Lot 125 - 2003 Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo
|Odometer reading||52,298 miles|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £37,000|
|Result||Sold - £34,720|
- Comprehensive service history
- The ultimate get in and go sportscar
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.
Performance can be described as ballistic when behind the wheel of a Turbo. However, despite this 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 52,000 miles, our example is beautifully presented in metallic silver with black leather trim and has clearly had a pampered life. The paintwork is in lovely order and the leather is in beautiful condition. We are informed that all electrics operate as they should and the gear-change through the five-speed tiptronic gearbox is faultless. Under the wide arches sit standard and iconic turbo alloy wheels, as new with Pirelli P-Zero tyres all round and to the front the brake disc and pads were replaced just 1,500 miles ago. 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. Three recent services have been undertaken by specialists, one in 2017, another in January 2019 and January 2020 with a further service in January of this year, as such this car presents as a real 'get in and drive' example. Accompanying the car are all of the manuals contained within the leather pouch and an MoT test certificate valid until February 2022 and two keys. This is a superb example of an ever popular 911 in such fabulous condition that viewing is highly recommended especially with its very attractive estimate.
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.