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2004 Porsche 911 (996.2) Carrera 4S Coupe

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Price: SOLD

Mileage: 78,000 Miles

Engine: 3.6-Liter 6-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Seal Gray Metallic Exterior

Interior: Black Full Leather Interior

Additional features:

C4S (Turbo) Brakes

C4S (Turbo) Suspension

Sport Exhaust

Sport Shifter

Stainless Steel Tailpipes

Steering Wheel in Leather

Technic Package

Heated Seats

Bose High-End Sound Package

Remote 6-Disc CD Changer

Silver-Faced Instrument Dials (Gauges)

Tinted Windows

Rain Sensor

Dimming Mirrors

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) II

Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package w/ Integrated Fog Lights

Headlight Washer

Door Sills in Stainless Steel

Wheel Caps with Color Crest

Speed Activated Rear Spoiler

One-Touch Power Windows

Power Sunroof

Power Memory Seats

Black Porsche Floor Mats

18” Sport Techno Wheels

Continental ExtremeContact Sport Tires

2 Sets of 18” Carrera 4S Wheels

Factory Roof Rack Bars

Extensive Clear Film PPF

Ceramic Coating

Porsche Sunshade

Clean Carfax

Colorado/California Car

Recent Maintenance:

IMS Solution by Flat6 Innovations

Clutch/Flywheel

Water Pump

Thermostat

Air/Oil Separator

Brake Pads, Rotors, and Sensors

Background

2004 Porsche 911 (996.2) Carrera 4S Coupe exterior photo

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 (myself included) were appalled by its dramatic break in form; its runny egg headlights (inspired by 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, with 996 values steadily rising from the bottom of the depreciation curve and a growing population of enthusiasts who embrace the uniqueness of the 996. 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 2004 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S finished in Seal Gray Metallic over Black Full Leather is a highly-optioned example with only 78,000 miles. Seal Gray Metallic is one of the best colors in the 996 color palette, which is accentuated by black leather and the Aluminum Chrome Package (stainless steel door entry and stainless steel exhaust tips). In addition to the standard Carrera 4S kit, the factory options list includes the sport shifter, sport exhaust, Bi-Xenon Headlight Package, and the Technic Package, including the Bose high-end sound system, heated seats, and wheel caps with colored crests. It was originally optioned with chrome Carrera 4S wheels, which are included in the sale. It is wearing 18-inch Sport Techno wheels with freshly mounted Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires. A third set of black Carrera 4S wheels are included with snow tires if desired. Other extras include a factory roof rack with a custom basket and a Porsche factory sunshade. There is extensive PPF clear film covering the hood, the front bumper cover, headlights, front fenders, mirrors, doors, the entirety of the roof, and the rear fenders. It has also been ceramic coated. The sport exhaust mode diode mode is done, where the sport exhaust is activated on start-up.

It was originally delivered by Fletcher Jones Motors Cars of Fremont, California on December 9, 2004. Fletcher Jones of Fremont is a premier Porsche Dealer and a friend of Glen Shelly. It remained with that owner for just over a year, then moved to Southern California through two subsequent owners in Newport Beach and Long Beach. In 2011 at 47,000 miles, it moved to Oregon until being purchased by the current owner in 2015 at 60,000 miles. We are selling it for them on consignment. Maintenance records date back to December 2005 and show frequent and regular services, which the Carfax also supports. Shortly after delivery, the current owner shipped it to Jack Raby at Flat 6 Innovations for an IMS Solution upgrade. This is notable as Flat 6 Innovations inspects every engine prior to the IMS upgrade to ensure its long-term health. They did the IMS Solutions upgrade, along with the clutch, flywheel, rear main seal, spin-on oil filter adaptor, air/oil separator, water pump, thermostat, and MAF sensor. More recent maintenance includes brake rotors, pads, sensors on each corner, a fresh oil service, and several other small items. The Carfax is clean, and it has never been in an accident. The current owner had the side of the roof and driver’s door repainted at local specialists SVE due to a bike slipping off the rack. Pictures and an invoice for the work are documented in the records binder. As it sits, it is a turn-key 911 and an outlier example of a 996 Carrera 4S. The color combo, formidable options list, extensive maintenance history, and exceptional condition make it stand out as one of the best examples on the market.

