6-Speed Manual/2-SoCal Owners
Bilstein PSS9 Suspension System
Excellent History from New
VIN # WP0AB29951S6xxxxx**
27,700 Original Miles
Black Metallic (L744) on Black Full Leather (AD)
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Clean and Clear California Title
Clean Carfax®/No Accidents
Original MSRP Window Sticker
2-SoCal Owners from New
Automotive journalists have touted the Porsche 996 Turbo as one of the most drivable super cars on the road. The performance numbers on these cars are incredible. Yet, their ease of use made them great daily driver options. These Turbos were the first U.S. market water cooled cars to get the famed “Mezger Motor.” Hans Mezger designed the GT1 LeMans winning motors, which continued to develop and find their way into Porsche’s flagship 911 offerings for well over a decade. Talking with countless Porsche mechanics, they all agree that these Turbos are among the most reliable that Porsche ever built.
This Turbo was built in September of 2000 and was delivered new on October 4th, 2000 by Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas, Nevada. Although these Turbos came with many standard features that were typical options on the lower models, this one was equipped with the following additional factory options:
- Wheel caps with colored crests
- Lumbar support -right seat
- Digital sound package
- Remote CD changer
- Supple leather front and rear seats
- Black floor mats – Porsche lettering
- Porsche crest in headrests
The total MSRP was $114,810
The first owner lived in Southern California and serviced the car at McKenna Porsche. Highlights of this owner’s services include:
- Routine/annual oil changes
- Engine replaced in 2002 @ 6k-miles under warranty
- Crankshaft oil seals replaced
- Cooling system serviced/flushed
- Brake fluid flushes
This owner sold the car to the current local SoCal enthusiast on May 5th, 2004 with 15,600-miles. For the last 14-years/12k-miles, this owner has used the car sparingly for weekend cruising. Although he used it less than 1,000-miles/year, he was on top of services. He continued the regiment of annual oil changes regardless of miles. Most of the services were performed by either Glenn Yee Motorsports in San Dimas, CA or Loren Beggs of 911 Design in Montclair, CA. Highlights of services include:
- Replace rear spoiler hydraulic system
- Bilstein PSS9 suspension system installed
- HRE 19” 301M Classic Series wheels
- Air mass sensor
Major Service (@24k-miles)
- Spark plugs
- Fuel filter
- Air and cabin filters
- Clutch slave cylinder and pressure accumulator
- Flush power steering system
Most Recent Service 12/18 @ 27,528-miles:
- Oil Service
- Brake fluid flush
- O2 sensor
- Turn signal stalk
- Hood shocks
- Cabin filter
- Safety Inspection
As you can imagine, this Turbo is absolutely magnificent. The color is one of my favorites and very hard to capture on camera. It is more of a dark charcoal that changes in different light (see pics). It is much rarer than the common Basalt Black or flat Black. The exterior shows minimal signs of use. Just a few minor nicks that have been professionally touched up. The front bumper has a few slight superficial cracks by the nose (see pic). The rest of the paint has been checked with a paint meter and appears to be original with the exception of the hood, which we believe was repainted at the factory. The HRE wheels were an $8k upgrade at the time (original wheels are no longer available). They have no curb rash or major blemishes and are wearing older Michelin Pilot Sport tires that have about half-life remaining and no cracks. The front brakes have about 35% life left and the rear brakes are at about 75%-life. The glass is all original including the windshield. There were a couple miniscule chips that were professionally filled and hardly noticeable.
The interior is equally clean. The supple leather front seats have no tears or major cracks and just some slight exit bolster wear. The rear seats, carpet, headliner, and door panels are near perfect condition. The dash has no cracks or signs of warping. All the gauges and buttons function properly including the original radio. The A/C system blows very cold.
This is one of the freshest 996 Turbos I’ve seen. It is clear that it was well loved and appreciated by both of its owners.
This Porsche starts easily on the first try and holds an even idle. The power is strong and as I’ve told many owners, these Turbos don’t really need the countless engine mods that most people install. Shifting is incredibly smooth and precise with no grinding or slipping. The clutch feels fresh. The brakes have incredibly bite with no fading. The car drives straight and the Euro-style suspension nicely absorbs the bumps but also provides an even more planted handling experience. Although this example has been relegated to weekend cruising all of its life, it could easily be used daily and would be fantastic for long distant drives/tours. Everything feels crisp and new.
This Turbo has current California registration that is paid through April of 2020 and it passes CA’s stringent smog test requirements.
This Porsche comes with an extra key, owner’s manuals, original maintenance book, window sticker, most service receipts, car cover, car bra, space saver spare, tool kit, jack, and air compressor.
**Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud. All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.
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This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $170 administration fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.
We appreciate the countless calls from brokers and dealers. As much as we would love to quickly “wholesale” this car to industry partners so they can make a quick profit, the car is on consignment (as are all of our offerings) and the owners have the final say.
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