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2004 Porsche 911 Turbo

2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet: A Journey from Analog to Exhilaration


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The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is a distinguished masterpiece, encapsulating the transition from the raw, authentic analog era to the advent of digital finesse. It harks back to a golden legacy of motoring, where the thrill of the drive reigned supreme, and the connection with the road was as visceral as it was direct. 


In the esteemed halls of Monarch Showroom, this vehicle is a testament to Porsche’s craftsmanship and timelessness. With each rev of its engine and every mile, this 911 Turbo Cabriolet invites enthusiasts to immerse in a time when cars were more than just a means of transport—they were a canvas for exhilaration, a medium for the pure joy of driving.


The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Discover the allure where classic design meets innovation. This model is a testament to the time-honored Porsche silhouette, characterized by sleek lines that captivate the eye and enhance aerodynamic performance. It embodies Porsche’s philosophy of combining aesthetic appeal with functional efficiency.


The heart of this automotive masterpiece is its robust 3.6L Metzger engine, a symbol of Porsche’s dedication to exhilarating, performance-focused driving experiences. Coupled with a tactile six-speed manual transmission, the Turbo Cabriolet offers an authentic driving experience, appealing to purists and enthusiasts alike.


Step inside, and the cabin reveals a world where luxury intersects with practicality. Every element, from the high-grade materials to the thoughtfully designed layout, reflects Porsche’s meticulous craftsmanship. The cabin, adorned with carbon accents and Guards Red seat belts, isn’t just about aesthetics—it’s an immersive driving environment crafted to elevate every journey.


The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is not merely a vehicle but a symbol of automotive heritage, a nod to the art of driving. It invites connoisseurs to experience driving excitement in its most refined form, bridging the gap between nostalgic appeal and modern functionality.


Heritage of the Porsche 911

The Porsche 911, an emblem of automotive excellence, has crafted a narrative that is as much about pioneering engineering as it is about cultural impact. Since its debut in the 1960s, the 911 has shaped the world’s perception of what a sports car should be.


Porsche 911 Legacy

Born from a vision to surpass the esteemed Porsche 356, the 911 emerged as a marvel of automotive engineering. Its unique rear-engine configuration, a bold departure from conventional designs, set a new benchmark for sports cars. Seen as unconventional, this design soon became a defining trait of the Porsche brand.


911’s lineage is a tapestry of innovation and commitment to driving purity. From the air-cooled engines of the classic models to the introduction of turbocharging and advanced electronics, the 911 has evolved while maintaining its essence. Each generation has brought refinements, yet the spirit of the original – the pursuit of a raw, engaging driving experience – remains untouched.


Evolution of the 911 Cabriolet

The introduction of the 911 Cabriolet in the mid-1980s expanded the 911’s appeal by combining its renowned performance with the pleasure of open-top driving. The evolution of the Cabriolet mirrors the progression while maintaining the core attributes of agility and elegance. Through each iteration, the Cabriolet has offered a blend of exhilaration and sophistication, embodying the versatility of the 911 lineup. 


What Makes the 2004 Porsche 911 a Modern Classic?

This model encapsulates the best of both worlds – the raw, engaging spirit of classic sports cars and the onset of advancements that enhance driving experience and comfort:


      • Perfect Balance of Power and Elegance: The 2004 model is powered by a formidable 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six Metzger engine, delivering 415 horsepower. Combined with a six-speed manual transmission, this offers an authentic, hands-on driving experience that resonates with purists. 
      • Advanced for Its Time, Yet Timelessly Porsche: The 2004 Turbo Cabriolet features Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and all-wheel drive. These enhanced the vehicle’s safety and performance without compromising the Porsche driving experience.
      • Open-Top Experience: The convertible top allowed drivers to immerse in the environment, adding a dimension to the driving experience that few other sports cars could match.
      • Exclusivity and Collector Appeal: Its blend of classic Porsche elements with modern features and limited production numbers makes it a sought-after model.
      • A Testament to Durability and Timeless Design: Nearly two decades later, the 2004 model impresses with its durability and performance. The engineering quality embodies Porsche’s commitment to building cars that stand the test of time.


