Lot 243 - 2001 Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo
|Odometer reading||27,527 miles|
|Estimate||£42,000 - £50,000|
|Result||Sold - £41,440|
The 996 model is a superb car; quick, reliable, well-made and represented the birth of the water-cooled 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 190mph.
The present owner purchased this lefthand drive Porsche whilst working in Dubai in 2012 and then brought it back to the UK in 2017. It is a superb low mileage example presented in red with black leather interior and comes with air conditioning, climate control, cruise control, electric sports seats, satellite navigation, parking sensors, electric sunroof and electric door mirrors. It is in wonderful condition throughout and has been cherished whilst in the present ownership and comes with a good history. With superb performance and handling, these powerful turbo Porsches still provide a lot of fun on the road but are docile in city traffic.
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