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2003 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe X50

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While it definitely appears the market for a good 996TT is rising that doesn’t mean all of them are becoming expensive. Such appears to be the case with this 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo equipped with the X50 performance package, the Turbo aero kit, and a set of hard-back sport seats. It has an asking price of $50K and that’s not too bad at all! Of course there is a reason the price seems more reasonable and that’s because at 87,549 it has a few more miles on it than we typically see on a Turbo. That’s still reasonable mileage for its age so if it’s been cared for and there aren’t any other lurking issues, then those miles may not represent too much of an issue.

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Year: 2003
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 87,549 mi
Price: $49,500 Buy It Now

2003 Porsche 911 (996) Turbo X50 Coupe

VIN: WP0AB299X3S685211

Engine: 3.6 H6

Transmission: 6-speed Manual G96/88

Exterior: Arctic Silver

Interior: Grey Full Leather

Mileage: 87549

-Ultra Limited Production X50 Package

-Proper 6-speed Porsche

-Premium Sound

-Adaptive Painted Hardback Sport Seats

-Very Rare Turbo Aero Package (XCE)

-Full Leather Interior Package With Carbon Trim

-Fully Serviced, Fluids and Filters

-H&R Coilovers


-Clean and Clear Carfax

The 996 didn’t have an official Turbo S until 2005. In 2002 Porsche introduced the X50 performance package option to the 996 Turbo. Many consider this option the closest you get to an S. Essentially, the X50 option gave the Turbo a higher output of 450HP due in part to larger turbo chargers, intercoolers, tuned ECU, and updated exhaust. Production numbers are unknown. However it is said that each dealer sold only a couple each year between 2002 and 2004. The option was rather expensive at $17,000-19,000 depending on the production year.

This 2003 X50 Turbo is a great example with some rare notable options. The most obvious is the factory aero kit. This included a unique front spoiler, rear wing and side skirts. All of which were painted to match the body color of the car. The interior was optioned with full leather and carbon packages. It also has the desirable factory hardback painted sport seats and Bose premium sound. The car comes with a clean Carfax history and accident report. The exterior is in beautiful condition and shows well. There are only minor rock chips and scratches that are shown in the photos. The headlights are clean and the tail light free from the typical cracks. The interior clean are very nice for a car with 87k miles. Seat bolsters are free of any tears or rips. The carpets and headliner are stainfree and clean. There is quite good deal of carbon pieces in the car. Most of the carbon is in very good condition for its age while a few areas have cracks. All of the electronics work great including the radio. The AC controls work and the air blows very cold. The car recently had a brake job, clutch and fluid/filter service. It runs and drives very strong and shifts great. The X50 package pumps a very noticeable amount of power into the car. These are wonderful driving cars that create lots of reliable power. The car is sold with books, tools, and spare tire. This is a great opportunity to own the last affordable Porsche 911 Turbo. Please let me know if you have any questions or requests. Please see all of the detailed photos in the link below:

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I tend to go back and forth on the Turbo aero kit. I’ve featured a couple previously, one of which I really thought looked good, but on others it can look a little cartoonish. On this silver Turbo I feel a little in between. Silver isn’t terribly exciting and the aero kit does liven things up quite a bit in that regard. Since the interior of this Turbo is matching grey, additional liveliness is welcome wherever we can get it. But that front lip really stands out on a silver car and that’s where things begin to look a little cartoonish. I’ve also seen these in black and it isn’t nearly as noticeable. Ultimately, if you like it – or just want something a bit more unique – then it’s a great option.

Add in the X50 package and sport seats, along with a bit of carbon trim in the interior, and this is a pretty nicely optioned Turbo for those hoping for a more sporting character to their 996. It also looks in pretty nice condition so those 87K miles don’t seem to have harmed it. I’d love it in a different color, but I guess we can’t have everything.

Overall, for $50K this is a lot of car for the money and you’re getting some rare options to go with the excellent power. You’ll obviously want to have a PPI to assess its mechanical condition and make sure servicing is up to date. If that checks out, then off you go. Maybe there still are a few reasonable gems out there.