seller reports the IMS bearing was replaced under previous ownership. The CARFAX includes 8 service history entries dating back to 2001, and the most recent service included an oil and filter service, during which the oil filter was confirmed to contain no metal flakes. Performance features include Porsche Stability Management and aftermarket Bilstein dampers.

This sale will include a clean title. 

The seller would like you to know: "The car is here on consignment. The seller purchased the car in 2013 as his daily highway commuter to and from work. He put 76,000 miles on in the 10 years he owned it ~ or 7,600 miles per year on average. He had the car maintained by two separate Porsche mechanic shops, but paid cash and did not receive invoices. The car drives great, you can tell it has not been mistreated."

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $15,000
  • Auction End: Jun 29, 2023 07:27:42PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 21
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  • faugrad (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @Proteng - I'm tied up for the remainder of the day and will contact you tomorrow to finalize everything and figure out logistics. I'll either fly down and drive it back to TX or have my parents that live in Lakeland pick it up and drive it to TX.

  • SC914 11 months, 3 weeksago

    wow a great buy! i was tempted to jump into this one, long history with current owner it seems he really stayed up on maintenance and took good care of it, good luck and congratulations to buyer and seller!

  • faugrad 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Sold for $15,000

  • faugrad 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • Niko_lanzi 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,750

  • faugrad 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,500

  • Niko_lanzi 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,250

  • florida4me 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $14,000

  • Niko_lanzi 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,750

  • faugrad (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @Proteng - Happy to. 999 590 045 40 (x2) for the ones holding down the battery cover. I think it's 999 073 143 01 (x2) and 999 500 092 00 (x2) for the side covers.

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @faugrad The seller stormed into the Porsche mechanic yesterday and retrieved the battery covers. Screws, however, were not retrieved. Want to share the part numbers for the screws with the 'community'?

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @Niko_lanzi The seller tells me the battery was replaced 4 months ago. No date on the battery though. See my uploaded (just now) photo of the battery. AND...the seller stormed into the Porsche mechanic yesterday and retrieved his battery covers! Brought them here this morning.

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @Niko_lanzi The passenger-side rear wheel has chips in the clear coat along the outer edge in one area about 5-inches long. I'll try uploading a photo I just took of the area. The other 3 wheels are blemish-free.

  • Davidpoer 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,500

  • Niko_lanzi (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Also, do you have an idea of how old the battery is? Can you upload some pictures of the center console with stereo and shifter area?

  • Niko_lanzi (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Do any of the wheels have any damage or peeling?

  • uscarrera (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Thank you

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @uscarrera Yes, the AC is blowing cold.

  • uscarrera 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • uscarrera (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Sorry if asked and answered is AC cold?
    Thanks

  • kkpeterlee 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,500

  • faugrad (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @Proteng - Hopefully I will be a "BUYER".

  • faugrad 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $9,996

  • jagtampa53 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,350

  • kkpeterlee 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $4,300

  • hughespt 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $4,000

  • Grandall005 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,247

  • srodgrg 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,996

  • larryjod 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,595

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @faugrad I'm here to answer questions for buyers. I want BUYERS to know what they are buying before they buy it. You are not a buyer of this car. I've been selling cars since April of 1984 ~ back in those days all we had was classified ads whereby buyer and seller spoke on the telephone. The buyer and seller met face-to-face and the car was sold, or it wasn't. Buyers rarely came to look at cars with the intent of insulting the seller. Fast forward 39 years, now we've got "community intended auction sites". Sellers can't talk to buyers. And, buyers can't get a feel about the seller. The two can only type words through a message center. Then along comes the 'community aspect'. Between the buyer and seller someone chimes in to help the buyer. It's one-sided though. The 'chimer' makes the seller the bad guy. The 'chimer' doesn't write kind words about the seller's beautiful car, instead drills down on the negatives. That's 'community'? How about commenting to the seller that the headlights are amazingly clear for an early 996. Or, the interior is super clean for a 117k-mile 996. Or, sharp wheels ~ they look great on this 996! Nahh...instead the 'chimer' tells the seller to not be passive aggressive, otherwise the car won't sell. I'm not a bit worried fuagrad...the REAL buyers read your banter and take from it what's important. Then, they hope you are gone by the time they sell a car on a "community intended auction site". The team at PCM is great. They are amazing. They know the weakness in this process are the chimers and they just learn to live with it.

  • faugrad (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @Proteng - Not sure being passive aggressive helps to sell a car on here or anywhere. These auction sites are a community intended to help each other out. @srodgrg bid on the car and wanted to know about the missing covers. You mentioned the battery cover is $80 and I wanted to chime in to make sure that @srodgrg is aware that he will need to get all the other covers too and potential plastic fasteners. I also don't sift through PCM listing but rather follow ones that interest me.
    The comment about the repair shop wasn't meant to be negative or positive for that matter, just genuinely surprised that every single cover would be missing after a potential service or multiple services.

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @faugrad Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to sift through PCM listings to help prospective buyers with your knowledge. Also, all comments (even negative ones) about repair shops are greatly appreciated as well.

