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Porsche 911 996 Carrera manual, registered on 20/05/1998, 99,601 miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 6 previous owners, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Here lays the opportunity to acquire a desirable Porsche; an early, coupe, rear wheel driven, manual transmission, 996 with the rare 014 sports package option code (M030 sports suspension, limited differential, and sports hard-back seats). This is a beautifully straight and original 911, with no dings, scrapes or scratches, and very few stone chips to the front bumper. The Arctic Silver (paint colour code L92U) paintwork is immaculate throughout and shines wonderfully. It has benefitted from our usual FGP day's worth of detailing so the beautiful aesthetics of the car have been emphasised and protected. The alloy wheels are the original and genuine Porsche BBS "turbo twist" wheels, all four are in good, un-marked condition, and all four fitted with Continental Conti Sport tyres with over 4mm of tread.
The colour combination of the Metropol Blue leather on the silver exterior is classic to the 996 and looks brilliant. As can be seen by the pictures, the optional extra sports hard-back seats with seat heating are in good order, with no cracks, tears or sagging. Areas such as the dashboard, door cards and headlining are in fantastic condition, and the carpets are incredibly clean. Everything inside operates as it did when it left Stuttgart in 1998 including the electric retractable sun-roof and the air conditioning system, which blows ice cold. There are two keys with the car, one remote fob and one valet key. The car's optional extra codes are as follows: C16, 030, 014, 139, 220, 222, 224, 234, 340, 375, 376, 408, 446, 563, 650.
Mechanics / drive
This example of the 996 boasts a rare array of specification, which makes it a rather special drive. The 1998 and first 6 months of 1999 996s are fitted with a cable throttle, which already presents a more analogue and engaging drive, but accompanied by the limited slip differential (option codes 220, 222, 224) and the M030 sports suspension package (option code 030), this particular 911 is one for the "drivers" and "purists", who seek the feeling of being at one with the car. 15mm lowering springs have also been fitted, which adds to the taut feel of the car. The flat 6 boxer engine mounted above the rear axle performs beautifully, with a smooth idle, bundles of power and a wonderful noise. Stainless steel sports back boxes are fitted to the Porsche and only improve the flat 6 symphony. In preparation for sale we have carried out our customary IMS bearing upgrade, extinguishing this cause for concern. The clutch is exactly as it should be, having been renewed by us while we were attending to the IMS bearing upgrade. The manual gearbox shifts through its six gears seamlessly, the suspension and steering are tight and the brakes have lots of life remaining.
Service history / sale prep
The Porsche has a full service history presents, with 16 stamps in the maintenance booklet. All the original Porsche manuals are also present and there is a folder filled with paperwork for previous works completed and MOT certificates etc.
The service intervals are as follows:
21/05/1999 - 10,564 miles, 19/04/2000 - 14,253 miles, 25/04/2001 - 17,181 miles, 30/04/2002 - 20,990 miles, 30/06/2003 - 27, 143 miles, 22/07/2004 - 43,242 miles, 30/11/2006 - 64,058 miles, 26/06/2007 - 68,268 miles, 08/01/2008 - 71,823 miles, 08/01/2009 - 78,094 miles, 22/01/2010 - 81,515 miles, 26/01/2011 - 82,970 miles, 27/01/2012 - 84,167 miles, 09/03/2016 - 89,997 miles, 04/05/2018 - 93,227 miles, 21/12/2020 - 99,681 miles.
As above, we have just carried out a "major" service, as well as a brake fluid change and MOT. We have also upgraded the IMS bearing, renewed the clutch, rear main oil seal, front suspension top mounts, front suspension top bearings, front suspension bump stops, 2x coil pack heat shields, air con pipe seal, air conditioning re-gas, ignition switch, cigarette lighter, bonnet dampers, engine lid damper, passenger window regulator, as well as renewing the steering wheel stalks, the rear screen surround, the bonnet latch surround trim/seal and respraying all three wiper arms.
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