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Porsche 911 996 Carrera 2 manual, registered 01/01/2002, 56,110 miles, MOT 21/07/2022, full service history, 4 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / Exterior
Presented for sale is this lovely looking face-lift Porsche 996, finished in the attractive colour combination of Arctic Silver paint work (colour code L92U) and black leather interior. This particular example boasts beautifully straight coachwork throughout and paintwork that has a superb finish. There are a few minor stone chips, but this doesn't detract from the 911's overall gorgeous appearance. The Porsche has benefitted from our usual day's worth of FGP detailing, protecting the paintwork for the foreseeable. Beneath the car lay its original, genuine BBS wheels, which are in good condition, and have Michelin Pilot Sport tyres fitted with 6.5mm of tread to the front and 5.5mm to the rear.
Interior / Spec
The interior to the car is in impressive condition and is a credit to the car's previous owners. The seats have suffered very little wear and give a good representation to the low mileage the car has covered. Everything inside works as Porsche intended for it to do so, inclusive of the retractable electric sun-roof and the air conditioning system, which has just had its condensers renewed, its pipe seals renewed and a system re-gas by us in preparation for sale. Some optional extras this 996 possesses are; alcantara suede headlining, "Tequipment" aluminium inlayed hand brake and gear stick, stainless steel "Carrera" kick plates. There are two remote key fobs. The optional extra codes on this car are as follows: C16. 226, 411, 425, 476, 490, 567, 650, 689, 698, 936, 981, 983, X70, 09991.
Mechanics / Drive
Much like the aesthetics of the Porsche, the mechanical aspects also represent the low mileage covered. As has been noted, the IMS bearing has been upgraded on 24/11/2017 at 45,967 miles, nullifying this prominent cause for concern with these cars. The engine itself is as smooth as can be and there are no leaks, smoking, or tapping noises. The 6 speed manual gearbox goes through the gears seamlessly and the clutch is beautifully light, having also been renewed during the IMS bearing works. The handling of the 996 is superb, with its steering and suspension feeling beautifully tight, having had various components renewed while in with us. We have also just renewed the brake discs and pads in all four corners, so the stopping power of the Porsche is fantastic.
Service history / Sales Prep
The Porsche comes with a comprehensive service history, which evidences that the car has only ever been maintained by Porsche main dealer and Porsche independent specialists. Present is the fully stamped maintenance booklet, all the original owners manuals and leather wallets, and a folder filled with paperwork, such as invoices for works completed, historic MOT certificates, etc.
The service intervals completed are as follows: 17/01/2003 - 2,413 miles, 22/01/2004 - 4,944 miles, 22/12/2004 - 7,456 miles, 03/01/2006 - 11,028 miles, 23/10/2006 - 14,604 miles, 23/10/2007 - 19,174 miles, 06/11/2008 - 22,131 miles, 24/06/2009 - 23,376 miles, 05/01/2011 - 30,645 miles, 10/01/2013 - 34,911 miles, 08/10/2015 - 43,284 miles, 24/11/2017 - 45,967 miles, 21/05/2019 - 50,973 miles, 03/09/2020 - 55,660 miles, 21/07/2022 - 56,110 miles.
In preparation for sale, we have carried out the following works; major service, brake fluid change, renewal of O/S/F side light bulb, clean and grease spoiler mechanism drives, renewal of 2x air conditioning condensers, renewal of N/S air intake duct, renewal of 2x front to rear air conditioning pipe seals, re-gas air conditioning system, renewal of fuel cap, renewal of fuel cap locking rod guide, renewal of roof rail flaps, renewal of engine lid damping struts, renewal of engine bay light, renewal of 4x brake discs, pads, wear sensors and backing shims, renewal of 2x front suspension top mounts, renewal of 2x front suspension top bearings, renewal of 2x front suspension bump stops, clean and protect front PAS pipes, refurbishment of exhaust back box seams, renewal of 6x coil packs, renewal of 2x coil pack heat shields, renewal of water pump.
As has been noted above, on 24/11/2017 at 45,967 miles the IMS bearing was upgraded, as well as the three-piece clutch kit being renewed.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual - IMS Done