Continuing on my run of interesting 996 Porsche 911 Turbo cars, I came across a very nice example up for sale in New York finished in Carrara White. Not only is it in a desirable color in my eyes, but of course it has a bunch of extra goodies like the aero kit, sport seats, matching center console and gauges, and the always desirable X50 powerkit. However, there is one big problem for some. The same problem as the Miami Blue 997 I looked out last week.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 30,800 mi
Location: Staten Island, New York
Price: $59,950 Buy It Now
One of a kind White X50 911 Turbo with factory Aero Kit and Sport seats, this car is dripping in options with a build sheet over $160k. All original paint and fully serviced, car needs nothing. Call with any questions 917-282-3896
Yes, this car is Tiptronic. What might of been a holy grail 996 Turbo for some is spoiled once again by a slushy 5-speed automatic gearbox and no real way to fix that. If you don’t mind the autobox, then this one might be a home run for you. This car carried a sticker price of over a $160,000 back in 2002, which was not cheap at all compared to the rest of the 996 Turbos that were selling along side it. The deviated white stitching is something I rarely see, and looking at the spec sheet, it looks like this was a custom order car that the person checked almost every box on.
Just under $60,000 is the asking price, which is steep for a Tiptronic car. North of $50,000 buys you a ton of very nice 996 Turbos with 6-speed gearbox, so you basically have to be in love with this spec to pony up 60 large. It is hard to argue that this isn’t worth a premium given the spec, but that gearbox is just the elephant in the room.