2000 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

The hunt for the affordable 911 continues, and I really have to say I for one like the early 996s. I know it’s an unpopular opinion, but the narrow-body simple design on the early 996 has aged pretty well overall – and these still draw my eye today. That’s helped when they’re an unusual color and equipped with the Aerokit bodywork, which is what we see here – in this case, this example is Mirage Metallic. It’s an usual silver that seems similar to BMW’s Cashmere, with lovely hints of gold undertone. I really like it! This one isn’t done though, as you’ll also find it only has 45k miles and yes, the IMS has been done. Let’s check it out!

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Year: 2000
Model: 911 Carrera Coupe
VIN: WP0AA299XYS622779
Engine: 3.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 45,500 mi
Location: Glen Cove, New York
Price: $37,900 Buy It Now

2000 Porsche 911 (996.1) Carrera 6-Speed Coupe: With the increased yearning for a direct, mechanical and puristic driving experience in a simplistic yet very effective package, the 996-generation 911 eagerly checks those boxes and this 45,XXX mile and Clean CARFAX Report displaying 996.1 featuring the pairing of two rarely seen options, the uncommon and beautifully understated Mirage Metallic finish and Aerokit, makes for a very exclusive example and benefitting from a recent IMS/RMS service provides for a worry-free driving experience! When stepping inside of its Gray Leather cabin, you’re welcomed by ‘Carrera’ door sill guards, light-colored stitching found on select surface areas, front Comfort Seats with heating functionality, a sunroof, precise shifting 6-speed transmission, and a 4-spoke steering wheel that’s situated in front of a 5-dial instrumentation setup in Black.The 996.1’s Prominence: It’s no secret that the 911, regardless of trim, is committed to unwavering motoring excellence and is truly in a realm of its own; however, with the 996.1 911 (the 911 that ushered in the modern-era 911) and in comparison to the even more contemporary 911, this experience is heightened! It’s the 911 whose exterior design aesthetic was first previewed on the multi-million dollar 911 GT1 Evolution In coupe form and is incredibly lightweight in contrast to present-day 911 offerings, weighing in at approximately 2,901 lbs. in coupe, RWD, and manual configuration! It boasts minimal driving aids and the pure emotion that is granted as its naturally-aspirated boxer engine roars to its redline, with your hand firmly gripping the shift knob, awaiting to shift into the next gear, while your foot lovingly depresses the clutch pedal, as you sit in its ergonomic cabin that is as direct, unfussy, and very driver-oriented just as is its driving experience, is total automotive euphoria. For more info on this exclusive 911 Carrera 6-Speed RWD Coupe, offered by Ryan Friedman Motorcars, call and/or text us now at 516-217-2580/516-217-2580; we’re authentic motorcar aficionados, let’s chat!

I’ve looked at a few of these Aerokit-equipped 996s, and sorry – they just aren’t getting old to me. The last one I looked at was a low-mile C4:

2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

In terms of pricing, this one compares (relatively) favorably, coming in some $17,000 less than the yellow car. It’s missing a few options that one had and does have more mileage, but it overall strikes the right balance of clean, lower mileage, neat options, and not too expensive. It does appear to have had paintwork; there are signs of a respray for sure, and the interior plastics need to be redone. Looking closely there’s an LN Engineering sticker, though the dealer doesn’t talk about it for some reason. Could you do better? Perhaps, but not a lot in today’s market it seems. These cars have been steadily increasing in value over the past year and finding a clean, lower-mile car with the right options in a neat color isn’t an easy thing.

-Carter

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3 Comments

  1. Watch out with this dealer. He buys a lot of cars from Manheim, and doesn’t spend any money. Not even detailing them. Just quick turnarounds. So buyer beware.

  2. Gawd, the prose in this ad is turning my screen purple. “Puristic driving experience… incredibly lightweight… your foot lovingly depresses the clutch pedal…” PUKE

  3. Least wanted model due to headlights.

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