• Six Speed Manual car • Modern classic • Full Leather Option
Back in 1963 Porsche unveiled the first generation of the 911. After going through several iterations throughout the years the key features have never really changed but merely improved. In 1997 Porsche revealed the 996 generation of the 911.
A departure from the original air cooled flat six to a water cooling system the 996 generation of the Porsche 911 was the biggest change the iconic 911 had received since its conception in the early 60’s. The production of the 996 ran until 2005, it did however receive new models and a facelift in 2002.
The 911 has always been a driver’s car and this 996 Carrera 4S version is no different, providing over 300hp from Porsche’s flat six engine which is transferred to the road through a four-wheel drive system.
The 996 has not had the biggest following from the Porsche fandom but recently there has been an increase in value as people start to appreciate the 996 for the great car it is.
This 996 appears to have had a good life, it has been regularly serviced by Porsche themselves or by the same independent Porsche specialists.
It appears to have spent the majority of its life down in Essex.
The car has recently had a major service, new exhaust back boxes, spark plugs and the correct Mobil 1 oils too all with the correct receipts to support this, however, there is no paperwork to support the replacement of the IMS bearing.
There are a lot of original handbooks that would’ve come with the car from the Porsche dealer, along with the service book which shows a copious amounts of service history from delivery until now.
This example came from factory with a full leather interior. The dash, center console, pillar and speaker covers are all shrouded in silver leather with colour coded hard back seats in the same lapis blue as the exterior.
Presented in Lapis Blue this 996 has excellent paintwork for its age. It has been cared for properly. It has recently had the front bumper and bonnet resprayed to eliminate a few chips that were present.
Mechanically this car is offered in good condition. It has recently had new exhaust back boxes, spark plugs, new discs and pads all round. It has also just been serviced using the correct Mobil 1 oils.
It comes on matching Porsche spec Bridgestone tires, the rear left shoulder however is showing some age-related micro cracking. There is no paperwork to evidence a replacement of the IMS bearing, however this can be replaced at cost by the seller.
The 996 is quickly becoming a desirable car, a true modern classic. With the value of these 996 Porsche’s steadily increasing this is a car that won’t sting you with depreciation.
This excellent example offers you a pass into the famous 911 platform with all the amazing driving characteristics and driver engagement without breaking the bank.
This car offers you the chance to cruise down to the south of France in total comfort and when you arrive you can still enjoy the windy roads on offer. But it is also just as suited to nip to the shops in, the 996 is car that you’re able to daily drive with ease.
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