Lot 228 - 2003 Porsche 911 / 996 Carrera 4S Tiptronic
|Odometer reading||94,421 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £21,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,280|
The first 996 Series cars arrived on our shores in October 1997 but only in hard top Coupé form. Those who wished to have the wind in their hair had to twiddle their thumbs for another year before the Cabriolet versions were launched, as well as Carrera 4 all-wheel drive variants. Both manual and the Tiptronic S automatic gearbox were offered. 2001 saw a revision of the 911 Carrera 2 and 4 ranges, with turbo-look headlamps, revised steering and suspension, some interior upgrades, but most importantly of all, a 3.6-litre engine which developed 320bhp. The Cabriolet version's hood was amended, and it also gained a glass rear window. The Targa version was also revived, but this time around it was a beauty with an electrically sliding glass roof and an opening rear window.
This very nice example is presented in the much sought after colour combination of Basalt Black Pearl exterior with black leather interior. The front seats are fully heated with electric memory the roof lining is Alcantara. The car also has factory fitted Porsche satellite navigation, Bose surround sound system and Bluetooth headset, reversing parking sensors, digital climate control air conditioning. The wheels have been refurbished and powder coated and it has a GT Cup style exhaust system. All invoices for work and maintenance are available. The car is powered by a 3.6 litre engine and mated to a Tiptronic gearbox. It comes with a full service history with invoices, service book and all original manuals.
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