This 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera (VIN WP0AA29922S620113) has a claimed 38,226 miles and is finished in Lapis Blue Metallic over Graphite Grey leather. The seller states, “Only 1 previous owner. Garage kept and covered. Started regularly and driven once a week minimum”. No mention of any IMS/RMS work. Find this one offered here on CarGurus in Jacksonville, Florida for $24,000.
Lower mileage 996.2 Lapis Blue beauty! What’s not to like here?
2002 was the 1st year for the updated/facelifted 996. The narrowbody base Carrera had underbody fittings for improved aerodynamics, front and rear bumpers were restyled, but most importantly Porsche gave the Carrera the Turbo’s updated headlights with standard bi-Xenon lamps (no more Boxster look!). This car has the Technic package, which means you do get the Litronic headlamps.
The wheels on this car are some aftermarket 19″ wheels. The owner says they are Porsche wheels, but we’re not familiar with them. The offset looks off so perhaps they came from a Panamera or something.
The face-lifted Carrera’s also got new engines. The original 3.4L M96/02 were all replaced by a single 3.6L M96/03 type producing 320HP. These new engines also came with a new VariocamPlus system and a new DME that mimics the Turbos minus the boost control. Unfortunately, the M96/03 still suffers from the same IMS issues as the M96/02. Unfortunately no info on any IMS/RMS work, so factor that into the negotiation. This car is sporting an aftermarket hot air intake, get rid of it if you buy it.
The interior is finished in “Graphite Grey” partial leather with powered SPORT seats (very nice option). Option sheet is showing aluminum goodies including shifter and brake handle.
Facelifted, lower mileage 996 with Sport Seats in the always beautiful Lapis Blue. Thats a buy! Ask for the carfax/autocheck and don’t forget that PPI! Get the IMS/RMS sorted and make this 996 your #firstflatsix