The car was sold new by Sunset Auto Group out of Sarasota Florida to its first owner, a California resident living in Poway. The car spent the first 3 years of its life with its first owner, covering approximately 18,000 miles. The car was serviced at Porsche San Diego and Hoehn Porsche Carlsbad during this time. In July of 2005, the car was purchased by Hoehn Porsche Carlsbad where it was put through inspection and then offered as a Certified Pre-Owned example. The car was then purchased by a North County San Diego resident who has owned the car for the past 18 years. The car was exclusively serviced by Hoehn Porsche from the Summer of 2005 until the Summer of 2014. For the past 9 years, the car has been maintained by All German Auto of Escondido California. Detailed service history for the past 18 years is included with the sale of the car.
During the car’s most recent ownership, it has been very lightly modified to improve driving performance and feel. A factory aluminum shifter was added along with a factory short-shift kit. A factory aluminum handbrake lever was also sourced and added to match the shifter. A K&N Engineering intake was installed along with a set of Fister primary mufflers to increase horsepower and sound quality. The current exhaust system provides a wonderful tone with no added drone or unnecessary sound pollution in the cabin. The factory mufflers and factory air box have been retained and are included with the sale of the car.
The car’s factory options are as follows:
425 Rear Window Wiper
498 Delete Model Designation
696 AM/FM Radio with CD Player
762 PAG Code – Carrera Facelift
AH Black Full Leather
M6A Black Mats – Porsche lettering
P78 Sport Seats w/Full Leather Int
X1 Arctic Silver Metallic Top
The exterior paint meters as factory original and there are only very minimal blemishes on the front end from stone chips. The car has never had a clear bra or paint protection film installed.
The Porsche 996 was Porsche’s first iteration of the water-cooled-based 911. This example sports a 3.6 liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine producing 320 horsepower at 7,300 RPM mated to a 6-Speed Manual gearbox. Power is sent to all four wheels as standard. 0-60 times are 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 174 MPH and the car carries a curb weight of 3,240 pounds.
The Porsche 996 still provides the best “bang for your buck” when entering 911 ownership. This example being a C4S provides additional performance than a standard 996 and a much prettier aesthetic with its Turbo wide-body tub. This example can still be purchased today for a mere fraction of its original MSRP and has been maintained to an extremely high level throughout the first 21 years and 35,000 miles of its life. If you are in the market for a wonderful 911 that can be owned for an entry-level price, this is a must-consider example.
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