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PORSCHE CARRERA 996 C4S 'WIDEBODY' COUPE

WE ARE VERY PROUD, ONCE AGAIN TO INCH CLOSER TO RETIREMENT BY ADDING ANOTHER "DREAMCAR" TO OUR MUSEUM COLLECTION OF "KEEPERS". THIS IS A CAR THAT GETS RAVE REVIEWS FROM EVERY MAGAZINE / WEBSITE, EVEN TO CURRENT OWNERS OF 'OTHER MODEL' PORSCHES (INCLUDING SOME TURBO OWNERS WE KNOW)- WHO ALL WISH THEY COULD OWN ONE OR WOULD HAVE BOUGHT ONE " INSTEAD OF...". HAVING ALREADY PURCHASED SEVERAL PORSCHE CABRIOLET'S, ONE 'LEARNS QUICK' THE CLIMATE HERE IN FLA. ELIMINATES BUYING A CONVERTIBLE FROM THE VERY FIRST GET-GO. THEY ARE WAY TOO HOT, THE SUN BAKES THE INSIDE OF THE CAR THROUGH THAT BEAUTIFUL CANVAS ROOF TO 150+ DEGREE'S AND, WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE... IT SEEMS LIKE YOU NEVER BOTHER TO DROP THE TOP. YOU QUICKLY LEARN THE ONLY WAY TO GO IS... A COUPE WITH A SUNROOF. WHEN YOU STEP INTO A PORSCHE YOU IMMEDIATELY REALIZE THE CAR LIVES UP TO IT'S LEGEND. THE 911 IS AN AUTOMOTIVE ICON, THE WORLD-CLASS OF SPORTS CARS. LIKE A TEUTONIC WOMAN: IT'S EASIER TO DRIVE AND EASIER TO LIVE WITH ON A DAILY BASIS THAN IT'S ITALIAN COUNTERPART. THE C4S MODEL OFFERS ALL THE PLUS FACTORS OF THE ULTRA-EXPENSIVE TURBO BUT, WITHOUT THE ADDED HASSLES OF THE 'AUSPUFFER '. WHEN YOU ORDER THIS MODEL YOU AUTOMATICALLY GET THE TURBO WIDE BODY, AIR INTAKES, TURBO BRAKES & SUSPENSION BUT, WITH THE TWEEKED, NORMALLY ASPIRATED MOTOR (SANS TURBO). IN SPITE OF IT'S SOMEWHAT INTIMIDATING EXTERNAL APPEARANCE, IT'S AN EASY CAR TO DRIVE. THE RACE-PROVEN ARCHITECTURE OF THE 3.6 LITER OUTPUT OF 320 HORSES IS MORE THAN SUFFICIENT TO HANDLE ANY LOCAL DRIVING, CRUISING OR BONZAI MOVEMENT THROUGH LOCAL TRAFFIC. STEERING IS DIRECT YET, ISN'T DARTY LIKE THE PORSCHE 911'S OF OLDEN DAYS. IN FACT, HANDLING AND BRAKING ARE EXTROADINARY. THE REASON FOR THE LEGENDARY STOPPING POWER IS THAT PORSCHE REQUIRES ALL THEIR MODELS TO STOP WITHOUT FADE AFTER 25, CONSECUTIVE, FULL-FORCE TEST STOPS. AFTER READING 42 PAGES OF 'LONG-TERM OWNERSHIP ROAD TEST UPDATES' I DECIDED THE SIX-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION WAS THE CLEAR CHOICE OVER THE TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC. OWNING THIS CAR INTRODUCES YOU TO THE WORLD OF HIGHLINE 4-WHEEL DRIVE THAT ONLY A FEW ARE PRIVILEGED TO EXPERIENCE. YET, MORE MANUFACTURER'S ARE ADDING 4WD TO THEIR OPTION ROSTER ON A YEARLY BASIS.. NO CAR COMBINES THE PROWESS, POWER AND POSITIVE TRACTION OF THE PORSCHE C4S. INCIDENTALLY, BESIDE THE BADGING, YOU CAN SPOT A C4S IN TRAFFIC BASED ON THE DISTINGUISHING SOLO CHARACTERISTIC OF THE GLASS REINFORCED DECK LID EXTENSION WITH REFLECTIVE STRIP. ALL THIS BLING COMES AT A PRICE HOWEVER, AS THE BASE STICKER IS $81,800 + OPTIONS. AND THAT PROMPTS MOST FOLKS TO ASK: IS IT WORTH IT?

