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Porsche 911 996 Carrera 2 manual, registered on 01/02/1999, 111,644 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 7 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Here lays the opportunity to acquire an example of the early Porsche 996, which has had thousands upon thousands spent on it by its previous owner over the last four years (detailed below). With its cable throttle, rear wheel drive, manual gearbox and coupe guise, this particular car is of a desirable specification. 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 arguably 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. Being highly critical, there is some barely-noticeable micro-blistering to the roof and a small mark to the front bumper. The alloy wheels are genuine Porsche "turbo twist" wheels, which are in unmarked condition with Pirelli P Zero tyres fitted, that have 5-6mm of tread.
The Metropol Blue coloured interior 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. All the electrical functions inside the cabin work as they should do, including the retractable sun-roof and the air conditioning, which we have treated to new condensers and a system re-gas. There are two working remote key fobs with the car. The optional extra codes are as follows: XRB, 236, 650, 939, 082, 09991.
This 911 is a brilliant thing to drive and is in fantastic mechanical order, having had thousands spend on it by its previous owner over the last four years. As noted earlier, 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 a comprehensive suspension refresh, (detailed in the below section), so 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 stainless steel sports back boxes and stainless steel sports manifolds, 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, having also been renewed all round in the last four years, as well as nearly all the brake pipes on the car.
Service history / sales prep
A comprehensive history file is with the car, evidencing the extensive amount of work the previous owner did to the car during his four year tenureship. There is also historic MOTs, HPI reports and a Certificate of Authenticity. The original Porsche leather wallet is present, containing the original owners manuals and the maintenance booklet, demonstrating 16 service intervals as follows:
The service intervals are as follows: 06/03/2000 - 12,135 miles, 22/02/2001 - 17,744 miles, 14/02/2002 - 27,585 miles, 02/10/2003 - 34,979 miles, 16/09/2004 - 39,324 miles, 09/09/2005 - 43,229 miles, 25/10/2006 - 48,683 miles, 18/06/2008 - 63,540, 04/09/2009 - 72,355 miles, 12/04/2011 - 81,880 miles, 27/06/2013 - 94,549 miles, 24/06/2014 - 98,569 miles, 05/06/2017 - 101,845 miles, 10/05/2018 - 104,485 miles, 18/02/2019 - 106,820 miles, 21/02/2021 - 111,644 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 N/S air conditioning condenser and re-gassed the air conditioning system. As is detailed above, the previous owner has spent a small fortune refreshing the Porsche. To note just a few of these refresh items, the following was renewed under his ownership:
4x lower suspension control arms, 4x suspension tuning fork arm, 2x front suspension top mounts, 2x front suspension top bearings, 2x front suspension bump stops, 4x suspension drop links, 2x inner track rod ends, 2x inner track rod ends, 4x anti roll bar bushes, four wheel alignment, battery, 2x key remote fobs, door lock mechanism, reverse light switch, ignition switch, 6x coil packs, 2x coil pack heat shields, 2x engine mounts (semi solid), 2x stainless steel exhaust back boxes, 2x stainless steel exhaust manifolds, 1x exhaust fitting kit, air conditioning condenser, engine lid damping strut, rear brake discs and pads, centre console hinge repair kit, auxiliary belt, wheel bearing, nearly every brake pipe on the car.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual - RESERVED