Lot 149 - 2004 Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo X50 Cabriolet

Lot 149 - 2004 Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo X50 Cabriolet

Lot 149 - 2004 Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo X50 Cabriolet

Lot Number 149
Registration X50 EEK
Chassis Number WP0ZZZ99Z4S670866
Engine Number 64431216
Odometer reading 55,175 miles
Result Sold - £38,640
  • Factory fitted X50 pack car
  • Six-speed manual
  • Excellent service history

The 996 model is a superb car; quick, reliable, well made and the birth of the water-cooled Porsche 911. With a wide range of models on offer the most iconic is, of course, the Turbo. Featuring four-wheel drive and a 3.6 litre intercooled engine, derived from the 1998 Le Mans winning GT-1 car, pushing out 415bhp and hitting 60mph in a whisker over four seconds, this is genuine supercar territory. The 996 was seen as a more relaxed and usable 911; however, in Turbo guise, the driver would get the best of both worlds; a luxury leather interior with every creature comfort combined with the ability to drop the hammer and reach a top speed of a claimed 190mph. The 996 Turbo was available with either a six-speed manual or a five-speed Tiptronic transmission with revised styling and a wider stance than the naturally aspirated 996 Carreras along with new bi-Xenon headlamps. The Turbo also came with Variocam Plus as well as stability management - a necessity with over 400bhp under your right foot.

The example we have here is fitted with the factory X50 pack, comprising of larger turbos and intercoolers and a power output of 444bhp, versus the standard 415bhp models. The car is beautifully presented in Arctic Silver with a black leather interior, and the all important six-speed manual gearbox. Our vendor purchased the car around three years ago but has covered minimal mileage in that time and has decided it is time to let someone else enjoy the car as it was intended. The car has always been maintained well and is supplied with a V5C registration document, MoT test certificate and an excellent service history. This low mileage offering of the highly desirable X50 package turbo is one for the enthusiast driver or discerning collector alike. Consignor Fraser Smith

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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