This 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera (VIN WP0AA2998XS625078) has a claimed 40,501 miles on the clock and is finished in Ocean Blue Metallic over Space Grey leather. The seller states, “This SPOTLESS 911 CARRERA WONT LAST”. No indication of any IMS/RMS work. Find this one offered here on CarGurus in Pasadena, California for $22,899.
It’s been a while since we’ve featured a base narrowbody 996, so here we go… this one is a winner. Did you get a chance to check out the PCA story on why the 1999 Carrera is the one to have? Have you been reading firstflatsix.com for a while, because we have been saying this since our very first post! This appears to be a PRISTINE low mileage 996 Carrera, with a LOW ASK and if Carfax is to be believed, a 1-Owner car . How does someone trade this into a dealer??
This wont last through the Holiday I am sure. We have said this 110X but I will repeat it for the new readers, we REALLY like the simplicity of the narrowbody 996 Carrera. In particular the 99’s because of the cable connected throttle and the optional factory Limited Slip Differential. Unfortunately, this particular car does NOT have the LSD (but thats ok, because it’s still amazing).
This car appears to be in immaculate condition. Modern enough, but still brings the nostalgic feelings of the 993, READ THE PCA story. We don’t spy many exterior options at all, we’re just seeing the 18″ 993 Turbo Look wheels and an aftermarket Tech-Efx (no longer in business?) exhaust. Paint looks fantastic.
As for the interior, we spy Space Grey FULL leather (dash, door cards and rear seats), heated, powered comfort seats, and a 3 spoke steering wheel. The seats are sporting the Porsche Crests, and we spy Carbon Fiber sill trim as well as an aftermarket radio. Make sure you ask the seller for an option code sticker pic.
This car is perfect spec. 296Hp, 6sp, cable throttle, super low mileage 1-Owner car. The CarFax is on the dealers site. Its clean. Don’t forget the PPI. Remember the 99’s have the stronger dual row IMS bearing that had a lower failure rate than the later single row bearings. We’d still get it swapped for peace of mind though (especially at this mileage). Budget for a clutch too, figure about $3500 all in at an indy. Make this classic Carrera your firstflatsix before a regular reader dealer buys sight unseen to flip after new years for $29K.