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Porsche 996: Buying guide & review (1997-2004)

Porsche 996: Buying guide & review (1997-2004) Classic and Performance Car
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The Porsche 911 is one of the most recognised and popular sports cars in the automotive world, and when a new version is launched it gets analysed and picked apart by enthusiasts. Changes made to the basic formula can be met with a fair amount of criticism, with fans yearning for the good old days of great steering feel and air-cooled goodness. 
 
With the launch of the 996-generation car in 1998, Porsche had to make some of the most radical changes to its tried and tested 911 recipe since its inception, to ensure compliance with upcoming emissions and safety regulations. 
 
The previous 993 had roots traceable to the original 911 of 1963, and with 30 years of continuous development behind it, was not an easy car to replace. Porsche wasn’t in a good way financially at the time either, meaning something was needed to turn the company’s fortunes around.
 
When the 996 Carrera arrived on the scene in 1998, that’s exactly what it did. Despite being measurably better in every way, and selling very well, many Porsche purists bemoaned the liquid cooled engine, ‘fried egg’ headlights and more cocooned driving experience. During the intervening years however, most of these strong opinions have softened as they have come to terms with the car for what it offer, a fantastic driving experience at an affordable price. 
 
However, while the 996 remains among the most affordable 911 models, it is not as cheap as it once was. Now the stigma of those engine faults and front headlights has all but vanished, people have woken up the the 996’s great qualities, and prices have been on an upward trajectory for the past few years.
 

Which 996 to buy?

 
The two most attainable and numerous models are the early 3.4 and facelifted 3.6 litre Carreras. There has been a lot of negative press about the 996 in the past, and a lot of it is down to the fact that early Carreras suffered premature engine problems. In recent years however, there has been a marked increase in the demand for these cars, as updates and specialist fixes have addressed most of the niggling and expensive issues with the earlier cars. 
 
You have a choice of Targa, Convertible and Coupe body shells in the Carrera range. Six-speed manual or five-speed Tiptronic gearboxes are available and four wheel drive could be specified with any combination of these body styles. In 2002 Porsche introduced the Carrera 4S in face lifted form, this car sported the bodykit, wheels and brakes from the Turbo models as well as four-wheel drive. It has become a desirable second hand purchase and is one of the best looking 996s. 
 
There are a few cars out there with the factory fitted X51 performance package. This gave 25 more bhp and can be identified by an all aluminium intake manifold instead of the black plastic item on the standard cars.
 
Cheap 996s can still be found, but make sure that the car you are looking at has a solid service history as any previous scrimping on oil changes and regular maintenance will probably come back to haunt you down the line. These cars also benefit from regular use so ultra low mileage examples might also cause a few headaches down the line.
 
Then there are of course the more special models, starting with the GT3 and GT3 RS, leading right up to the completely wild GT2. Standard 996 Turbo models were once a performance bargain, however prices are now considerably higher than they once were. The GT3 models have always been touted as the drivers’ choice, and this is still the case today. While every 911 is a joy, the GT3 remains the most focused and rewarding of the 996 generation. Our guide doesn’t cover these more specialist models in depth, however much of the normal 996 foibles also affect the special models. 
 

Performance and specs

 
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6 
Engine 3596cc, 24 valve flat-six 
Power 315bhp @ 6800rpm 
Torque 273lb ft @ 4250rpm
Top speed 177mph 
0-62mph 4.9 seconds 
Fuel consumption 25mpg 
Gearbox Six-speed manual
 

Dimensions and weight

 
Wheelbase 2352mm
Length 4432mm
Width 1770mm
Height 1306mm
Weight 1317kg
 

Common problems

 
• These cars are modern classics, meaning that spares availability is not going to be a problem, with more than enough Porsche specialists catering for 996s. Modifications, engine upgrades and general parts are all there for the taking.
 
• By far the most common and well documented problem with the M96 engine in the 996 is a failing intermediate shaft bearing (IMS). You might be excused for thinking that every single 996 is on the verge of sending valves and pistons spewing into the air, however the truth is somewhat less dramatic.
 
• While the problem is no doubt real, it is far less prevalent than it is often made out to be, and generally cars that are around today have had upgraded components and modifications carried out to minimise the risk of these failures occurring. 
 
