Merit Partners is pleased to present this outstanding 996 Turbo in Seal Grey Metallic over black full leather interior. We originally sold this car to an excellent client back in 2016 and now the car is back with us. The client took the car through an extensive rebuild since we sold him the car and it is a far different machine now. There were extensive engine and suspension upgrades to the car done by Autometrics out of Charleston, SC, one of the premiere Porsche shops in the country.
Starting with the engine, a 3.8L conversion was done including pistons, cylinders, engine hoses, rubber and oil lines. Carillo rods were put in along with 4.5-inch Markski intercoolers. Markski ECU tuning with Markski high flow headers, cats and exhaust were added. Tial Alpha 28 Xona turbos with 996 GT2 X50 exhaust tips were fitted to complement the Markski hardware and tuning. While the engine was out, the coolant lines were welded, and GT2 slave cylinder conversion was done along with a lightweight 964 RS clutch and flywheel. For the transmission, a GBox 2nd gear repair was done. The drivetrain was also upgraded with a Guards LSD and rear wheel drive conversion done for a more playful demeanor.
With the new power and performance of the car, a new suspension system was needed. He wanted the best so Ohlins R&T coilovers were selected with Tarrett GT3 front and rear sway bars and Tarrett sway bar end links. Elephant Racing front upper strut mounts completed the suspension pieces and tires were changed to Michelin Pilot Sports. As a final piece, some CSF radiators were added and a Rennkit eRam kit to address the nagging issue of the wing operating properly in these cars.
The result of over 50k added to this car has transformed this innocuous looking 996 Turbo into a monster when really pushing the throttle. Confirmed dyno results show 543 hp and 612 torque for this car. And while the power on the 996 Turbo can be as prodigious as any modern Porsche manual on the road, the car was built in a way to make it reliable and easy to drive. Upon spending some time in the car, we found it could easily be a daily driver the car looks stock in every way with no giveaways. It’s only when getting on the throttle aggressively or rolling on the pedal for a pass in traffic that one realizes this is definitely not a stock 996 Turbo.
In terms of the cosmetics and other details of the car, it would show like a 10k mile car on the exterior and the interior is excellent condition with only the slightest of imperfections. There is extensive documentation, dyno charts and service records to substantiate the build and background of the car. The Carfax is clean and the build out is basically new. In terms of the base car, the original MSRP was $118,630 and had the following factory options: