2003 Porsche 911 Turbo X50

Last week we featured a pretty nice Seal Grey 996TT that sold for $44,100. As usual, it was a very nice performance value. As part of that post I spoke of the possibility of these cars attracting the notice of collectors and mentioned that I felt that notice would be – at least for a time – limited to interesting colors and X50-equipped cars. Here we have just such an example with mileage similar to last week’s 996TT and a similar asking price to where the Seal Grey example sold. This Midnight Blue Metallic 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Texas with 52,694 miles on it, probably has too much mileage to really grab a collector’s attention, but at its current asking price it should fall as another really nice value and all things considered should be a better value than last week’s example.

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Year: 2003
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 52,694 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($49,888 Buy It Now)

2003 Porsche 911 Turbo X50

This 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo X50 comes in a beautiful Midnight Blue Metallic exterior over a Graphite Grey Leather interior to create a gorgeous color combination. The original MSRP was just under $140k and comes equipped with the $17k factory optioned X50 Turbo Power Kit which boosts performance to 450 horsepower (up from 420 horsepower) through the use of larger turbochargers and intercoolers along with a revised ECU software. Apart from this desirable upgrade, other options and features of this Turbo include the Supple Leather Full Leather Seats, Lumbar Support Front Seats, Heated Seats, Bose Premium Sound System, Remote 6-Disc CD Changer. In addition, this X50 Turbo comes with Clear Side Markers, 19″ Champion Motorsports RS97 Forged Monolite wheels. Other standard features include Automatic Climate Control, Adjustable Rear Spoiler, HID Headlights, and Alcantara Headliner. With it’s 6-Speed Manual Transmission and 450 horsepower on tap, this X50 Turbo delivers one of the best Porsche driving experiences at an amazing price point! It goes without saying that this 911 has all of the performance and extras any Porsche enthusiast or serious buyer could want on a 996-generation Turbo. Also comes with Books, 2 Keys, Carpets, and Spare Tire/Toolkit. With regard to the condition of this Porsche, it’s evident that the vehicle has always garaged and well kept. We sold this X50 to the previous owner in 2007 and are happy to see it’s in the same wonderful condition. The exterior/paint shows very well and there has been no paintwork or accidents. There is no evidence of any fading/cracking of any exterior or interior trim. Step into the NON-SMOKER interior and the excellent condition continues with no signs of any excessive seat or bolster wear, fresh carpets, and zero stains or odors to be found. All mechanics are in working order and no performance modifications have been added (all stock engine, suspension & exhaust). We just installed new tires for the next deserving owner (fronts on order at time of photos). Shown by appointment only, please call or e-mail. CARFAX CERTIFIED!! Pre-buy inspections welcome. Financing available with approved credit application. We will gladly accept trades! For more information or questions call Curtis at (972) 768-2691 or email Curtis@ecarlink.com. For out of town customers, we offer complimentary airport pick-up at DFW or Love Field airport. Low cost shipping available to your door. This 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo X50 is a rare and excellent value, don’t miss this unique opportunity and call now!

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Of course, whether this example truly is a better value will require some legwork. We shouldn’t need much more than a PPI, but a look at its maintenance history and any other documentation wouldn’t hurt either. While still not a stunning color, Midnight Blue doesn’t come around too often with these cars and certainly sets this 996 apart from the many, many, Silver, Grey, and Black examples we come across. The Graphite Grey leather interior is a bit bland – which doesn’t help the already bland interior of the 996 in general – but that’s becoming par for the course. I’m also not a fan of these wheels, but that’s an easy change and not the sort of thing that should deter most buyers. Only 1 bid has been received thus far, leaving bidding at $40K. Given the small gap from that number to the BIN price we can assume the reserve will sit right around that number and interested buyers can expect a selling price just under $50K. That’s not as cheap as they used to be, but still a lot of potential value.

-Rob

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3 Comments

  1. I like the wheels better than the turbo twist wheels that originally came on these cars. Just my opinion but I always thought that they were some of the ugliest wheels to come from Porsche. The GT2/3 10 spoke wheels of the 996 era were a nice upgrade.

  2. That interior: just… so… grey.

  3. Grey and dull!

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