Lot 195 - 2001 Porsche 911/996 Carrera
|Odometer reading||102,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £13,440|
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 60mph in a shade over five seconds.
This Porsche 996 was delivered new in 2001 to a Mr Doswell in Southampton, who according to the original order supplied in the history paid £61,240. This included PSM, parking sensors and onboard computer as options. With just three previous keepers and presented in Artic Silver Metallic with black leather trim this example has been comprehensively serviced and cared for initially by Porsche Main dealers, with 10 service stamps until 2012 and 88,193 miles. HP Motorsport took on maintenance from 2013 with three further services; the last at 101,314 miles which was a major service and invoices for which can be found in the history file. Works include the important IMS bearing and timing chains replaced. This example also has a new MoT test certificate until April 2023, two sets of keys, a full book pack and tracker, making it a very affordable and desirable 911 with a good history file. When prices rise for 996’s (and they will) you could be one of the lucky ones that can say they bought a 911 for under £20,000!
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