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Porsche 911 997 Carrera S manual, registered on 18/11/2004, 51,809 miles, MOT 14/05/2021, full service history, 1 previous owner, HPI clear.
Intro / exterior
Stunning Porsche 997 Carrera S, that has only one previous owner and has been looked after meticulously throughout its life, evidenced by the abundance of service history present. This is an early model of the 997 generation, meaning it is in the cheaper tax bracket. We have upgraded the IMS bearing during our sales prep, so there are no concerns to be had in this department with this 911. The car is finished in the uncommon Carmon Red (colour code LM3W), which presents a classy and distinctive looking sports car. The bodywork is beautifully straight along all its panels with no dings or dents present. The Carmon Red paint has a beautiful, glossy finish and has benefitted from our usual day's worth of detailing. There are some minor stone chips and scratches, but nothing that takes away from the Porsche's overall fantastic appearance. The 997 sits on it's original 19 inch Porsche "Lobster" alloy wheels, all four of which are in good condition and have N rated Michelin Pilot Sport tyres fitted with circa 5mm of tread to the rear and brand new tread to the front.
The inside of the Porsche is a very pleasant place to be. The black leather trim is in superb order, and the seats are the optional extra sports hard back seats with shoulder supporting. Other areas of the cabin, such as the carpets, headlining, dashboard etc are all in fabulous condition and represent the low mileage covered. Everything inside operates as Porsche intended for it to, including the air conditioning, which blows ice-cool. The car boasts a very high spec with options such as the aforementioned sports hard-backed seats, front seat heatings, Sports Chrono package, steering wheel controls, cruise control, silver instrument dials. Optional extra codes: C16, 026, 267, 268, 342, 375, 376, 425, 431, 454, 567, 610, 635, 640, 666. There are two working remote key FOBs present.
Mechanically speaking, the Porsche is absolutely flawless and is truly excellent to drive. As has been noted above, we have upgraded the IMS bearing during our sales preparation, so this suspect component is not a worry with this car. The 3.8 litre flat six mounted to the rear performs exactly as it should with great power and a gorgeous noise. The car is utterly tight through the steering, having had a comprehensive refresh of most of its suspension components (detailed below). This example boasts the desirable Sports Chrono package, which offers a switch in driving characteristic at the switch of a button. The brakes have all been renewed very recently and as such stop the car with great power. The gearbox travels through its six speeds seamlessly and the clutch is light and positive, having also been renewed by us while carrying out the IMS upgrade.
Service history / sales prep
There is a comprehensive service history with the Porsche, made up of a folder brimmed full with invoices for works carried out on the car since new, MOT certificates, previous sale adverts/invoices, spec sheets etc, as well as the original Porsche leather owner's wallet containing the driver manuals and the maintenance booklet showing 9 service intervals, all completed by the main dealer or independent specialists.
The following lists the car's service intervals: 30/10/2006 - 13,180 miles, 22/10/2008 - 20,414 miles, 22/10/2010 - 26,540 miles, 30/10/2012 - 30,269 miles, 17/03/2015 - 31,700 miles, 10/07/2013 - 32,866 miles, 03/03/2017 - 38,604 miles, 05/04/2019 - 48,384 miles, 02/10/2020 - 51,809 miles.
As noted above, we have just carried out a service in preparation for sale and this was a "major" interval with spark plugs. We have also upgraded the IMS bearing for our favoured "EPS" cylindrical unit, renewed the clutch, rear main oil seal, rear shock absorbers, rear upper suspension mounts, rear upper suspension bearings, and rear suspension bump stops. In addition to this prep work, in the last two years, the Porsche has benefitted from new front shock absorbers, front coil springs, front upper suspension mounts, front upper suspension bearings, front suspension bump stops, front suspension drop links, brake discs and pads in all four corners, Michelin Pilot Sport front tyres.
Porsche 997 Carrera S Manual - SOLD