Two decades in, is it finally time for the 996 Porsche 911? Personally, I think so. Our negative feelings on things generally seem to wane over time, and after 20 years, that seems to be the case for the 996.1. Are we looking at 964 and 993 levels of appreciation? Of course not. But I do think that these will slowly become less of a black sheep of the 911 family and more of just an entry-level into the 911 family.
Today’s car, a 1999 up for sale Nebraska, looks most certainly to be one the prime examples to snatch up. It’s classic Arctic Silver Metallic over a Boxster Red special leather interior, and just to top it all off, it has just 29,000 miles. This one will be a fight.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe on eBay
Model: 911 Carrera Coupe
Engine: 3.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 28,887 mi
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska
Price: Reserve Auction
Porsche 1999 Carrera Coupe
This 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe shows just under 28,900 miles, the 3.4-liter flat-six is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. It is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over a Boxster Red special leather interior, purchased from the factory with the rare 18” 993 Turbo Technology Hollow Spoke Wheels with colored center caps, an on-board computer, carbon fiber door sill plates, an original factory Becker AM/FM radio with CD player, black Porsche floor mats, left and right heated seats with lumbar support and 8-way seat adjustments with driver seat memory, an electric sliding and tilting sunroof, and has been kept in a climate-controlled garage from new. This 996 is offered with service records, factory manuals, Porsche car cover, an accident free clean carfax with one previous owner, and a clean Nebraska title. A few scrapes under the front bumper are noted and some road rash on the passenger side rims.
This early example 996 has a build date of July 1998. Early 996 models feature a few distinct touches including a 993 style four-spoke steering wheel, cable operated releases for the hood and deck lid, no glove box, and a cable operated throttle. In 2020 the car received basic service including an engine oil filter change and new rear tires. The car handles incredibly well and is ready to be driven.
The car is conveniently located just off Interstate 80 in Grand Island, Nebraska. We will work with shipping companies and overseas buyers are welcome. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
This car looks good and is just fantastic. If your having a bad day just jump in this car and go for a drive and it will put a smile on your face!
The under hood Option sticker includes the following information, featuring options from the Porsche Exclusive Program.
X69 – Carbon door entry guards with logo
139 – Seat heating, left
234 – Internal production code related to tyres
288 – Headlamp washer
340 – Seat heating, right
408 – 18” 993 Turbo Technology Hollow Spoke Wheels
424 – CD Compartment
425 – Rear window wiper
437 – 8-way electrical seat, left
438 – 8-way electrical seat, right
446 – Wheel caps with colored Porsche crest
490 – Basic sound system
513 – 4-way electrically adjustable lumbar support, right seat
537 – Seat memory, left
571 – Activated charcoal filter
586 – 4-way electrically adjustable lumbar support, left seat
659 – On-board computer
688 – CD-radio Becker Porsche CDR-210
692 – 6-disc CD changer Becker Porsche CDC-3
939 – Seat covers rear, draped leather
981 – Leather dashboard and door panels
982 – Seat covers front, draped leather
09981/09991 – Porsche Exclusive Program
The photos are pretty light on this one, but this one sure looks like a winner. The 993 Turbo Twist wheels really make this car in addition to the already really nice Boxster Red interior. One thing to note is this one has a super early July 1998 build date, so this is probably one of the first few 996 examples to hit the US. It looks like it is on it’s original IMS bearing, so this would probably need addressed, although surely worth it on this one.
Curious to see where this one lands given it is a reserve auction. My guess it should be between $27,000-30,000 given we just saw one with 28,000 miles sell for $28,500 back in November. I think anything north of $30,000 is probably too much at the moment, but maybe in another 10 years that won’t be the case. None the less, if you are in the 996 market, this one is going to be tough to beat.