  • faugrad (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @Proteng - Adding this here to help any prospective buyers as this will need more than just the missing battery cover. It will need the battery cover (996 572 567 01), the sider cover (996-572-562-02-01C), cabin filter cover (996-572-729-03), driver side panel (996-572-561-02-01C). You have 4 panels at an average cost of about $80 not including potential missing hardware (plastic screws fasteners, etc.)
    I'm surprised that a good Porsche shop would have forgotten to put these back.

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @srodgrg I submitted to PCM several pages of detailed information about this car before the listing was launched. I know the details are important to buyers. Unfortunately, those details were left out as they wrote the description. Not bashing PCM's process, just saying I think those details should have been included in the listing here. In short I'll summarize the two accidents as told to me by the owner. Accident #1 the owner was finishing a text as the light turned green and a minivan behind him bumped into his rear bumper. The rear bumper was repainted. No photos exist of the rear bumper damage. Accident #2 he had the car valet parked at a restaurant and when he came out after dinner the valet told him someone backed into his front bumper. The valet company's insurance paid to repair the damage. The damage is two large scratches which are in the driver's corner - the plastic of the bumper was not cracked. The owner elected to NOT have the whole front bumper repainted in fear that a body shop would not be able to do a perfect color match and he'd be questioned why the whole bumper was repainted. Instead he had the scratches buffed as best they could. The two scratches are noticeable ~ seen in these photos. Hope this helps.

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @srodgrg I photographed the car with everything it comes with and to show what's missing. I pointed out those items to the owner and he said he was not aware of the spare tire cover missing, or that the battery cover was missing. He guesses that one of the places he had the car serviced didn't put them back. I called CRS and they said both items were missing when the car came to them a month ago. eBay has the spare tire covers for $25. $80 for the battery cover on eBay. Hope this helps.

  • srodgrg (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @Proteng - would you ask owner, and provide us, some details on the two accidents he had with the car (2013 & 2021). Photos and paperwork would greatly aid the sale.
    Thanks!

  • srodgrg (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @faugrad Good point! Thanks!
    @seller - how about it?

  • faugrad (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @srodgrg - I probably wouldn't worry too much about the spare tire cover but rather the missing cowl cover (the cover that is supposed to go over the battery, cabin filter, etc.

  • srodgrg (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Is there a cover for the spare tire?
    Thanks!

  • srodgrg 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,345

  • larryjod 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,850

  • Skip666 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,600

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @larryjod Yes, the owner reports that the IMS bearing was replaced with a Direct Oil Feed (DOF) lubrication kit. When the owner purchased the car in March of 2013 he was told the IMS bearing was already replaced. There was no record of the bearing swap, so just in case, the owner immediately ordered the DOF kit and had it drop shipped to his Porsche mechanic here Sarasota, FL. The mechanic took the transmission out and immediately saw that the IMS was indeed replaced with a DOF kit. Therefore, the new kit that was drop shipped was returned to the vendor. My suspicious mind (I've heard it all) made contact with that mechanic via phone and confirmed the story. He charged the owner for an in-out of the transmission and that was that. The car was recently at CRS Motorsports in Sarasota (the 'Sun-Coast' Florida Porsche guru) for a pre-marketing check and oil change. The owner of CRS (Carlos) inspected the metallic flakes in the used filter and reported that the micro metallic flakes in the oil are consistent with that of a 117k-mile 996 engine. Hope this helps.

  • larryjod (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Was the ims bearing replaced?

  • larryjod 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,300

  • Proteng (seller) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    @faugrad Regarding the work receipts ~ I scolded the seller for not having maintenance records. His response was this; "I hate paperwork, just give me the keys, here's my cash, let me get outa here." He added this "I bought the car in March of 2013 with 41,000 miles on it. I have put 76,000 miles on this car in 10 years. Do you think I drove this car 76,000 miles in 10 years without having it serviced?" @faugrad, I'm with you, I keep records of EVERYTHING with my personal cars. I'm a consignment dealer and I'm never picky about what comes in because there's an a** for every seat. Someone will take great pleasure in this car if they get past the 'no service records'. I have driven this car twice and I can say it drives great. I personally owned and drove for three years a '99 996 Coupe with the factory Aero kit and manual transmission. My 996 had 86k on it when I sold it 2 years ago. The suspension on this car feels better than mine was. No wonder - this owner recently installed 4 new Bilstiens. I'm guessing while that was done other suspension parts were replaced. It feels really nice and solid and quiet...even going over a bad road. The steering is nice and tight, and what amazed me was how smooth the Tiptronic shifted. I just sold a 2001 996 Convertible with 89k miles and the Tipronic didn't shift nearly as smooth as this subject vehicle. Do you know what it took me to convince this owner to let me list it here on PCM with no reserve? Like climbing Mount Everest. The owner and I are both confident that this car will make someone VERY happy, and let the market pick what it's worth without it having service records.

  • faugrad (registered bidder) 11 months, 3 weeksago

    Nice 996 but the comment about "paid cash and did not receive invoices" related to maintenance seems odd. I know that's on the previous owner and not the seller here but I always pay cash for my repairs at my mechanic and always get a receipt.

  • Skip666 11 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

NO RESERVE 2001 Porsche 996 Carrera Coupe Automatic
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