Lot 223 - 2004 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 4S Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||57,020 miles|
|Result||Sold - £33,600|
- Just two former keepers
- New short engine fitted by Porsche in 2019
- Full Porsche main dealer history
- Desirable manual example with desirable hardtop
The first 996 Series cars arrived on our shores in October 1997 but 2001 saw a revision of the 911 Carrera 2 and 4 ranges, with turbo-look headlamps, revised steering and suspension, 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. A Carrera 4S model with broad turbo style wide arches debuted in summer 2003.
This stunning Guards Red 996 Carrera 4S is a credit to its owner. Offered in the more desirable manual guise, he purchased this Porsche in 2018 after an exhaustive search for the perfect 911 Cabriolet to enjoy his retirement and settled upon this all-Porsche main dealer history car with just two previous owners having importantly had all the necessary IMS bearing checks completed. The car had been ordered new from Porsche GB in Reading with a selection of upgrades that can all be found in the order letters and original documentation from 2004, this is coupled with a near perfect history file containing every invoice, service bill and receipt since new. The order summary showed that this C4S was specified with optional cruise control, heated seats, rear console, and handbrake in exterior colour (something that really brightens up a 911 interior) and CD autochanger along with PCM system and telephone module. Add in the tracker and tax, this car was £76,041 when new. The first owner kept the car until 2012 when the second owner purchased and thankfully kept up the maintenance with Porsche themselves.
In 2019 feeling very happy with his 911 and shortly after a major service with Porsche Mid-Sussex, the car developed an engine fault which eventually was diagnosed as an IMS bearing failure, the owner contacted Porsche and in August of 2019 paid to have a brand-new short Porsche 911 engine fitted at the expense of a heavily discounted £9,719 by Porsche themselves at 45,818 miles. The car has since been serviced by Porsche and is much like a car that has covered 12,000 miles let alone 57,000. With no expense spared, a fully Porsche stamped and invoiced history, two keys and the desirable hardtop with stand and cover, this is a truly special example with an engine that is barely run-in!
Interested parties should note that the original service book has been misplaced, however all the service invoices are in the history file. If found the vendor will forward this on to the winning bidder.
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