This 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (VIN WP0AA29934S622696) has a claimed 27,594 miles and is finished in super rare Carrera White over super rare Boxster Red leather. The selling dealer states, “Recent arrival and clean Carfax”. No word on any IMS/RMS repairs. Find this one offered here on AutoTrader in Fairfield, Connecticut for $39,999.
So let’s get right to it. Carrera White, Boxster Red, X51, Sport Exhaust, Heated Seats, Model Delete, Thicker Wheel, Custom Tailoring…this is a fantastic spec. Get buying. It will probably be gone by tomorrow COB.
The Carrera 4S or C4S for short, was first introduced in 1994 in the US market. Porsche took a bunch of unsold 964 3.6L Turbo chassis assemblies and created the 964 Carrera Turbo-look. They then did the same thing with the 993 to create the Carrera 4S Coupe. Rinse and repeat, and here we are with the 996 version. The Carrera White is rarely seen on any 996’s let alone a C4S as shown here. These sell for a premium on the auction sites all the time (if it’s warranted is discussion for another day).
For the 996 version, Porsche added a full width rear reflector and removed the side air intakes. Essentially, the C4S is a Turbo without the Turbocharged “Mezger” engine and side air intakes. Stainless Steel exhaust tips appear to be the only cosmetic option on this car.
This C4S is sporting it’s “Big Red” calipers with stock 18″ BBS Turbo wheels that have unfortunately been painted black. No word on age/condition of the rubber. This is probably the only negative on the car.
The C4S’s came with the same naturally aspirated 3.6L flat-six that was good for 320HP that was found in every other base (996.2) Carrera. What makes this car special is the M96 Flat-Six engine here is fitted with the optional “X51 engine power enhancement kit” that provided an extra 25HP which made total output 345 HP for this model. The X51 option was a $14K option that not a lot of Carrera owners checked off when purchasing. Porsche also optimized the DME to maximize gains with the X51.
This C4S is carrying an MSRP of $118K, which is one of the highest non Turbo MSRP’s we’ve encountered. In fact, 118K was turbo money at the time of purchase. The interior is finished in Boxster Red with supple Leather (nice option) and carbon package, thicker steering wheel and custom tailoring.
These White 996 911’s do sell for a premium. While we don’t think this car is underpriced by any means, we do think the price is fair considering the spec. It wouldn’t be unusual to see this car at a “Boutique 911” dealer asking 49K or more. Not that we think this car is worth that, but there are dealers out there who get a car like this and wouldn’t hesitate slapping another $10-$15K on the ask. Don’t forget that PPI! After your purchase, make the first stop you indy mechanic to take care of the IMS/RMS and make this C4S your #firstflatsix!