Lot 198 - 2003 Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo
|Odometer reading||38,200 miles|
|Estimate||£38,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £42,560|
- A pampered low mileage example
- Comprehensive history file
- Recent major service by Precision Porsche
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 six-speed manual or a five-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 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 38,000 miles, our example is presented in metallic Basalt Black with black leather trim and has clearly had a pampered life. The car was first registered on 31st March 2003 and was particularly well specified as per the certificate of authenticity. This 996 Turbo has just had its major service by Precision Porsche and is also running the correct Porsche rated Michelin Pilot Sport tyres.
Accompanying the car is a complete history from new, documenting the low mileage and the vendors family ownership for the last 10 years. A recent MoT test certificate, with no advisories can also be found within the comprehensive history file. This is a superb example of an ever appreciating 911 in such fabulous condition that viewing is highly recommended.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.