Mileage: 53,500 Miles
Engine: 3.6-Liter 6-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission
Exterior color: Seal Gray Metallic Exterior
Interior: Black Full Leather Interior
Bose Sound System
Sport Seats w/ Full Leather
3-Spoke Leather Steering Wheel
Porsche Crest in Headrest
Stock Porsche Turbo Brakes
Turbo S Rear Wing
H&R Street Performance Coilover Suspension
FVD Brombacher Exhaust
BBS E88 18-Inch Wheels
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires
Factory Turbo Twist Wheels Available
Porsche Enthusiast Owned and Maintained
2nd Gear Transaxle Detent Spring Rebuilt
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. Initially, traditionalists were appalled by its dramatic break in form; its runny egg headlights (inspired by the 911 GT1), and its relatively cheap interior bits. 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 and upped the interior build quality. In 2001, the 996 Turbo was released, featuring a twin-turbo, inter-cooled 3.6-liter engine that traced its roots to the 1998 Le Mans winning 911 GT1. The 996TT was good for 415 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque, and, being a robust Mezger engine, it had none of the IMS issues that plagued the regular 996s. The Turbo also featured a widened body over the standard 911, larger brakes, turbo twist wheels, a rear spoiler, and a revised front spoiler and intakes. Bang for the buck, few cars compare to the performance of a 996 TT, especially those with a Porsche crest on their hood.
This 2002 Seal Gray Metallic Porsche 996 Turbo Coupe, with only 50,300 miles, is an outstanding example. Seal Gray Metallic is one of the best colors in the 996 color palette, which is accentuated by a Black Full Leather interior. Other factory options include the Bose sound system, sport seats with full leather, a three-spoke leather steering wheel, Porsche Crests in the headrests, footwell lighting, and black Porsche floor mats. Aftermarket additions include an FVD Brombacher exhaust, H&R Street Performance coilovers, a fixed Turbo S rear spoiler, and BBS E88 18-inch forged wheels. We also have a set of factory Turbo Twist wheels available for extra or in exchange for the BBS. The end result is a tasteful 996 Turbo that improves, but does not compromise the factory Porsche DNA. With a production date of November 1, 2001, this Turbo was originally sold in Gainsville, Florida, on December 12, 2001. It reportedly belonged to a doctor who kept it for the next twenty years before it was offered for sale by Porsche Jacksonville. The second owner was a Glen Shelly regular who purchased it and brought it to Colorado, before trading it in to us for something less potent. The Carfax and records document frequent dealer and independent specialist visits showing regular oil changes, fluid flushes, and factory services. Other notable maintenance includes spark plugs, fuel filters, the alternator, the expansion tank, differential seals, and the second gear detent and spring being rebuilt—a common and costly 996TT issue (second gear pop-out). In preparation for sale, we replaced both knock sensors, an oxygen sensor, and all six coil-packs, along with the cabin and engine air filters. We also deleted an FVD Brombacher tune to ensure Colorado emissions compliance. FVD Brombacher is a premier 996TT tuner with a history of safe and proven tunes. This could be updated and added for an additional cost. Cosmetically we also replaced the front spoiler and the shift knob due to wear. As it sits, this is an excellent example of a 996 911 Turbo in the sweet spot of mileage, condition, upgrades, and not being so perfect that you can’t use and enjoy it—as it should be!
The Seal Grey Metallic paint is in good condition and very presentable for its age and mileage. All paint appears to be original, paint gauging at between 3 and 5 mils. Close scrutiny does reveal typical age-related wear, but there is nothing glaring. Imperfections consist of small light scratches, minor paint chips (several that have been touched up), and a few faint dings. Being a mostly Florida car, it is free of the peppering that Colorado cars get on the lower leading edges. All trim is present and in good condition; we replaced the front lower lip, which we then promptly scuffed—but only on the very lower edge, out of the line of sight. The only rust to be found is on the battery tray from battery chemicals, which could be replaced. All VIN/warning stickers are accounted for, including the hood sticker. The glass is clear and undamaged, save for a pea-sized chip on the driver-side windshield. The bi-xenon headlights are clear and fully functional, as are the indicators and taillights. The latter are free of the typical 996 spider cracks. The aftermarket BBS E88 wheels look great, with only a few black marks on the barrels, and small areas of curb rash on the left front and rear. They are wearing fresh Michelin Pilot Sport 4S with 80% tread remaining and 2021 DOT dates.
The Black Full Leather interior is in excellent condition, with no odors, stains, or noticeable signs of damage. The anthracite headliner is in good shape, and the sunroof functions as it should. The floor mats are present and in good condition. There is some wear to the leather on the driver-door card, though not extensive. The steering wheel is very nice, with faint lifting in the horn cover. The dashboard and instrument cluster are also in excellent condition; we replaced a cracked cup holder after pictures were taken. All interior lights and switches are functional and in good condition. The climate control blows hot and cold without issue, and the fan motor is quiet. The Bose stereo system has no blown-out pixels and sounds great. We replaced the shift knob and boot, and the handbrake only has very light wear to the leather. The front seats have visible wear on the outer bolsters, the worst being the driver’s side. The driver’s seat bottom cushion also has a quarter-sized area of wear. The rear seats are pristine. The frunk is in great condition, with no stains on the carpet and all trim pieces accounted for. The owners’ manuals are present, and one key is included in the sale.
Proper ownership is critical with any Porsche 911, and this one has had proper ownership throughout its history. The M96/70 Mezger engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls very strongly to redline. There is nothing quite like the power delivery of a 911 Turbo, and this one is no exception eliciting smiles and giggles on every pull! The clutch take-up is correct, and the transaxle shifts smoothly. The second gear shift detent and spring have been rebuilt; there is no second gear pop-out. The driveline, transaxle, and wheel bearings are quiet with no vibrations. The H&R Street Performance coilovers give a tasteful and athletic stance with a surprisingly comfortable and compliant ride. The brakes have plenty of life left. We ensure it passes and pay for emissions in the State of Colorado.
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