Thinking back about last weeks 2002 Porsche 911 C4S and the reaction it got, I thought maybe it would be interesting to look at the other end of the 996 range for about the same price. The C2 was literally as basic as you could get with the 996 911 with the narrow body and rear wheel drive. At the time, maybe a bit boring, but now it seems to be a thing to have a basic, rear-wheel drive 911, and I even think Porsche realizes this too with their 911 Carrera T. Sadly, most of the C2s are well-used by now and often are found in disheveled condition. However, this 2004 up for sale California has thankfully be well-preserved. So is it this, or the C4S?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Porsche 911 on eBay
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Price: $30,995 Buy It Now
This 2004 Porsche 911 is proudly being offered for sale by Private Collection Motors. It has only 26,000 miles. The car has a clean Carfax report with no accidents or damage reported. This 911 is finished in Seal Grey Metallic followed by a Black Full Leather interior, which is a highly desirable color combination. The 3.6 L 6-cylinder engine produces 320 horsepower that can be unleashed through the precision shifting of a 6-speed manual transmission.
It has an original MSRP of $86,220 and has great options and features such as: 18″ Carrera Wheel, Supple Leather, Full Leather Seats – Black, Carbon Package (Small), Power Seats, Bi-Xenon Headlights with Washer, Door Sills in Carbon, Flared Rocker Panels, Sports Exhaust System, Porsche Crest in Headrest, Carbon/Alum. Gear Shift Knob and Brake Handle, Seal Grey Metallic.
Its examples like this that make me appreciate the 911 C2. This look like proper 911 and you can see what Porsche was shooting for when they made these. The specs are pretty nice on this 2004, and it should be as it had nearly $18,000 worth of options tacked on to it. Easy to do in a 991, but your dollar went a lot further with a 996. I’m partial to the carbon fiber package that seemed to get rid of the normal cheap plastic you see on most of te 996 cars. This one has just 27,000 miles as well, so it is tough to find any flaws here.
The asking price of $31,000 is basically “all the money” as the kids say for a 996 C2. The mileage is a big key here for why it is priced like this, because I think if this was a 77,000 mile car, it would be more towards the mid-$20,000 range. Not that I’m complaining, but it is what it is if you want the best. I think if you loved this spec it wouldn’t be a bad buy, but I think its telling that this one has been for sale for many many months now. Also, don’t forget to budget for that pesky IMS bearing.