Lot 236 - 2001 Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo
|Odometer reading||87,800 miles|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £36,000|
- Numerous factory options
- Five speed tiptronic transmission
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 Vario Cam Plus as well as stability management - a necessity with over 400 bhp under your right foot.
This lovely example is presented in black with matching black leather interior and comes with all its original books and wallets. The car has a very good service history and has numerous factory options which enhance its desirability including heated seats, 5-speed tiptronic transmission (tiptronic buttons for steering wheel), park assist and sunroof to name a few. Both service book and front under bonnet stickers showing these options are still present on the vehicle. The present owner has spent around £8,000 on the car in the last year and invoices showing this can be seen on file. These models are highly sought after and still offer exhilarating performance at a fraction of the price of many competitors.
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