This 2004 model year Turbo Cabriolet was sold new by Barrier Porsche of Bellevue, Washington and has been a NW car from new. Finished in striking Midnight Blue Metallic over Graphite full leather interior and navy blue soft top, this 996 is a fresh break from the normal silver and black cars that were so commonly ordered.
The options list is impressive; 6-speed manual gearbox, X50 power pkg which adds 50 ponies and brings peak torque up to 459 ft lbs, removable hard top, power-heated front seats with lumbar support, thicker 3-spoke sport steering wheel, aluminum/chrome package, Carbon/aluminum brake handle, shifter knob, red brake calipers, xenon headlamps with washers, colored wheel crests, windscreen, PCM with navigation, BOSE audio pkg, PSM-stabilty management, auto dimming rear view mirror, and stainless door sills.
The original MSRP was a healthy $149,525! All electronics and mechanicals are in good condition with everything functioning as designed. The paint meter readings show that this car wears all of its original Midnight Blue paint with only some minor paint chips consistent with the age and miles. The interior is in very good shape with no cracking or shrinkage of the leather as still smells new. The Michelin Pilot Sport tires measure 7mm or tread depth in front and 5mm in the rear. An oil service, inspection, and brake fluid flush was just performed in June of 2021 and the 60k mile major service was completed in November of 2018. Overall this 996 Turbo can be enjoyed as a daily driver or will make a nice addition to a Porsche collection as being a manual gearbox, X50 pkg Cabriolet, it is quite a rare model to aquire.
Included with the sale are: removable factory hard top with release tool, hard top carrier stand and storage cover, Porsche storm shield fitted car cover, grey factory floor mats, complete owner’s manual set, inflatable spare tire, jack, compressor, tools, wheel lock key, Certificate of Authenticity, Nav CD set, Clean CarFax report, some service records, and one remote key with crested navy leather fob.