Lot 195 - 2001 Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo
|Odometer reading||49,653 miles|
|Estimate||£37,000 - £46,000|
- A pampered low mileage example
- Just two former keepers
The 996 model is a superb car; quick, reliable, well made and the birth of the water-cooled Porsche 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. The 996 Turbo was available with either a six-speed manual or a five-speed Tiptronic transmission with revised styling and a wider stance than the naturally aspirated 996 Carreras along with new bi-xenon headlamps. The Turbo also came with Vario Cam Plus as well as stability management - a necessity with over 400bhp under your right foot.
Performance can be described as ballistic when behind the wheel of a turbo-charged Porsche. However, due to the modern 911 being such a capable daily driver, 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 49,653 miles, our example is presented in metallic Lapis Blue with grey leather trim and has clearly had a pampered life. The car was first registered on 3rd August 2001 and was particularly well specified including rear leather centre console, aluminium painted instrument dials, lumbar support on driver and passenger seats and soft ruffled leather seats.
This car has been well maintained and regularly serviced. It has been only lightly used by our vendor on a weekly basis and on dry weekends, kept in ‘tip top’ running order with the last service in March 2022 at 49,196 miles. In addition to this the car was recently ceramic coated at a cost of £1000 just a few months ago. A three owner car with an MoT test certificate until March 2023 found within the comprehensive history file. This is a superb example of an ever appreciating 911 in such fabulous condition that viewing is highly recommended.
Previous lotLot 194 - 1966 Triumph TR4A IRS
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