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Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

Coupé, 2003


  • Conversion from 4S to 2S - & GT; a total of 100kg lighter
  • Engine revision - steel bushings - 3.8L
  • GT3 bucket seats original

996 4S , which I own was converted into one of the most agile 996s next to the GT3 without messing with the car: A 996 S with 1440Kg (-100Kg) and 3.8L with 370HP
Why? Because, unlike before the 993 and later the 997, there is no 996 S or 2S gave.
And since I didn't want a GT3 because of the narrow body, but rather the wide rear and still a vacuum cleaner, I simply built it myself or had it built!

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Are you looking for something special and already know why you want to buy a 4S?
Do you also think that the 4S is by far the better 996 when adjusted for equipment?
Which is simply much more valuable due to its wider (incidentally much stiffer) body and therefore captivating appearance as well as the large brake that it shares with its big brother the Turbo, the leather-covered dashboard and center armrest as well as the Alcantara elements ex works?
At the same time, the heavy vehicle weight annoys you and you ask yourself:
“Why did Porsche never build a 996 S / 2S, unlike the 993 and later the 997?”
“Why wasn’t the GT3 made with the wide body?”

Sometimes in Zuffenhausen you only realize the potential and thus the achievable margins of a car later. Sometimes never. As was the case with the 996 in the mid-noughties. This may be due to the fact that only 3,714 copies of the predecessor 993 2S were built, while 6,948 of the 993 4S were built, and that when planning the successor, the number of derivatives was taken into account for purely financial reasons had to limit.
“Then what else was left for me? " Few.
If enthusiasm for a brand is deeply rooted and the vehicle you have in mind is not available on the market, there is only one option:
Do it yourself or have it done
The professional component with strategic planning helps to tackle such a project in a focused, calculated and knowledgeable way. With the aim of creating the never built 996 2S. As a formally extremely captivating 911 with the most beautiful body, the most desirable rear end and an agile engine combined with chassis technology suitable for the Dolomites.
Budget? € 100,000
Crazy? Yes, of course. Because there are also completely different cars from Porsche. But not what you covet and sorely miss in the model range. But that also makes it unique.
And what happened to the idea?
A 996 4S that was converted by me (i.e. in my hands) into one of the most agile vehicles next to the GT3 without tinkering with the car.
Doing is nicer than wanting to.
And this is how it started:
Rust-free body, best substance, km (almost) irrelevant
He wasn't a collector anyway, but the best and cleanest, rust-free substance I could find on the market in black/black at the time.
Born in Zuffenhausen as a German car (heated seats, C00), the 4S found its new home in Valencia, Spain, where it remained until February 2022.
The car has never seen salt and only a little rain, which is immediately apparent from the absolutely excellent condition of the underbody.
After only being held for a short time by a Bavarian hotelier who owns several Porsches (including 9FF), I was lucky enough to purchase the car through a contact. Except for the sunroof, which I explicitly didn't want, it was perfect for my purposes and my project.

Comprehensive technical revision
In detail this means:
I gave him everything (including preventive measures) to put him in perfect technical condition:

  • New coolers
  • New capacitor
  • Fixed the foam/ventilation issue
  • New clutch
  • Crankshaft seal (because everything is already out anyway) and for safety.
  • Major inspection with spark plugs and everything around it
  • New brake fluid
  • All drive belts new
  • All filters new
  • New starter
  • New air conditioning dryer
  • Transmission oil change
  • Adjustment and adjustment of the H&R suspension
  • And many other little things…

That was the starting signal.
And then the big harbor tour followed.


  • Expansion of the all-wheel drive system
    -> 60Kg weight saving
  • Removal of the electric turbo seats and installation of original GT3 bucket seats, leather Alcantara with embossed Porsche coat of arms in the headrest and black painted seat shells
    -> 30Kg weight saving
  • No additional accessories required
    -> 10Kg weight saving

=> RESULT: 1440KG


  • Complete engine overhaul and rebuild at Paintmayer with upgrade to 3.8 liter displacement
  • new optimized intake plenum
  • large 82mm throttle body from the GT3
  • BMC air filter
  • Registered 355 HP (believe me: after the run-in phase, it feels like ~375 HP )

Everything that rotates and moves has been touched, removed, checked and replaced if necessary. And if you do it right, you can replace a lot of things on a 20-year-old car.
All original parts are of course still there, part of the sale and will be included.
We would be happy to talk in detail about the work carried out, go through the extensive invoices from the master companies together and discuss what the next steps are: Pepita in the interior? Replacing the standard flap system with a custom-made one? A personal project lives and is never finished. That's the beauty of individualization. And I haven't exhausted my budget yet.

“Then why are you selling such a dream car?”

Because you can, not because you have to. Although that is not 100% correct.
I have the opportunity to buy a 997 GT3 first hand. And then everything doesn't work out in life.

The sale is carried out privately to the exclusion of any liability, warranty and guarantee claims.
The motor has a guarantee from Paintmayer Motorenmanufaktur GmbH.

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Year of construction: 2003
Initial registration date: May 2003
Model: 996 Carrera 4S
VIN: WPOZZZ99Z3S603344
Body: Coupé
Series: 996
Mileage: 129500 km
Power: 370 HP
Cylinder capacity: 3,6 Liter
Consumption: 12.2 Liter/100km
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Configuration: Sun roof ABS Airbag Servo steering Navigation system Air conditioning
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Black
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Basaltschwarz Metallic C9Z
Matching numbers: yes
Vehicle inspection valid until: February 2025
Condition: Fully restored Accident-free
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Registered: yes
Country of first delivery: Germany
Number of vehicle owners: 3
Car location: DEGermany

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