Short video of the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewId78O3iI0&t=21s
A longer "Prep Book" video of the car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akV9SdA0bqQ&t=214s
Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4 manual, registered on 01/04/1999, 69,916 miles, MOT 23/11/2020, full service history, 7 owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Presented here is the opportunity to acquire a beautiful example of the ever increasingly sought after Porsche 996. Finished from the factory in the stunning Vesuvius Grey, and specced with the beautiful BBS Sports Classic II wheels, this particular car is a lovely thing to look at and a car that is hard to come by. The Porsche is also a non-sun roof model, which presents a clean and sleek looking roof line to the car. The coachwork is in outstanding condition and the paintwork is in equally fantastic order with a deep metallic glean. Vesuvius Grey (colour code L40X) is a very rare colour and is unusual in the sense that it changes colour under different lighting; under the light of sunshine it looks vibrant purple, but in dull lighting it looks a deep grey. We have just had the front bumper removed and resprayed while in with us, so there are no stone chips or marks to the nose. The car has also been subject to a full body machine polish and wax with us at Friends Green Porsche. As above, the Porsche rests on its original BBS Sports Classic II alloy wheels which have recently been refurbished and have Continental Conti Sport tyres fitted with 4mm of tread to the rear and 6mm to the front.
In the cockpit is an interior in lovely condition and finished in the uncommon Space Grey colour; a colour that sits aside the Vesuvius exterior beautifully. The seat have worn very well indeed and certainly don't look 21 years of age. Other areas of the interior that usually wear such as the gearstick, handbrake, steering wheel etc are also all in very good condition. Everything inside works as it is supposed to, including the air conditioning. This is a very low specced 996, which is a trait we like on this era of 911 as it provides for a basic and analogue sports car. The only notable options are the three-prong steering wheel, the on-board trip computer, litronic xenon headlights and of course the special order paint colour and sun-roof delete. The optional extra codes read as follows: 288, 424, 436, 601, 659, 698.
The car drives like the low mileage Porsche that has been well cared for throughout its life that it is. As noted, the IMS bearing has been upgraded, so this cause for concern is no more with this 996. The engine is smooth revving, powerful and sounds exquisite through the stainless steel back boxes that were fitted 5,000 miles ago. There are no leaks beneath the engine, no untoward noises, and no smoke from the tail pipes. The gearbox goes through its six gears seamlessly and the brakes stop the car well with minimal wear to the discs and pads. The suspension and steering all feels wonderfully tight and has benefitted from renewals to components such as lower front control arms, front top mounts, bearings and bump stops.
This 996 has a superb service record, including a maintenance booklet with 13 service stamps, a folder full of invoices for works completed since the car was new, lot of old MOT certificates, past sales invoices for the car, HPI reports etc. There is also the original Porsche leather wallet with all the original manuals and cards etc and two keys present.
The service intervals are as follows:
25/04/2000 - 7,351 miles, 31/03/2001 - 13,237 miles, 08/05/2002 - 21,567 miles, 06/05/2003 - 26,670 miles, 04/05/2004 - 28,475 mile, 03/05/2005 - 30,406 miles, 04/05/2006 - 33,984 miles, 03/04/2007 - 37,856 miles, 11/04/2008 - 45,639 miles, 07/10/2009 - 53,608 miles, 02/12/2010 - 60,449 miles, 18/09/2015 - 64,628 miles, 27/05/2020 - 69,916 miles.
As noted, a comprehensive service has been carried out while with us, including oil, oil filter, fuel filter, air filter, pollen filter, auxiliary belt, spark plugs and brake fluid. In addition we have renewed the car's horn and the front suspension upper top mounts, bearings and bump stops. In recent times the car has also benefitted from works such as; air conditioning system service, wheel alignment, 2x camshaft solenoids, 2x timing chain, IMS bearing upgrade, 2x front suspension lower control arm, 2x exhaust back box, 6x coil pack, clutch, rear main oil seal, 4x brake pad set.
Porsche 996 Carrera 4 Manual - SOLD