Old Enough To Drink: 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
This next car is tempting. Really tempting. It looks the part of the $100k sports car, but costs less than a used Kia from your local dealer…what gives? Two things — first it IS a 996 with 147k miles on the clock and second it is a 996. However, it has de-fried egg headlights, updated IMS, clear corners, a GT3ish wing, and newer 991 wheels that makes it look newer than a 21 year old car…which makes it almost a classic. Find this 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 offered for $13,000 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
cylinders: 6 cylinders
paint color: silver
title status: clean
***NO TRADES PLEASE***
NEW TIRES installed.
After five years of ownership I am selling my beautiful Porsche 911. She has been an absolute pleasure to own and drive but I have a second child on the way and more toys than I can justify. The car runs perfectly in every way. I have kept the car up to date on all maintenance and always go above and beyond to make sure the car is kept in excellent running order. This car was over $100,000 new and you can tell why when you drive it. I have made very few modification to the car and have nearly all of the factory parts in case you want to make it completely stock again. All oil changes done with Mobil 1 0w40 full synthetic. All other fluid changes done with OEM Porsche fluids.
Mechanically the car is 10/10. This car will run a thousand times better than a Porsche of the same year with 20k-30k miles. Garage queens like that sit and sit and when you start to drive them all the engine seals that have become dry and brittle from not being used will crack and fail and leave you with some hefty repair bills.
Just had new Hankook Ventus Evo2’s installed in the rear within the last 30 miles. The front’s match and have lots of tread left.
The body would be an 8/10, she isn’t perfect and have a few chips and scratches as would be expected for a car of this age. I drove this car almost daily for several years. The was also just clayed/polished/nano coated with a full headlight restoration.
The mufflers are custom and the car sounds absolutely amazing. Not so loud that it is annoying to drive and no droning on the freeway. I get stopped in traffic 1-2 times a month with compliments on how the car sounds.
I installed smoked euro corner lights (I still have the factory corners as well).
I installed a K&N intake and filter which is pictured. I have the factory airbox as well but the K&N does have a CARB certification sticker for smogging purposes.
The windows are tinted and have a lifetime warranty (I have all the paperwork for the warranty).
The wheels are upgraded and updated 19″ wheels from the newer 991 body Porsche 911. I also have the factory factory wheels (rare BBS Sport Design GT-3 wheels) which will be sold separately but can be negotiated if interested (tires on old wheels are a bit worn down but still usable).
88232 miles oil change
95835 miles oil change/drain plug
95962 clock spring replaced
100650 transmission fluid change
101347 rear tires replaced
101453 straighten/repair rear wheels
101503 front brakes, rotors, pads, sensors, gt3 brake ducts
102324 — 12/17/13 — oil change, plugs, plug tubes, exhaust clamps replaced
102540 — 12/19/13 — secondary air check valves (2) and solenoids (2), accessory belt
106325 — 3/19/14 — catalytic converters, upstream and downstream oxygen sensors
108165 — 07/29/14 — oil change
112042 — 12/21/14 — oil change
112900 — 1/15/15 — evap purge valve replaced, maf sensor replaced
118902 — 06/07/15 — oil change
123834 — 03/05/16 — oil change
124017 — 03/20/16 — cleaned throttle body
124917 — 05/21/16 — water pump, thermostat, coolant
125995 — 6/23/16 — rear brakes, pads, rotors, wear sensors
126240 — 07/04/16 — front brakes, pads, wear sensors
128772 — 11/06/16 — oil change
129040 — 12/02/16 — replaced all interior and trunk/engine lights with led bulbs
129063 — 12/07/16 — cabin air filter, new battery (Walmart-5 year warranty), replaced right brake light
130150 — 02/11/17 — cat delete pipes, new o2 sensors and spacers
134297 — date — new wheels and tires
134385 — 06/28/17 — replace shift cable clip, oil change, new drain plug
134405 — 07/02/17 — replaced both rear turn signal bulbs, cleaned throttle body
135207– 07/15/17 — replaced oil fill tube, tube o-ring, and oil cap
135258 — 07/23/17 — replaced oil fill tube, tube o-ring, installed updated 997 alternator bracket
136600 — 09/21/17 — replaced passenger side window regulator
138938 — 11/25/17 — cleaned throttle body, replaced drive belt pulleys and tensioner pulley with updated 997 pulleys
139807 — 01/04/18 — oil change
140896 — 05/23/18 — installed new clock spring
141073 — 06/05/18 — installed new air oil separator, repaired broken vacuum line, installed 2 new deck lid bumpers, installed new fuel filter
141268 — 06/11/18 — replaced oil scavenge pump, replaced gasket for aos to engine oil feed line, resealed passenger side valve cover, oil change, all recommended maintenance performed
142759 — 07/29/18 — replaced battery, 3 year warranty
143098 — 09/03/2018 — installed new front hood support strut, installed new upstream bank 1 O2 sensor
144394 — 05/08/2019 — IMS update from pelican
See a better way to drive something silver? email@example.com
Hard to think of another ride I have seen in a long time that is this Euro cool at this price point. IMS update to boot. Appreciate the maintenance details too. Diggin' it!
That's a lot of 911 for 13k.
Agreed. An enthusiast who knows that to look for could get a good deal here.
Looks like you better be ready for a lot of maintanance costs. Or be handy with a wrench. That wing is not to my taste, nor the tint. I don't see the attraction of those super dark tints.
Too bad it’s painted silver.
Signal orange, aubergine, viper green, gulf blue, Porsche has the best colors, so why silver?
Even white would be better.
How does he pass California inspection with the cat delete, and why so many clock springs?
what are clock springs?
i thought i knew alot about cars.
Rotating part behind the steering wheel that connects airbag and steering wheel controls to car computers but still allows wheel to spin. If you're familiar with old school BMX/Freestyle bikes, think about the gyro brake cable headset.
Not sure why I would need an AWD Porsche down south near the border, also don't like those 19" wheels with super low profile tires. They look good but negate the suspension part of the tires. I live up north and our roads just are not that good, I need the tires to be part of the suspension, unless I am on the race track 4 which I would not want an AWD.
IMS update by itself w/ no other listed work on same date needs further investigation ..
Note to the daily turismo management:
I believe there is a setting in blogger to not allow links in comments but only allow naked urls. That would probably kill most of the SEO Spam.
Looks like this is what I am talking about
Hugh — Unfortunately the spam comments are left by machines that wouldn't care if the links don't work. They'd still post the spam comment…the only correct answer is to move from blogger to wordpress and require unique login/user names so that everyone who comments is a real human being. I think I've figured out how to do it and not NUKE the site, but I need to spend a few days preparing for it. A new user interface would also make DT a better place to visit each day.
If you need any help, let me know. Been there – done that – got the tattoos. I’m about to overhaul a bunch of WordPress sites of my own. One nice thing about WordPress is that you can set a limit on the number of links in a comment and disallow more than X number of links in an anonymous comment
I was thinking of recommending Disqus, but they seem to have their own problems
good gravy, jefe, take him up on his offer! – i'll design him a new tattoo
thank you, hugh – say, can you help put in an auction module? – i understand there's a WP plugin
And its gone. I wish I could say I was the buyer…but I've got a few too many ponys in the stable at this time. Anybody want a '65 SportWagon?
sure would be nice if you could *auction* such a thing, right here on the site – seems like there's quite a large market for that sort of activity, plenty of room for a specialized subset of DT-friendly cars – anyone think that could work?
don't need to flog 70 cars a day to make it fun, interesting and viable – maybe just one or two a week – i noticed brown-over-brown 80's Accord on one site last week, would have been perfect here