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Porsche 911 996 Carrera 2 manual, registered on 15/06/1999, 95,451 miles, MOT 04/08/2021, full service history, 4 owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Here lays the rare opportunity to acquire an exceptionally well kept example of the early Porsche 996. For the sake of the previous keeper, I hope he isn't reading this advert, as the paperwork evidences that in his 10 years of ownership, he spent over £26,000 maintaining the car to the highest of standards. The car is a very basic spec, with the only notable optional extra being the uncommon limited slip differential. We are fond of examples like this as they make the driver feel involved due to being light-weight, basic in the way of spec, and cable throttled. The car is found in gorgeous condition, with beautifully straight bodywork and stunning Ocean Blue paint (paint code L3AZ), that possesses an eye-catching deep metallic shine. The nose is free from stone chips, thanks to being recently resprayed, and while the car has been in with us it has been given a full body soft machine polish and hand wax to emphasise and protect the beautiful condition of the paintwork. The alloy wheels are genuine Porsche BBS 5 spoke "Carrera" wheels, which are in unmarked condition with new N rated Michelin Pilot Sport tyres fitted.
The Space Grey coloured interior is a colour that was only available on the 996 for the first two years of production and looks very well alongside the blue exterior. All of the 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 etc. All the electrical functions inside the cabin work as they should do, including the air conditioning, which blows ice cool. As has been mentioned earlier, this particular example is a very basic specced car, which is something we and a lot of our customers prefer, as it provides a light-weight, analogue and involving sports car. The only notable optional extra is the limited slip differential. There are two working remote key fobs with the car. The optional extra codes are as follows: 220, 222, 224, 236, 413, 650.
This 911 is a brilliant thing to drive and this is because of the fantastic mechanical order it is found in and the desirable spec it possesses. As noted earlier, being an early and basic model, the Porsche is light-weight and therefore nimble in the corners. The rare limited slip differential, 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. In addition, the car has benefitted from a suspension refresh, inclusive of genuine Porsche M030 sports suspension, which adds further to the enjoyment of the drive. While in with us, the IMS bearing has been upgraded 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 stainless steel sports backboxes, which produce a lovely sound-track. The manual gearbox has been removed and rebuilt while in with us and the car benefits from a genuine 997 GT3 shifter, which provides a rifle-like gear change. The clutch is light with a positive engagement having been renewed 7,000 miles ago, along with the dual mass flywheel. The brakes stop the car sharply with lots of life remaining in the discs and pads and the brake fluid renewed this year.
Service history / sales prep
A comprehensive history file is with the car, evidencing the £26,000 the previous owner spent on the car's meticulous maintenance over the last decade. There is of course also the original Porsche leather wallet containing the owners manuals and maintenance booklet with 19 intervals stamped.
The service intervals are as follows: 04/07/2000 - 9,303 miles, 26/07/2001 - 18,340 miles, 24/06/2002 - 28,246 miles, 16/06/2003 - 39,686 miles, 22/06/2005 - 45,529 miles, 30/05/2007 - 56,750 miles, 09/09/2008 - 60,004 miles, 21/07/2009 - 62,238 miles, 01/09/2010 - 66,001 miles, 17/06/2011 - 68,795 miles, 13/06/2012 - 72,150 miles, 20/06/2013 - 75,400 miles, 27/06/ 2014 - 79,538 miles, 23/06/2015 - 83,547 miles, 06/06/2016 - 85,694 miles, 17/06/2017 - 88,911 miles, 25/06/2018 - 91,023 miles, 22/06/2019 - 92,686 miles, 03/08/2020 - 95,317 miles.
As has been noted above, in preparation for sale, we have had the gearbox rebuilt and upgraded the IMS bearing for the "EPS" cylindrical unit. Some of the significant works during the last owner's tenureship include: Installation of genuine Porsche 997 GT3 gear shifter, clutch, flywheel, variocam accurator, oil separator, coolant pipes, power steering pump, exhaust back boxes, front-end & rear bumper respray, alloy wheel refurbishment, brake discs and pads, air conditioning condensers, starter motor, coolant thermostat, front suspension top mounts, top bearings, bump stops, suspension toeing arms, lower suspension control arms, M030 sports suspension kit (dampers, springs, anti roll bars).
Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual -SOLD