THE C4S IS ALL ABOUT IMPRESSIONS. THE IMAGE IT CASTS, THE SOUND IT MAKES, AND THEN, THE PERFORMANCE ......ALL ARE UNCANNY.

OUR CAR CAME OUT OF A MULTIPLE CAR FAMILY IN COLORADO AND WAS BABIED AS A 'SUMMER DRIVER'. FOR US: IT'S ALL ABOUT LETTING THE INITIAL BUYER TAKE "THE FIRST YEAR BATH" ON THESE EXOTIC'S SO, WE ALWAYS LOOK FOR PRE-OWNED / ABSURDLY LOW MILEAGE. NEXT : LOOK FOR HEAVILY LOADED VERSIONS; PORSCHE GETS A STEEP PRICE FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF DRIVING ONE OF THEIR CARS BASED ON KNOWING THEIR CUSTOMER.... AND, PORSCHEPHILES ARE KNOWN TO LOVE THEIR OPTIONS. THE KRAUT'S CAPITALIZE ON THIS BY MAKING YOU PAY FOR ANYTHING COOL FOR THIS CAR. AEROKIT WINGS RUN $7500-$16,500+, WHEELS UP TO $8,000, DASH ENHANCEMENT KITS ($249-4000) AND, ON AND ON. THE LAST TIME I COUNTED THERE WERE 63 OPTIONS AVAILABLE. SO, YOU CAN EASILY DROP A FORTUNE WHEN BUYING 'NEW', BUT, WHEN BUYING PRE-OWNED THESE SAME OPTIONS DROP TO A FRACTION OF THEIR ORIGINAL WORTH. OUR CAR IS FINISHED IN BLACK WITH FULL BLACK LEATHER AND CAME EQUIPPED NEW WITH THE "HOLLOW CORE" TURBO TWIST WHEELS BUT, WE CHOOSE TO MOUNT THE OPTIONAL 3-PC. CHAMPION RACING-STYLE MAGNESIUM WHEELS W/ POLISHED LIP AND OPTIONAL COLORED CAPS. WE ALSO DROPPED THE MICHELIN SPORTS SERIES TIRES TO GO TO THE NEW 'WATER SHED' TIRES BY TOYO). THIS CAR IS FULLY EQUIPPED WITH SPORT SEATS, WHITE GAUGES W/ ALUMINUM TRIM, FOGLIGHTS, PREMIUM BOSE STEREO DIGITAL SOUND PACKAGE WITH MULTIPLE SPEAKERS & CD PLAYER, PORSCHE 'CRESTED' HEADRESTS, OPTIONAL 3-SPOKE STEERING WHEEL, BI-XENON LITRONIC HEADLAMPS, ALUMINUM LEATHER SHIFT KNOB AND PARKING BRAKE HANDLE, HIGH GLOSS 'URBAN METAL' INTERIOR ENHANCEMENT PACKAGE , HEATED SEATS W/ COLOR CODED SEATBACKS, AUTO CLIMATE CONTROL, POWER SUNROOF, POWER WINDOWS, , MISHA GT2M AEROKIT WING, CUSTOM MADE LAMBSWOOL SHEEPSKIN MATS, RUF MOTOR TWEEK W/ BADGING, CLEAR BRA + BLACK LEATHER HOOD BRA AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, ALL BOOKS & RECORDS. THIS CAR HAS NEVER SEEN AN ACCIDENT OR ROAD RASH. IF THERE'S SOMEPLACE YOU WANT TO GET TO 0-60 IN UNDER 5 SECONDS. YOU JUST FOUND A RIDE.

 

DESPITE THE FACT, WE ARE FERRARI LOVERS AT OUR HOUSE: IT IS SAID THAT: ENZO FERRARI HAD A DREAM BUT, IT WAS FERDINAND PORSCHE WHO CRUSHED IT BY FLATTENING HIS NOSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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