Up for auction is this 2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 4 Cabriolet finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over a black leather interior. This 2001 example has a factory build sheet totaling over $87k which includes both the Comfort and Technic Packages as well as a 6-speed manual transmission. With some major service items carried out in recent years including an IMS bearing replacement, new clutch kit and rear main seal, this Carrera 4 is said to drive beautifully with only 19k miles showing on the odometer.
Said to have been used exclusively as a summertime car while being garaged throughout the whole winter, the Arctic Silver Metallic finish is stated to be in excellent condition. The Cabriolet top was replaced 2017 with an updated unit featuring a glass rear window and defogger. This 996 rides on factory optioned 18” Turbo-Look wheels which come dressed in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires from 2015.
Inside, the black leather interior is said to be in excellent shape. An upgraded aftermarket head unit has been installed and all gauges, electrical components and accessories are reported to be fully functional. The buttons have been replaced on the original head unit which is also included in-sale. Added factory options include a 3-spoke steering wheel in leather, the Comfort Package and Technic Package.
Power comes from a 3.4 L flat-six engine which is mated to a desirable 6-speed manual transmission. 296 HP is distributed to all four wheels making for a 0-60 time of approximately 5 seconds. Reported to have undergone routine annual maintenance, this 996 is said to be in top running order with the following service items carried out at 16k miles under the current ownership:
The sale of this 996 will include the spare tire, a set of two keys and service records. For any Porsche enthusiast in the market for a manual transmission Cabriolet, this 996 Carrera 4 is not to be overlooked.