2001 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

I tend to lean much more toward naturally aspirated cars in my own general desires. Forced induction is fine, though in some of the cars I’ve driven I’ve really not cared for it. I like high revs and instant response. There are exceptions though. For shoppers looking at the 996 the Turbo may be just the area to do your shopping. They are a bit more expensive than a standard Carrera, but you’re getting a lot more performance and the Turbo (along with GT3 and GT2) does not suffer from the IMS issues that have sometimes plagued the first generation of Porsche’s water-cooled 911. So I’m always looking for decent 996 Turbos on the market and I think the one we have here fits that bill. Here is a Midnight Blue Metallic 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, located in California, with Metropol Blue leather interior and 73,500 miles on it.

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Year: 2001
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 73,500 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($43,000 Buy It Now)

2001 Porsche 996 Turbo 6 Speed Manual

Midnight Blue Metallic/Metropol Blue Full Leather

OEM Carbon Fiber dash, door pockets, steering wheel, leather covered vents, aluminum/carbon shifter

Completely Stock, no accidents, all original paint.

73,500 miles

Second owner. Michelin PSS tires are about two years old and plenty of tread.

Car is in excellent condition, everything works perfectly as it should.

It was bought new at Carlsen Porsche in Palo Alto and serviced regularly.
All maintenance records included since new. Car has never left California.

Two keys, car cover, all books, tools, records, original window sticker.

A small dime size ding on driver-side rear quarter panel, hard to see in pictures.

Scuff mark on left side of rear bumper. Could easily be touched up but then car wouldn’t be all original paint.

Interior carbon fiber trim on top of dash and near corner AC vents is coming up.

See last three pictures for the negatives.

Questions and inspections welcomed

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Clean CA title

This Turbo is far from perfect and definitely befitting of the “driver-quality” label, but that’s ok. In many ways that’s just the type of car we’re looking for when we search for a Turbo and hope to find good value. The mileage is a little higher than we see with many Turbos, but it’s certainly not unreasonable for a 16-year-old car. It’s said to be completely original and accident free. It comes with a full service history, has only had two owners, and has spent its entire life to date in California. Among driver quality cars those details might matter more than its mileage and a few minor scuffs. I’m not sure I’d have too much concern over maintaining the fully original paint at the expense of a scuff, but that can be a decision made by the next owner.

All told there’s a good bit of promise to be had here. Bidding sits at a very reasonable $24,103.03 at the moment, but regardless of how high that goes the BIN price itself isn’t too bad. For a Turbo in one of the less common colors that looks in nice shape, the price here doesn’t seem too bad and suggests that there remain good performance values to be found among these 911s.


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  1. Autobahn Vault, LLC

    A 190E Cossie in the background!

  2. Ive had the pleasure to see this car in person. The description is very accurate. These cars are plenty fast for everyday use, and can easily sit in traffic without issue, as the transmission is like butter

  3. @Autobahn Vault LLC – good eyes, but I think it’s actually a 500E!

    Really love the value and color combination on this one.

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