Lot 289 - 2003 Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo
|Odometer reading||48,235 miles|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £42,000|
The 996 model is a superb car; quick, reliable, well-made and the birth of the water-cooled Porsche 911. With a wide range of models on offer, the most iconic is, of course, the Turbo. Featuring four-wheel drive and a 3.6 litre, intercooled engine derived from the 1998 Le Mans winning GT-1 car pushing out 420bhp and hitting 60mph in a whisker over four seconds, this is genuine supercar territory. The 996 was seen as a more relaxed and usable 911; however, in Turbo guise, the driver would get the best of both worlds; a luxury leather interior with every creature comfort combined with the ability to drop the hammer and reach a top speed of a claimed 190 mph. The 996 Turbo was available with either a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed tiptronic transmission with revised styling and a wider stance than the naturally aspirated 996 Carreras along with new bi-xenon headlamps. The turbo also came with VarioCam Plus as well as stability management - a necessity with over 400bhp under your right foot.
Performance can be described as ballistic when behind the wheel of a turbo-charged Porsche. However, due to the modern 911 being such a capable daily driver, mileage on early cars can swiftly reach into six figures resulting in lower mileage models becoming quite the find for any collector or enthusiast. With just a little over 48,000 miles, our example is immaculately presented in metallic silver with black leather trim and has clearly led a pampered life. The paint work is without blemish and the leather is in beautiful condition and fully adjustable via the memory seats. We are informed that all electrics operate as they should and the gear change through the 5-speed tiptronic gearbox is faultless. Under the wide arches sit standard and iconic turbo alloy wheels, fully refurbished and as new, with near new Pirelli P-Zero tyres all round. Included in the history file is a comprehensive service book showing stamps from five Porsche main dealers, with specialists taking over annually from 2009 to 2014, before returning to the Porsche dealer network at just over 45,000 miles. Also present are all of the manuals in the leather pouch. This is a superb example of an ever appreciating 911 in such fabulous condition that viewing is highly recommended.
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