We are pleased to present this generously-equipped 2003 Porsche 996 Turbo finished in iconic Guards Red. Showing approximately 10k miles on the odometer, this Turbo has been painstakingly maintained stands in highly original condition. Showcasing exclusive options and desirable features, this example is now being offered for auction by its seller in Maryland.
The Guards Red finish on this 996 is stated to be in excellent original condition with paint protective film covering the entire front bumper and half of the hood. Detailed images can be found within the photo gallery along with recent paint meter readings. Exterior features include distinctive wide fenders, a speed-activated rear spoiler and 5-spoke Turbo wheels with colored center crests.
This Turbo is appointed with a Savanna Beige full-leather interior highlighting exquisite Dark Wood trim. The seller has noted the interior to be in outstanding condition with no modifications to speak of. Representing one of Porsche’s top-range models, this Turbo commanded an original sticker price of over $123k. Exclusive factory options equipped for this 996 include:
All gauges, electrical components and accessories are reported to be fully functional.
This 996 is equipped with a coveted 3.6L flat-six turbocharged Mezger engine rated at approximately 415 HP and 415 lb-ft or torque. All four wheels are driven by way of a crisp 6-speed manual transmission making for a factory claimed 0-62 time of just 4.2 seconds. The seller has indicated that the mufflers have been upgraded and a standard service was performed within the last three months. Offered in excellent driving condition, this Turbo is just waiting to be enjoyed by a new owner.
Originally developed for the 911 GT1 Le Mans car, the Mezger engine is regarded by many Porsche experts to be the ultimate water-cooled engine. Featuring a true dry sump and crank driven oil pumps, this remarkable engine resists oil surge during aggressive cornering. Additionally, this GT1 derived engine doesn’t suffer from IMS bearing related issues as its oil system ensures constant lubrication.
The sale of this Turbo will include two sets of keys, original books and service records. This vehicle is accompanied by a clean Carfax report as well as a clear title. If you are in the market for a truly well-preserved 996, this phenomenal Guards Red Turbo just might be the one.