Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4 Manual – IMS Done
Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4 manual, registered on 14/01/1999, 75,910 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 9 previous owners, HPI clear.
+- INTRO / EXTERIOR
Here we have a fabulous example of the Porsche 996 Carrera 4, which we sold four years ago and have taken back into stock. The coachwork of the car is in wonderful condition, with pin-straight body panels, no untoward scrapes or scratches, and few minor stone chips to the nose. Finished in Schwarz Metallic (paint colour code L744), a shade of black that has an eye catching bronze metallic fleck, the paint-work presents excellently, with a deep metallic shine and no “swirl” marks, having been subject to our usual FGP day’s worth of detailing. This example is a non-sun roof car, presenting a clean, uncluttered roof line. Beneath the car lay its original Porsche BBS, “Twist” alloys, which are in pristine condition, having just been refurbished.
+- INTERIOR / SPEC
Inside the car is a Graphite Grey interior that compliments the black exterior wonderfully. The overall condition inside is very good, with no notable damage and only minimal wear to note. The seats looks fresh, with no sagging or discolouring, even to the usually-worn driver’s side bolstering. The headlining, carpets, dashboard and door cards are also all fabulously clean condition. All the electrical functions work just as they are supposed to, including the air conditioning system, which blows ice-cool, thanks to the new condensers we have just fitted. The Carrera 4 is fairly modestly specced, but does have some choice options, such as heated front seats, cruise control and Tequipment aluminium embodied hand brake. There are two remote key fobs with the car. The optional extra codes read as follows: C16, 139, 340, 424, 446, 695.
+- MECHANICS / DRIVE
The Carrera 4 is in exceptional mechanical condition, having clearly been cared for meticulously by its previous custodians, evidenced by the extensive service history folder that’s present. The engine performs faultlessly, with a smooth idle, a beautiful noise emitted by the stainless steel sports back boxes that are fitted, and impressive performance on the road. Four years / 7,000 miles ago, upon our first sales preparation of the car, we extinguished the IMS bearing concerns by fitting the upgraded EPS cylindrical unit. We also renewed the three-piece clutch kit, meaning the left pedal is light with a positive bite. The gearbox operates just as Porsche intended, with a smooth and positive change through all six speeds. The brakes have great feel and stopping power, with the rear discs and pads renewed during our sales preparation process, and the front discs and pads also renewed by us 4 years / 7,000 miles ago. A number of suspension and steering components have been renewed recently (detailed below), offering superb handling and sharp steering. As part of our preparation process, we have fitted four new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, which, accompanying the four-wheel drive system, provides considerable grip and traction.
+- SERVICE HISTORY / PREP WORK
The 996 has a brilliant provenance, made up of a folder filled with paperwork relating to the car, such as invoices for works completed, historic MOT certificates, previous sales receipts, HPI reports etc. The original Porsche leather owner’s wallet is also present, containing the owner manuals and the maintenance booklet, with 15 service intervals completed. All intervals have been completed by the Porsche main dealer or independent specialists, and the intervals dates are as follows:
30/05/2000 – 5,918 miles, 12/12/2000 – 16,739 miles, 18/01/2002 – 21,661 miles, 11/03/2003 – 27,481 miles, 12/03/2004 – 30,757 miles, 08/02/2005 – 34,958 miles, 07/02/2006 – 38,696 miles, 11/04/2008 – 45,028 miles, 30/07/2012 – 55,384 miles, 13/08/2013 – 60,212 miles, 16/09/2014 – 64,364 miles, 04/12/2015 – 66,097 miles, 16/11/2017 – 68,705 miles, 24/05/2018 – 69,223 miles, 16/08/2021 – 75,716 miles.
The last service interval was a “major” interval, carried out with us, and also included the renewal of 6x coil packs. As part of our sales preparation process we have completed the following: Renew 2x air conditioning condensers, re-gas air conditioning system, remedy fault with N/S electric mirror function, renew rear brake discs and pads, renew rear under-body tray, renew 2x front suspension bump stops, renew steering column stalk assembly / switch, renew remote key fob, refurbish 4x alloy wheels, renew 4x tyres for Michelin Pilot Sport 4s.
In recent times, some noteworthy work completed to the car is as follows: IMS bearing upgraded to EPS cylindrical unit, renewal of rear main oil seal, renewal of three-piece clutch kit, renewal of front brake discs and pads, replacement of exhaust back boxes for sports stainless steel units, renewal of 2x front to rear air conditioning pipe O ring seals, renewal of 2x front inner track arms, renewal of 2x front suspension lower control arms, renewal of full set of brake calliper bleed nipples, renewal of starter motor.
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.