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Porsche 911 996 Carrera 2 manual, delivered on 01/01/1999, 102,784 miles, MOT 06/01/2022, full service history, 14 owners, HPI clear.
Intro / Exterior
We proudly present for sale, the "unicorn" of all Porsche 996s, which we have had the pleasure of selling previously, three years ago. Not only is the Porsche of the very rarest specification (detailed below), but it is in truly exceptional condition. The coachwork is superbly straight and original throughout, and the factory specified Speed Yellow paint-work (colour code L12H) is equally stunning, with barely a stone chip or blemish to note. The genuine GT3 aero kit of course suits the Speed Yellow body colour to a tee, with the combination giving a reminder to Porsche's racing pedigree. Further GT-like styling is offered by the non-sun roof specification, which presents a sleeker and cleaner looking roof line, the M030 sports chassis, which sits the ride height 10mm lower than that of standard, and the genuine Porsche BBS two-piece split alloy wheels, which were refurbished by us when we sold the car three years ago, and remain in pristine condition. In preparation for sale, we have wrapped the wheels in four brand new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.
The interior of the 996 is a lovely place to be, having also been specified from the factory with some incredibly uncommon options. These include features such as the sports hard backed seats with shoulder supports with Speed Yellow stitching detail, the Speed Yellow seat belts, and the Speed Yellow coloured centre console. The condition of the cabin is fantastic, with no real signs of damage and limited signs of wear. Everything inside operates just as it should, including the air conditioning system, which we have just re-gassed, and benefitted from two new condensers when we prepared the car for sale three years ago. There are two keys with the Porsche and its optional extra codes read as follows: C16, 030, X71, 220, 222, 224, 375, 376, 424, 436, 659, 695, 790, 00051, 00501, 09991, 21451, 21532.
Mechanics / Drive
Arguably, the 911 drives even better than it looks. We have carried out an array of work to the vehicle during the preparation for sale three years ago, and again during this sale (fully detailed in the below section). Some of this work wasn't strictly required, but the car is such a special one, we decided it was deserving of the refresh. The 3.4 litre flat six is in rude health, with great performance and an even better noise emitted through the stainless steel sports back boxes that are fitted. We upgraded the IMS bearing for our favoured "EPS" unit three years ago, so this is not a topic for concern with the car. At this time, we also renewed the three piece clutch kit, which is therefore lovely and light. The gearbox also offers a seamless change through its six speeds and the brakes are absolutely as they should be, as we have just renewed the discs and pads to all four corners in preparation for sale. We have also just fitted four new M030 shock absorbers, suspension springs, top mounts, top bearings, bump stops and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, so the suspension and handling of the Porsche is supreme. In addition to the M030 sports chassis, the 911 was also factory fitted with the rare and desirable limited slip differential, which provides for an even more engaging and exhilarating drive.
Service History / Sales Prep
The Porsche comes with a full service history, with a fully stamped maintenance booklet, all the original owners manuals and leather wallets, invoices for works completed, and MOT certificates, etc.
The service intervals completed are as follows: 16/12/1999 - 4,703 miles, 21/10/2000 - 8,703 miles, 06/06/2001 - 11,200, 07/02/2002 - 24,523 miles, 11/03/2003 - 38,348 miles, 02/10/2003 - 46,519 miles, 11/02/2004 - 51,306 miles, 01/02/2005 - 60,386 miles, 05/01/2006 - 65,489 miles, 13/06/2006 - 66,544 miles, 31/08/2007 - 72,468 miles, 28/07/2008 - 76,500 miles, 22/07/2010 - 81,311 miles, 25/07/2011 - 82,817 miles, 14/03/2013 - 96,349 miles, 19/03/2013 - 96,473 miles, 02/08/2013 - 99,084 miles, 16/05/2016 - 100,720 miles, 11/02/2018 - 102,123 miles, 13/04/2021 - 102,784 miles.
As is noted above, we have just carried out a lengthy list of works on the Porsche in preparation for sale. This list is detailed as follows, and will also be available to view in one of our "FGP Prep Book" YouTube videos shortly. List as follows: Major service, brake fluid change, auxiliary drive belt change, coolant flush, renewal of 4x M030 shock absorbers, renewal of 4x M030 suspension springs, renewal of 4x suspension top mounts, renewal of 4x suspension top bearings, renewal of 4x suspension bump stops, renewal of 4x brake discs, pads, wear sensors and backing shims, renewal of 4x tyres for Michelin Pilot Sport 4s, renewal of 6x coil packs, renewal of 2x coil pack heat shields, renewal of low tone horn, air conditioning system re-gas, renewal of passenger vanity mirror, renewal of front bumper splitter, renewal of 2x exhaust back box sleeve clamps, renewal of N/S head light bulb, renewal of N/S number plate light, renewal of luggage compartment light, renewal of engine bay light, and cleaning and protecting of brake lines throughout.
Sales preparation work we completed three years / 661 miles ago includes: service, brake fluid change, IMS bearing upgrade for EPS cylindrical unit, renewal of three-piece clutch, renewal of rear main oil seal, renewal of 2x air conditioning condensers, renewal of battery, refurbishment of 4x alloy wheels, renewal of N/S vario cam seal, renewal of 2x O2 sensors. In years just prior to this, other work carried out includes; renewal of 2x front lower suspension control arms, renewal of 2x front suspension drop links, renewal of 2x exhaust back boxes for stainless steel sports units.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual - IMS Done