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Porsche 911 996 Carrera 2 manual, registered on 01/03/1999, 91k miles, 12 months MOT, full service history, 4 previous owners, HPI clear.
Here we have a wonderfully presented example of the Porsche 996, which we have had in three years ago and are pleased to offer for sale once more. Finished in the eye-catching Zenith Blue (paint colour code L3AX), the bodywork of the car is superb, with the signature Porsche lines perfectly straight, with no dents or dings to note. The paintwork is also in healthy condition, with no unpleasant scrapes, scratches or blemishes. We had both bumpers resprayed when we sold the car three years ago, so there are minimal stone chips present. Being highly critical there is a tiny mark to both bumpers, but this is only noticable upon thorough, close-up inspection. The alloy wheels are the original and genuine Porsche "twist" wheels. All four are in un-marked condition and have Michelin sport tyres with lots of tread.
The Metropol Blue coloured interior sits in perfect harmony with the lighter, Zenith exterior. The leather has worn its 18 years well, with no sagging to the seats or notable damage suffered. The carpets, dash, door cards and headlining in the car all present brilliantly and could pass for a car of less miles and years of age. All the electrics inside operate as Porsche intended. The air conditioning system benefitted from two new condensers and a re-gas in recent times and as such blows ice-cool. The car benefits from having a genuine Porsche "classic retro" stereo fitted, which has modern technology enhancements such as sat nav and bluetooth, but is still in-keeping with the car's age and appearance. Something that is lovely about this example is that it is an extremely basic, analogue 996; the only optional extra codes it has are; C16 (english registered car) and 650 (sunroof).
As mentioned above, this is a completely basic example, and as such, the driving experience feels utterly involved and responsive. The car drives without fault: the engine is smooth reving, powerful, without smoke/leaks/tapping noises, and we have just upgraded the IMS bearing for our favoured "EPS" cylindrical unit. We have also renewed the clutch while carrying out the IMS upgrade and the dual mass flywheel was also renewed recently. The gearbox goes through all six gears smoothly and the brakes stop the car well having had new discs and pads to all four corners in the last 1,500 miles. The handling ability of the car is utterly joyous; with tight and responsive steering, thanks to the renewal of a number of suspension components (detailed in the below section).
This 996 has a superb service record, including a maintenance booklet with 15 service stamps, a hardback folder full of invoices for works completed since the car was new, all the 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:
02/03/2001 - 8,039 miles, 02/12/2003 - 13,545 miles, 26/10/2004 - 19,119 miles, 12/08/2005 - 24,491 miles, 22/05/2006 - 35,295 miles, 24/05/2007 - 45,424 miles, 27/06/2008 - 51,662 miles, 05/03/2009 - 55,123 miles, 16/07/2010 - 58,526 miles, 04/05/2012 - 65,111 miles, 10/05/2013 - 69,492 miles, 15/03/2014 - 75,194 miles, 30/03/2016 - 84,868 miles, 13/06/2017 - 87,317 miles, 13/07/2020 - 91,268 miles.
As noted, we have just completed a service to the car and this was a "major" interval with spark plugs. In preperation for sale we have also upgraded the IMS bearing for the "EPS" cylindrical unit, renewal the clutch, rear main oil seal, front suspension upper top mounts, front suspension upper bearing and front suspension bump stops.
As noted above, the dual mass flywheel was renewed in recent times, and when we first sold the car three years ago we renewed the air conditioning condensers, starter motor and the oil pressure sender. Additional items renewed in the last few years include; spark plug tubes, solenoid seals, all four lower susoension control arms, rear drop linksm rear track rod arms, anti roll bar bushes, inner track rod ends, 2x radiators, coolant expansion tank, level sender, tank cap.
Porsche 996 Carrera Manual - SOLD