Exterior

2004 Porsche 911 (996.2) Carrera 4S Coupe exterior photo

The Seal Gray Metallic paint is in pristine condition, especially considering its age and mileage. It is protected by the extensive PPF mentioned in the summary paragraph, which is in exceptional condition. From what we can tell, the paint is original (the clear film adds extraneous depth to the paint meter). The film has done an excellent job of protecting the paint, which is largely devoid of the typical Colorado rock chips. Close scrutiny reveals some very minor imperfections (which take searching to find) and light scuffing on the lower front splitter. There is no rust and all VIN and warning stickers are present. All trim is accounted for and in great shape other than the aforementioned scuffs on the lower front splitter. The current owner replaced the lower windshield cowling in preparation for sale. The headlight lenses are crystal clear, as are tinted marker lights. The taillights are consistently nice, with the exception of a hairline crack in the left lens. The Sport Techno wheels are free of curb rash or any other notable imperfections, they were refinished by the owner prior to being mounted. They are wearing freshly mounted Continental ExtremeContact Sports tires with full tread remaining and 2021 DOT dates.

Interior

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The interior is consistently exceptional. There are no odors, stains, or noticeable signs of damage. The floor mats are present and in excellent condition. The Alcantara headliner is pristine and the sunroof functions correctly. The full leather items are in excellent condition, including the steering wheel, dashboard, and door cards; there is no failed stitching. The instrument cluster has no warning lights or blown-out pixels. The HVAC LCD screen and stereo LCD screens are also perfect. The plastic of the steering column, stalks and switches, and center console are very nice. There are typical scuffs on the plastic portion of the door sills. The cup holder functions correctly, but the cover has been re-glued on at some point and will come loose if not actuated correctly. All interior functions work correctly; the heat blows warm and the air condition blows cold. The Bose stereo system sounds fantastic. The shift knob has slight wear, but it is presentable. The seats have slight creasing, the worst being on the driver’s outer bolsters. The rear seats are nearly perfect. The frunk carpet is also in great condition; underneath, the spare tire, jack, tool kit, and compressor are present. The owners’ manual booklet, a factory sun shade, and the records binder are included in the sale.

Mechanical

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Proper ownership is key with any Porsche 911, and this one meets that requirement in spades with service printouts and records dating to 8,000 miles. The M96 engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strongly to redline. The IMS has been upgraded with an IMS solutions kit (serial number IMSS-783), with the spin-on oil filter adaptor, along with the items mentioned in the summary paragraph at the same time. It is notable that this was done by Porsche engine experts Flat 6 Innovations, who inspected the engine prior to the upgrade. We also scoped the cylinders in preparation for sale (as we do with every M96/M97 engine), and they were free of any scoring. The clutch and flywheel were replaced when the IMS was done, it has zero slip, and the factory short 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 recently been replaced. We ensure it passes and pay for emissions in the State of Colorado. This is a turn-key 911 C4S in exceptional condition, ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.

VIN Decode

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VIN Decode

  • Market: USA
  • VIN: WP0AA299X45622906
  • Type: 996 430 (996 C4S)
  • Engine: M96.03-662
  • Transmission Code: G96.31
  • Paint Color: Seal Grey Metallic
  • Interior: Black Full Leather

Options

  • 288 Headlamp Washer
  • 342 Heated Front Seats
  • 446 Wheel Caps with Colored Crest
  • 601 Emission Control
  • 680 Bose High-End Sound Package
  • AH Black Full Leather
  • M6A Black Mats - Porsche lettering
  • P74 Xenon Headlamp Package
  • P82 Technic Package
  • XCZ Sport Shifter
  • XLF Sport Exhaust System
  • X54 Stainless Steel Tailpipes
  • X70 Stainless Steel Door Guards w/ Logo
  • X71
  • Y1 Seal Grey Metallic Top
  • Y29 Aluminum/Chrome X71,X70,X54