The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (996.2) represents a blend of classic Porsche design and modern performance engineering. Let’s take a look at its well-engineered powertrain, sophisticated handling dynamics, and finely tuned balance between speed and efficiency.


Engine Specifications

At the heart of the 911 Turbo Cabriolet lies its 3.6L Metzger engine, a remarkable piece of automotive engineering. This flat-six, twin-turbocharged powerhouse provides a considerable 415 horsepower, demonstrating its high-performance capabilities. The torque output of 415 lb-ft ensures rapid acceleration and dynamic response in various driving conditions.


The engine’s water-cooled system, double overhead camshafts, and port injection contribute to its efficiency and power delivery. The bore and stroke measurements of 3.94” x 3.01” and a displacement of 3,600 cc emphasize the engine’s robust construction. The maximum RPM of 6750 and a compression ratio of 9.4:1 further underscore its capability to deliver power across a wide rev range.



Our 911 Turbo Cabriolet is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. This and the stage 2 clutch provide control over the vehicle’s power delivery and enhance the connection between the car and the driver. The manual gearbox’s shifts and responsive nature make it an integral part of the car’s character, offering a more tactile and immersive driving experience.


Handling and Suspension

Handling in the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is characterized by its rear-engined, all-wheel-drive configuration. Combined with 50:50 weight distribution, this layout provides exceptional balance and traction, contributing to the vehicle’s agility in various driving scenarios. The car’s curb weight of 3,660 lbs further influences its dynamics.


The suspension system offers a blend of comfort and sportiness. The vehicle demonstrates remarkable poise and stability with a ground clearance of 4.33 inches and a wheelbase of 92.52 inches. 


Acceleration and Speed

With the ability to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds, this car showcases the raw power and refined engineering behind its creation. The top speed of 189 mph cements its status as a high-performance sports car delivering exhilarating speeds while maintaining stability and control.


Fuel Efficiency

In terms of fuel efficiency, in aspects of daily driving the 911 Turbo Cabriolet achieves approximately 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway, with a combined efficiency of 16 mpg. Note that real-world fuel efficiency can vary based on driving style, road conditions, and vehicle maintenance.


The Car and Driver

With the clutch engaged and the six-speed manual transmission at your command, every gear shift is a tactile interaction. It’s a throwback to a purer form of driving, where the machine responds to the driver’s intent, offering a level of control and engagement. This is heightened by the car’s responsive all-wheel drive, ensuring power is a harmonized dance of force and control.


Acceleration in the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is a crescendo of power that builds as the turbochargers spool and thrust you forward. This sensation envelopes you, urging you deeper into the driving experience. 


The landscape may blur as the car responds to your command, but your focus remains laser-sharp, centered on the exhilaration of piloting a machine that epitomizes Porsche’s commitment to performance.


Handling the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is akin to a choreographed ballet. The vehicle responds with agility and precision to every steering input, its layout providing a unique driving dynamic. The feedback through the steering wheel is direct and informative, providing an exhilarating and reassuring sense of connection to the road.


Driving the 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet transcends the mere act of transportation. Each mile traveled in this iconic vehicle is an exploration of what it means to be engaged with a car. 


2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet Interior

The blend of functional technology, luxurious materials, and thoughtful design details ensure that every journey in this car is as enjoyable as memorable.



The interior features four leather-upholstered seats that exemplify Porsche’s dedication to driver comfort and vehicle control. Front ones are equipped with power adjustments to provide support during spirited driving while offering comfort for longer journeys. 


The highlight is the Guards Red Seat Belts, which enhance safety and add a distinct aesthetic touch to the interior. These seat belts and well-bolstered seats ensure that driver and passenger remain secure and comfortable, whether navigating tight corners or cruising on the highway.


Our car also features a 3-spoke Carbon Steering Wheel that offers a tactile, responsive feel, essential for a sports car of this caliber. Furthermore, the pristine Carbon Shifter and handbrake levers provide a luxurious touch and enhance the experience by offering precise control and feedback.


Technology Features

Key features include a trip computer and an analog tachometer for monitoring engine performance. 