• There are many specialists who can check whether your car has had the modified items retrofitted, and for peace of mind this is vital.
 
• A leaking rear main seal is also very common, but is not the end of the world. The advice is to live with a minor oil leak until the clutch needs to be replaced. As the gearbox needs to be removed to replace the seal with an official uprated Porsche part, this is the most cost effective course of action. doing next as the gearbox has to be removed to get to the seal. 
 
• Bore scoring is another issue that has been noted on some cars, and a bore scope by a reputable specialist can ascertain whether your car has any issues in this area.
 
• Engine cooling is paramount in these cars, so check that all hoses look healthy, and that all the servicing has been carried out regularly on the cooling system. The radiator is mounted in the front bumper, and the fins can become clogged up with leaves and other dirt leading to overheating issues.
 
• The engines are well built and aside from the seal and bearing issues mentioned above, they are long lasting. Misfiring issues can usually be traced to failing coil packs. Many examples are used as track day cars, while others have amassed huge mileages. Regular oil changes are crucial to ensuring a long service life.
 
• Suspension is durable and tends not to have any particular weak points to watch out for. Creaking or unusual noises may indicate that the control arms have been damaged and need replacing, which is not an unduly expensive job.
 
• Gearboxes are also long lasting and clutches do not wear out prematurely. The Tiptronic gearbox cooling pipes can rust over time but replacement parts are reasonably priced.
 
• Rust is not a common problem on the 996 so any evidence of bubbles under the paint on on any of the body panels may be due to badly repaired accident damage, which is sagly not that uncommon.
 

Model history

 
1997: 296bhp water cooled Carrera 3.4 introduced, initially in rear-wheel drive Coupe and Convertible styles.
2000: Tiptronic gearbox could now be used in manual mode with steering wheel buttons.
2002: All standard Carreras received minor face lift including revisions to the controversial headlamps. Engine capacity increased to 3.6-litres, producing 315bhp and Variocam Plus to further improve mid range torque. Targa body shape introduced, alongside the Carrera 4S with Turbo body kit introduced. 
2004: Last 996 Carrera rolls of the production line. Turbo S, GT3 and GT2 variants continue up to 2005, with approximately 175,000 of all types built.
 

Owners clubs, forums and websites

 
www.hartech.org Porsche specialist, with expertise in rebuilding engines
www.revolution-porsche.co.uk – Porsche specialist, offering upgraded parts for the common IMS bearing problem
www.porscheownersclub.org.uk – Free Porsche owners club and forum, catering for all Porsche models
www.porscheclubgb.com – Huge Porsche owners club and forum, with many events held annually
 

Summary and prices

 
Starting at £10,000 for a very early high mileage Carrera 3.4, prices generally go up to £25,000 for a last of the line Carrera 4S. Well-presented Carreras generally fall somewhere in the middle, with £15,000 getting you a 2002 model with full service history. 
 
Regular GT3 models start from £55,000, heading to £75,000 for a top example, with the later RS often commanding in excess of £100k. Turbo models currently start at around £30,000, with really good examples coming in closer to £50,000. How about the GT2? Prices start at £100k, with some dealers asking north of £150k for the best.
 
Values are definitely on the rise across the board, as the true worth of these early water-cooled 911s is starting to be appreciated. Choose the right specification with a comprehensive service history and you will have many years of enjoyable motoring ahead of you.
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  • Porsche 996 Turbo LHD

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    Genuine and unabused Porsche 996 Turbo with manual gearbox. Everything is original without any modifications. 2 owners in total. The car has a complete Porsche service history with 7 stamps on the original service book. The last one was done in 2013 at 54.600kms. All the recalls were done by Porsche. All the manuals are present as well as the 3 keys. Original paint all around, less the left side front wing we repainted due to some scratches made by a vandal. Full leather. Sunroof. Electric seats. Porsche navigation system and Porsche telephone are with the car; they have been removed by the previous owner but are present as spares. Very clean with no rust on the body or underneath. The car drives superb with no rattle or noise from the suspensions, engine, gearbox or differential. Tyres, brake pads and discs etc, everything OK and with more than 80% left. PIWIS (overrevs) and Porsche 111 checks available. Final informations: A complete Porsche service will be done by us prior the delivery. Overseas buyers welcome. The Porsche COC is available upon request if you want to register the car in your Country. We can help you in registering the car all aver Europe, UK included. We can shi

