2004 Porsche 911 / 996 Carrera

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2004
  • Mileage 
    9 521 mi / 15 323 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WP0ZZZ99Z4S602486
  • Engine number 
    66407296
  • Lot number 
    387
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

A late production face-lift Mk2 specified for driving purity with 2WD and a manual gearboxJust 9,500 miles from new and in amazing condition wholly commensurate with the low mileage and diligent ownership by just twoprevious keepers3.6-litre dry-sumped, water-cooled flat-6 with 320PS.0-62mph in4.9 seconds and a top speed of 178 mphTastefully finished in Polar Silver and optioned with afactory-fitted Aero Kit and Sports exhaustFull servicehistory - most recentmajor service just over 1,000 miles agoSupplied with a complete book-pack and spare keysProduced from 1997 to 2004, the 996 received the first all-new platform in the 911s 34-year existence, but was controversial at the time of its launch mainly because it was the first 911 to switch from airto water-cooling. In 1998, Car and Driver put the Carrera 2 up against the Ferrari 355 and the Porsche came out on top. Furthermore, it was prized as the EVO Magazine car of the year with "its ability to be approachable and accessible like a sports car, but still with the ability to inspire awe like a supercar... on the road its purity of purpose, poise, finesse and honed athleticism allowed it to dominate a test that included the Ferrari F355 and Elise 135".The base model, the Carrera 2, is now rightly regarded as the purest, most driver-focused model in the range, being rear-wheel drive, with three pedals, and has a beautiful naturally aspirated flat-six. Its the lightest water-cooled 911 you can buy, the same-generation GT3 included. Its also 80kg lighter than the air-cooled 993 predecessor, which is 50% wobblier. And you still get the rear +2 seats, as a 996 is 18.5cm longer than the previous 993.The car presented here is C16 (UK-supplied), last-year-of-production Mk2 (face-lifted) model, with thestaggeringly low mileage of just 9,500.It really must be seen to be fully appreciated,this cossettedexample really is in superb original condition and still retains that distinctivenew car smell. Itwas delivered new on the 3rd of January 2004 via Porsche Centre Aberdeen andreturned a further three times for a serviceat 3,175 miles, 5,014 miles, and 6,795 miles, all with itsfirst owner who kept it until 2017. Our vendor acquired the carlater in 2017, throughPorsche specialist Steve Bull. He, in turn, kept this lovely Porsche in the manner to which it had become accustomed andit has always been garaged and was serviced (including a belt change) at Cotswold Porsche Specialists at 8,382 miles.With a complete book-pack, including its original service booklet, an as-new full key set and invoices for maintenance, this is simply the nicest 996 C2 we have ever offeredfor sale andit must be one of the best available anywhere currently.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16thand 30thJuly. Please contact Joeon 07779 082707/[email protected] to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.