The climate control system offers automatic adjustments for optimal cabin temperature, while the radio, CD player, and MP3 compatibility ensure entertainment and connectivity. The central display enhances the usability of these systems, making it easier to control various car features.


Comfort and Convenience

The 2004 911 Turbo Cabriolet offers several features aimed at enhancing comfort and convenience. Heated seats are a notable inclusion, providing warmth and comfort in colder conditions, a valuable feature for a convertible. 


The Large Aluminum Look Package and Stainless Door Sill Plates add a sense of exclusivity to the car’s interior. These features, along with the spoiler drive (which has already been repaired), contribute to a driving experience that is hassle-free.


The car’s front trunk offers a storage volume of 100 liters, which is substantial for a sports car.


‘04 911 Cabriolet Exterior 

The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet represents a blend of performance, style, and classic Porsche aesthetics. As we delve into the specifics of this model, it becomes evident why it stands out as a remarkable piece of automotive engineering and design.



The elegance of this 911 Cabriolet is accentuated by its sleek black exterior, complemented by a black leather interior. The addition of Guards Red seat belts provides a striking contrast, adding a flair that enhances its sporty character. This color combination is a classic Porsche palette that exudes sophistication and timeless appeal.


Body Style

This model belongs to the 996.2 generation and is renowned for its beautiful and classic Porsche shape. As a Cabriolet, it offers the joy of open-top driving, marrying the exhilaration of a sports car with the luxury of a convertible. The 996.2’s design is a balance between modern advancements and the traditional Porsche silhouette, making it a coveted model for enthusiasts and collectors.


Wheels and Tires

The car features the iconic Turbo Twists, a wheel design that’s aesthetically pleasing and functional. Adorned with colored crests, these wheels are a subtle nod to Porsche’s heritage. 


The vehicle is equipped with fresh Michelin Pilot Cup 2s, a tire choice that underscores Monarch’s commitment to safety and performance. These tires replace the 2014 set, ensuring the car meets the highest road readiness and handling standards.


Added Packages

Included in this 911 Cabriolet is the Large Aluminum Look Package. This enhances the vehicle’s visual appeal with aluminum accents, adding a modern twist to the classic design. It is not just about the visual upgrade; they often improve the tactile experience.


Safety Features

The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet has airbags and a sophisticated braking system designed to offer security and peace of mind, whether cruising down a boulevard or navigating a serpentine mountain pass.


Advanced Safety Features

The 2004 911 Turbo Cabriolet comes equipped with an Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a Traction Control System (TCS). ESC maintains vehicle stability, especially in challenging driving conditions or during spirited driving. TCS complements this by managing wheel spin during rapid acceleration, ensuring optimal grip and vehicle control. 



Regarding occupant protection, the car is well-furnished with a comprehensive airbag system. It includes driver and passenger frontal airbags. Side chest airbags are also present, providing additional safety in the event of a side collision. 


Moreover, the inclusion of a passenger airbag cut-off switch adds a layer of flexibility, allowing deactivation when necessary.


Braking System

The braking system of the 2004 911 Turbo features an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) that maintains control and steering capability. The Electronic Brake Assist (BA/EBA) ensures augmented braking effort in emergency scenarios and reduces stopping distances. 


The car is also fitted with high-quality OEM brake pads and rotors, which, having less than 3000 miles, guarantee reliable and consistent stopping power.


Maintenance and Service

The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, a vehicle that blends speed with sophistication, requires a meticulous approach.


Recommended Service Intervals

Regular maintenance is necessary for a vehicle as finely tuned as the 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Adhering to service intervals ensures the car continues to perform at its best. 


The following are some general guidelines:

      • Engine Oil: Change every 15,000 miles or every two years.
      • Spark Plugs: Vital for engine health, these should be replaced every 60,000 miles or every four years.
      • Oil and Air-Filter Element: Replacement every 30,000 miles or every four years helps maintain optimal engine performance.
      • Brake Fluid: Changing every 20,000 miles or every two years is recommended.
      • Coolant and Fuel Filters: These are maintenance-free.

