Porsche 911 997 Carrera S Manual – Stronger IMS
Porsche 911 997 Carrera S manual, registered on 01/09/2005, 67,103 miles, MOT 28/10/2023, full service history, 6 previous owners, HPI clear.
+- INTRO / EXTERIOR
We proudly present for sale, for the second occasion, this 997 Carrera S, which is in superb condition throughout and is found with a desirable combination of specification. Being a late 2005 car, this particular 997 has the strengthened IMS bearing, as confirmed by the engine number. Slate Grey Metallic (paint colour code L23F) was a special order body colour and is incredibly uncommon amongst this age of 911. It’s a dark and deep shade of grey that looks eloquent on the 997. The Porsche’s bodywork is perfectly straight and original, with paintwork that is immaculate, possessing a beautiful glossy finish. The car has benefitted from our usual FGP full day’s detailing process and as such the superb aesthetics of the 911 are emphasised and protected. The Porsche sits on its original and genuine Porsche BBS 19″ “Carrera S” alloy wheels, which have just been refurbished and fitted with new genuine centre caps and wheel bolts, thus presenting pristinely.
+- INTERIOR / SPEC
The condition of the interior serves the 997 well. The front seats are the desirable sports seats with the hard backing and the shoulder supports. They are found in good order with only minor wear to the driver’s side bolstering. Areas such as the carpets, headlining, steering wheel etc are all in excellent condition and the climate switches that often suffer signs of wear have been renewed. This 911 has a huge range of factory optional extras which include; multi function steering wheel, cruise control, short gear shifter mechanism, rear parking sensors, sun roof, Bose sound system with built in subwoofer, 8 way electric seats with memory positions, alcantara suede headlining, as well as all the standard Carrera S equipment. There are two remote key fobs with the Porsche.
+- MECHANICS / DRIVE
The mechanical aspect of the Porsche can’t be faulted, with significant maintenance works completed in the last few years, covering off all of the wear and issues the 997s are prone to at this age. 24 months ago, upon our first sale of the car, we completed our usual meticulous preparation process, and the buyer to the Porsche had a “Porsche Inspections” inspection completed, to which it passed with flying colours (22 page report present). Prior to our first sale, the previous owner had the car covered under a maintenance plan with “Revolution Porsche” and anything that was required was dealt with under the plan, evidenced by the paperwork enclosed in the service history. The engine sounds beautiful and does not smoke, leak, or produce any unusual noises. The gear change is wonderful and the clutch is light, having been renewed along with the rear main oil seal. The brakes are all in very good order and stop the car with force. The steering is precise, having benefitted from recent renewal of suspension components (detailed below) and the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) works as it should, providing a taut and sporty driving experience when activated. There are Pirelli P Zeros with XXmm of tread fitted to the front and Bridgestone Potenzas with XXmm at the rear.
+- SERVICE HISTORY / PREP WORK
There is a full service history present with the vehicle, including the stamped up maintenance booklet, invoices for previous works, Porsche inspection report, HPI report, and all of the original owners manuals contained in the original Porsche leather wallets.
The following lists the car’s service intervals: 25/07/2007 – 11,668 miles, 17/07/2009 – 21,109 miles, 21/07/2011 – 27,535 miles, 13/09/2013 – 31,896 miles, 17/09/2015 – 37,776 miles, 03/06/2016 – 39,716 miles, 02/06/2017 – 43,977 miles, 10/12/2018 – 47,922 miles, 22/10/2020 – 57,503 miles, 24/10/2022 – 66,805 miles.
As noted above, the car has just been serviced, which was a “major” interval including renewal of spark plugs and brake fluid. Other works carried out since our first sale of the vehicle 24 months ago, or as part of our sales preparation 24 months ago, includes: Renew 2x air conditioning condensers, renew oil pressure sender, renew right coolant radiator, renew 2x front suspension to mounts, renew 2x front suspension lower control arms, renew 2x engine mounts, renew ignition lock unit, coolant flush and change, gearbox oil change, renew coolant thermostat for low temperature unit, refurbish 4x alloy wheels, renew 4x alloy wheel centre caps, renew wheel bolt set, four-wheel alignment. Just prior to this, the 911 benefitted from renewal of its water pump and 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.