Lot 173 - 2002 Porsche 911 996 Carrera 2S
|£19,000 - £26,000
- Just four former keepers
- Comprehensive service history from new
The 996 is the internal designation for the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between 1998 and 2005. On its debut, the 996 featured the most significant changes to the Carrera model since its 1963 introduction, namely the water-cooled engine replacing the previously air-cooled unit. Progressively stringent noise regulations, environmental concerns, a higher expectation for refinement and a high-performance, four-valve per cylinder engine made the switch necessary. Other changes included a sleeker body with a more steeply raked windshield and a redesigned interior. The performance characteristics remained superb with reliability at its core. The Targa models now featured a full glass and electronically operated roof. The 996 was another step forward for Porsche, making cars that not only excited their fan base but appealed to those who wanted a comfortable and practical everyday sports car that could sprint to 60 mph in a shade over five seconds.
First registered 15th March 2002 this example presented in silver cost £66,608 when new which included cost options such as Porsche stability management, 18 inch Turbo wheels, sound package and painted instrument dials. Delivered to its first owner in Ascot the accompanying service booklet shows 10 main dealer stamps followed by a further 9 services with specialists with accompanying invoices the last with Northway which was a major service with spark plugs in October 2021. We are informed by the vendor that the car also boasts new discs and pads, a recent bore inspection in March 2021, new Bilstein shock absorbers, springs and bump stops and has a modern Apple Play/DAB stereo fitted the original also suppled. Offered with full book pack and an MoT test certificate until September 2022. The previous owner was a mechanical engineer and the attention to detail shows, recently ceramic coated this is a lovely example of the 996 incarnation and viewing is highly recommended.
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