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Porsche 997 Carrera manual, registered on 24/03/2005, 59,106 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 2 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Presented for sale we have this exceptional 997, specified from new with almost every optional extra available, and with its infamous IMS bearing upgraded by us in preparation for sale. The coachwork is in superb order, with the 911's classic curvature free from any car parks dings or scuffs. The Arctic Silver body colour (paint code L9TU) suits the car to a tee, contrasting against the wheel arches and windows etc, showing off its beautiful lines. During our preparation process, the car has been subject to our usual FGP day's worth of detailing to demonstrate and protect the wonderful condition it's in. Beneath lay the original Porsche "Carrera" 5-spoke alloys, which are in pristine condition, having been recently refurbished. Premium branded tyres are fitted, which have good tread in all four corners.
The cabin is filled by a "Sea Blue" coloured interior, which compliments the silver exterior and makes for a pleasant place to be. The leather is in superb condition throughout, with only minor wear to the driver's side bolster. Other areas that typically show wear, such as the steering wheel, door cards and carpets are in fabulous order and represent the low mileage the Porsche has travelled. Everything works just as it did when it left Stuttgart in 2005, inclusive of the air conditioning system, which blows ice cool. This particular 997 has an eye-watering amount of optional extras, which is a rare find amongst the Carrera models. To name but a few of the features this car boasts; sports hard-back seats with shoulder supports, front seat heating, 8-way electric seat operation with memory positioning, cruise control, steering wheel controls, Bose sound system with built in sub-woofer, rear parking sensors, alcantara suede head-lining, Sports Chrono package. There are two remote key fobs with the car. The option codes read as follows: C16, 025, 288, 342, 377, 378, 431, 454, 538, 567, 601, 610, 635, 640, 666.
Mechanics / drive
The three owners to the Porsche have given it meticulous care and this is demonstrated through the way it drives. The flat 6 motor mounted at the rear starts promptly, idles smoothly, revs cleanly and has fantastic performance. As is detailed earlier in this description, during our preparation process we have upgraded the infamous IMS bearing for our favoured "EPS" cylindrical unit, nullifying this potential problem. While completing this work, we also renewed the clutch, so the operation is beautifully light. The manual transmission passes through all six gears smoothly and the brakes are in excellent condition with very little life taken out of them. The steering and suspension are as they should be for a low mileage Porsche like this; tight behind the wheel and responsive to steering input. The Sports Chrono package is an uncommon option on the Carrera, but makes for a more lively and sporty-driving 911 when the Sports mode is activated.
Service history / sales prep
A comprehensive provenance is with the Porsche, made up of a thick folder of paperwork relating to work carried out on the car, previous sales invoices, HPI checks, MOT certificates etc, and also the original Porsche leather owners wallet, containing all of the original manuals and the maintenance booklet, which has 12 intervals completed as follows:
04/05/2006 - 18,406 miles, 18/09/2008 - 28,972 miles, 26/05/2011 - 37,730 miles, 04/05/2012 - 39,629 miles, 08/04/2013 - 43,123 miles, 24/04/2014 - 44,744 miles, 08/05/2015 - 46,524 miles, 05/05/2016 - 48,496 miles, 07/02/2019 - 49,894 miles, 11/01/2020 - 54,816 miles, 01/01/2021 - 59,106 miles.
As noted above, in preparation for sale we have carried out a service on the car, as well as carrying out an array of other usual 997 maintenance work, such as; brake fluid change, IMS bearing upgrade, clutch renewal, rear main oil seal renewal, front "cross over" coolant pipes renewal, rear brake pads renewal.
Porsche 911 997 Carrera - IMS Done