About a month ago I took a look at one of the strangest colors I’ve seen on a Porsche 911. It wasn’t the actual color that was strange, but rather the name of literally “Ferrari-Yellow.” Like I mentioned, Porsche would rather shut the company down rather than put a competitors name on one of their cars now, but it looks like the lure of the Ferrari-Yellow goes further than we thought. Today, I wanted to look at the next generation of that car, the 996 C4S. This 2004 for sale in New York is finished in the popular “Speed yellow” and just like the 993, has the turbo-twist wheels, matching calipers, and some extra bits of yellow on the interior. However, they really went all out with the yellow on this car. Just wait until you see.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S on eBay
Model: 911 Carrera 4S
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 13,987 mi
Location: Valley Stream, New York
Price: $59,995 Buy It Now
2004 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 4S
From the desirable and ultra illuminating Speed Yellow exterior and interior specifications (seatbacks/belts, stitching, center tunnel), the coveted 6-Speed Manual gearbox, distinctively wide rear end, a bevy of must-have options to its relatively small production (1 of approximately 4,365 coupes produced worldwide for the 2004 model year), this incredibly sensual 2004 (996) Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (C4S) Manual Coupe shown in Speed Yellow and showcased on 18 – inch Turbo Wheels (showcased in front of Yellow brake calipers with Black “Porsche” script), displays a very low 13,XXX miles from new along with a Clean CarFax Report.
It left the factory with an original MSRP of $102,125 and features the following factory ordered options and standard features: Heated Front Seats $410; Wheel Caps with Colored Crest $175; 11- Speaker Bose High-End Sound Package $795; Remote CD Changer (6 Disc) $715; Black Full Leather; Xenon Headlamp Package $1,090; Sport Seats w/Full Leather Interior; Speed Yellow Top; Aerokit $7,980; Rear Center Console Painted Exterior Color $730; Sport Seats Painted To Match $1,495; Porsche Crest in Headrest $220; Seat Belts – Speed Yellow $540; Aluminium/Leather Shifter/Brake Handle $885; Aluminum/Chrome X71,X70,X54 $1,885; Stitch F/R Seats – Dev. Color $490; Door & Dash Stitch – Dev Color $435; a sunroof.
The cabin dons front heated Sport Seats ( featuring perforations, an embossed Porsche crest in each front headrest, and painted backshells in Speed Yellow), a Black Full Leather specification, Speed Yellow seatbelts, select areas in metallic/brushed metallic, and Yellow stitching throughout.
Just looking at the outside of this car, I am all about it. It would take a lot for me to buy a car in yellow, but this is one of them. The widebody of the C4S along with the turbo twist wheels just looks great. While all that is great, the party tricks are on the inside of the car. Hardback matching yellow seats with yellow stitching is found along with a yellow center console. Don’t forget to throw in the yellow seatbelts to match as well. Is this a yellow overload? Probably. Will you be looking at this everyday? Probably not. As it sits, no one is probably daily driving this car, so taking this car is small doses would probably be ideal and won’t leave you hating bananas by association.
The price? A hefty $60,000. I don’t need to tell you that is 996 Turbo money and even nice 996 Turbo money. Yes, this car has all those color options and only has 14,000 miles. but this is a ton of dough for a 996 C4S. Cars that aren’t optioned like this sell for $30,000 all day, and maybe even slightly cheaper. It is a really tough pitch that this car is literally worth double because of the paint, options, and miles. We are seeing people hunting for 996s now, but I just don’t think we are at the level of $60,000 for a C4S when a similar Turbo with around the same mileage, even more options, and the same color sells for a few grand more than this asking price. If you can afford a $60,000 old Porsche, you can probably afford a $66,000 old Porsche. So while this car is really wonderful, the price just isn’t.