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Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4S manual, registered on 14/12/2004, 53,003 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 6 owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Here lies the opportunity to acquire one of the nicest 996s we have ever had the pleasure of selling. This is one of the very last 996 models, first registered in December of 2004 on a "54" reg. Presented in the coupe, non sun-roof guise and finished in gorgeous Midnight Blue (colour code L39C), the wide bodied 911 looks fantastic and is a proper head turner. The bodywork is in outstanding condition, straight along every panel and without any paintwork blemishes or scrapes. We have carried out a soft head machine polish and hand wax on the car and the paint finish glimmers like new. Being incredibly critical, it is possible to find a few minor stones chips to the nose, but this is all in the way of cosmetic imperfections. The original wide body alloy wheels are in good condition and have N rated Michelin Pilot Sport tyres fitted with very good tread.
The cockpit is filled by a Metropol Blue leather interior, which compliments the exterior body colour nicely. The condition of the interior is representative of the low mileage the car has travelled, with everything in outstanding order and with very little signs of wear, including even to the usual wear points such as the drivers side bolster, steering wheels and gearstick. All the electrical functions inside the car work as Porsche intended, including the air conditioning system, which we have just repaired and re-gassed the system. There is an array of optional extra spec, which includes 8 way electric seats with Porsche crested head rests, PCM satellite navigation, full "Tequipment" package including aluminium embodied handbrake, aluminium embodied gearstick and part silver steering surround, alcantara suede headlining, red seat belts, cruise control and Turbo tail pipe tips. There are three keys with the car, including two remote key fobs. The optional extra codes for the Porsche read as follows: C16, XSC, X97, X98, 425, 440, 454, 567, 665, 666, 670, 692, 09991.
This Porsche feels even more tight and fresh than the low miles suggest; it really feels like a two year old 911 to drive. The owners have given meticulous care to the Porsche, providing any maintenance works it requires, as is evidenced by the extensive folder of history that is present with the car. The engine runs silky smooth with no untoward noises, smoke or leaks. The IMS bearing was upgraded 24 months / 6,000 miles ago when the previous owner purchased the car, so there are no worries with this regard. There is a beautiful noise emitted through the Porsche sports back boxes, which have just been professionally welded along the seams so are in perfect condition. The clutch is perfectly light having just been renewed, along with the dual mass flywheel. The suspension feels as new when travelling along the road, having just benefitted from new front upper top mounts as well as other recent suspension parts. The big Turbo brakes stop the car sharply and confidently with the front discs and pads renewed within the last 3 years and the rear discs and pads renewed by us in preparation for sale.
Service history / sales prep
There is a hard backed folder filled to the brim with paperwork for the car, including works invoices, previous sales invoices (including the November 2017, 46k mile £30,000 invoice and advert papers), MOT certificates etc. There is also of course the original Porsche leather wallet containing the owners manuals and the fully stamped maintenance record book.
The service intervals completed are as follows: 01/02/2006 - 10,409 miles, 08/11/2007 - 25,894 miles, 11/05/2009 - 38,230 miles, 30/03/2015 - 41,383 miles, 06/02/2016 - 43,130 miles, 20/04/2017 - 45,135 miles, 13/11/2017 - 45,998 miles, 08/09/2020 - 53,003 miles.
As is noted above, in preparation for sale we have carried out a fresh service and a new MOT. We have also renewed the rear brake discs and pads, the coil pack heat shields, the air conditioning condenser seals and re-gassed the system. In addition, upon purchase 24 months ago, the previous owner had the IMS bearing upgraded, as well as having a new clutch, rear main seal and front upper top mount installed. Since then he has spent almost £5,000 perfecting the car with Porsche specialists RPM. This included having another clutch renewal due to a slight judder he could feel in reverse. There was also: Clutch slave cylinder, dual mass flywheel, rear main oil seal, intermediate shaft seal, front brake discs and pads, power steering pipes, four wheel alignment, track rods, track rod ends, air con fix and regas, exhaust boxes re-weld, ALL brake pipes, brake fluid, air/oil separator, coolant pipes. The majority of the above work was completed on 14/10/2019 at 51,850 miles.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4S Manual - IMS Done