The first 911 Turbo of the new millennium, the 996 Turbo features wide model-specific bodywork along with a water-cooled 3.6-liter Mezger flat-six engine sending power to all four wheels. This 2003 example came factory equipped with the sought-after X50 Turbo Powerkit, which upgrades the 3.6-liter Mezger engine with larger turbochargers, intercoolers, and revised tuning. With an original sticker price over $149k, this Turbo came finished in Basalt Black Metallic over a Brown natural leather interior and equipped with the Leather Interior Package, the Park Assist System, heated front seats, a 6-speed manual transmission, and exclusive aluminum trim pieces. This example was sold new in Boston, Massachusetts, and is believed to have been previously owned by American racecar driver Dick Barbour. Previously sold on PCARMARKET, it is now being offered for auction out of Texas showing approximately 21k miles on the odometer.
This example comes finished in Basalt Black Metallic and rides on painted 18” Turbo wheels with colored Porsche-crested center caps and Michelin Pilot Sport tires from 2022. The Turbo-specific bodywork includes wide fenders with rear side air intakes, flared rocker panels, bumpers with additional air vents, and a rear spoiler with a speed-activated wing. The seller notes that the car was refinished by a Concours-level painter due to a vinyl wrap that caused damage to the paint upon removal. Additional images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin is upholstered in Brown Natural Leather and features the Leather Interior Package, heated front seats, Porsche-crested headrests, a leather steering wheel, and a leather rear center console. Additional options include a 6-disc CD changer, aluminum instrument dials, aluminum and leather shifter and handbrake trim, black floor mats with Porsche lettering, the Parking Assist System, and Porsche Communication Management II (PCM 2.0).
Equipped with the optional X50 Turbo Powerkit, the twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six Mezger engine produces up to 444 HP and 457 lb.-ft of torque. All four wheels are driven by way of a 6-speed manual transmission allowing acceleration from 0-60 MPH in approximately 4 seconds. The seller states a secondary air injection system valve was replaced under previous ownership, an aftermarket exhaust has been installed, and an aftermarket flash tune is believed to have been installed although no supporting documentation is available. The CARFAX report shows a total of 3 service history entries between 2018 and 2021.
The seller would like you to know: “I believe the car was bought by Dick Barbour in the northeast. He owned and personally drove the car for a number of years. The car was sold to someone who didn't own it very long and sold it to my seller. My seller sold because of health issues. I had the car completely gone through by a reputable Porsche shop when I bought it. Fresh oil change, tires, all fluids, the works. Great daily driver. This car is a lot of fun to own and drive. These 996 turbos have a lot of raw power. This car feels more analog than my 997 turbo's. And the color combo is killer.”
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