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Porsche 911 996 Carrera manual, registered on 12/07/1999, 101,645 miles, 12 months MOT, good service history, 6 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / Exterior
Here we have a special 911, which is highly desirable to Porsche enthusiasts, due to its rare combination of specification. Manufactured in the earlier months of 1999, the car possesses the increasingly sought after cable operated throttle. Importantly, it also has the six speed manual transmission, as well as a factory fitted GT3 aero kit, and the M030 sports chassis, which drops the ride height by 10mm. The "Tequipment" enlarged and chromed tail pipe tips, as well as the original and genuine Porsche BBS GT3 style wheels, further enhance the 911's sporty look. The alloys are found in good condition with minimal marks, and the tyres fitted are Continental Conti Sports with 5-6mm of tread to all four. The 911's body work is in superb condition, with untainted, straight body panels and Arctic Silver (paint colour code L92U) paint-work that has a deep, glossy finish, also benefitting from our usual day's worth of FGP detailing.
Interior / Specification
A silver Porsche 911 with a black leather interior makes for a timeless colour combination and one that has stood the test of time beautifully on the 996 generation. The condition of the interior to this example is outstanding, with its leather seats showing no damage and minimal wear, even to the driver's side bolstering. The carpets are very clean, the dashboard and door-cards are unmarked and everything electrical operates without fault, including the electric retractable sun-roof and the ice cold air conditioning system, which has benefitted from renewal of both condensers and a re-gas during our preparation process. With regard to optional extras, the Porsche is fairly modest relative to creature comforts, to the point that it is even without traction control or a trip computer. This is quite a charming trait on an early 996, as it presents a simple, analogue, and involving sports car. The Porsche does however have the very well regarded sports hard back seats with shoulder supports, which not only look fantastic, but offer better support in the fast flowing corners, as well as the three-prong steering wheel, body-coloured centre console, GT3 aero kit, M030 sports chassis, and Tequipment chromed tail pipe tips.
Mechanics / Drive
Mechanically speaking, the 996 is in superb shape. The rear-mounted 3.4 litre engine is in rude health, firing in to life in a a spritely fashion, idling smoothly and possessing fantastic performance. A full stainless steel sports exhaust system has recently been fitted, including back boxes, catalytic converters and manifolds, which emits a fitting sound-track. There are no IMS woes to be had with this example, due to the carrying out of an IMS bearing upgrade on 08/11/2017 at 96,776 miles. At this time, the three-piece clutch kit, rear main oil seal, and flywheel was also renewed. The flywheel was renewed with a single mass, light weight unit which encourages the engine to go through the revs more quickly. The manual transmission passes through all six gears seamlessly and the brakes have minimal wear, having had new discs and pads to all four corners on 20/04/2017 at 95,657 miles. The M030 sports chassis offers a slightly firmer and more poised feel to that of a standard chassis, and this, in addition to the various new suspension components the Porsche boasts (detailed below), makes for a thoroughly enjoyable driving experience in the "twistys".
Service History / Sales Prep
A formidable maintenance record accompanies the Porsche, inclusive of a thick file of paperwork with dozens of invoices for works carried out throughout the years, previous HPI certificates, sales invoices, and historic MOT certificates etc. The original Porsche leather owners wallet containing the original manuals and service booklet is present. Servicing work has only ever been carried out by the Porsche main dealer or independent specialists, and the intervals completed are as follows:
10/05/2000 - 8,965 miles, 10/06/2000 - 9,181 miles, 31/05/2001 - 18,571 miles, 21/02/2002 - 30,988 miles, 29/04/2002 - 35,076 miles, 10/06/2003 - 49,226 miles, 20/12/2005 - 58,846 miles, 20/04/2017 - 95,567 miles, 08/11/2017 - 96,776 miles, 25/06/2019 - 100,217 miles, 06/030/2020 - 101,173 miles, 08/02/2021 - 101,518 miles.
As noted above, a service was very recently carried out, and this was a "major" interval including spark plugs. In preparation for sale, we have carried out the following: Brake fluid change, renewal of N/S brake light bulb, renewal of sun-roof switch, renewal of low tone horn, renewal of fuel cap locking rod guide, renewal of roof rail clips, renewal of luggage compartment light, refit battery securing clamp, renewal of missing luggage compartment fixings, renewal of auxiliary drive belt, renewal of 2x air conditioning condensers, re-gas of air conditioning system, clean and protect front PAS pipes, renewal of 2x suspension rear lower control arms, renewal of O/S/R suspension shock absorber, renewal of 3x under-body trays, renewal of 2x coil pack heat shields.
Since 2017 the following work has been carried out to the car: Renewal of steering column switch, renewal of O/S/F window regulator, renewal of O/S door lock mechanism, installation of under drive pulley set, renewal of clutch flexi pipe, renewal of clutch joining union, renewal of 2x manifolds for stainless steel units, renewal of manifold bolts for titanium stud kit, renewal of 2x catalytic converts for stainless steel units, renewal 2x of exhaust back boxes for stainless steel units, renewal of 2x lambda sensor, renewal of flexi brake lines for braided units, renewal of three-piece clutch kit, upgrade of IMS bearing, renewal of rear main oil seal, renewal of flywheel for light weight single mass unit, renewal of gearbox mounting bush for powerflex unit, renewal of "up and over" brake pipe, renewal of 2x engine mounts for RSS semi solid units, renewal of 6x coil packs, renewal of 2x vario cam solenoid seals, renewal of 2x suspension front lower control arms, renewal of N/S window regulator, renewal of 2x front caliper brake pipes, renewal of brake discs and pads all round, renewal of front to rear air conditioning pipe, renewal of gear cable set, installation of GT3 console delete.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual - IMS Done