    • Year: 2001
    • Mileage: 41000 mi
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  • Porsche 996 GT3

    £89,995 £89,995

    996 GT3 Clubsport specification We are pleased to offer this immaculate GT3 for sale, with just 9,800 miles from new. Technically supplied as a comfort model, it was combined with Clubsport features from new, to create the clients perfect GT3 in period. Once completed to C16 UK specification, it was collected by the new owner in person from Zuffenhausen, who presumably had a very memorable drive back to the official UK supplying dealer, PorscheCentre Reading. Finished in basalt black with black leather interior, it has a perfect rev range report and the mileage reflects the cars current condition throughout. The techinal specification is as follows: Country Equipment: C16 Great Britain Body Colour: LC9Z Basalt Black Metallic Interior Trim: GT3 black leather including dashboard seats and doors 220: Differential Lock 273: Electric Heated Door Mirrors 274: Illuminated Mirror In Sunvisor 424: CD Storage Box 480: 6 Speed Manual 534: Anti Theft Protection 536: Alarm Siren And Tilt Sensor 554: Front Spoiler Lip Included 450: Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) 567: Green Tinted Windscreen With Green Top Tint 573: Electronic Air Conditioning 581: Front Centre Console 651: Power Windows 659: On Board Com

    • Year: 2004
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  • Porsche 996 GT3 Clubsport

    £56,995 £56,995

    Just arrived! Porsche 996 GT3 Clubsport, more information to follow. Paul Stephens - Sudbury Road, Little Maplestead, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2SE | Telephone: +44(0)1440 714884 Registered in England, no 4706673. VAT No 831040871

    • Year: 2004
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  • Porsche 996 C4S Convertible

    £39,995 £39,995

    Full Metropol Hide Electric Memory Heated Seats with Embossed Porsche Crests Small Aluminium Pack Radio CD Multiplay BOSE Sound Porsche Communication Module (Navigation) Telephone Module Sports Exhaust Lightronic Headlights with Wash Red Calipers Wind Deflector Hardtop with Stand X51 Power Upgrade 345 bhp 18″ Gold Crest GT3 Alloy Wheels Full Porsche Service History 1 Owner from New

    • Year: 2005
    • Mileage: 59900 mi
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  • PORSCHE 996 GT2 CLUBSPORT - ARCTIC SILVER

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    Information PORSCHE 911 (996) GT2 CLUBSPORT - 2002 37,000 Miles Arctic Silver Coachwork Black Interior Porsche Stability Management System Cruise Control Porsche Radio & CD Player ALcantara Headlining Fire Extinguisher 18" GT2 Turbo Alloy wheels Full Main Dealer and Specialist Service History Interested In Vehicle Print Vehicle Details Back To Index

    • Year: 2002
    • Mileage: 37000 mi
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  • PORSCHE 996 C4S CABRIOLET MANUAL - SEAL GREY METALLIC

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    Information 2004 PORSCHE 996 C4S CABRIOLET MANUAL (SEAL GREY METALLIC) Manual 86000 Miles Seal Grey Metallic Dark Grey Leather Interior Porsche Stability Management System BOSE Surround System Porsche CD Changer Sports Seats Partly Electric Seats Climate Control 18" Alloy Wheels Full Service History Interested In Vehicle Print Vehicle Details Back To Index

    • Year: 2004
    • Mileage: 86000 mi
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  • PORSCHE 996 TURBO COUPE - BASASLT BLACK

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    Information PORSCHE 911 (996) TURBO COUPE TIPTRONIC S 2002 69,000 Miles Tiptronics Basalt Black Coachwork Black Leather Interior Porsche Stability Management System CD Changer BOSE surround White Dials Sunroof Memory Seats Fully Electric Seats Porsche Crest on Headrest Alcantara Headlining Rear Wiper 18" Turbo Alloy wheels Full Service History Interested In Vehicle Print Vehicle Details Back To Index

    • Year: 2002
    • Mileage: 69000 mi
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  • PORSCHE 996 GT3 - COBALT BLUE METALLIC

