Get out your film cameras and put on a nice crisp track suit, it’s time to take a look at a Porsche that has been loved and hated the world over from the last year of the 90’s. The 996 was developed in the late 90’s to replaced the outgoing 993 chassis with the new millennium in mind. Gone were the air-cooled flat sixes of yesteryear and new for the 996 was the water cooled 3.4 that resides under the decklid of the Carrera you see here. The 996 was debuted at the 1997 Frankfurt auto show and was both loved and criticized by Porsche lovers and air-cooled purists everywhere.
This particular 996 is a great example of how a well-kept 911 can still be enjoyed 20 years after leaving Germany. The car has been well maintained and only needed tires, an oil change and a brake fluid flush as the previous owner loved the car very much and took great care of it. The Ocean blue paint still shines with wonderful depth and the body is very straight with very little imperfection. Inside you really feel the 90’s styling but you still get the great feeling of rowing gears and enjoying every corner with precise steering and a car that feels light on it’s feet.
You can’t deny that this Carrera holds the 911 torch very high and would make a great addition to a driver’s garage. Forget all the not air- cooled fried egg stigma and come take it for a ride, you won’t be disappointed!