Hard Top Life: 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Convertible

The 996 generation Porsche 911 was introduced in 1998 with a watercooled engine, but it was the styling that looked just like the little Boxster that really sent Porsche owners into a tizzy. To be perfectly clear, most folks who can afford to plunk down money for a brand new 911 in 1999 couldn’t have cared less if the engine was cooled by air, water, or beluga caviar, just as long as the thing looked like money.  Find this 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Convertible here on eBay bidding for $7,202 with 4 days to go, located in Naugatuck, CT.

This 996 is a Carrera 4 version, which means it puts 296 horsepower from its 3.4 liter flat-6 into all four wheels.  It is also the convertible version, but has an optional hardtop in the place of the rag top.  Hardtops are a good option for folks who live in places where convertibles are only usable for a few months out of the year — but you need a large spot in your garage to store the top when not in use.

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