Friday, December 27, 2013

DTO: LS911: 1999 Porsche 911 C4 with Chevy LS3 V8

Back in September we stumbled upon a Chevy V8 swapped 996 generation Porsche 911 that was a bit ragged around the edges but mechanically sound.  Another one popped up the other day, but in a much cleaner body.  Find this 1999 Porsche 911 C4 with Chevy LS3 V8 for sale in Plano, TX for $37,500 via craigslist.  Daily Turismo Omologato (DTO) is where we showcase cars that are above the standard DT price range, but are unique and worthy of a feature. 

The 996 generation 911 threw away 40 years of 911 tradition by using a newly introduced water cooled engine.  Unfortunately the  type 996 engine is known for rear main seal issues, cracked blocks and is not an easy engine to overhaul whatsoever. The end result is that used 996 with grenaded or soon-to-be grenaded flat-6s can be picked up like sorority sisters on 2 for 1 strawberry margarita night.

 The orignial flat-6 in this one has been replaced with a GM LS3 V8, 6.2 liters of all-alloy 'Merican goodness that puts out 430 horsepower without resorting to forced induction or overhead cams.  GM's LS lineup uses displacement and brute force to make horsepower look free.

This 996 started out as a all-wheel-drive C4 version and has been converted with Renegade Hybrid's 996-V8 conversion kit - actually the seller says it was the prototype car and the above picture was from RH's website. 

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  1. Pretty cool, but I'm not sure if it's worth that much more than a Porsche engined c4. Aren't those in the high teens, low twenties now?

  2. Numbers....$37k? 175Kmiles on the "body." 10Kmiles on the LS3....KBB value about $10K... Doesn't really add up!


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