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2002 Porsche 911 (996.2) Carrera 4S (C4S) Coupe

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Price: SOLD

Mileage: 58,000 Miles

Engine: 320HP M96 3.6-Liter 6-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Arctic Silver Metallic Exterior

Interior: Black Full Leather Interior

Additional features:

All-Wheel Drive

C4S (Turbo) Brakes

C4S (Turbo) Suspension

Xenon Headlamp Package w/ Integrated Fog Lights

Porsche Sound System

Speed Activated Rear Spoiler

One-Touch Power Windows

Power Sunroof

Power Memory Seats

Porsche Stability Management (PSM) System

Porsche Enthusiast Owned

Porsche C4S Floor Mats

18” Turbo Twist Wheels

General G Max RS Tires

Tinted Windows

Porsche Logo Floor Mats

Colorado Car

Intermediate Shaft (IMS) Bearing Replacement

Clutch / Flywheel Kit

Front / Rear Brakes

Fresh Oil Service

Background

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There has been no more controversial Porsche 911 than the 996. It was the first water-cooled 911, the first complete redesign—not evolution—of a lineage that arcs back to 1963. It was also the 911 that saved Porsche from near collapse. Traditionalists (myself included) were appalled by its dramatic break in form; its runny egg headlights (inspired from the 911 GT1), its relatively cheap interior bits, and its reputation for intermediate shaft bearing (IMS) failure that can result in catastrophe. But, time has been kind to the 996, and hindsight has shown that, perhaps, we were wrong. By the late 996 years (996.2 in Porsche-speak) Stuttgart had rectified those offensive headlights with eggs that were fried rather than runny, upped the interior build quality, and bumped engine displacement to 3.6 liters, good for 320 horsepower. The C4S was also added to the lineup, featuring the wide-body, brakes, and suspension from the 911 Turbo. The market has responded too, with 996 values steadily rising from the bottom of the depreciation curve, and a growing population of enthusiasts who embrace the unique headlights. In the current market frenzy, there are few better cars for the money than a 996—especially a wide-body 911 C4S!

Summary

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This 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (C4S) Coupe is a perfect example of a one of the best 996s on the menu. Finished in Arctic Silver over Black Full leather it is a classic 911 color combination being subtle and refined, yet making no mistake to the world that this is a wide-body 911 in C4S trim. We are selling it on consignment for a fellow pilot and local Porsche Club of America (PCA) owners who live abroad for a significant portion of the year, which has resulted in only 58,000 miles on the odometer.

It was originally delivered by Stevenson Imports in Littleton, Colorado in March of 2002 and has physically lived in Colorado ever since despite being registered in Florida for a short stint. The current owner purchased it in 2011 at roughly 19,000 miles and has fastidiously maintained it at Stevenson Imports, which is supported by a large stack of service records. The records show frequent and regular services, brake fluid flushes, and oil changes. Significant maintenance includes the intermediate shaft bearing (IMS) being done preventatively, along with the rear main seal at 27,772 miles in May of 2012 and the clutch being replaced at 38,179 miles in August of 2013. In preparation for sale we couldn’t find much to grip about other than replacing the fuel filler door hinge and the brake pads, rotors and sensors on each corner. In 2013 it was involved in a low-speed rear ending that required replacement of the rear bumper cover, tail lights, and other trim pieces.

In 2014 it was also involved in parking lot incident where another vehicle that scraped the driver’s side door and left rear quarter panel. Detailed receipts for both repairs are included in the records binder and neither incident caused any structural damage. We have included a paint gauge report in the records that confirms all paint being original with the exception of the driver’s door and left rear quarter panel (gauging at 7-9 mils). As it sits, this is an excellent example of one of the best 911s available in the current market. It is the perfect single-mission 911 for Colorado, one that has been properly owned and properly cared for. We would like to find a new owner who will continue its stewardship pedigree for the next chapter of its story.

Exterior

2002 Porsche 911 (996.2) Carrera 4S (C4S) Coupe exterior photo

The Arctic Silver paint is in excellent condition and presents fantastically. There is a reason silver is one of the most popular 911 colors—it always looks great! The finish is brilliant with notable defects other than slight rock chipping on the front bumper cover. All paint is original with the exception of the driver’s door and left rear quarter panel; a paint gauge report is included in the records. All trim is present and in good shape, although the lower front lip does have some light scuffing. This could be replaced if desired. The headlight, indicator and taillight lenses are brilliantly clear and crack free with the exception of two small a hairline cracks in the rear taillights. The windshield glass is free of cracks, but it does have some pitting; the side and rear glass is tinted. The Sport Techno wheels are in excellent condition; we had them professionally refinished in the original color. The General G Max RS tires have 9/32s remaining with 2017 and 2019 DOT dates.

Interior

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The interior is also in excellent shape. There are no odors and it has never been smoked in. The carpet is free of stains or rips and is protected by Porsche floor mats. The seat leather is soft and there is no excessive bolster wear. The dashboard leather is soft and there are no cracks. The steering wheel leather is fantastic. The instrument cluster, HVAC, and stereo displays have no failed pixels. The Becker Porsche CDR-220 stereo sound system sounds amazing, although there is some wear on the stereo face. There are no warning lights and the oil level shows full. All power functions, door locks, window switches, mirrors, and seat motors work correctly. The heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows cold. There is some typical 996 scuffing on the driver’s doorsill; both the hood release and engine cover release switches function correctly. Two keys, the spare tire, tool kit, and owners’ manuals are all present.

Mechanical

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Proper ownership is key with any Porsche 911, and this one meets that requirement in spades with lots of detailed service records from Stevenson Imports under the current owner. The engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strongly to redline. There are no fluid leaks or drips. The IMS bearing has been replaced by Stevenson Imports with an updated single row retrofit kit. The clutch was also replaced; it has zero slip, the take-up is correct, and the shifter is crisp and precise. The driveline, transaxle, and wheel bearings are quiet with no vibrations. The Turbo suspension and brakes are significant improvements over the regular 996. The suspension is firm, yet compliant and the brakes have plenty of life left. We ensure it passes and pay for emissions in the State of Colorado. This is a turn-key 911 C4S. The 996 is a reliable and robust platform that you can use and enjoy, we wouldn’t hesitate to drive it across country.

VIN Sticker Decode

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VIN Sticker Decode

  • Market: USA
  • VIN: WP0AA29972S621712
  • Type: 996 430 (996 C4S)
  • Engine: M96.03-662
  • Transmission Code: G96.31
  • Paint Color: L92U Artic Silver Metallic
  • Interior: AH

Options

  • C02 US Market
  • 424 CD Compartment
  • 446 Wheel Caps with Colored Porsche Crest
  • 696 CD-Radio Becker Porsche CDR-220
  • 762 Market Launch Car