This 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe was purchased by the original owner at Sonnen Porsche in San Rafael, California, and remained in the area following the current owner’s 2009 purchase from Michael Stead Porsche in Walnut Creek. The car is finished in Ocean Blue Metallic over a full leather Savannah Beige interior, and power is from a 3.4L flat-six paired with a 6-speed manual transaxle. The IMS, RMS, clutch, and front suspension components were replaced in 2013, and an oil service, California emissions inspection, and the installation of four new tires were conducted in preparation for sale. This 996 shows 96k miles, and is offered by a friend of the current owner at no reserve with a clean Carfax, receipts back to 2009, factory tools and owners books, and a clear California title in the current owner’s name.
Body panels are finished in Ocean Blue Metallic (L3AZ), with smoked turn indicator lenses. Blemishes include water stains on the rear spoiler and stone chips on forward surfaces. Roof moldings were replaced around 10 years ago. No accidents or damage are recorded in the provided Carfax, and the paint condition is further detailed in gallery close-ups.
Sport Design 18” alloy wheels were fitted in place of the original Turbo-look set, and wear new Hankook Ventus S1noble2 tires.
Savannah Beige leather extends to the dash, doors, and center control stack, which houses a factory Becker head unit. Approximately 96k miles are shown in the digital odometer, with 13k miles driven by the current owner since 2009.
Power-adjustable seats are upholstered in supple leather, with driver’s side memory settings. Creasing on the seat cushion and bolsters can be seen above.
The front trunk includes a covered spare and change kit, and a CD changer. The seller has provided a list of options codes shown on the under hood build sticker, indicating the following equipment:
- 236 Internal production code related to tires
- 413 18″ 993 Turbo-look wheels (not hollow spoke)
- 437 8-way electrical seat, left
- 438 8-way electrical seat, right
- 446 Wheel caps with colored Porsche crest
- 490 Basic sound system
- 537 Seat memory, left
- 692 6-disc CD changer Becker Porsche CDC-3
- 939 Draped leather rear seats
- 981 Leather dashboard and door panels
- 982 Draped leather front seats
The 3.4L flat-six features VarioCam induction and made 296 horsepower when new. A 6-speed manual transaxle sends power to the rear wheels. Head gaskets were replaced in 2009, and an L&N Engineering retrofit dual-row IMS bearing, new rear main seal, and new clutch were installed in 2013. An oil service and California emissions inspection were performed in preparation for sale.
The seller has provided a collection of lift shots showing the underside, brakes, and suspension components, which can be viewed in the gallery below. The front suspension was rebuilt in 2013 with new struts and mounts.
An invoice for major service in 2013 is shown above. A dealership service report from Michael Stead Porsche in Walnut Creek, California lists work performed under the seller from 2009-present, and is shown in the gallery below. A current California emissions certificate is included.
A recent Carfax lists dealer service visits under the current and previous owners, and records an accident-free history in California. A walk-around video can be viewed below.