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    Information 2003 PORSCHE 996 GT3 RHD COBALT BLUE METALLIC 49,000 Miles Black Leather Interior Porsche Stability Management System Telephone White Dial Sports Seats JVC Radio & CD Player Partly Electric Seats Alcantara Headlining Xenon Headlights Porsche Crest on Headrest Climate Control 18" 996 GT3 Alloy wheels Interested In Vehicle Print Vehicle Details Back To Index

    • Year: 2003
    • Mileage: 49000 mi
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  • PORSCHE 996 TURBO COUPE MANUAL - SILVER METALLIC

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    Information PORSCHE 911 (996) TURBO COUPE MANUAL - 2002 39,000 Miles Manual Silver Metallic Black soft ruffled Leather Porsche Stability Management System Porsche Communication Module Satellite Navigation Telephone CD Changer BOSE Surround system Sunroof Memory Seats Fully Electric Seats Alcantara Headlining Rear Wiper Climate 18" Turbo Alloy wheels Full Service History Interested In Vehicle Print Vehicle Details Back To Index

    • Year: 2002
    • Mileage: 39000 mi
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  • Porsche 996 Carrera 4

    £18,995 £18,995

    About this Porsche 996 Carrera 4 In 1998 the new Porsche 911, also known as the 996 was introduced. This car had the very important mission of rescuing Porsche as a independent car-manufacturer. This new 911 is the first in 34 years that is so new compared with the previous models. First of all the bodywork is complete new, as is the interior and the suspension. The headlights, like a lot of other components are shared with the boxster, but Porsche implies they were designed for the 911, and then used for the boxster. The typical curved flanks have made way for a smooth new look. Door handles are now flush fitted. Even the so much loved air-cooled engine, was after 34 years replaced by a water-cooled one for environmental reasons. The overall length of the car has increased by 185mm and width has increased by 30mm. The 996 came with a choice of either a six speed manual gearbox or Porsche's semi automatic tiptronic transmission, the performance figures for both versions unsurprisingly being faster than those of the 993. The top speed was 171mph whilst zero to sixty took a blistering 5.2 seconds or 6 seconds dead for tiptronic versions. This car features: 18" Carrerea wheels, Sound

    • Mileage: 78300 mi
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  • Porsche 996

    £21,995 £21,995

    *SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. An evolutionary Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with one owner and 43,778 miles EQUIPMENT Aluminium hardtop, active rear spoiler, modular headlamps, electric hood, occupant side impact protection, volumetric alarm system, roll-over protection system, heat reflective glass, one-touch electric windows, heated door mirrors, air conditioning, digital speed indicator, CR-22 radio cassette, rear seats, steering rake adjustment, Factory Options: Wheel caps with coloured Porsche crest, heated seats, board computer. Dealer accessories; tailored carpet mats. EXTERIOR This elegant 996 Porsche is finished in Artic Silver, (Code L92U), which is incredible having been garaged from new by the only owner. The clear harmonious lines offer classic 911 proportions which in near perfect condition, are stunning. The high quality fabric hood is factory fitment and the rear plastic screen is crystal clear and operates seamlessly. The aluminium hardtop is included and again, perfect in appearance. There is a tiny mark to the lower front bumper which does not detract from the overall excellent unmolested condition. Dealer supplied front and rear number plates remain fitted. Sporting flair with muscular athleticism and a 0.30 co-efficient of drag help demonstrate how evolutionary this 996 design is. One for the connoisseur. INTERIOR Enticing hand-crafted leather seats finished in Boxster Red, (Code MA), are in exemplary condition with only the faintest of fade on the drivers bolster. Genuine tailored Porsche velour mats have protected the carpets from new and door shuts and luggage areas are factory fresh with stickers still attached. The tightly grouped overlapping layout of gauges with the tachometer in the centre are an unmistakable testament to the 911’s racing heritage and everything functions correctly with precision. A rewarding, practical and well-engineered cockpit. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The 3.4-litre engine in this 911 develops 300bhp and 350Nm of torque. A top speed of 174mph is quoted with 0-60mph despatched in 5.4 seconds. Lifting the engine lid reveals a spotlessly clean engine bay suitable for display winning purposes. The 6-speed manual gearbox is precise with a short throw and a light hydraulic clutch action. The drivers choice. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The 17inch one piece light alloy wheels are unmarked and have the optional wheel caps with coloured Porsche crest. Premium Michelin Pilot Sport 205/50 ZR17 tyres up front and Continental Sport Contact 225/40 ZR17 at the rear have ample tread. The lightweight jack, tools, compressor and pressure tester are all present. The 4-piston patented monobloc fixed calipers proudly display the Porsche inscription and grip tightly to the vented cross-drilled discs. HISTORY FILE Registered new on the 19th November 1998 by Official Porsche Centre, AFN Limited, this original example has only had one owner from new and covered a warranted 43,778 miles. A neat chronically filed history, proving annual servicing by the supplying dealer followed by specialist, leaves no doubt to the care bestowed on this example. MOT certificates are also neatly filed along with every tax disc. The last service was carried out at 43,406 miles on the 18th June 2016. All handbooks, spare keys and documentation are found in the black leather Porsche wallet. A truly magnificent, preserved and pampered example becoming difficult to find with such provenance. MOT June 2018, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please copy the link below: https://youtu.be/AES4deBHqOw To see a complete set of photographs of this car please copy the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskYheJQd 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Mileage: 43778 mi
    • Engine size: 3.4
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  • 1998 Porsche 996 Carrera

