Porsche 911 996 Carrera 2 manual, registered on 01/12/1998, 76,095 miles, MOT 28/02/2020, full service history, 5+ owners, HPI clear.
Short walk-around video of the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9gTTAqHs_E&t=15s
Detailed prep video of the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiehZbf4CKY&t=986s
Intro / exterior
Here lays the opportunity to own a beautiful, early 996 in the manual, coupe guise. We adore these example as they present a basic, analogue and involving sports car. This particular car is an incredibly special example, undoubtably one of, if not the rarest 996 Carreras in the country. The car is finished in original Ocean Jade Metallic (colour code L25J); a colour that we have never crossed paths with on a Porsche before, making it incredibly rare and even more eye-catching. The Porsche is a non-sun roof model, which gives it a lovely clean looking roof line. Another aspect of this car that makes it very uncommon is how it has been specified from the factory without a rear wiper arm, which is another option we've yet to see on a 996 Carrera, and much like the non-sun roof roof-line, presents a beautifully clean looking rear to the car. The bodywork is in superb condition; perfectly straight along all panels and with minimal imperfections to the paint-work. While in with us, the 996 also benefitted from a full body soft machine polish and hand wax to emphasise and protect the fantastic condition of the paintwork. The alloy wheels on this 911 are also very rare as they aren't the usual "turbo twist" wheels, but the "hollow spoked" turbo twist wheels, which very few cars benefitted from. These alloys were originally specced on this car and alone are worth £2,000-£3,000 second hand. All four wheels are in good condition with only a few minor marks and the tyres fitted are premium Avon tyres on the front with around 6mm of tread and Continental Sport Contacts on the rear with 6mm of tread.
There is a deep blue leather interior found within the cabin (Metropol Blue) which is found in outstanding condition throughout; inclusive of the usual wear points such as driver's side bolstering and steering wheel, which are both in almost unmarked condition. All the electrical functions inside work as they should do, including the air conditioning. Like with the exterior of the car, there are desirable, uncommon optional extras found inside the Porsche, such as the stainless steel "Carrera" door shuts, Porsche emblem crested head rests, coloured seat stitching, "Tequipment" aluminium embodied hand brake and gear stick, silver finished centre console and dial surround. There are two working remote key fobs present. The optional extra codes are as follows: 197, 234, 375, 376, 408, 441, 573, 936, 981, 983.
The Porsche is in fantastic mechanical condition, having been meticulously cared for by it's previous owners, as is documented by the extensive folder of history that is present. The rear-mounted six cylinder engine starts from cold and warm just as it should, and there is no smoking from the exhausts, leaks underneath or abnormal noises within. The 300bhp is most certainly still present, with the car capable of accelerating rapidly when called upon. The gear change from the six speed manual gearbox is silky smooth, having been rebuilt less than 5,000 miles ago and the clutch peddle is light and engages as it should do. In the corners the Porsche has brilliant grip and feels tight through the steering wheel with no rattles or other abnormal noises coming from suspension components. While in with us, we have refreshed the suspension by renewing all four lower control arms and the front top mounts, bearings and bump stops. This 911 is also rare as it does not possess traction control, which makes it even more basic and analogue. The brakes stop the car firmly, with the brake discs and pads replaced to the front less than 1,000 miles ago.
The Porsche has a full service history with 13 stamps in the maintenance booklet and a folder filled with documents for maintenance works, HPI reports, sales invoices, MOT certificates etc.
The service intervals are as follows: 11/01/2000 - 11,120 miles, 06/03/2001 - 21,603 miles, 15,05/2002 - 32,594 miles, 09/10/2003 - 38,459 miles, 18/11/2004 - 43,678 miles, 13/11/2005 - 49,254 miles, 03/04/2007 - 56,703 miles, 24/04/2008 - 64,961 miles, 08/07/2011 - 68,759 miles, 05/10/2015 - 70,987 miles, 10/04/2018 - 73,720 miles, 21/04/2020 - 76,088 miles.
As noted, the Porsche has just been serviced while in with us, so this will not need doing for another 12,000 miles. Other works carried out in prep while with us include; a renewal of the car's horn, re-gassing the air conditioning system, 4x lower suspension control arms, 2x front suspension top mounts, 2x front suspension top bearings, 2x front suspension bump stops and a four wheel alignment. Other recent works carried out includes: Front brake discs and pads, gearbox rebuild, water pump, air con pipe, 2x air con condensers, 2x radiators, 4x suspension drop links.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual - SOLD