Up for auction is this 2004 Porsche 996 Carrera Cabriolet finished in Polar Silver Metallic over a Metropol Blue interior. This nicely appointed 6-speed Cabriolet commanded an original sticker price of over $88k with options including leather Sport Seats, Porsche crested headrests, and the Aluminum/Chrome Package. With a new clutch and IMS bearing installed at 28k miles, this 996 is now being offered for auction by its third owner out of New York while showing just over 34k miles on the odometer.
This Carrera is finished in Polar Silver Metallic with a Metropol Blue cabriolet top. Exclusive stainless-steel tailpipes are also included as part of the Aluminum/Chrome Package (Y29). The seller reports several minor stone chips throughout the exterior as well as a few touched-up chips in the driver’s door jamb, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report. This 996 was optioned with 18” Light Alloy Carrera wheels that are currently dressed in a set of Continental ExtremeContact tires.
The driver is situated within a Metropol Blue interior featuring heated leather Sport Seats with Exclusive Porsche crested headrests. Optional stainless steel door entry guards with model logos are equipped along with aluminum-look instrument dials as part of the Aluminum/Chrome Package. Other factory options include a shifter and brake handle in leather/aluminum and the Bose High-End Sound Package. An upgraded Sony radio has been installed along with a separate amplifier and the original Porsche radio will be included with the sale as well. Some wear is depicted on the seatbacks and the seller reports all instrumentation and accessories to be fully functional, although the driver’s seat heating is noted to come on slowly.
This second-generation 996 Carrera derives up to 320 HP and 273 lb.-ft of torque from a 3.6L flat-six engine. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 6-speed manual transmission, providing a 0-60 time of approximately 5 seconds. The IMS bearing is said to have been addressed along with the installation of a new clutch at 28k miles. CARFAX also shows maintenance to have been carried out consistently by Porsche Gold Coast up until 21,848 miles including a 15k-mile recommended serviced in 2010.
This sale will include a set of owner's manuals, the original Porsche CDR23 radio, a spare tire, and a clean title. For any Porsche enthusiast in search of a 6-speed Cabriolet, this well-optioned, low mileage 996 Carrera makes a fantastic choice.