"The first 996 Series cars arrived on our shores in October 1997 but only in hard top Coupé form. Those who wished to have the wind in their hair had to twiddle their thumbs for another year before the Cabriolet versions were launched, as well as Carrera 4 all-wheel drive variants. Both manual and the Tiptronic S automatic gearbox were offered. 2001 saw a revision of the 911 Carrera 2 and 4 ranges, with turbo-look headlamps, revised steering and suspension, some 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. The Targa version was also revived, but this time around it was a beauty with an electrically sliding glass roof and an opening rear window.
On offer here is a Carrera 2 Cabriolet 911/996 Porsche first registered in July 2003. This metallic grey example with a black leather interior features; air conditioning, radio with CD player, factory hardtop, electric windows, black electric soft hood and Tiptronic gearbox. Supplied with a fantastic service history including a large number of invoices from JAZ Porsche specialists in North London and Porsche, Chiswick, this 911 has clearly been well maintained, even if the paintwork would benefit from some attention. In its current ownership since 2014, the car has been used regularly and as a result is reported by the vendor to run and drive well.
Supplied with its UK V5C registration document, history file, driver’s handbooks and MoT test certificate valid until August 2021. A very useable and practical sportscar, whatever the weather.
Interested parties should note this vehicle is offered without reserve.