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Porsche 911 996 C4S manual, registered on 26/11/2003, 80,192 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 5 owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Here for sale we have this beautifully cared for Porsche 996 Carrera 4S, in the timeless combination of Arctic Silver body colour on a black leather interior. The previous keeper to this wonderful automobile was the owner for over 9 years and took care of it with a money-no-object approach, attending to any work that was required as soon as it arose. The aesthetically appearance of the Porsche is outstanding, with lovely clean, straight coachwork and paintwork to match. There are no notable scratches, minimal stone chips to the nose and the headlights are free from yellow oxidisation. While in with us the Porsche has been treated to a full detail including full body machine polish and hand wax to protect the condition of the paint. The original wide-body Porsche Turbo wheels lay beneath, which we have just had professionally stripped and refurbished, so are in immaculate condition. Michelin Pilot Sport tyres are fitted, with 7-8mm of tread to the front and 5-6mm to the rear.
As mentioned above, the colour combination on this car is timeless, with the black leather interior sitting beautifully alongside the silver exterior. The condition of the leather inside makes it hard to believe the car is approaching 17 years old; the unmistakable smell of fresh leather is still present and there is no notable wear, even to usual wear-points such as the seat side bolstering and the steering wheel. The air conditioning in the car blows ice cool, having had a new pipe seal and a system re-gas while in with us. The sunroof retracts back and forth exactly as it should and there are three keys with the car, including two working remote key fobs. The 4S boasts an extensive spec sheet, including sports hard back seats with shoulder supports, Aluminium-look package, Litronic xenon headlights, suede alcantara headlining, PCM satellite navigation, PSE (Porsche Switchable Exhaust), and auto-dimming interior and drivers mirror. The optional extra codes read as follows: XCA, XCB, XCC, XCD, XLF, XME, XPG, XTR, XJ4, XV1, X71, 265, 266, 288, 09991.
As has already been noted above, this 911 has been cared for meticulously and this shows through the way it drives. The flat 6 mounted to the rear performs just as it did the day it left Stuttgart, with a smooth idle, bundles of power and a gorgeous sound emphasised by the Porsche Switchable Exhaust system. While in with us we have upgraded the infamous IMS bearing for our favoured "EPS" unit, nullifying this cause for concern. The sought after six speed manual gearbox goes through its six speeds seamlessly and the clutch is light, having been renewed by us in preparation for sale. The handling ability is tremendous, with brilliant grip and traction provided by the four wheel drive system and the Michelin Pilot Sport tyres and the suspension is as tight as a drum, having had recent renewal of components such as the front upper suspension mounts and bearings. The large brakes found on the C4S model provide fantastic stopping power and we have provided the car with new discs and pads to the front.
Service history / sales prep
There is an impeccable servicing record with the 911, which includes a folder filled with invoices for work carried out on the car over the years, all the old MOT certificates, HPI certificates and even the original purchase invoice with original build spec sheet. There is also the original Porsche leather wallet with all of the owners manuals present and the maintenance booklet with 10 interval stamps.
The service intervals are as follows: 12/05/2004 - 14,518 miles, 12/05/2005 - 19,393 miles, 14/03/2006 - 23,469 miles, 23/08/2007 - 35,429 miles, 08/01/2009 - 42,085 miles, 12/01/2011 - 48,804 miles, 17/01/2013 - 60,158 miles, 24/01/2015 - 68,678 miles, 01/11/2018 - 77,252 miles, 03/08/2020 - 80,192 miles.
As noted above, we have just carried out a service on the car in preparation for sale as well as carrying out a fresh MOT. In addition, as detailed earlier in this description, we have also upgraded the IMS bearing, renewed the clutch, renewed the rear main oil seal, renewed the front brake discs and pads, renewed the coil pack heat shields, the bonnet and engine lid dampers, renewed the air conditioning pipe seal and re-gassed the system, had the alloy wheels refurbished and fitted new centre caps.
Some other works carried out in previous times evidenced by the history file includes; front suspension top mounts, bearings and bump stops, four wheel alignment, spark plugs, brake fluid, water pump, rear brake discs and pads, PSE repair with new clamps and gaskets, air conditioning condensers, wheel arch liner, horn.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4S Manual - SOLD