Lot 239 - 1999 Porsche 911/996 Carrera 4
|Odometer reading||64,248 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,544|
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. The performance characteristics remained superb with reliability at its core.
This fine example has been cherished during the vendor's ownership and indeed, going further back, the service history shows almost a full record of main dealer or specialist service stamps. Within the last year, a new stainless steel exhaust has been fitted along with new tyres all round, refurbished wheels and new rear discs and pads. 2008 saw a new gearbox fitted and the overall condition is described by the vendor as very good all-round. Inside, the driver's bolster shows some wear in the usual place and the standard stereo has been switched out for an advanced SatNav/CD/TV system by Kenwood- costing in excess of £1,400. The original unit with vents will accompany the car, as will the hardtop and stand. Enormous fun and well looked after, this Carrera 4 represents great value.
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