Lot 123 - 2004 Porsche 996 Carrera
|Odometer reading||84,673 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £16,000|
The 996 is the internal designation for the 911 model manufactured from 1997 until 2006. It was replaced by the 997 in 2004 but the high-performance Turbo S, GT2 and GT3 variants remained in production until 2006. The 996 had little in common with its predecessor, with the first all new chassis platform since the original 911 and a new water-cooled engine. Technically, it was a major change, a complete breakthrough from the original car other than the overall layout. At its debut, the 996 featured the most significant change from the classic 911 series: a water-cooled engine replacing the previously air-cooled engine. Progressively stringent emissions and noise regulations, environmental concerns, a higher expectation for refinement and the need for a high-performance four valve per cylinder engine made the switch necessary. Other major changes include a completely new platform having a sleeker body with a more raked windshield, and a re-designed interior along with new ‘fried egg’ shaped headlamps (so called due to the amber coloured turn signals) instead of previous ‘bug eye’ headlamps.
This example is presented in grey metallic with grey leather interior and comes with Tiptronic transmission. The history file contains numerous MoT test certificates, old invoices relating to past servicing and repair work. The car comes with a full-service history with 11 stamps in the book with the last service being carried out at 84,559 miles on 28th July 2021. Buyers please be aware the engine has developed a small ‘tapping’ noise which has not been investigated but the car does start, run and is on the road.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.