Short video of the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fyhUgWac6A&t=97s
Porsche 911 996 C4S manual, registered on 08/11/2002, 87,762 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 2 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Here lays the opportunity to acquire a superb example of the ever increasingly sought after 996 Carrera 4S. The car had been owned by its previous owner for five years and has only had 2 keepers prior to his tenureship. The coachwork of the car is in brilliant condition, with pin-straight body panels throughout. The Arctic Silver (colour code L92U) is in equally nice order with a deep metallic glisten, enhanced and protected by the full body soft-headed machine polish and hand wax the car has benefitted from while being in with us. The 911 is a non-sun roof model, offering a clean, sleek looking roof-line. Beneath the Porsche lay it's original Turbo alloy wheels, which are in good condition with some minor curb marks and Michelin Pilot Sport tyres fitted, which were new last year and have around 6mm of tread.
Inside lays a beautiful black leather interior, that has the desirable optional sports hard-back seats, which are in wonderful condition and have heating function. All the usual wear-points have suffered minimal wear, inclusive of areas such as the steering wheel, door handles, handbrake etc. The car has the optional alcantara head-lining, which is in pristine condition, and special order "carbon package", which gives the car the carbon fibre centre console and dial cluster surrounds. There are other nice options specced with the car, such as sound package, cruise control, litronic xenon headlights, auto dimming rear view mirror and auto dimming driver's wing mirror. Every electrical function in the cockpit works as it should, including the air conditioning, which blows ice cool. The optional extra codes for the 911 read as follows: C16, XNR, XNX, XPY, XJ4, XX1, X99, 139, 265, 266, 288, 340, 375, 376, 425, 09991.
The Carrera 4S drives and sounds as well as it looks. While in with us we have treated the 3.6 litre flat six to an IMS bearing upgrade, using our favoured "EPS" cylindrical unit. The engine performs just as Porsche intended for it to, idling smoothly, revving freely and producing an addictive sound. There are no oil leaks, no smoke and no untoward internal noises. The manual gearbox changes through it's six speeds smoothly and the clutch is lovely and light, having just been renewed by us while attending to the IMS upgrade. In the corners the 911 feels like it is on rails, with huge amounts of traction and grip. The suspension is as tight as a drum, having had a significant amount of components recently renewed (detailed in the below section). The large, turbo brakes that come with the 4S variant stop the car with force and the discs and pads have lots of life in all four corners.
Service history / sale prep
There is a provenance with the Porsche that is as comprehensive as could be. Present is a folder filled to the brim with paperwork evidencing the meticulous care the car has been treated to, as well as all its old MOT certificates, past sales invoices, HPI certificates, a Porsche certificate of authenticity etc. There is also the original Porsche owners wallets with all of the owners manuals present and the service booklet with 17 service intervals stamped, all by Porsche main dealer or Porsche specialist independents.
The service intervals are as present: 06/02/2003 - 7,128 miles, 06/01/2004 - 12,249 miles, 08/12/2004 - 16,254 miles, 07/12/2005 - 18,275 miles, 08/01/2007 - 20,030 miles, 06/04/2009 - 23,495 miles, 01/11/2010 - 25,516 miles, 01/11/2011 - 26,822 miles, 29/01/2013 - 27,949 miles, 31/01/2014 - 43,098 miles, 06/01/2015 - 50,381 miles, 07/01/2016 - 59,869 miles, 17/01/2017 - 72,582 miles, 16/01/2018 - 76,792 miles, 25/01/2019 - 83,200 miles, 15/10/2019 - 86,444 miles, 22/07/2020 - 87,762 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 and the rear main oil seal. We have also renewed the front suspension upper mounts, bearings and top mounts. In the last three years the Porsche has also benefitted from new parts such as; door lock, clutch assist spring, four wheel alignment, brake fluid, 2x drive shaft gator, bonnet accurator, 2x stainless steel sports exhaust back box, 2x front suspension drop links, 2x front suspension lower control arm, 2x front suspension fork arm, wheel bearing, front brake discs and pads.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4S Manual - IMS Done