996 Turbo S production numbers - breakdown

996 Turbo S production numbers - breakdown

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foibles

Original Poster:

48 posts

50 months

Tuesday 13th February 2018
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OK - sorry as these 'how many' threads do get a little tiresome

I am just hoping someone can assist me with more 'granular' stats than I currently have for the 996 turbo S, which suggest the following production numbers;

996 Turbo S coupe: 600
996 Turbo S Cabriolet: 963

What I am really hoping to ascertain is;

  • How many by RHD / LHD x body type x gearbox type
I am speaking to the seller of a 996T S 5spd coupe RHD - and he tells me that there were only 50-odd made in the RHD coupe configuration. I have no data as yet which backs this up. Can anyone assist?

pete

1,365 posts

221 months

Wednesday 14th February 2018
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I’ve never found a definitive answer. There are various threads on 911UK and Rennlist that offer more data, but not a complete breakdown.

The number 50 is plausible for RHD manual coupes, as obviously the vast majority of the production was LHD, and there were more autos than manuals. You can extrapolate a little from the “how many left” site, looking at 2005 registrations, which are all Turbo Ss, but it doesn’t help with the 2004 overlap.

Pete
(2005 manual RHD Turbo S coupe!)

deangary

3 posts

19 months

Thursday 15th February 2018
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UK RHD Coupe 118 all years

80 Manual
38 Auto

Total RHD Turbo S coupe 150

UK cabs 93
Total RHD cabs 106

Figures from factory contact

Edited by deangary on Thursday 15th February 12:38


Edited by deangary on Thursday 15th February 12:42

IceBoy

2,283 posts

158 months

Thursday 15th February 2018
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From Adrian Streathers book:

996 Turbo Coupe
MY2000 16
MY2001 5324
MY2002 5908
MY2003 4322
MY2004 1273
MY2005 122

996 Turbo Cab
MY2003 308
MY2004 3099
MY2005 127

996 Turbo S Coupe
MY2004 2
MY2005 598

996 Turbo S Cab
MY2004 3
MY2005 960

The 118 number from the post above looks a high and I also have a feeling there were more autos!

I searched for this information when I purchased my car a while back and was told by a couple of specialist 40 or 60 Turbo S Coupe cars in both Auto/Manual form for the UK.

IceBoy



Edited by IceBoy on Thursday 15th February 10:53

deangary

3 posts

19 months

Thursday 15th February 2018
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I know this is a first post but we are an independent Porsche Specialists too
With a reliable factory contact . Happy to be corrected by another factory source .

People with Turbo S and other scarce cars to sell like
to promote small numbers sometimes !


Edited by deangary on Thursday 15th February 12:13


Edited by deangary on Thursday 15th February 12:25

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IceBoy

2,283 posts

158 months

Thursday 15th February 2018
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deangary said:
I know this is a first post but we are an independent Porsche Specialists too
With a reliable factory contact . Happy to be corrected by another factory source .

People with Turbo S and other scarce cars to sell like
to promote small numbers sometimes !


Edited by deangary on Thursday 15th February 12:13


Edited by deangary on Thursday 15th February 12:25


I'm not disputing that you have a factory contact.

The most surprising this is that there are twice as many manuals vs autos in your figures. I thought it was universally accepted that there were many more autos?

Unfortunately this just raises more questions than answers.

Why is it the Porsche GB cannot confirm figures, does anyone know the answer to that?

IceBoy

PS. They are rare cars never the less.

Desert Dragon

374 posts

21 months

Thursday 15th February 2018
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IceBoy said:
deangary said:
I know this is a first post but we are an independent Porsche Specialists too
With a reliable factory contact . Happy to be corrected by another factory source .

People with Turbo S and other scarce cars to sell like
to promote small numbers sometimes !


Edited by deangary on Thursday 15th February 12:13


Edited by deangary on Thursday 15th February 12:25


I'm not disputing that you have a factory contact.

The most surprising this is that there are twice as many manuals vs autos in your figures. I thought it was universally accepted that there were many more autos?

Unfortunately this just raises more questions than answers.

Why is it the Porsche GB cannot confirm figures, does anyone know the answer to that?

IceBoy

PS. They are rare cars never the less.


Back in the day the manual was always more popular. Changed when 997 was released and Porsche started marketing the tip as the faster car and belt and braces yuppy brigade all went for the tip

pete

1,365 posts

221 months

Thursday 15th February 2018
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The “more autos” statement includes the LHD numbers. I thought I’d seen a global split of more tips than manuals, but happy to be corrected by someone with the real numbers.

Either way, only 80 manual UK coupes makes them a pretty rare beast.

W1TAK

269 posts

156 months

Monday 19th February 2018
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Would anybody know the split of auto/manual for the 93 UK RHD cabrios?

When I was looking most seemed to be auto but maybe it’s because they take longer to sell.