Porsche 911 997 Carrera 4S Manual – Full Engine Rebuild
Porsche 911 997 Carrera 4S manual, registered on 15/12/2005, 84,013 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 7 previous owners, HPI clear.
+- INTRO / EXTERIOR
Porsche 997 Carrera 4S, in the desirable manual, coupe guise, with an extensive list of optional extras, and a very recent full engine rebuild. The coach work is in outstanding condition, with straight body panels, free from any car park dings or marks to detract from the 4S’ wide body. The Basalt Black (colour code LC9Z) paintwork is equally as good, with a deep metallic shine, benefitting from our customary day’s worth of FGP detailing. If being highly critical, there are some minor stone chips to the front bumper. The optional 19″ “Turbo” alloy wheels have some minor marks, but overall present well.
+- INTERIOR / SPEC
The black leather interior makes for a nice place to be, boasting from tasteful optional equipment, and benefitting from careful use by its previous owners. The leather is in supple condition, with no damage or noteworthy wear, the carpets are clean and areas that see most use, such as the steering wheel and gear stick, present nicely. Optional extras specified from new include the sought after sports hard backed seats, Bose sound system with build in sub woofer, steering wheel controls, cruise control, and the aforementioned Turbo diamond cut alloy wheels.
+- MECHANICS / DRIVE
Notably, the rear mounted 3.8 litre flat 6 has benefitted from a full rebuild on 23/10/2019 at 71,656 miles, with independent Porsche specialists “Strasse”. This included six new cylinder liners, in addition to the routine full engine rebuild works. The engine is also of the later, stronger configuration of the IMS bearing, as confirmed by the build number. During the rebuild work, the clutch was also replaced, meaning the pedal is light with a positive bite. The six speed gearbox travels smoothly through the gears, and the large 4S brakes stop the car well, having had the front discs and pads renewed as part of our preparation process. During this process, the front suspension top mounts, front top mounts, front bump stops, and rear lower control arms have also all been renewed, as well as a four-wheel alignment carried out, resulting in a tight and well poised Porsche 911.
+- SERVICE HISTORY / PREP WORK
The servicing record with the Carrera 4S demonstrates just how well its previous custodians have cared for it. There is a folder filled with paperwork relating to all works carried out to date, most MOT certificates since new, and various miscellaneous documents relating to the car’s history. The original Porsche leather owners wallet containing all the owners manuals and the maintenance booklet is present.
The service intervals completed have all been by the main dealer or independent specialists and are as follows: 24/09/2007 – 21,230 miles, 08/12/2008 – 39,808 miles, 07/02/2011 – 43,646 miles, 19/12/2011 – 46,875 miles, 22/01/2013 – 55,795 miles, 06/01/2015 – 61,500 miles, 05/01/2017 – 69,210 miles, 28/06/2019 – 71,535 miles, 25/01/2021 – 78,080 miles, 15/12/2021 – 84,013 miles.
As part of our preparation process, we have carried out the following: Major service interval including renewal of 6x spark plugs, brake fluid change, MOT, renewal of fuel cap, renewal of N/S/R roof rail flap, renewal of N/S/R light unit, renewal of luggage compartment light, clearing of bulk head drains, increasing concentration of coolant, renewal of front brake discs, pads, wear sensors and backing shims, hand brake service, renewal of 2x front suspension top mounts, renewal of 2x front suspension top bearings, renewal of 2x front suspension bump stops, renewal of rear suspension lower control arms, four-wheel alignment, clean and protect 4x brake calliper pipes, renewal of 2x coil pack heat shields.
In the last two years, some work carried out to the Porsche includes: Renewal of tandem pump, gearbox oil change, renewal of starter motor, renewal of start motor / alternator “Y” cable, renewal of 2x solenoids, renewal of N/S/F lower suspension arm, renewal of O/S inner track rod, renewal of O/S outer track rod, renewal of gearbox input shaft seal, renewal of 2x engine mounts, renewal of front “cross over” coolant pipes, renewal of 4x exhaust clamps, full engine rebuild, renewal of three-piece clutch kit.
HOW WE PREPARE EVERY CAR
All of our sales cars are subject to the FGP Comprehensive Inspection in our in-house work shop. The inspection covers every aspect of a car, ranging from cosmetic, to electrical interior functions, to the mechanical workings of a vehicle.