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Porsche 911 996 Carrera manual, registered 16/10/1998, 97,256 miles, 12 months MOT, good service history, 7 previous owners, HPI clear. 
Intro / exterior

Here we have for sale this fine example of a fast-becoming classic Porsche 911; the early 996. Presented in the manual, coupe, non-sun roof, rear wheel driven guise, this particular car is one for the 911 purist. The Porsche is also of an extremely basic spec, with very few optional extras, including no traction control, which further adds to the purity of how this 911 drives. The coachwork is in fabulous condition, without any dents, dings or scuffs. The Schwarz Metallic (paint colour code L744) paintwork is in beautiful condition throughout, and while with us, we have had the front end of the car resprayed to remedy stone chips that were present. Our usual full day's FGP detailing has been completed on the car, demonstrating and protecting the lovely order of the car's appearance. As noted above, the Porsche is a non-sun roof model, which is a feature we and a lot of our customers prefer, as it is not only more uncommon, but also offers a cleaner and sleeker looking roof line. The car sits on it's Porsche "turbo twist" wheels, which have been refurbished while in with us so are in immaculate condition. The tyres fitted are Continental Conti Sports in all four corners with good tread life remaining. 

Contrasting with the Black Metallic exterior, the Savannah leather interior that fills the cabin makes for a nice colour combination. The interior is in an overall good condition, with minor wear to the driver's side bolstering. In the pictures with this advertisement, this bolstering, the gear stick and the handbrake were due to be re-coloured and now present well. The rest of the interior is in beautiful order throughout, with no notable wear and with all the electrical function operating just as Porsche intended, including the air conditioning system, which blows ice cool. As has been touched upon above, this 996 is of an extremely low specification, with the three-pronged steering wheel being the only notable optional extra. There is no on-board trip computer, no additional speakers, and no traction control. This makes for a simplistic, analogue, light-weight and involving 911. There are two remote key fobs present and the optional extra codes for the car are as follows: C16, 236, 413, 424, 436, 446, 695.
Mechanics / drive
The simplicity of the specification of this 996 makes for an exhilarating drive which offers great driver involvement and engagement. The lack of optional equipment means the car is light weight, making it feel nimble and responsive. Being a 1998 model, it also has the cable throttle, which was phased out in mid 1999 and is a favourite amongst enthusiasts. The 3.4 litre flat 6 engine starts, idles and performs as it should, with a fantastic soundtrack emitted by the sports stainless steel exhausts and performance to match. While in with us, we have upgraded the IMS bearing, so this worrisome area is not of issue with this 996. The clutch is lovely and light and has a positive engagement having also been renewed while in with us. The gearbox changes through all six gears seamlessly, thanks to a rebuild that was undergone 20,000 miles ago for the cost of £2,739. The brakes stop the car sharply, with the front discs and pads renewed 10,000 miles ago. The steering feels as tight as a drum and is responsive as could be, with renewal of suspension components carried out at the Porsche main dealer 5,000 miles ago (detailed below).
Service history / sales prep

There is a folder filled to the brim with paperwork substantiating the Porsche's history and provenance, which includes invoices for works completed throughout the car's life, nearly all the previous MOT certificates, HPI reports, previous sales invoices etc. There is also the original Porsche owners wallet containing the original manuals, and a Porsche maintenance booklet, which is a replacement due to the original being misplaced by a previous owner. The booklet has however had its intervals written in and these intervals are substantiated by invoices present in the vast file of paperwork.


The service intervals are as follows: 01/11/2000 - 12,428 miles, 06/12/2001 - 24,651 miles, 21/06/2006 - 55,141 miles, 11/01/2011 - 67,506 miles, 29/05/2013 - 82,312 miles, 30/05/2014 - 86,103 miles, 22/08/2015 - 90,000 miles, 23/11/2016 - 92,065 miles, 10/12/2020 - 97,256 miles.


As is noted above, we have carried out a service while the car has been in with us, and this was a major interval inclusive of spark plugs and auxiliary belt. We have also completed a fresh MOT, as well as the following prep work: Renewal of brake fluid, front and rear screen surround trims, low tone horn, engine lid strut, as well as having the front end of the car resprayed. In recent times prior to this, the car has had work undertaken such as renewal of; gear cable set, 4x brake lines, 2x coil pack heat shields, 1x track rod, 2x front suspension lower control arms, 4 wheel alignment, 1x drop link, front brake discs and pads, 2x rear anti roll bar bushes, oil pressure sender, rear spoiler bellows, gearbox rebuild, starter motor.

Porsche 911 996 Carrera Manual - SOLD

  • 97,256