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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

For as uncommon as the color purple is to see on a car, the Germans weren’t shy about using it. We saw that last week with Carter’s 1995 BMW M3, Volkswagen with Violet Touch Pearl, and Mercedes-Benz with Almandine Black Metallic. Granted those colors are very rare and often by special request, but we are at a place where its so popular that this is a standard color on the GT3 RS. Today, we have a 2002 Carrera 4S in Paint-to-Sample Viola Metallic that, in my opinion, looks amazing. The wide body of the 996 C4S in this color? Sign me up. Although probably not at this price.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S at Ryan Friedman Motor Cars

Year: 2002
Model: 911 Carrera 4S
VIN: WP0AA29952S623510
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 21,990
Location: Valley Stream, New York
Price: Contact

Year: 2002
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Exterior Color: Violet
Interior Color: Natural Grey
Bodystyle: Coupe
Stock#: 441
Mileage: 21,990
Engine: H6 3.6L
Transmission: M
VIN: WP0AA29952S623510
Type: Used

This one checks in with just 22,000 miles as well, and that is a shame given how great this one looks. The interior is typical 996 fare with no special wishes bringing the Viola inside. One thing I did notice is that the actual condition of the paint quite poor. If you want to sling this aura of being a premium dealer with the best stuff and charge a premium for it, it might be a good idea to do a paint correction. Even in the low light you can see every panel is heavily scratched. We are living in a time where everyone is jumping on the high-end detail wagon, so there no excuse for this anymore.

Price is unlisted, so you can probably guess it is a lot. A very nice 2002 in Speed Yellow with 20,000 miles sold last week for $46,000, and that was with a new clutch, IMS, a DME report, and everything. If this example is more than $50,000, then it is in the “crazy” range. I know this color is rare, but you need more effort on this one to justify it.

– Andrew


  1. Ricky Weston
    Ricky Weston June 24, 2020

    Most of Ryan Friedmans cars make me really leery. He doesn’t detail any of them. The paint on every car of his I’ve looked at has sent me running for the hills. Plus, he gets a lot of his cars from Manheim, so you know he’s just in it to make a quick buck. Nice car, wrong seller.

  2. Joe
    Joe June 25, 2020

    I hear Ryan Friedman’s name and that dude is asking top top top dollar for his cars. Granted, his cars are usually unique and pretty cool. But whatever expert says a car is worth 50k Friedman is selling for 80k. Cool cars and really niche stuff he has. But he needs to focus on some of the details. Eag for example Has everything right, in house. Detailing paint, mechanics. They deserve top dollar. If you want these amounts you gotta jump through hoops. Photography, videography, detailing, ppi. That’s what it takes nowadays

  3. ace10
    ace10 June 25, 2020

    Is it weird that I was hoping this was a Tip?

  4. Jim Fuerstenberg
    Jim Fuerstenberg June 26, 2020

    That is into a nice condition 997 money for a 996…definitely crazy money…

  5. Andrew
    Andrew June 29, 2020

    @Joe Excellent point. I think we are seeing people will pay for perfection (aka $50,000 Civic Si) even if the price seems “crazy.” However, if you want these crazy prices, you have to go above and beyond to justify it.

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