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Porsche 911 996 manual, registered on 01/03/2003, 13k miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 2 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Here we have, in the form of a Porsche 996, what is essentially a time warp. Having travelled just 13,000 miles from new, and presented in showroom condition, this example is one of, if not the best 996 we have ever come across, and one that is highly collectible and will make for a sound investment. The coachwork to the Porsche is perfect, and its Seal Grey (colour code L6B4) paint is equally pristine throughout. Areas that usually show their age are all immaculate, such as the headlight faces which are perfectly clear, and the black plastic trims throughout, which don't show any fading. The original 5-spoke "Carrera" alloys are in lovely order, and prior to sale, will be fitted with a set of new centre caps. Michelin Pilot Sport tyres are fitted all round, with very good tread life remaining.
Interior / Spec
The Graphite Grey leather interior is also in showroom condition, representing the ultra-low mileage that the 911 has covered. The aroma of new leather still fills the cabin and everything works exactly as it should, including the air conditioning system and the electric retractable sun-roof. In the way of optional equipment, the Porsche boasts the desirable sports hard back seats with shoulder supports, as well as front seat heating, alcantara suede head-lining and Harmann sound package. There are three keys with the car; two remote fobs and one valet key. The optional extra codes read as follows: C16, 226, 342, 375, 376, 411, 425, 446, 476, 490, 567, 650, 936, 981, 983.
Mechanics / Drive
If you want to experience what a Porsche 996 felt like to drive when it was brand new, then this is the car to provide that for you. Mechanically the 996 is in perfect shape and drives just as it did when it left Stuttgart in 2003. The 3.6 litre flat 6 springs into life, idles smoothly, revs crisply and has great performance on the road. We have carried out our customary IMS bearing upgrade, using our favoured EPS cylindrical unit, extinguishing this area of concern. The gearbox travels through the six speeds seamlessly and the clutch is light, with a positive bite. The suspension and steering feel "box fresh" and the brakes are in brilliant order with lots of life remaining.
Service History / Sales Prep
With this Porsche is a servicing record as comprehensive as could be. Despite only covering a hand full of miles each year, the 911 was taken into the Porsche main dealer for its service without missing a single interval. Present is the original Porsche owner's wallet, containing the owner's manuals and maintenance booklet, as well as a hard-backed folder filled with invoices for works, previous sales invoice, historic MOT certificates, and even a "911 & Porsche" magazine, where this very car had its own article written on it over a six-page spread.
The service intervals for the Porsche are as follows:
02/03/2004 - 1,694 miles, 16/03/2005 - 2,784 miles, 22/02/2006 - 3,087 miles, 20/02/2007 - 3,869 miles, 29/01/2008 - 4,777 miles, 19/02/2009 - 5,759 miles, 16/02/2010 - 6,454 miles, 21/02/2011 - 7,316 miles, 07/02/2012 - 7,885 miles, 19/02/2013 - 8,489 miles, 18/02/2014 - 8,910 miles, 11/02/2015 - 9,261 miles, 18/02/2016 - 9,656 miles, 13/02/2018 - 10,212 miles, 06/08/2020 - 11,421 miles.
In the way of sales preparation work, we have upgraded the IMS bearing for our favoured EPS cylindrical unit, as well as renewing the coil pack heat shields and the alloy wheel centre caps. We have also carried out a fresh MOT. We haven't completed a service or brake fluid change, as the new owner may want to retain the full Porsche main dealer service history. If a buyer would like us to carry out a service and brake fluid change then we are happy to do so.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual - IMS Done