This 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo (VIN WP0AB29912S686116) has a claimed 34,229 miles and is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over Metropol Blue full leather. The selling dealer states doesn’t state anything about the car. Remember, no IMS/RMS work needed with the Turbos as they lack the IMS bearing design. Find this one offered here on AutoTrader.com in Lakewood, Colorado for $44,995.
CarFax is clean. The 7 owners might scare some folks, and the engine out service at 1K miles in might be concerning too, but at the current ask this is a solid value in that it’s almost wholesale pricing.
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.
This Turbo appears to be a good spec with a lot of the main options ticked. From the build sheet, the only options are the Basalt Metallic paint (was an upcharge) and the heated full leather seats. We actually prefer our 996’s to have minimal options anyhow.
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 “Metropol Blue” with the full Supple leather treatment. Personally, the dark wood treatment isn’t for us, but at this price some compromises may be necessary.
These 996 Turbos offer exotic levels of performance for not much money these days. The asks on these cars are getting pretty ridiculous. We are seeing low mileage teen examples with asks of mid-high 60’s and even some in the 70’s. We think this is the sweet spot, low 30K mileage examples and save $20K. Ask for a PPI! And please don’t forget the DME printout. Make this turbo your #firstflatsix