Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sunny Side Down: 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera

The 996 generation Porsche 911 is near two decades since its release and has got to be near an inflection point for used car prices.  So far, all the pressure has been downward as the cars have gotten out of style and the owners have ditched them for latest model...but the downward ride on a slide greased in pork fat can't last forever. In the meantime, enjoy the cheap CHEAP speed. Find this 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera here on eBay offered for $11,350 buy-it-now located in Costa Mesa, CA.

Haam Hagaay and Pinky Lai were not a German Abbott & Costello routine, not quite...but they were the jokers who designed the fried egg headlamp 996 and received the big pie in the face of purist rage when the new 911 was introduced.

Under the rear boot lid is a 3.4 liter flat-6 that is equipped with..errr...many...several...mucho...mucho guapo... camshafts and produces 296 horsepower before you slap a janky looking cold air intake that is held in place with a glorified piece of plumber's tape.  But it is Porsche plumber's tape, so it probably coasts $150 a linear foot because it is cold forged on an anvil made from desiccated lemur spleen. 

See another muy guapo Porsche?


  1. Are these the ones with the "IMS Hand Grenade" engine option? I see no mention of it having been addressed in the EBay listing.

  2. Screaming deal assuming clean PPI. 1999 has dual row IMS bearing (1% failure rate).

  3. with all these internets around, can anyone still be put off by the IMS thing, what with all the advice and diagnostics and kits and stuff? - i'm sorely tempted

    1. I agree. I was just pointing out that the ad did not mention it either way. If IMS has not been addressed, the new buyer should be well armed to deal with it. It LOOKS like a lot of car for the money, and probably soon will join every other 911/912 model on the upward price march.

  4. 153 K. no records, sounds like a dealer ditched auction buy. Caveat Emptor kalibeezy

    1. yeah, didn't mean this one in particular, just the 996 in general - steering wheel on the inconvenient side, all that - with a meticulous PPI, what still might not be found?

  5. I have a virtual 996 build in my head.
    A duck-tail is a must!
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