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    Philip Raby Porsche Porsche Sales and Service This is a beautiful example of an early and increasingly collectable Porsche 996 Carrera Tiptronic. It is finished in gleaming Arena Red Metallic with a complementing sumptuous full Savanna leather interior that boasts the desirable hardbacked Sports seats. The Porsche benefits from having just having had some £4000 spent on bringing up to our high standard. Most importantly, we have replaced the IMS (Intermediate shaft) bearing with an upgraded one to ensure peace of mind for the new owner. The RMS (rear main seal) was also replaced. In addition, we have fitted new air-conditioning condensers so that the system blows icy cold air. The car has also had a major service, including new spark plugs, new water pump, new brake fluid, new cooling radiators and the transmission fluid and filter has been changed. The 911 has a nice range of options, including the rare Sport Package, which includes the aforementioned Sports seats, a limited slip differential (LSD) and M030 Sports suspension. It also has traction control, sunroof and trip computer. Good 996s are increasingly hard to come by, which is why we are so excited by this one. Unless other

    • Year: 1998
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  • Porsche 996 Turbo

    £45,950 £45,950

    The Porsche 911, 996 model began production in 1998, and finished in 2005. The 996 were the first model range that Porsche used an all-new water-cooled engine. The Porsche 996 Turbo Coupe was the first 911 to look noticeably different in Turbo form to a standard car; the different light clusters and intakes in the rear bumper make it distinctive from its Carrera and Carrera 4 siblings. Turbo’s came equipped with four wheel drive and a 3.6-litre, twin turbocharged and intercooled flat-six produced 420bhp, making the car capable of 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds and onto 189mph. The stunning GT Silver 996 Turbo offered here at Hofmanns is a very late registered 2005 car covering a mere 49,561 miles from new. With the 996 Turbo being the flagship car, Porsche put everything into this car including Satellite Navigation, Electric Sunroof, Park Assist, PCM-2 Telephone, CD Autochanger and Porsche Crest Embossed in Headrest. This example has a lovely history from Porsche main dealers and most recently in November 2016 at 48,000 miles at a Porsche Specialist. As with all our vehicles the car will go through a comprehensive presales inspection and service by one of our Porsche experienced technician

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  • 2002 Porsche 996 Turbo Tiptronic

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    Philip Raby Porsche Porsche Sales and Service This superb 2002 Porsche 996 Turbo Tiptronic S is a near perfect example of the model and marque. Having just spent £8,000 on a full mechanical mechanical overhaul, including two new turbochargers, we are confident it’s one of the very best 996 Turbos available. Along with the new turbochargers, it has had new brake discs, pads and sensors all round, new front antiroll-bar drop-links, new air-conditioning condensors, six new ignition coil packs, rear bumper/exhaust heat shields, new front tyres, auxiliary drive belt, transmission oil, a major service, plus a myriad of other work, to ensure that this Porsche not only meets our very high standards of detail and preparation but also gives the new owner the piece of mind that is so important when buying a car of this calibre. The 996 Turbo combines supercar performance with rock-solid reliability from its legendary Mezger engine, and affordable running costs. The 420bhp twin-turbocharged engine is a fabulous match with the Tiptronic gearbox, ensuring that you always get optimal performance with no fuss – and we’re talking 0-62mph in just 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 185mph. This example i

