For my personal cars, I like them as unique and as special as possible. Naturally this can be difficult to achieve if you don’t have an unlimited budget and certain cars can be hard to find, but this is something I try to seek. Of course that doesn’t mean wrap the car in gold leaf, and we can all agree that certain color combos aren’t exactly beautiful, but you know what I mean. Today’s car, a 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo, is right in my wheelhouse when it comes to being unique. It certainly looks like a normal black 996 Turbo, which is true until you open the doors.
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Model: 911 Turbo Coupe
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 61,468 mi
Location: Cary, Illinois
Price: $64,800 Buy It Now
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe
Black over Boxster Red Leather
PCM – Turbo (Originally $3,540)
Rear Center Console in Carbon Fiber (Originally $1,595)
3-Spoke Steering Wheel in Carbon/Leather (Originally $1,180)
Carbon/Aluminum Shift Knob and Brake Handle (Originally $865)
Driver’s Power Lumbar Support (Originally $375)
Wheel Caps w/Colored Crest (Originally $170)
3.6 Liter Twin Turbo Flat 6 Cylinder Engine
6-Speed Manual Transmission
All Wheel Drive
18-Inch Alloy Wheels
Heated Leather Front Sport Seats
This will wake you up in the morning. What we are looking at in this cabin is a whole lot of Boxster Red leather and a pile of carbon fiber trim. Personally, I love this. If this was just a plain black leather interior, I wouldn’t have given it a second look. But this? Sign me up. I can’t imagine the conversations the normally conservative Germans were having as this car made it’s way down the production line, but I bet there were some laughs. I know a lot of you will say this interior is awful, and I totally get it, but this is what excites me.
What maybe doesn’t excite me so much is the price tag of $65,000. That is a heavy premium for a 2001 with 62,000 miles. I know prices are creeping up on these, but I still think this is a heavy ask. I could understanding somewhere in the $50,000 range, but the dealer is asking the moon for something that only appeals to a certain group of buyers. I’m curious to see how long it lasts.