Short video of the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVzg8KaR564&ab_channel=FriendsGreenPorsche
A longer "Prep Book" video of the car is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NtNCjTlP_g&t=1360s
Porsche 911 997 Carrera S manual, registered on 11/11/2004, 72,219 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 10 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / Exterior
Here we have a Porsche 997 Carrera S with an unusual and desirable combination of optional specification, and the correct mechanical work just carried out (detailed below), which we first sold a year ago, and are pleased to present for sale once more. This example is a beautiful looking 911, with untainted coachwork and Basalt Black (colour code LC9Z) paintwork with a fantastic, glossy metallic shine, and minimal blemishes, limited to superficial stone chips to the nose of the car. The Porsche has also benefitted from our usual day's worth of detailing to exhibit and protect its superb physical condition. This particular 997 was factory fitted with the very rare M030 sports chassis and as such, lays 20mm lower than the base model Carrera, giving a lovely sporty stance. Beneath lay the desirable optional extra multi-spoke Carrera alloy wheels, which have just been refurbished while with us, so are without a mark. The tyres fitted are Michelin Pilot Sports with nearly new levels of tread to all four corners.
Interior / Specification
The cabin is filled with a matching black leather interior that has been specified from the factory with an enormous list of optional extras. The condition inside is very good, with the heavily used areas such as the seats, steering wheel and door-cards suffering little wear, and other areas such as the dash, carpets and alcantara suede headlining presenting in fabulous condition. Some of the desirable options that this car boasts includes; sports hard back seats with shoulder supports, steering wheel controls, alcantara suede headlining, Bose sound system with built in subwoofer, and of course, the very rare aforementioned M030 sports chassis, which comes accompanied by option code 220; limited slip differential. The option codes list as follows: C16, 030, 220, 375, 376, 407, 431, 567, 610, 640, 666, 670, 680, 692, 936.
Mechanics / Drive
Mechanically the 997 is in wonderful condition, having had all of the work that these cars often require at this age carried out while being prepared by us a year ago. The engine performs as Porsche intended, with a fantastic sound and tremendous performance on the road. We upgraded the IMS bearing for our favoured "EPS" cylindrical unit, so there are no worries to be had with regard to this topic. The six speed manual gearbox provides a rifle-like gear change and the clutch is light with a positive bite, having also been renewed by us. The large "S" brakes provide great stopping force and are found in good condition, having been renewed to the rear and cleaned at the front within the last 10,000 miles. The handling ability of this particular 997 is what makes it particularly special; the M030 sports chassis and limited slip differential combine to provide a 911 that has an involved, sporty feel, with brilliant cornering ability.
Service History / Sales Prep
A comprehensive service history is with the Porsche. There is a folder filled with paperwork for the car, which includes invoices for works completed, MOT certificates, HPI certificates, and the report from the PPI that was completed by Porsche Inspections at the instruction of the buyer we sold the car to a year ago. There is also of course the original Porsche wallet containing the owner's manuals and the service booklet, which has 10 service intervals completed.
The service intervals are as follows: 05/01/2009 - 23,247 miles, 25/06/2010 - 36,275 miles, 07/03/2011 - 39,980 miles, 27,07/2013 - 44,014 miles, 19/11/2015 - 47,284 miles, 29/09/2017 - 61,172 miles, 14/05/2018 - 63,426 miles, 30/05/2019 - 67,537 miles, 18/06/2020 - 69,552 miles, 07/10/2020 - 70,277 miles.
As noted above, we carried out a service when we sold the car last year, as well as the following work: Upgrade of the IMS bearing to EPS cylindrical unit, renewal of three-piece clutch kit, renewal f rear main oil seal, renewal of front "cross over" coolant pipes, renewal of tandem pump, renewal of 2x front suspension top mounts, renewal of 2x front suspension top bearings, renewal of 2x front suspension bump stops, refurbishment of 4x alloy wheels, renewal of 2x rear tyres (Michelin Pilot Sport 4S), renewal of starter motor, renewal of starter motor / alternator Y cable, replacement of exhaust back boxes for good-used units, renewal of scuttle panel trim.
Porsche 911 997 Carrera S Manual - SOLD