    • Year: 2002
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  • Porsche 996

    £25,995 £25,995

    classicandperformance *SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A curvaceous Porsche 911 Carrera 4S with low owners in prime condition. MODEL HISTORY The decision to combine the powerful naturally aspirated engine with the potent lines of the 911 Turbo is a successful formula proven with the iconic and highly desirable M491 Supersport. Lowered suspension, widebody streamlined aerodynamics, revised integrated spoilers, a braking system derived from the 911 Turbo featuring red brake calipers and generous Turbo Look II wheels all form part of the package. Introduced in 2002 with the major facelift upgrade of the 996 and phased out in 2005, this is a highly sought-after modern classic. EQUIPMENT Retractable rear spoiler, occupant side impact protection, airbags, Porsche Stability Management, digital speed indicator, automatic climate control, trip computer, integrated cup holder, orientation lights, steering rake adjustment. Factory Options: Sports exhaust system with standard exhaust pipes, heated seats, rear window wiper, 4-way electrically adjustable memory seats, top-tinted windscreen, park assist, Bose sound system. EXTERIOR This impressive 911 is finished in Seal Grey Metallic, (Code L6B4), and is virtually flawless thanks to pampered low owner care. The car is totally standard without exception and key model features such as the distinctive red wideband reflector and titanium coloured 4S logo on the engine cover are pristine. Sill mouldings have been shielded by clear protection film to maintain the excellent appearance. Original dealer supplied number plates help prove the originality and all panels remain free from dings and scuffs. The factory fitted front screen with the optional green top-tint has a few tiny marks. Truly impressive in every aspect. INTERIOR The stylish interior of this 911 4S is finished in desirable Black Leather, (Code AH), with all working controls in matt black enhanced with a range of aluminium-coloured details. Standard on the 4S is the switch panel finished in luxurious matching leather and Porsche logo carpet mats have been fitted from new. The classic five dial instrument cluster with the tachometer in the centre is perfectly clear and all door shuts and luggage areas are factory fresh with stickers still attached, including the bonnet identity sticker. The full colour Porsche crest on the sports steering wheel is vibrant an only a small mark to the unique Carrera 4S kick plate to the passenger side is visible. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The flat-six 3.6-litre all alloy engine thumps out 320bhp and 370Nm of torque, enough to propel this machine to 62mph in 5.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 174mph. The optional switchable sports exhaust system is harmony to the ears! Impeccable service history and a detailed engine bay will please the fastidious keeper. A desirable six-speed manual gearbox with a recent clutch and dual-mass flywheel combined with intelligent four-wheel drive provides strong, seamless acceleration. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The 18inch Turbo-Look II wheels are virtually unmarked and display the unique and discreet 4S logo on all four wheels. All four alloys are shod in premium Bridgestone Potenza 225/40 ZR18 front and 295/30 ZR18 rear with ample tread. The braking system, with new pads and discs fitted in February 2017, is derived from the 911 Turbo featuring red brake calipers and internally vented and cross-drilled discs providing formidable stopping power. HISTORY FILE Supplied new by Porsche Centre Sutton Coldfield on the 25th November 2003 this remarkable example has only had two former keepers from new. The first custodian, Mr Emmett, owned the car for 11 years and with full Official Porsche and Porsche Specialist service history the mileage of 68,797 is warranted. All invoices and a fully stamped service book are included and reveal important works carried out such as complete clutch assembly and flywheel along with the rear main oil seal. With the last major service carried out at 67,691 miles in August 2016 the next scheduled visit will be in August 2018 or 87,691 miles, helping to ensure peace of mind. All handbooks, spare keys and manuals are present and contained in the black leather Porsche wallet. A sought-after modern classic and one for the Porsche enthusiast. MOT March 2018, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/1s4CTfDK1Ko To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://www.flickr.com/gp/kgfclassiccars/69m845 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 2003
    • Mileage: 68797 mi
    • Engine size: 3.6
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