VERY RARE C4S TURBO BODY
X51 ENGINE UPGRADE
Here at Old Colonel Cars we a pleased to have this very specialist 911 for sale. A October 2003 Porsche 996 C4 S Manual with very rare and desirable, factory X51 engine 345 BHP upgrade, having covered just 76,000 miles. The normal C4S is a very sought after model, already a modern classic in demand, easily distinguishable from other 996’s by the Turbo look bodywork and lovely joined up rear lights. But on this very rare, factory upgraded example, we have the X51 engine upgrade, boosting power and throttle response, a £7000 option, you are unlikely to find another for sale in the UK . In summary the C4S comes from the factory with the full turbo chassis and suspension, brakes, wide body, front and rear bumpers, full size turbo wheels and tyres along with the excellent 4 wheel drive system.
Basically a 1 owner car, (Porsche plus current owner), this example comes with all the desirable options and the perfect ownership and service history.
More detail on the C4S X51 for those who don’t know this model
The 4 Wheel Drive Carrera 4S – When Porsche decided to combine the naturally aspirated engine in the 911 Carrera and
the more muscular lines of the 911 Turbo body and running gear with Dynamic Four Wheel
Drive they knew it would be a winner. With its exceptional active safety, dynamic
performance and outstanding traction the 911 Carrera 4S was the most accomplished 911
featuring naturally aspirated power. The streamlined dynamics are based on the 911 Turbo
body with straight-line stability and consistent mid-corner balance. As on the Turbo, the
drag and lift coefficients are among the best on the road. The powerful front apron with its
distinctive raised lip is fundamental to the car its exceptional balance ensuring a more stable
and responsive drive. The C4S has Sports Suspension with the ride height lowered by
10mm and a powerful braking system derived from the 911 Turbo. This example has been factory
enhanced with the optional extra of the more powerful X51 345bhp Powerkit, making it very rare indeed.
X51 Powerkit – This car was built with the £7000 X51 Enhanced Engine Upgrade which gives it an
increase in power from 235kW (320bhp) to 254 kW (345 bhp). This is achieved with a new
aluminium induction manifold and exhaust manifold featuring larger cross sections. The
engine also features modified cylinder heads and camshafts with valves that open longer.
An increased valve stroke also ensures that the combustion chambers are filled to
capacity. This enhancement provides increased output at higher engine speeds as well as
more direct response and even more enjoyment.
Performance – 0-60 4.9 sec with 181 mph top speed.
Basalt Black metallic paintwork, Full Black leather interior, X51 345 BHP engine upgrade, Switchable sports exhaust system, Turbo wide body, Turbo brakes, Turbo 2 wheels and tyres setup, Sport suspension 10 mm lower than normal C4, Porsche communication system (Sat Nav), PCM Telephone system, Litronic headlights, Aluminium dials, Aluminium handbrake lever, Aluminium gear selector, Rear console in Black, Heated Electrically Adjustable Front Seats with Driver and Mirror Memory, Crest Embossed Headrests, BOSE Sound System, CDC 4 CD Auto changer. The car also has a Tracker fitted which will be transferred to the new owner.
Bodywork / Interior / Wheels
Looking excellent in one of the best Porsche colours, this C4S has a deep all over shine. It really does stand out and makes the best of this car’s lines. Look from any angle, this car sits exactly right, 10 mm lower than the standard C4, with those massive turbo arches. Look from the front and you can see the lovely turbo front bumper and from the rear you see the massive turbo spec tyres, filling those arches along with the light bar joining up the rear lights, a lovely touch and unique to this model.
This lovely interior is in excellent condition. The long term owner should be proud on how they have cared for this car. Super supportive and comfortable seats, unmarked deep pile carpets protected by original Porsche overmats, A high quality, well designed interior where everything comes to hand easily.
The Turbo 2 alloys on this car are in perfect condition. These factory C4S alloys have the look and dimensions of the Turbo wheels.
Engine / Gearbox
The 3.6 engine sounds and performs perfect as does the 6 speed gearbox and clutch.
This car has just been fully serviced and checked over by a Porsche Specialist garage, ready for sale.
Part of any classic cars value is the paperwork, well this Porsche will not disappoint. We have a fully documented service history from new. The current owner purchased this car from Porsche Silverstone in 2004. He has kept the car fully serviced to Porsche standards and all documentation has been kept. Most servicing has been performed by Porsche Silverstone and for the last few years a Porsche club approved centre.
We have a folder of all old service receipts, old Mot’s, all original manuals, a fully stamped original service book, all in the original Porsche leather wallet. We also have the original purchase receipt from Porsche along with some lovely technical details on this model for the next owner.
Just serviced ready for sale
Take a look at the service history breakdown below, this car has the perfect maintenance history.
A very highly regarded model in the Porsche lineup and examples with this specification rarely come up for sale, certainly not with this provenance and low ownership.
A superb modern classic, ready to be enjoyed now !