2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Low Mileage C4S
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
- 52k Original Miles
- 3.6L H6
- Tiptrontic Gearbox
- Polar Silver Metallic
- IMS Bearing done October 2018 at 50k Miles by Beechmont Porsche of Cincinnati, OH
- Super Clean AWD 996
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“Power, handling and looks...what more could you want?” - European Car magazine: Long-Term Intro: 2003 Porsche Carrera 4S
The magazine continued: “Its Seal Grey Metallic paint is an appropriate color for a sports car whose shape has been compared to a breaching killer whale. Its black full leather interior is equally apropos to the vehicle's luxury status. And even though its color scheme enhances the car's desirability, it could have come in chartreuse and mauve and we wouldn't have cared (well, maybe a little bit). European Car's long-term 2003 Porsche Carrera 4S is the kind of car one yearns to drive no matter which hues it comes in.”
European Car gave its rundown on the 2003 911 Carrera 4S strong suits: The engine (“…the C4S can outrun most other cars on the road.”); the handling (“…a chassis that is virtually impossible to break free….”); the looks (“…the Turbo look without the Turbo price….”); and comfort (“… the additional luxury amenities of the Turbo, including full leather seats with power adjust and memory, power heated side mirrors, electric sliding sunroof with tilt, programmable remote entry and integrated fog lights.”) And the magazine's bottom line: “It's a Porsche Carrera, one of the most desirable cars on earth.”
Offered here is that “most desirable” 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S in one of the most desirable color combinations: Polar Silver Metallic over Stone Gray full leather. A stunning all-wheel drive, epic German sports car from Zuffenhausen. All that aside, Porsche buyers rightly consider a car's pedigree and maintenance history foremost in their appraisal of any candidate for acquisition. In that regard the Carfax-documented maintenance services consistently performed on this car over its 18-year life makes a strong case. Clearly, prior owners of the car shared a passion for the marque and a sense of responsibility to religiously maintain their personal Porsche for future owners. Its 51,817 miles, accumulated at the rate of roughly 2,900 mile per-year on average, represent an added sign of respectful use of the car by adult owners.
The car's factory-installed option codes are as follows:
249 - Tiptronic 5-speed transmission
265 - Automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror and rain sensor
266 - Automatic anti-dazzle door mirrors
288 - Headlamp washer
342 - Seat heating
375 - 2-way electric sports seat, left
376 - 2-way electric sports seat, right
432 - Tiptronic buttons for steering wheel
539 - Mechanical seat-height adjustment, left
540 - Mechanical seat-height adjustment, right
601 - Litronic (xenon) headlamps
680 - Bose sound system (analog)
From the turbo-design “nose” with the large air intakes that marked the top-of-the-line 911 cars of the period with a distinctive look born on the Turbo model, across the entire body, to the speed-activated rear spoiler, the Polar Silver paint is in excellent condition. There are no obvious scars, no body dents, no signs of abuse or neglect. Glass, lighting lenses, mirrors, and emblems—not least of all the Porsche hood crest—are all pristine. The aero-inspired lower rear bodywork, including the aggressive, louvered rear quarter-panels, is undamaged. The rear bumper cap and chromed dual exhaust outlets are similarly without scrapes or evidence of abuse. Chrome-finish 3-piece, 5-spoke wheels are mounted with Michelin® high-performance tires. Porsche-branded brake calipers grip drilled brake rotors at all corners. The view of the car from the rear makes a definite statement.
Inside, the Carrera 4S door-sill plates, leather upholstery and trim, dark-red seat belts, switchgear, instruments, Bose® audio system, and console-mounted Tiptonic shifter all show excellent surface condition owing to owner care. Front carpet mats—embroidered with the Carrera 4S logo and trimmed in dark-red trim to match the seatbelts—protect the carpets.
Since the 2003 models lack the “hidden engine” cladding of more recent Porsches, the engine bay nicely showcases the well-kept 3.6-liter, flat-six engine. The K&N® air-supply system is a valued add-on appreciated by enthusiasts. Viewed from below, the engine has the impressive exhaust headers in plain sight. (Importantly, the car's IMS bearing service was performed in October 2018 at 50k miles by Beechmont Porsche of Cincinnati, OH.) The remainder of the car's undercarriage, while mostly protected with factory-installed covers, shows an absence of scrapes or damage often seen on cars that have been tracked.
The overall excellent condition of this low-annual-mileage 2003 Porsche 911 4S is faithfully presented in the more than 150 high-definition photographs, together with a short walk-around-and-startup video mentioned earlier, available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, “there is no substitute” for an in-person, up-close inspection of the beautiful 4S. We encourage such inspections by interested parties at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that an appointment be made by phone or email in advance since our showroom is not open to the public. We are happy to answer questions about the car via phone or email.
One of the Car and Driver staff reviewers described his time in that magazine's test of the 2003 911 4S: “Like Christmas on wheels. I took my mom, dad, brothers, sister, and friends all for rides, and at some point in every ride, they'd all laugh out loud. Everybody left with a huge grin.” And that paralleled the magazine's take on their long-term test car: “What we can tell you, aside from the fact that 911s are certainly expensive, is that the combination of elevated performance, visceral driving experience, and sexy shape will never get old….”