Short video of the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHZmpGkPvQo&t=40s
Porsche 911 996 manual, registered on 01/03/2002, 102k miles, MOT until 13/01/2021, full service history, 6 owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Here we have a lovely example of the Porsche 996 in the beautiful Seal Grey (paint colour code L6B4). 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 paintwork is equally nice with a deep glossy shine, minimal marks or stone chips and protection provided by the full body soft head machine polish and hand wax that has been carried out while with us. Beneath the Porsche lay it's original Porsche Carrera alloy wheels, which are in very good presentable condition and have Michelin Pilot Sport tyres fitted with very good tread life.
The black leather interior sits very nicely alongside the Seal Grey exterior and provides for a classy looking 911. The leather seats have worn well, the carpets and headlining are in as-new condition, the dashboard and door-cards look very well; as do the normal wear points such as the steering wheel and gear stick. Everything in the Porsche works as it should including the electric sun-roof and the air conditioning. This is a fairly basic spec 996, particularly for a face-lift, with only suede alcantara headlining as a stand-out option and no traction control on the car. There are two keys with the car, one of which is a functioning remote key fob. The optional extra codes read as follows: 226, 411, 424, 567, 650, 695, 936, 981, 983.
The Porsche has been maintained meticulously and this tells through the way it drives. 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. There are no oil leaks, no smoke and no untoward internal noises. The IMS bearing has been upgraded so this cause for concern has been nullified. The manual gearbox changes through it's six speeds smoothly and the clutch is light with a positive engagement having been renewed 2,000 miles ago, along with the dual-mass flywheel. The steering of the Porsche feels absolutely tight and provides great confidence to the driver when driving the car in a spirited fashion. While with us we have had the front suspension upper top mount, bearings and bump stops renewed. Lastly the brakes are in perfect order having had the front discs and pads renewed 2,000 miles ago.
Service history / sales prep
With this Porsche is a full servicing record, which includes a folder filled with paperwork for works invoices, MOTs, HPI certificates etc and the maintenance booklet that has 15 intervals completed.
The service intervals are as follows:
19/02/2003 - 8,644 miles, 23/02/2004 - 15,484 miles, 16/03/2005 - 21,734 miles, 23/03/2006 - 28,560 miles, 08/03/2007 - 35,391 miles, 23/04/2008 - 42,562 miles, 05/09/2009 - 49,876 miles, 09/04/2010 - 51,326 miles, 19/10/2010 - 63,271 miles, 03/05/2011 - 73,804 miles, 28/01/2014 - 86,316 miles, 21/09/2012 - 96,440 miles, 22/02/2017 - 100,150 miles, 04/06/2019 - 101,781 miles, 29/05/2020 - 102,671 miles.
In preparation for sale we have had the front suspension upper mounts, bearing and bump stops renewed, as well as giving the car a minor service. In addition to this, in the last three years the previous owner has spent over £6,000 ironing out any and all mechanical niggles, which included work such as; chain tensioners, ignition switch, nearly every brake line, rear main oil seal, IMS bearing upgrade, clutch, dual mass flywheel, 2x air conditioning condensers, 2x front brake discs and pads.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual - SOLD