Service Plans

Given the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet’s status as a high-performance vehicle, seeking experienced service providers is key. While Monarch doesn’t offer service plans, owners are encouraged to explore options such as:

      • Porsche Authorized Dealerships: Comprehensive service plans tailored to your vehicle’s needs, ensuring that your Porsche is maintained by trained professionals.
      • Independent Porsche Specialists: These provide personalized services and might offer more competitive rates.
      • Extended Warranty Options: For added peace of mind, looking into extended warranty plans can be beneficial, especially for crucial components.

Spare Parts

The 911 Turbo Cabriolet enjoys the advantage of being a part of the Porsche legacy, ensuring a reliable supply of spare parts. Whether you need common replacements or more specialized components, finding the appropriate parts is straightforward, thanks to a network of authorized dealers and selected third-party suppliers. Prioritizing genuine Porsche parts is crucial for maintaining the vehicle’s integrity and performance levels.

Availability and Pricing

The journey to owning a prestigious vehicle is about more than just the car; it’s about the story it tells, its legacy, and its exclusivity. At Monarch Showroom, we understand this and pride ourselves on offering vehicles that are symbols of automotive luxury. Let’s explore the details surrounding our 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet.


The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is a rare gem in our collection at Monarch Showroom. With its 29,543 miles, this Porsche is a testament to careful ownership and meticulous maintenance, making it a prized possession for an automotive enthusiast or collector.

Dealership Location

Monarch Showroom, nestled in the beautiful and historic Franklin, TN, is where opulence meets legacy. Our showroom is a destination for those who seek the extraordinary. Amidst Franklin’s natural beauty and elegance, you can discover the 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet in all its glory.

Visit us here and step into a world where automotive dreams are realized.

Test Drive

We believe that to appreciate the magnificence of the 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, one must experience its dynamism and agility. Monarch Showroom offers personalized test drives, allowing potential buyers to feel the power, hear the roar, and savor the exquisite handling.

Delivery Options

Acquiring this Porsche from Monarch is an occasion to be celebrated. We offer customized services to ensure that the arrival of your Porsche is as grand as the vehicle itself. Choose between a ceremonial unveiling at our showroom or a bespoke delivery to your home, crafted to enhance the experience of owning this magnificent car.



The 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet at Monarch comes with exclusive features that elevate its status. Each is handpicked to accentuate the car’s performance and appeal. 


Our car has:

      • Heated Seats with Guards Red Seat Belts
      • Large Aluminum Look Package enhancing its aesthetic appeal
      • Freshly installed Michelin Pilot Cup 2’s for optimal performance
      • Elegant Stainless Door Sill Plates
      • Exquisite 3 Spoke Carbon Steering Wheel
      • Carbon Shifter and Hand Brake Levers for an extra sporty look


Priced at $69,996, this Porsche is an investment in a lifestyle. The pricing reflects its condition and meticulous care. It’s an opportunity to own a piece of Porsche’s illustrious history.


Financing Options

At Monarch, we believe owning your dream car should be a seamless journey. Crafted to suit your needs, our options make owning this Porsche attainable. Contact our finance expert, Jake Sudduth, at [email protected] or (615) 880-9900 for a tailored financing plan.


Owning the 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet from Monarch Showroom means embracing a piece of automotive excellence. It’s an entry into a world of luxury and timeless elegance.

Monarch Showroom

We redefine the luxury automotive experience, blending an unparalleled collection of vehicles with a bespoke approach to service. Our showroom in Franklin, TN, is where dreams of owning a classic or modern luxury vehicle become reality. Hand-selected for its attributes, each vehicle in our collection represents the zenith of automotive design and performance.

Our distinction lies in the personalized journey we offer. From the moment you step into our showroom, you are immersed in an atmosphere of sophistication. We understand that choosing a luxury vehicle is a significant decision, and our team is dedicated to guiding you with expertise and passion. It’s not just about the sale; it’s about building a relationship that extends beyond the purchase, ensuring a fulfilling ownership experience.

Monarch Showroom is more than just a dealership. It’s a celebration of automotive artistry, where each vehicle tells a story, and each purchase marks the beginning of an exhilarating chapter. Here, the pursuit of automotive excellence is a standard we uphold for every client.

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