Lot 271 - 1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 4 Coupé
|Estimate||£8,500 - £11,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,320|
The Porsche 996 is the internal designation for the Porsche 911 model- manufactured and sold between 1998 and 2005. On its debut, the 996 featured the most significant changes to the Carrera model since its 1963 introduction, namely the water-cooled engine replacing the previously air-cooled unit. Progressively stringent noise regulations, environmental concerns, a higher expectation for refinement and a high-performance, four-valve-per-cylinder engine made the switch necessary. Other changes included a sleeker body with a more steeply raked windshield and a re-designed interior.
This Porsche 996 Carrera 4 Coupé was originally registered on 5th May 1999 and has been exceedingly well maintained. The current vendor is a very knowledgeable Porsche enthusiast who knows the importance of caring for such a car. This C4 is fitted with a tipronic gearbox, sports exhaust and 18" alloy wheels that have been recently refurbished and shod with N4 Pirelli PZero tyres. The silver coachwork is virtually unblemished and the grey leather trim is in excellent order. Electric front seats and an electric sunroof, together with air conditioning are fitted to this well-equipped Porsche. Benefitting from a recent service including changing the coil pack and spark plugs, this Carrera Coupé is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate valid until 2nd September 2015 and a substantial history file. It is worth noting that included within the history file is an invoice for a replacement engine costing over £6,000 in 2011. This car offers superb value for money, considering the estimate.
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