42,000 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
3.6L Flat 6
315 hp @ 6800 rpm*
273 lb/ft torque @ 4250 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 4.7 seconds
Top Speed: 174 MPH
*Base Price in 2002: $67,900


*Seller Asking:


2002 Porsche 911 996 6spd for sale
Fast Facts:

  • 2002 models are upgraded with a more durable, “split case” 3.6L block from the Turbo model. It was essentially a Turbo engine with the twin turbos removed. Despite the increased displacement over the old 3.4L, the 7300 RPM redline was retained. It even featured the Turbo model’s engine management (DME 7.8) but with boost control deleted. New variable valve timing (VarioCam Plus) was implemented as well
  • The front trunk and rear decklid of 2002 and newer models open electronically. While this was convenient and elegant, there was a problem – the battery that powers this system is located inside the trunk. So if a battery goes dead, a 2nd battery is required to provide power to open the trunk! This drove owners mad, as few people have a spare battery laying around when their car goes dead in a parking lot
  • As a prospective buyer, you can’t possibly research 996 ownership costs without coming across the IMS (intermediate shaft) bearing issue. While this was more of a problem on the early cars, later 996 engines aren’t immune to a bearing failure. In reality, only a small percentage of 996 cars will ever experience engine failure from a faulty IMS bearing
  • The intermediate shafts turns all four camshafts. The IMS itself is connected to the spinning crankshaft by a chain. Access to the IMS is hidden directly behind the flywheel
  • Because of its location, it is difficult for the IMS bearing to receive proper lubrication from engine oil. Porsche new this, and opted to use a “sealed” bearing instead of an oil fed bearing. A sealed bearing doesn’t have the life of an oil fed bearing in such a hot, harsh environment. Failure of this bearing will lead to total engine failure
  • The aftermarket solution involves upgrading this sealed bearing to an oil fed bushing. This bushing spins on a thin layer of oil provided by an external oil source (the oil filter, connected via hose). This gives the bushing a much longer lifespan than the original sealed bearing
  • The repair isn’t difficult, and it gives you the opportunity to put in a fresh clutch at the same time
Key Model Year Changes:

  • Receives a new, more durable 3.6L “split case” engine from the Turbo model, with new “VarioCam Plus” variable valve timing
  • Front and rear bumpers were redesigned. The front especially, to differentiate itself from the Boxster
  • New underbody fittings for improved aerodynamics
  • Updated headlights (bi-xenons) from the Turbo model
  • The front trunk and rear decklid now open electronically
  • X51 package is back
  • Revised exhaust system with new mufflers and tail pipes
  • Front axle crossmember now has 2 bolts instead of one
  • Trans tunnel is upgraded to that of the Turbo model
  • Too many changes to list. See page 48-50 here for full list of changes

Seller Notes:

  • Metallic Gray over Gray leather
  • Updated IMS bearing, clutch, air/oil separator, and rear main seal were replaced in May 2020
  • New cam chains, coolant tank, water pump, thermostat, coil packs, and spark plugs replaced
  • Paint has been ceramic coated and is nearly perfect
  • Turbo Twist wheels have no curb rash. New Toyo Proxes tires
  • This car looks, feels and performs like a new car


  • Location: Huntington Beach, California (more photos below)

  • UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability

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