Lot 319 - 2000 Porsche 911/996 Turbo
|Odometer reading||63,000 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £33,000|
|Result||Sold - £38,080|
The 996 is the internal designation for the Porsche 911 model; it was 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.
Porsche 911 Turbo have enjoyed somewhat of a meteoric rise over the past 24 months and justifiably so. With a 40% increase in the value of the 996 models last year, this example is expected to attract much attention. Finished in pearl white with a tan leather interior, the vendor describes the car as a 10/10 example than he imported from Japan last year. Having covered an average of just over 4,000 miles a year, a low mileage for a car famed for being a sports car for everyday use, this 911 was recently given a new MoT test certificate and boasts a full service history. With electric everything including heated seats and lovely biscuit trim this Turbo has the assurance of the last service having been recently undertaken in July this year. Time is running out to find examples of the 996 Turbo at a reasonable price point and these cars can be described, not only as a truly drivable sports car, but also a sound investment.
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