Well, not exactly. However, this car is partway there.
It is, in fact, a 996 Turbo that’s been given a 997 front end – an increasingly common upgrade which, I think, works well, even if, as here, the 996 rear end is retained (Porscheshop, by the way, offers neat LED 996 rear lights that go some way to update the look).
The car’s a 2002 model with just 37,000 miles on the clock and has the worthwhile X50 engine upgrade (which was used in the 996 Turbo S) that ups power to 450bhp, plus a sports exhaust. According to the advert is has a good service history and was last serviced 1000 miles ago.
All sounds good news and, yes, 996 Turbo prices have dropped but surely it should be worth a bit more than £27,000. £32,000 would be more like it.
Well, it’s a Cat D car. Now, I’ve blogged about these before and I reckon they can be a safe bet, if they’re mechanically sound are priced correctly. The seller doesn’t say in the advert why the car was written off, so you’d need to uncover the whole story. If it all checks out well, it would be an exciting purchase.