Porsche 911 997 Carrera S tiptronic, registered on 20/01/2006, 76,159 miles, MOT 09/12/2020, full service history, 4 owners, HPI clear.
A short video of the car is available at; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NJpV2OuLAw&t=28s
Intro / exterior
Here we have a beautiful example of the Porsche 997 Carrera S, which has the later, strengthened IMS bearing and shaft configuration, nullifying the prominent cause for concern with these cars; IMS bearing failure. The car has been meticulously cared for by its owners and this really shows through its aesthetics. The coachwork is wonderful with its beautiful curvature free from car park dings, scratches and general damage. The Arctic Silver (paint colour code L92U) paintwork is in fabulous condition with a deep metallic shine and free from any scratches or swirl marks, also benefitting from a full body soft compound machine polish and hand wax while in with us. There are a few very minor stone chips to the front bumper, and some barely-noticeable marks, but this is being highly critical. The 997 sits on its original Porsche 19" alloy wheels, which are in good condition but do have some curbing marks. The tyres fitted are premium branded and have good levels of tread in all four corners.
The black leather interior fulfils the classic and sought after Porsche combination of Arctic silver paint with black interior. Everything inside has worn very well indeed, including the areas that usually show signs of wear, such as the drivers side bolster and steering wheel. The dashboard and optional extra alcantara suede headlining are as new, the door cards and carpets are without noteworthy wear and all of the dials etc are as they should be. Everything electrical function in the car works as it should, including the air condition system and the sun-roof, which is an uncommon optional extra on the 997 generation. The Porsche boasts some nice spec such as; sunroof, alcantara headlining, heated seats, litronic xenon headlights, parking sensors and PCM satellite navigation. There are two remote key fobs with the car.
As stated above, the 911 has been cared for meticulously and as such, drives like a dream. The 3.8 litre engine performs just as Porsche intended, with a nice smooth idle, vast power and performance on the road, and a gorgeous soundtrack for company. The engine is bone dry underneath, does not emit any smoke from the exhausts and is free from untoward noises. As detailed earlier, the engine number confirms that the engine in this car has the later, revised IMS bearing and shaft configuration, which is much stronger and does not suffer from the failure that is possible in the earlier 997s. The tiptronic gearbox provides a smooth gear change and the big "S" brakes stop the car confidently. The handling ability of the 911 is fantastic; it is a taut and lively sports car when the electronic sports suspension button is selected, but a drivable and comfortable car for cruising when sports mode is deactivated. This 997 feels particularly tight and responsive due to recently having its front suspension totally refreshed (detailed below).
Present is the fully stamped maintenance booklet, all of the original Porsche booklets and wallets, and a folder of paperwork for works completed to the car.
The service intervals are as follows: 02/07/2007 - 17,549 miles, 24/09/2008 - 33,553 miles, 22/09/2010 - 44,551 miles, 28/09/2012 - 54,060 miles, 29/10/2014 - 61,246 miles, 22/01/2019 - 74,290 miles.
In addition to the routine servicing above, in recent times the 997 has also had work such as; 2x coil pack heat shields, 6x spark plugs, vacuum line, camshaft accurator, oil pressure switch, tandem pump, vacuum pipe, front suspension dampers, front suspension lower control arms, front suspension top mounts & bump stops & bearings, front suspension inner steering arms, front anti-roll bar bushes.
Porsche 911 997 Carrera S Tiptronic - SOLD