Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4 manual, registered on 02/01/2002, 84,268 miles, MOT 21/09/2023, full service history, 6 previous owners, HPI clear.













Friends Green Porsche offer for sale this fabulous looking 996.2 Carrera 4, in the desirable manual, coupe, non-sun roof guise and with its IMS bearing upgraded, nullifying this area of concern. The coachwork is wonderfully straight, free from any previous damage or repairs. Lapis Blue is a stunning colour (paint code L3A8), which has a deep metallic fleck to it and can appear to change tone of colour depending on lighting. The nose of the car has been resprayed as part of our preparation process to remedy stone chip damage and as such, is in pristine condition. The paintwork has also benefitted from our customary detailing process, including a two-stage machine polish and ceramic wax application. The headlights are clear, free from yellow oxidisation, the tail pipe tips are clean and the original 18″ BBS Carrera alloy wheels are free from curb grazes. As noted above, this 996 is a non-sun roof model, presenting a clean, uncluttered looking roof-line.


A Metropol Blue leather interior lays in the cabin, accompanying the Lapis Blue exterior fabulously. The interior could be from a car of half the years and miles, such is the condition of the leather. The items that often suffer wear, such as the steering wheel and driver’s side bolstering, look fresh and present brilliantly. Other areas such as the carpets, dashboard and door cards are unmarked and all the electric functions operate as intended, including the air ice-cool conditioning system. Choice optional extras were afforded to this 911 from new, such as sports hard back seats with shoulder supports, Porsche crested head rests, and Tequipment gear stick and hand brake lever with aluminium embodied sections. There are two remote key fobs present. The optional extra codes are as follows: C16, 226, 375, 376, 411, 424, 425, 567, 689, 695, 936, 981, 983, X97, X98, 09991.


Mechanically speaking, the Porsche drives as well as it did when it left Stuttgart in 2002. The engine performs wonderfully, with lots of power, a smooth idle and a brilliant sound track emitted through the stainless steel sports exhaust back boxes that are fitted. As noted earlier, the IMS bearing was upgraded 5,000 miles / 18 months ago, so this potentially worrisome area has been nullified. The gears change through the 6 speed manual gearbox smoothly and precisely and the clutch is lovely and light, having also been renewed, along with the rear main oil seal, when the IMS bearing was upgraded. The brake discs and pads are brand new in all four corners, producing faultless stopping power. The suspension is utterly tight, having had a number of components renewed recently (detailed below). Michelin Pilot Sport tyres wrap all four wheels, with 5mm of tread to the front and 5mm at the rear.


The Porsche comes with a full service history, with 13 service intervals stamped in the maintenance booklet, all by Porsche main dealer or Porsche independent specialist. The original owners manuals are all present in the original Porsche owners leather wallets, and there’s a folder filled with paperwork relating to the car, such as invoices for works completed, historic MOT certificates, and other miscellaneous documents..

The service intervals completed are as follows: 20/12/2002 – 6,137 miles, 22/12/2003 – 17,458 miles, 23/08/2004 – 20,451 miles, 18/08/2006 – 40,257 miles, 13/05/2008 – 50,094 miles, 27/03/2010 – 60,124 miles, 23/03/2011 – 64,985 miles, 11/04/2012 – 67,753 miles, 03/09/2014 – 72,901 miles, 23/01/2018 – 77,701 miles, 26/02/2019 – 78,440 miles, 02/07/2021 – 80,055 miles, 28/08/2022 – 82, 892 miles, 09/03/2023 – 84,268 miles.

As noted above, we have just completed a service to the vehicle, which was a major interval including replacement of the spark plugs, as well as completing a brake fluid change and auxiliary drive belt change. In addition to this, following from our customary FGP Comprehensive Inspection & Report, we have also completed the following preparation works: Renew steering column switch assembly, renew 4x suspension lower control arms, renew 2x engine mounts.

Further works completed in recent times includes: Renew thermostat with low temperature unit, renew 4x brake discs and pads, renew fuel cap, renew 10x brake pipes, 2x front top mounts, top bearings, bump stops and dust bellows, renew steering rack metal PAS pipes, four-wheel alignment, renew IMS bearing f0r upgraded unit, renew three-piece clutch kit, renew rear main oil seal, renew heat exchanger, renew 2x exhaust back boxes for stainless steel units, renew 2x exhaust sleeve clamps, renew 2x tail pipe tip clamps, renew 4x tyres, renew 2x track rod ends, renew 2x rear shock absorbers, renew 2x rear anti-roll bar drop-links, renew wheel bolt set.


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