Turbo Thursday! 27K-Mile ’01 Porsche 996 6sp

This 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo (VIN WP0AB29951S685887) has a claimed 27,700 miles and is finished in Black Metallic over Black leather. The selling dealer states, “2-SoCal Owners from New. Clean and Clear CA title. No accidents. Clean Carfax available”. Remember, no IMS/RMS work needed with the Turbos as they lack the IMS bearing design. Find this one offered here on Autokennel.com in Costa Mesa, California for $54,490.

$114,810 Sticker! Could be yours now for $54K! Barely broken in! Black over Black 996 Turbo, not the sexiest combo but what’s not to like? 2001 saw the introduction of the 996 Turbo. On the exterior the Turbo body was widened 65mm at the rear and a new moving rear wing was designed to improve lift busting.

The front-end was redesigned with a new bumper designed for better road holding and downforce and the lights were reworked after all the complaining customers did because the 911 couldn’t be distinguished from the “pedestrian” Boxster. Unfortunately, this car was optioned with the front bumperettes. Now the Black does disguise them, but they can’t be removed because they do leave big holes to fill. So if you want them gone, you’ll have to replace entire front bumper cover. Consider yourself warned.

This Turbo is sporting HRE 19” 301M Classic Series wheels

This 996 Turbo sports the M96/70 twin-turbo charged, DOHC engine good for 420 HP with updated VariocamPlus and DME. Porsche couldn’t fit the intercooler on top of the engine, like in previous iterations, so it was split into two and mounted on each side of the engine. The cooling is supplied through the ducts to the rear of the doors (thus widebody).

The interior is finished in “Black” with the full leather treatment, lumbar seat support, 3 spoke leather steering wheel and digital sound package with remote CD changer.

These 996 Turbos offer exotic levels of performance for not much money these days. Don’t be fooled by the crazy asks on the web these days, this is what these things really trade for. If you want your first flat-six to be the Turbo variety, this looks like one worth enquiring about. Ask for the Carfax/Autocheck and don’t forget that PPI! Make this turbo your #firstflatsix

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