A short video of the car; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDGZne68iRs&t=52s
Porsche 911 997 Carrera S manual, registered on 29/10/2004, 42,342 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 4 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / Exterior
Here we have a beautiful example of the Porsche 997 Carrera S, which has had its IMS bearing upgraded, nullifying this cause for concern with these cars. Being an early 997, the car is in the lower, cheaper road tax category. 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 paintwork is in gorgeous condition, free from any scratches or swirl marks and benefitting from our customary FGP day's worth of detailing. GT Silver (paint colour code LM7Z), first introduced with the release of the famous Porsche GT, was an expensive, special order colour and looks fabulous. It is distinctly different from the usual and common Arctic Silver, with a deeper, darker colour tone and a more prominent metallic. The 997 sits on its original Porsche 19" "Lobster Claw" alloy wheels, which are in unmarked condition with XXXXX tyres fitted with XXXXX of tread to the front and XXXXX to the rear.
Interior / Spec
The grey leather interior lis representative of the low mileage the Porsche has covered, with everything inside presenting brilliantly and showing very little signs of wear. Even the areas that see most use, such as the drivers side bolster and steering wheel, are in exceptional order. Every electrical function inside the car works as it should, including the air condition system, which blows ice cool. The Porsche boasts some nice spec such as; Sports Chrono package, multi-function steering wheel, colour-coded centre console, retro-fitted cruise control, retro-fitted short-shifter, rear parking sensors, silver coloured dials. The satellite navigation system in the car has been upgraded to a touch screen Pioneer unit with bluetooth connectivity etc. There are two remote key fobs with the car.
Mechanics / Drive
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, we have upgraded the IMS bearing to our favoured EPS cylindrical unit, so there are no worries to be had in this department. The manual gearbox provides a smooth gear change, and the clutch is light with a positive biting point, having been renewed within the last 10,000 miles. The larger "S" brakes stop the car confidently, benefitting from new discs and pads to the rear within the last 3,000 miles. 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 the sports suspension is deactivated.
Service History / Sales Prep
Present is the fully stamped maintenance booklet, all of the original Porsche booklets and wallets, and an organised hard-backed folder containing paperwork such as; invoices for works completed to the car, previous sales invoices, historic MOT certificates, and various other miscellaneous items.
Every service intervals has been completed either by Porsche main agent, or independent specialist. These intervals detail as follows: 11/10/2006 - 12,834 miles, 31/10/2008 - 15,420 miles, 05/08/2011 - 21,545 miles, 18/09/2013 - 29,080 miles, 01/12/2014 - 33,694 miles, 05/08/2011 - 21,545 miles, 25/05/2017 - 37,548 miles, 03/05/2019 - 40,939 miles, 26/05/2021 - 42,343 miles.
As noted above, we have just carried out a service on the car, which was a "major" interval and included renewal of spark plugs. We have also completed a brake fluid change, as well as a fresh MOT. As detailed earlier, in preparation for sale, we have upgraded the IMS bearing to our favoured EPS cylindrical unit, and we have also renewed the oil pressure sender. In recent times the Porsche has benefitted from work such as; renewal of three-piece clutch kit, renewal of 2x air conditioning condensers, air conditioning system re-gas, installation of low temperature thermostat, renewal of auxiliary drive belt, renewal of rear brake discs and pads, renewal of clutch microswitch, retrofit of genuine Porsche cruise control and genuine Porsche short-shifter, installation of Pioneer touch screen head unit.
Porsche 911 997 Carrera S Manual - SOLD