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Porsche 911 997 Carrera S manual, registered on 01/09/2005, 70,610 miles, MOT 30/11/2021, full service history, 6 previous owner, HPI clear.
Into / Exterior
Presented here is the chance to acquire a very uncommon Porsche 911; a generation 1 997 Carrera S, factory finished in the gorgeous Guards Red. This example has the later, strengthened IMS bearing and shaft, as confirmed by the engine number. The coachwork of the car is flawless with beautifully straight body panels and no scrapes, scratches or blemishes to note. Our usual FGP day's worth of detailing has been carried out on the car, demonstrating and protecting the fantastic condition of the paintwork. 19" Turbo alloy wheels lay underneath the car, which are in brilliant condition and have Michelin Pilot Sport tyres fitted with good tread.
Interior / Spec
The black leather interior is also in beautiful order, with even the commonly worn areas such as the driver's side bolstering, steering wheel and gear stick showing minimal signs of wear and no damage. Everything inside operates just as Porsche intended for it to, including the air conditioning system which benefitted from new condensers and a system re-gas in 2019 at 65,322 miles, and thus blows ice cool. The Porsche benefits from all of the usual specification equipped on the Carrera S models, such as silver-backed binnacle dials, Litronic xenon head-lights, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), as well as boasting the optional cruise control. There are two remote key fobs with the car. The optional extra code are as follows: 342, 405, 446, 454, 567, 610, 635, 650, 666, 670, 692, 936, 981, 983.
Mechanics / Drive
The Porsche has been cared for meticulously by its previous owners, which is backed up by the large folder of history that is with the car (details in the below "Service History" section. This meticulous care shows through the way the 997 drives and performs; the 3.8 litre flat 6 mounted to the rear runs beautifully, with no leaks, smoke, or untoward noises, producing fantastic performance and a lovely sound. As has been noted above, this particular 997 has the later, stronger IMS bearing, which is confirmed by its engine number, so there are no concerns to be had with regard to this prominent issue. The handling ability of the car is brilliant, with the suspension and steering feeling utterly tight, with the recent renewal of numerous components (detailed below). The brakes are powerful, with all of the discs and pads renewed within the last few months. The gears are all seamless and the clutch is light with a positive bite.
Service history / Sale Prep
The 911 has been cared for meticulously by its previous owners, having only ever been serviced by the Porsche main dealer or independent specialists, evidenced by service booklet and large history file that accompanies the car. The original Porsche leather owners wallet is present, containing all of the original owners manuals and the maintenance booklet, which demonstrates 10 completed intervals. The history file is filled with paperwork such as invoices for works carried out, HPI reports, previous sales invoices, previous inspection reports etc.
The service intervals are as follows: 03/08/2007 - 20,794 miles, 17/02/2009 - 38,977 miles, 03/02/2012 - 51,037 miles, 21/02/2014 - 53,149 miles, 21/03/2016 - 58,488 miles, 12/09/2017 - 60,366 miles, 01/05/2018 - 62,023 miles, 21/04/2020 - 67,982 miles, 27/02/2021 - 69,689, 29/06/2021 - 70,610 miles.
In preparation for sale we have carried out a major service interval, including renewal of the spark plugs, as well as completing a brake fluid change. In the last few years, the Porsche has benefitted from work such as: Renewal of 2x air conditioning condensers, air conditioning system re-gas, renewal of N/S engine mount, renewal of 2x front suspension springs, renewal of water pump, renewal of auxiliary belt, renewal of 4x brake disc and pads, renewal of 2x front suspension lower control arms, renewal of coolant expansion tank, renewal of alternator, renewal of tandem pump, renewal of 6x coil packs, renewal of inner track rod end.
Porsche 911 997 Carrera S Manual - SOLD