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Porsche 911 996 Carrera 2 manual, registered on 01/03/1999, 71,134 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 8 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Here lays the opportunity to acquire an example of the Porsche 996 that is arguably of the most desirable guise: A cable throttle operated, rear wheel driven, manual gearbox, coupe with sun-roof delete. In the way of optional extras, the Porsche is very basic, to the the point that it is even without traction control. These early examples are all about driver engagement, and less about the electronic assistance, which has possibly become far too present in modern cars, so the basic spec on this example is something we, and a lot of our customers are fond of. The car is found in lovely condition, with beautifully straight bodywork and stunning Ocean Blue paint (paint code L3AZ). Our usual day's worth of FGP detailing has been carried out, presenting a deep, glossy shine to the paintwork. The alloy wheels are genuine Porsche "turbo twist" wheels, which are in nice condition with Pirelli P Zero tyres fitted, that have 5-6mm of tread to the rear and are brand new to the front.
All of the black leather is in fabulous order and could pass for that of a much younger car. There is no noteworthy damage anywhere, including to the usual wear points such as the driver's side bolstering and steering wheel. All the electrical functions inside the cabin work as they should do, including the air conditioning, which we have treated to new condensers and a system re-gas. As has been noted earlier, this example is light on optional extras, with the only stand-out being the three-prong steering wheel. There are two working remote key fobs with the car. The optional extra codes are as follows: C16, 236, 413, 424, 436, 695.
This 911 is a brilliant thing to drive and is in fantastic mechanical order. Being an early and basic model, the Porsche is light-weight and therefore nimble in the corners. The manual gearbox and the cable throttle give a real sense of driver involvement, which is a satisfying feeling to the person behind the wheel. The car has benefitted from the renewal of numerous suspension components, (detailed in the below section), and feels utterly tight and responsive to steering inputs. During our preparation process, we have upgraded the IMS bearing to the "EPS" cylindrical unit, so this cause for concern has been defeated. The 3.4 litre flat 6 motor fires in to life just as it should, idles smoothly and is free from any leaks, smoking or abnormal noises. The Porsche was recently fitted with "Scart" stainless steel sports back boxes, for the cost of £2,000, which produce a lovely sound-track. The clutch is light with a positive engagement having also been renewed by us, while we were doing the IMS bearing upgrade. The brakes stop the car sharply, with all the discs and pads renewed within the last 8,000 miles.
Service history / sales prep
A full servicing record is with the Porsche, including a folder filled with paperwork such as invoices for works completed, historic MOT certificates, HPI reports etc, as well as the original Porsche leather owners wallet, which contains all the original manuals and the fully stamped maintenance booklet.
The service intervals are as follows: 01/3/2000 - 3,486, 29/05/2001 - 12,318 miles, 31/05/2002 - 22,932 miles, 10/06/2003 - 31,716 miles, 15/06/2004 - 39,310 miles, 21/07/2005 - 45,252 miles, 07/08/2006 - 49,208 miles, 30/05/2008 - 54,070 miles, 30/01/2012 - 60,440 miles, 28/03/2014 - 64,830 miles, 08/02/2016 - 68,848 miles, 03/05/2021 - 71,134 miles.
In preparation for sale, we have carried out a major service on the car, as well as a brake fluid change and a fresh MOT. We have also upgraded the all important IMS bearing to our favoured "EPS" cylindrical unit, renewed the three-piece clutch kit, renewed the air conditioning condensers, re-gassed the air conditioning system and renewed the front tyres.
In recent times, the 911 has also received work such as; renewal of brake discs and pads all round, renewal of auxiliary drive belt, renewal of O/S/F track rod, renewal of 4x suspension lower control arms, four-wheel alignment, renewal of exhaust back boxes for stainless steel Scart units, renewal of mass air flow sensor, renewal of 2x O2 sensors.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual - IMS Done