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Porsche 997 Carrera manual, registered on 13/10/2005, 55,334 miles, MOT 07/04/2022, full service history, 6 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / Exterior
Presented for sale we have this very low mileage example of the Porsche 997, in a desirable paint colour and the sought after manual, coupe guise. The car also benefits from the stronger IMS shaft and bearing configuration, as confirmed by its engine number. The coachwork is in superb condition, with perfectly straight body panels, no notable scratches, and not many stone chips to the nose. Midnight Blue (paint code L39C) is a colour that looks fabulously classy on the 997, and the condition of the paintwork itself is exceptional, with a deep, glossy finish, emphasised and protected by the day's worth of FGP detailing that has been carried out. The car has been fitted with generation 2 style rear lights and front side lights, with l.e.d bulbs. Beneath lay the original Porsche "Carrera S" 5-spoke alloys, which are in good condition, with only one minor curb mark to the driver's side rear. Bridgestone Potenza tyres are fitted, which have good tread in all four corners.
Interior / Spec
The cabin is filled by a "Stone Grey" coloured interior, which compliments the dark blue exterior and makes for a pleasant place to be. The leather is in superb condition throughout, with even the typical wear points, such as the steering wheel and gear stick, suffering very little wear. Everything works just as it did when it left Stuttgart in 2005, inclusive of the air conditioning system, which we have just re-gassed and leak tested. There are two remote key fobs with the car. The specification codes read as follows: C16, 234, 405, 567, 936, 981, 983.
Mechanics / Drive
The owners to the Porsche have given it meticulous care and this is demonstrated through the way it drives. The flat 6 motor mounted at the rear starts promptly, idles smoothly, revs cleanly and has fantastic performance. Stainless steel sports exhaust back-boxes are fitted, which give a wonderful, sporty noise, without being intrusive in the cabin. As is detailed earlier in this description, the engine number confirms that the later, stronger configuration of the IMS shaft and bearing is with this car, so this is not a cause for concern with this particular 997. The manual transmission passes through all six gears smoothly and the clutch is light with a positive bite. The brakes are in excellent condition, having had new discs and pads in all four corners 12,000 miles ago. The 911 feels responsive behind the wheel, with positive steering and tight suspension.
Service history / Sales Prep
A comprehensive provenance is with the Porsche, made up of a thick folder of paperwork relating to work carried out on the car, previous sales invoices, MOT certificates etc, and also the original Porsche leather owners wallet, containing all of the original manuals and the maintenance booklet showing completed intervals as follows:
21/11/2007 - 10,068 miles, 01/12/2009 - 19,986 miles, 11/11/2011 - 29,697 miles, 04/11/2013 - 41,284 miles, 03/11/2016 - 49,414 miles, 15/08/2019 - 50,381 miles, 04/04/2021 - 53,929 miles.
In preparation for sale, following our PDI and five-page inspection report, we have carried out the following works to the vehicle: Minor service, renewal of auxiliary drive belt, renewal of low tone horn, renewal of fuel cap, renewal of bonnet damping stuts, renewal of bonnet latch micro switch, cleaning of scuttle area and clearing of drain holes, renewal of front "cross over" coolant pipes and connection hoses, clean and protect front brake calliper pipes, renewal 2x of number plate lights, renewal of 2x coil pack heat shields, renewal of 2x front suspension drop links, refurbishment of 4x alloy wheels, renewal of 4x alloy wheel centre caps.
Porsche 911 997 Carrera - Stronger IMS