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Porsche 911 997 Carrera S manual, registered on 30/04/2007, 67,395 miles, MOT 25/11/2021, full service history, 8 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / Exterior
Here lies the opportunity to acquire a 997 of a highly desirable, and incredibly uncommon specification, that has been lusciously lavished by its previous custodians (detailed below). Finished in the special order "GT Silver" (colour code LM7Z); the launch colour for the legendary Carrera GT super car, and equipped from the factory with a limited slip differential (option code 220), and sports chassis (030), this particular Carrera S makes for a very special, and rather rare 911. The car has a lovely "stance" to it, with the M030 sport chassis dropping its ride height by a further 10mm. The body of the car is in outstanding condition, with pin-straight body panels and barely an imperfection to note of on the paint. GT Silver is a stunning colour, with a deepness to it that the more common "Arctic Silver" doesn't possess. Our customary day's worth of FGP detailing has been carried out, emphasising and protecting the wonderful condition of the car's exterior. Beneath lay the desirable optional extra multi-spoke Carrera alloy wheels, which are without a mark. The tyres fitted are Michelin Pilot Sports with XXXX tread to the front and XXXX to the rear.
Interior / Specification
The cabin's black leather interior sits alongside the GT Silver exterior very nicely and makes for a classy colour combination. The condition inside is very good, with no damage and only minor wear to the most heavily used areas, such as the driver's side bolstering. The high specification continues in the interior, where an array of optional equipment is found, such as; Porsche Switchable Exhaust (PSE), aluminium embodied "Tequipment" gear stick, carbon door entry kick plates, sports hard-back seats with shoulder supports, head-rests with Porsche crest, Bose sound system with built in sub-woofer, and of course, the very rare aforementioned M030 sports chassis and the limited slip differential. The option codes list as follows: C16, XCZ, XLF, XMJ, XSC, XTV, X69, 030, 220, 375, 376, 404, 567, 610, 670.
Mechanics / Drive
Mechanically the 997 is in wonderful condition and has had all of the work that these cars so often require at this age carried out recently (detailed below). The engine performs as Porsche intended, with tremendous performance and a fantastic sound emitted by the switchable sports exhaust system. Being a 2007 model, the IMS bearing is of the later, stronger configuration, so there are no concerns to be had in this regard. There are no leaks underneath, no smoke from the tail pipes and no untoward noises from the internals. The six speed manual gearbox provides a rifle-like gear change and the clutch is light with a positive bite, having been renewed within the last 10,000 miles. The large "S" brakes provide great stopping force and are found in good condition, having also had the front discs and pads renewed 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. A glut of suspension components have been renewed in recent times (detailed below), providing a 911 that is absolutely "tight" and ultra-responsive behind the wheel.
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 etc. There is also of course the original Porsche wallet containing the owner's manuals and the service booklet, which has 9 service intervals completed; all by the Porsche main dealer or Porsche independent specialists.
The service intervals are as follows: 31/03/2009 - 10,329 miles, 24/05/2011 - 26,755 miles, 13/02/2014 - 30,926 miles, 08/08/2014 - 31,009 miles, 29/03/2016 - 37,708 miles, 03/04/2018 - 53,555 miles, 10/04/2019 - 62,203 miles, 29/05/2020 - 66,830 miles, 30/05/2021 - 67,395 miles.
As noted above, we have just carried out a fresh service ready for the new owner, as well as renewing one of the rear tyres and the coil pack heat shields. The Porsche has been lavished by its previous owners, benefitting from recent works such as; renewal of clutch master cylinder, renewal of air conditioning pipes, re-gas of air conditioning system, respray of front bumper, refurbishment of head-lights, renewal of front suspension top mounts, renewal of front suspension top bearings, renewal of front suspension bump stops, renewal of front suspension drop links, renewal of 4x suspension lower control arms, four wheel alignment, renewal of front brake discs, pads, backing shims and wear sensors, renewal of "up and over" brake pipes, renewal of rear coolant pipes (engine removed), renewal of front "cross-over" coolant pipes, renewal of rear main oil seal, renewal of three-piece clutch kit, renewal of water pump, renewal of air conditioning condensers, renewal of exhaust switchable vacuum units.
Porsche 911 997 Carrera S Manual - SOLD