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1999 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet

Make/Model: Porsche Carrera Cabriolet
Year: 1999
Owner: Sean Mathis
Original Price: $77,971

About the Carrera

The 996 Porsche first debuted in 1997 however Porsche only built 14 coupes that year. The cabriolet was first available in 1998 and by 1999 the Carrera 4 was available. This 99 version of the Carrera Cabriolet is just as fast as its coupe brother with a 297 hp, 3.4 L flat 6 with 258 lb-ft of torque. This power combined with the 6-speed manual will propel the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and to 100 mph in 12.5 seconds with a top speed of 165 mph.

This particular Carrera is actually painted in Arctic Silver Metallic. You’re seeing the car wrapped in Inozetek Acid Green vinyl which has also been ceramic coated to give it the appearance of paint. Aside from the bright green color, this car is still not stock.

1999 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet

This Carrera has a full GT2 body kit which changed the bumpers and side skirts and added a wing. The wheels are 18” TechArts, the lights have been smoked and the interior has a carbon fiber kit installed.

There are two main things all 996 Porsches are known for. One is the IMS bearing failures (this one has been corrected) and the fried egg headlamps. When the 996 was first introduced the headlights were not the traditional round shape and the amber reflector at the base of the headlight gave it a fried-egg appearance. The 996 went from one of the least beloved Carrera’s to now becoming a desirable collectible.

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