The 996 Turbo remains one of the most desirable water-cooled 911’s on the market due to its 400+ horsepower Mezger engine, refined all-wheel drive handling, and incredible value. This 2002 example features a 6-speed manual transmission and is said to be up-to-date on all service. It is now being offered for auction out of Los Angeles, CA with 56k miles showing on the odometer.
This Turbo’s black finish is said to be in very nice condition with a full paint correction and detail performed at the time of the owner’s purchase. Only minor rock chips can be seen which are noted in the gallery photos. The seller notes that a reversible rear window wiper delete plug has been professionally installed retaining all factory wiring. The car rides on a set of factory Turbo Twist wheels that wear 2016/17 dated Pirelli P Zero tires.
Inside, you will find a black full leather interior that features a rich supple leather seating. This example has been configured with the desirable P71 Design package along with deviated stitching and a Becker CDR-220 head unit. All electronics are stated to be in working order.
The 3.6 L Mezger engine has become known to many enthusiasts as the greatest water-cooled engine ever created by Porsche. Additionally, the Mezger engine doesn’t suffer from IMS bearing related issues as its oil system ensures constant lubrication. This 996 Turbo’s engine sends 415 HP to all four wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission, allowing for a 0-60 time of approximately 4.2 seconds. This example has been upgraded with a TechArt carbon fiber air intake and exhaust system allowing for increased performance and a more aggressive engine note. It is said to have had a fluid and filter change just three months ago and remains in excellent driving condition. A binder full of service records since new will be included with the sale.
The sale will also include an original window sticker, two keys, books, and a clean Carfax report.