|December 14, 2017 5:35 am||Auction started|
The 911 Turbo was originally intended to be a limited street legal production run that would allow Porsche to race the Group 4 Turbo RSR/Type 934. Porsche was required to build 400 street-legal 930s by 1975, and so in October of 1974 at the Paris Auto Show, the German automaker unveiled the 930 to the world. Street car production began in early 1975 but would delay until 1976 for the U.S. market. Demand exceeded expectation and Porsche sold the first 400 production 930s within just a few short months. Another 1,000 would sell one year later. And the rest is history.
Later in 1977, we would see the next generation 930 turbo, bringing with it a larger displacement, bigger horsepower, adjusted suspension and new air deflectors installed in front of the rear wheels. This generation would last until being replaced by the 964 in 1990. The 3.3L was re-purposed for the first couple of years in the 964, then would increase displacement to the 3.6L until production stopped in 1995. The 993 model of the 911 Turbo is the last Porsche model in the series to use the traditional air-cooled engine. This generation was the fastest mass production vehicle at the time of its launch, with a top speed of 180 mph and 0-60 times of just 4.3 seconds.
Fast forward to the turn of the century…the tech boon is now a boom and those kids that obsessed over the 930’s are now flush with cash to buy. The 993 halts production and the last air-cooled 911 is a thing of the past. Introducing, the 996 generation 911 turbo. Built from 2001-2005, this generation turned many Porsche loving 911 die-hards into die-hard haters. It was the first water-cooled variant that shook the 911 air-cooled world but is arguably the most undervalued supercar in the current market. The 996 turbo isn’t afflicted with the IMS bearing issue seen in the naturally aspirated engines. The 996tt (twin-turbo) engine is a Hanz Mezger (no “t” in Mezger) designed engineering piece of art. Short of a few things to watch out for like coolant pipes coming unglued or premature failure of the timing chain, it truly is unbelievably reliable.
Today we bring you a 2003 911 turbo x50 fitted with dealer installed (Champion Porsche) OEM Porsche GT2 front bumper and rear wing. The x50 denotes the high performance factory turbo power kit option from Porsche…it was basically the turbo S of 996’s before there was a turbo S (minus the PCCB brakes). It retains several years of maintenance records, 2 keys and documentation including the window sticker indicating a $148,350 MSRP. It was originally owned and modified by a marketing/entertainment mogul who expressed no limits in funding with maintenance and top-tier modifications. It stayed within his private collection for over 12 years.
This 911 has benefited from an additional $20k+ in upgrades, including K24/26 turbos, Bosch ECU tune and focal/Ai audio equipment all from Ai Designs in New York. Also included are CSF Aluminum radiators, H&R RSS Coilover system, H&R adjustable sway bars, Tarett rear coil over brackets, Tarett Adjustable rear drop links, Torque solution rear adjustable toe steer arms/links, RSS adjustable front drop links, Rennline toe/alignment locking kit, Rennline wheel studs, and StopTech SS brake lines
Recent service items include new plugs, new coils, fuel filter, exhaust stud bolts replaced, Motul 660 brake fluid, radiators coolant flush, transmission oil flush, new 997 Transmission mount, new drive shaft flex joint, and new Turbo pressure hoses.
The exterior presents nearly flawless up close under the microscope. The paint retains it high glass finish and only a few small blemishes can be seen. A very small nick on the right rear fender-well is hardly noticeable. No other scratches can be seen other than some light swirl marks typical of black cars. The front bumper has a small paint crack in it from where the previous owner bumped a set of spare tires in his garage. The front wears a 3M clear protective layer over the front part of the bonnet and mirrors. All of the plastics and rubbers show the car was garaged its entire life.
There are no indications in the records nor on the body of any accidents, no paint work on the Jet Black exterior, and no rust is reported. All of the panels fit as new when they left the Stuttgart factory. The plastics and rubber show no fading, discoloration or cracking. The glass and chrome all around is reportedly original and appears as such. It will come with 2 sets of wheels, the 19″ Roderick RW5’s shown and a set of original hollow 18″ polished twists.
This 996tt is highly optioned from the factory with the following:
513-Lumbar Support-Right Seat
586-Lumbar Support-Left Seat
982-Supple Leather Front and Rear
AH-Black Full Leather
E70-Leather Interior Package
M6A-Black Mats – Porsche lettering
X50-Turbo Power Kit
X54-Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes
X70-Metal Door Sill Model Insignia
XMA-A/B Pillar/Roof Liner Leather
XMF-Front Console in Interior Leather
XMP-Lthr Sun Visors Lighted Mirror
XMZ-Rear Center Console – Leather
XNS-Sterng Colum Covered Intr Lthr
XPA-3-Spoke Steering Whl-Interior Lthr
XSC-Porsche Crest in Headrest
XZD-Dome Lamp Cover – Leather
Y06-Alum/Lthr Shifter/Brake Handle
Inside this 911 turbo is optioned with the full leather package, giving it that new car smell every time you open the door. The seats are XSC optioned giving them the Porsche crest embossed into the headrest.No tears or stains are present in the carpet or seats. There is no indication of excessive wear, no prior signs or smells of smoke, and no flaws of any kind inside the cabin. All electrics work as they should, and all buttons and switches are present. No warning lights are present on the dash and none have been seen.
Modifications from original include a carbon fiber shifter, short sifter kit, double DIN radio, and boost gauge panel. A Valentine radar system is integrated into the rear-view mirror with front and rear detection.
This 3.6L Mezger engine has never shown any issues, does not leak or drip any fluids at all. These engines are different designs than the naturally aspirated 996 engines known for the “IMS issue”. In reality, the IMS issue is overblown due to internet hype, but nonetheless, the turbos do not have this issue. The exhaust bolts were recently replaced with OEM Porsche bolts simply as a preventative for future removal if needed. A GT2 Fabspeed exhaust is fitted and is the perfect balance of tone and sound that is in no way loud or offensive, but enough to know it is not necessarily stock. Engine oil has always been full synthetic changes. New plugs and coil packs were recently fitted, along with a new fuel filter.
Several years of maintenance records convey with this 911 turbo. The original books and window sticker, along with 2 sets of keys are available. Recommendations are available from the prior two owners and German Autohaus (Porsche specialty shop in Chattanooga) if requested.
The 996 market has seen a steady return over the last 18-24 months. Long gone are the days of finding a low mileage 996tt in the $30k’s. Expect to pay over $40k for a higher mileage example, over $50k for anything under 60k miles and beyond for much lower mileage examples. The turbo S and x50 optioned 911’s are more rare and sought after.
This 911 turbo is being offered through Second Daily, we welcome inspections and will cover up to $200 for any PPI ordered provided you are the winning bidder. We also offer shipping assistance if needed.
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