2017 Shannons Sydney Summer Classic Auction & Rare Number Plates
Lot
20

2001 Porsche 911 Turbo (996) AWD Coupe

$115,000 - $130,000

Specifications

Engine Flat six-cylinder, 3600cc
Gearbox 6-speed manual
Engine No. M967064104739
Chassis No. WPOZZZ99Z1S682631
Body Work Coupe
Colour Guards Red
Interior Black
Trim Leather
Wheels Cast Alloy
Brakes Discs

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Description

Right from the introduction of the original 930 way back in 1975, Porsche’s Turbo has been the fastest, most expensive production road car in the Zuffenhausen line-up, a name synonymous with the ultimate in high performance motoring for more than four decades. The first generation Turbo enjoyed remarkable longevity, remaining in production virtually unchanged until 1989, the only major revisions being a larger 3.3-litre engine and the eventual move to a five-speed gearbox. The next generation 964 series gave rise to a more powerful 3.6-litre engine but retained the original Turbo’s rear-wheel drive platform, whereas the succeeding 993 of 1995 switched to an altogether more sophisticated four-wheel drive layout and twin turbo configuration, significantly raising the bar for Porsche’s flagship model. Introduced in 1998, Porsche’s 996 series was designed from scratch and had little in common with its predecessors aside from sharing the basic concept of a rear engine layout and the use of a six-cylinder boxer motor. Built on a longer wheelbase platform and larger in every dimension, the new 911 was actually lighter by 50 kilograms thanks to clever weight saving techniques. Perhaps the most radical departure from Porsche tradition, the 996’s all-new 3.6-litre flat six engine employed liquid cooling and the latest Bosch Motronic M5.2 engine management to develop more power and greater reliability. The new Porsche’s body was an amalgam of traditional 911 styling cues with modern detailing, improved aerodynamics and increased stiffness. It took Porsche until January 2000 to launch a Turbo version of the 996 series, with revised bodywork featuring a new electronically controlled rear wheel, wider rear guards, new sills and front valance. The engine was based on that used in the hard-core GT3, with dry-sump lubrication, VarioCam Plus valve timing system, Bosch Motronic ME 7.8 engine management and a 9.4:1 compression ratio, producing 420bhp at 6000rpm. The standard 996 Turbo transmission was a six-speed manual driving all four wheels, but for the first time Porsche offered a five-speed Tiptronic S option. The Turbo enjoyed firmer suspension settings, more powerful brakes (with ABS, ASR and ABD standard) and new 18-inch hollow-spoke alloy wheels. The interior was similarly upgraded, with full leather upholstery, air conditioning, Bose sound system and Alcantara roof lining added to the already luxurious interior found on naturally-aspirated models. Performance was electrifying, with 0-100 km/h taking just 4.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 305 km/h, making it one of the fastest road cars available at the time. With values of 911/964/993 generation Turbos rising fast, the 996 remains relatively affordable but for how long is anyone’s guess. 

History

  • Australian delivered 996 Turbo with books and history
  • Well maintained by Porsche specialists
  • Low mileage supercar with incredible performance
This fabulous Porsche is a 2001 Model Year 996 Turbo finished in the original Guards Red colour and features the preferred six-speed manual transmission instead of the optional Tiptronic auto. An Australian delivered car, the Porsche is understood to have been delivered to its first owner through Porsche’s Gold Coast agency and is believed to have had just three owners from new. Driven sparingly, the car has covered just 49,000 kms over the past 15 years and comes with a healthy service history, indicating regular maintenance by marque specialists. The current NSW based owner has had the car serviced by Bob Whyms Auto, an accredited Porsche specialist in Sydney, with the most recent stamping in the service book dated September 9, 2016. The Porsche comes with the desirable sunroof option and the appearance has been enhanced with a set of three-piece alloy wheels from Gemballa, the famed Porsche tuner. The 996 Turbo remains in excellent condition throughout, with strong cosmetics and only minimal wear to the leather upholstery, carpets and trim. Combining scintillating performance with Porsche’s legendary reliability, this 996 Turbo offers exceptional value for money in the marketplace today - with values of 964 and 993 Turbos rising fast, it can only be a matter of time before the 996 models follow suit. To be sold registered in NSW until October 2017. 
 
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