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Porsche 911 996 C4S manual, registered on 06/03/2003, 66,446 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 3 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / Exterior
Here we have a low mileage, low owner example of the Porsche 996 C4S in the combination of spec that everybody wants; coupe, non-sun roof, manual, and a beautiful colour combination. While with us, we have upgraded the IMS bearing to nullify this potential problem. This example is somewhat a famous 911, having featured on numerous, large YouTube channels and in several magazine, which are all with the car's folder of history. The coachwork of this Porsche is in superb order with no dings, dents or notable marks. The panels all align immaculately and the sides of the car are pin-straight. The Seal Grey paintwork (colour code L6B4) is equally nice, with a deep glossy shine, minimal marks or stone chips and protection provided by the full day's FGP detailing that the car has benefitted from. Beneath the Porsche lay it's original Turbo alloy wheels, which have just been refurbished so are in perfect condition and have Michelin Pilot Sport tyres fitted with very good tread life.
Interior / Specification
The black leather interior sits very nicely alongside the Seal Grey exterior and offers for a classy looking Porsche 911. The condition of the cockpit is a very good representation of the low mileage the 4S has covered. The seats show very little wear, the carpets and headlining are in as-new condition, the dashboard and door-cards look very well. We have had our "FGP interior package" carried out on this example, which means it has body-colour coded seat belts, a suede alcantara steering wheel with body-colour coded centre line and stitching, and a suede alcantara gear stick with body-coloured stitching. There is desirable optional equipment with this example such as suede alcantara headlining, "Tequipment" aluminium embodied handbrake and gearstick, 8 way electric seats, Porsche crested headrests, "aluminium look" package with silver dial surrounds etc, and xenon Litronic headlights. There are two keys with the car, one of which is a functioning remote key fob. The optional extra codes read as follows: C16, XCA, XCB, XCD, X97, X98, 425, 567, 635, 692, 09991.
Mechanics / Drive
Mechanically speaking the Carrera 4S feels and performs like a car far younger than it's age, thanks to the meticulous maintenance it's been treated to, evidenced by the comprehensive file of history that's with the car. The 3.6 litre flat 6 engine mounted at the rear of the car performs perfectly with a beautifully smooth idle, blinding performance and a wonderful exhaust note through the stainless steel sports back boxes that we've fitted in preparation for sale. As noted above, we have upgraded the IMS bearing for our favoured "EPS" unit during our sales preparation process, so there is no concerns to be had in regards to this prone issue with this car. The manual gearbox changes through it's six speeds smoothly and the clutch is light with a positive engagement having also been renewed by us during our sale preparation process. The steering and suspension feel absolutely tight, providing great confidence to the driver when driving the car in a spirited fashion. Lastly the large brakes found on the C4S model are in perfect order having had the front discs and pads renewed within the last 5,000 miles.
Service History / Sales Prep
The 911 is accompanied by a beautifully put together folder, filled to the brim with paperwork relating to the car, such as; invoices for works completed since the car was new, MOT certificates, HPI reports, and previous sales invoices including the original bill of sale from the Porsche main dealer in 2003, along with the spec sheet, detailing the cost of the chosen optional extras. There is also several magazines with the car, such as "Total 911", where it has a six page spread write up on it. There is of course also the original leather owner's wallet containing the Porsche manuals and the fully stamped maintenance booklet.
The service intervals are as follows: 14/03/2005 - 7,071 miles, 29/03/2006 - 11,480 miles, 15/03/2007 - 15,393 miles, 30/04/2008 - 23,787 miles, 25/03/2009 - 29,656 miles, 09/03/2010 - 32,907 miles, 09/02/2011 - 38,545 miles, 19/09/2012 - 54,899 miles, 27/01/2015 - 59,630 miles, 06/06/2016 - 62,188 miles, 16/04/2018 - 65,541 miles, 09/11/2020 - 66,460 miles.
During our sales preparation process, we have carried out a service on the car, which was a "major" interval with spark plugs and auxiliary belt. We have also upgraded the IMS bearing for our preferred "EPS" cylindrical unit, as well as completing the following works: Renewal of the three-piece clutch kit, renewal of the rear main oil seal, change of brake fluid, renewal of bonnet damping struts, renewal of engine lid damping strut, renewal of O/S coolant radiator seal, renewal of 2x coil pack heat shields, renewal of N/S/R suspension toeing arm, installation of low temperature thermostat, renewal of 2x engine mounts, renewal of 2x exhaust back boxes for stainless steel sports units, installation of FGP interior package.
In very recent times, the Porsche has also had the benefit of works such as the renewal of the front bumper lower splitter, renewal of the driver's window regulator, renewal of the water pump, renewal of the air conditioning compressor, refurbishment of the alloy wheels, renewal of the battery, renewal of the starter motor, renewal of the front brake discs and pads, renewal of the coolant expansion tank, renewal of the coolant level sender.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4S Manual - SOLD