2022 03 25 Featured External Listing – 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 6-speed manual
CCC Vital Info – 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 6-speed manual
Odometer – 100,000 km
Engine Info – 3.6 litre flat-six
Transmission Info – 6-speed manual
Exterior Colour – Lapis blue
Interior Colour – Blue
Other features – Upgraded head unit, Upgraded exhaust, 18″ OEM wheels
Seller – Private
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Here, we have a 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 6-speed manual. This model year featured the mid-996 generation refresh, the slightly less controversial headlights – being a reasonable facsimile of those on the 911 996 Turbo – being the most noticeable update.
The finish on this car is Lapis blue, the seller is quite upfront about new paint on the hood and fenders. The finish reflects a quality shine in the photos, though if they were shot in Halifax we figure they just might have been captured before 2022 – worth a check. The Porsche 18” OEM reconditioned five-spokes present well and are shod in Y-rated Michelins – worth noting that the tire shot close up shows a 2018 date code. The lenses on the headlights complete the clean look and a wind deflector is featured in the photos. The removable hardtop is also included.
The interior features a matching Metropole blue finish. A nice bonus on this car is the somewhat rare sport seats, which hug and offer great support while navigating the twisties; in addition, they are heated. The dash is all business, this example showing white-on-black gauges while some era 996s feature the opposite. The analog km/h speedometer, if original, confirms that this is not a US-market car. Generally purist-approved. a Porsche Classic Communication Management system has been installed.
The 996 generation of the hallowed 911 was the first water-cooled 911, retaining the flat-six architecture – for which all 911s are known. Despite a lukewarm market reception at the time, it is worth mentioning that Porsche has not looked back, even though collectors are often after the air-cooled examples produced from 1965 to 1998. The normally aspirated versions were first made with a 3.4 litre engine, though this reskinned 996.2 features a 3.6 litre good for 320 horsepower when new. Torque was rated at 273 lb.-ft. and the six-speed manual on this car sends all of the power to the rear wheels, though a 996 Carrera 4 was also offered by Stuttgart. An exhaust upgrade from Belgian supplier Carnewal was added last year and the IMS bearing, the elephant-in-the-room-for-any-non-turbo-996, has been addressed as well. Seller notes that he has documentation for all of the maintenance. $10K on the engine alone over the past two years. We do notice an illuminated airbag warning light in the dash photo – another item to ask about.
Find this 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 6-speed manual in Halifax on Auto Trader for $43,000. Our thanks to CCC subscriber and Porsche lover Brett for sending it our way.