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Porsche 911 996 Carrera, registered 22/07/2002, 97,076 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 4 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Presented here is the opportunity to own this fabulous example of the second generation of the 996, in a desirable specification and with the correct maintenance work recently carried out, including an IMS bearing upgrade just carried out by us in preparation for sale. This car is finished in Lapis Blue (colour code L3A8), which always looks brilliant on the 911. The bodywork is in outstanding condition for it's year, with no imperfections to it's beautiful curvature such as car park dings. This particular example is a non-sun roof car, presenting a clean, uncluttered roof-line. We have just completed a full-body soft head machine polish and hand wax on the car and as such there are no swirl marks present and the lovely condition of the metallic paint is enhanced as well as protected. The only notable imperfection to either the paint or coach work is a small scratch near the rear wiper arm. The car sits on the original Porsche "Carrera" alloy wheels, which we have just had refurbished, so are without a mark. All four tyres are N rated Michelin Pilot Sports with minimal wear.
Inside the Porsche is a matching Metropol Blue leather interior. The overall condition is fantastic, with very little signs of wear, even to the common wear points such as the drivers side bolster, steering wheel and hand brake etc. The previous owner has purchased the genuine Porsche GT3 "centre console delete", removing the centre part of the console below the stereo unit, which makes for a tasteful upgrade. Everything electrical inside the Porsche works as it is meant to including the air conditioning system, which blows ice cool. This 996 has some nice optional extras specified including the aluminium embodied "Tequipment" gear stick and hand brake, alcantara suede head lining, "Litronic" xenon headlights, and the aforementioned non sun-roof option. There are two keys with the car, with one being a working remote fob. The codes for the optional extras on the Porsche are as follows: C16, X97, X98, 226, 288, 411, 425, 476, 567, 601, 662, 663, 689, 936, 981, 09991.
Mechanically speaking, the Porsche is in superb order and performs as a 911 should do. As noted above, we have upgraded the IMS bearing, so this potentially troublesome area is no longer of concern with this car. The engine itself idles smoothly, revs cleanly, has fantastic performance with a sound to match emitted through the stainless steel sports exhaust boxes fitted. The six speed manual gearbox offers a seamless gear change and the clutch is light, having also been renewed by us in preparation for sale. The suspension and steering components are tight and the car handles brilliantly with positive steering. The brakes are in perfect mechanical order, having had front discs and pads recently renewed, as well as a brake fluid change completed during our sales prep.
Service history / sales prep
There is a full and comprehensively documented service history with this 911, including the original Porsche owner's wallet with all it's original manuals and booklets, the fully stamped maintenance booklet and a folder of paperwork such as works invoices, MOT certificates, HPI reports etc.
The service intervals are as follows: 30/04/2003 - 10,605 miles, 16/04/2004 - 14,305 miles, 05/07/2005 - 30,415 miles, 05/07/2006 - 39,032 miles, 06/07/2007 - 45,142 miles, 06/08/2008 - 49,218 miles, 09/07/2009 - 54,204 miles, 24/08/2010 - 59,200 miles, 07/10/2011 - 65,200 miles, 20/12/2012 - 70,217 miles, 05/12/2013 - 78,955 miles, 10/12/2014 - 84,000, 13/01/2015 - 88,752 miles, 14/11/2016 - 93,195 miles, 13/01/2017 - 93,198 miles, 10/01/2018 - 95,199 miles, 31/01/2019 - 96,218 miles, 07/02/2020 - 96,969 miles, 07/10/2020 - 97,076 miles.
As noted above, we have just completed out a service on the car, as well as carrying out an MOT. In preparation for sale, we have also upgraded the IMS bearing to our favoured "EPS" cylindrical unit, as well as renewing the clutch, rear main oil seal, air con pipe seal, coil pack heat shields, fuel cap locking mechanism, number plates and refurbishing in the alloy wheels. Recently, the car has also benefitted from work such as; renewal of shock absorber, wheel alignment, renewal of front brake discs and pads, battery, GT3 centre console delete, renewal of coolant radiators, renewal of air conditioning condensers, installation of "Zunn Sport" grill protection set, stainless steel exhaust back boxes.
Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual - SOLD