Lot 191 - 2003 Porsche 996 Turbo Tiptronic
|Odometer reading||109,000 miles|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £34,000|
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 996 Turbo debuted at the Frankfurt Show in September 1999. The turbo was powered by a water-cooled twin turbocharged/intercooled 3.6L H-6 derived from the 1998 LeMans winning GT-1 car. The 996 turbo featured all-wheel drive and was available with either a six-speed manual or a five-speed Tiptronic transmission.
This 2003 Porsche Turbo is owned by a very knowledgeable Porsche enthusiast who is meticulous in how his cars are maintained. This is no exception and presents in delightful condition with a superb service history, the last recently in November. The 3600cc engine fired up immediately when requested and we are advised she drives with no known faults, the Tiptronic gearbox operating exactly as it should. The black paintwork is in good order as is the interior. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate valid until 4th June 2017, Porsche 996 Turbo's are becoming highly sought after and are regarded by Porsche enthusiasts as offering excellent value as well as a superlative driving experience.
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