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Porsche 911 996 Carrera manual, registered on 01/12/1999, 64,681 miles, MOT 29/01/2022, full service history, 4 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / Exterior
Here we have a lovely, early example of the 996, which has the most desirable of specifications and which has been proudly owned by its previous owner for 14 years. We are very fond of these early cars as they make the driver feel involved due to being light-weight, basic in the way of spec, and cable throttled. This particular example boasts the incredibly rare and highly sought after combination of M030 sports suspension, limited slip differential and sports hard backed seats. The 996 is also a non-sun roof model, with a sleek, uncluttered roof-line. The coachwork is finished in beautiful Arctic Silver (paint code L92U), which is the colour that is becoming classic to the 996. The car is perfectly straight across all panels and there are no unpleasant scratches or scrapes to note. Our customary FGP day's worth of detailing has been carried out, and the Porsche presents fabulously as a result. The original Porsche "turbo twist" alloy wheels lay beneath the car, which are found in lovely condition and with Pirelli P Zero tyres fitted. The fronts tyres are new and the rears have 4.0mm of tread remaining.
Interior / Specification
Within the cockpit is a timeless black leather interior that has worn its years very well. The seats look fresh, with no sagging or damage and only minimal wear to the drivers side bolstering. The carpets and headlining are all beautifully clean, and the dash and door cards are in nice condition. Everything electrical works exactly as it should including the ice-cool air conditioning system, which we have just fitted new condensers to and re-gassed the system in preparation for sale. There are two working remote key fobs with the car. The optional extra codes read as follows: 030, 220, 222, 224, 236, 375, 376, 413, 424, 698.
Mechanics / Drive
The 911 is in superb mechanical condition and is fantastic to drive. Being an early, basic model, the Porsche is light-weight and therefore nimble and agile in the corners. The M030 sports chassis and limited slip differential (option code 220, 222, 224) enhance the driver engagement further and make for a truly thrilling car to drive. The 3.4 litre flat 6 mounted to the rear is in rude health, having been rebuilt by Hartech in recent times, and having also had its infamous IMS bearing upgraded by us in preparation for sale. We also renewed the clutch, making for a lovely light pedal beneath the left foot, and renewed the rear main oil seal, leaving a bone dry underside to the engine. The sound emitted from the rear is glorious, having had new Miltek Super Cup back boxes fitted by us in preparation for sale. The all important six speed manual transmission goes through the gears seamlessly and the brakes stop the Porsche in a spritely manner, with lots of life left in the discs and pads. The suspension is tight throughout, having had a glut of components renewed courtesy of our sales preparation process (detailed in the section below).
Service history / Sales Prep
A comprehensive servicing record is with the car, including the fully stamped service booklet showing 16 intervals, all completed at the Porsche main dealership. There is also a file filled with paperwork such as work that's been carried out on the car, as well as historic MOT certificates, previous sales invoices, historic tax discs, and other miscellaneous documents. There is also of course the original Porsche leather wallet containing the original manuals and hand books.
The service intervals are as follows: 29/06/2000 - 13,837 miles, 20/12/2000 - 28,322 miles, 29/06/2001 - 36,732 miles, 30/08/2002 - 40,627 miles, 10/11/2003 - 43,473 miles, 26/01/2005 - 47,458 miles, 30/03/2006 - 52,965 miles, 04/04/2007 - 54,787 miles, 11/04/2008 - 56,557 miles, 14/01/2011 - 59,222 miles, 07/01/2013 - 60,284 miles, 14/01/2011 - 59,222 miles, 07/01/2013 - 60,284 miles, 16/03/2015 - 61,109 miles, 19/09/2018 - 63,196 miles, 14/07/2021 - 64,617 miles.
As is detailed above, a service has just been carried out at the Porsche main dealer, which was a "major" interval, with a brake fluid change being carried out, too. In preparation for sale we have carried out the following: Upgrade of IMS bearing to EPS cylindrical unit, renewal of three-piece clutch kit, renewal of rear main oil seal, renewal of 2x exhaust back boxes for Miltek Super Cup units, renewal of 2x air conditioning condensers, renewal of 2x front M030 shock absorbers, renewal of 2x front suspension top mounts, renewal of 2x front suspension top bearings, renewal of 2x front suspension bump stops, renewal of 2x front suspension drop links, renewal of 2x rear suspension lower control arms, renewal of rear under-body tray, renewal of centre console arm rest hinge kit, renewal of driver's sun visor vanity mirror unit.
As has been noted earlier, the engine has had work carried out by Hartech twice in its life time, once on 05/03/2010 at 58,038 miles, when the bottom end was rebuilt, and once again on 28/07/2016 at 61,798 miles, when the top end was rebuilt. The combined cost of this works was £11,800, and as a result, the motor is in fine fettle.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual - SOLD