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This Porsche 911 996 Turbo Cabriolet was manufactured in 2004 and was originally delivered to a Spanish Porsche dealership as a demonstrator car. The car was imported into the Netherlands in 2017 and has been very well cared for ever since. This Turbo also looks brilliant in Artic Silver with a black leather interior with aluminum finishing. It is also very nicely equipped with several special factory options, which include Porsche crests in the headrests, stainless steel sill protectors with the Porsche logo, an aluminum gear shifter and handbrake handle and aluminum-look instrument faces. This last option especially is very rare, since this was an option that was normally only fitted to the 996 Turbo S.
In a few words this is a great 996 Turbo convertible which is not only a great investment, but also an amazingly good drivers car with 420 BHP and all wheel drive.
The Porsche 996 was introduced in 1998 as the successor to the 993. This car was shunned by Porsche purists when it was launched because it was the first Porsche 911 that ditched the air-cooled engine in favor of a water-cooled engine. The 996 was completely different to its predecessors with better, more aerodynamic headlights, a new improved chassis and especially all new water-cooled engines. New emission- and noise legislation meant that air-cooled engines weren’t efficient enough and the switch had to be made. Nonetheless the 996 had some serious critics. The new headlights were nicknamed ‘fried eggs’ because of the shape and the pre-facelift orange turn indicator and when the new 3.4L engines started to develop problems with the notorious IMS-bearings 996 values plummeted. Unjustly so it seems, because the IMS wasn’t as large as was claimed and dynamically speaking the 996 was at a much higher level than the 993 that preceded it.
This was most prevelant in the 996 Turbo, which did not have the IMS-issue. The 3.6L flat-six that the Turbo was equipped with was based on the underblock of the Le Mans winning 996 GT1. Fitted with two turbo’s this new 996 Turbo’s was not only more powerful, but also much more reliable than the naturally aspirated engines. This engines would be known as the Mezger Porsche’s, named after the designer of the engine. Porsche also gave the 996 Turbo wider hips and slightly changed headlights to give the car a more aggressive look. With 420 BHP and all wheel drive the 996 Turbo is an amazing car to drive, both in coupe or cabriolet shape as offered by Classic Park. On top of that the car is much easier to drive than older Turbo’s which could be a handful. This makes the 996 Turbo very well suited to everyday traffic or very frequent use. In 2005 a Turbo S version was added to the lineup to give the 996 a proper sendoff. The Turbo S had 450 BHP and race inspired carbon-ceramic brakes as standard, which were lighter and didn’t have any brake fade when used heavily.
The last couple of years the 996’s popularity has been steadily on the rise which has given it a reputation of worthwhile investment.
137.600 km - European car - Tiptronic - Great condition - Very well equipped -
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