Lot 166 - 2001 Porsche 911/996 Turbo
|Odometer reading||60,300 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £34,000|
|Result||Sold - £34,720|
The 996 is the internal designation for Porsche 911 model that were 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 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 two-owner from new 911/996 Turbo is offered in metallic black with a grey leather interior and comes supplied with a comprehensive Porsche service history; it is the kind of car we all search the classifieds for. Originally owned by HH Shabib bin Taimur al Said of the Sultan of Oman's royal family, it was purchased by the vendor while working in Oman in 2007; the car was imported and registered X167 JCL in the UK. Originally fully serviced by the Porsche main dealer in Oman, it has been fully serviced and cared for by Porsche Guildford since its arrival in the UK in 2009. It has been serviced just one month ago and seen annually; five Porsche health checks are all present within the history file. With prices on the rise, this low ownership and mileage example is sure to attract significant interest and viewing is recommended.
Previous lotLot 165 - 1985 Ford Escort GL (1.3 litre)
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