2002 PORSCHE 911 966 CARERRA 4
Year : 2002 - 1st August 2002
Make : Porsche 911
Model : 966 Carerra 4
Colour : Silver
Body Type : Sports
Transmission : Automatic / Triptronic
Engine : 3596 cc
Power Output : 316 BHP
Doors : 2
Fuel : Petrol
Price : £ POA
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A well sorted and optioned face-lift 3.6 auto/tiptronic all-wheel drive coupe; just 75,414 miles with mega history inc. essential preventative IMS & RMS replacement.
Supplied new by Porsche Zentrum Hamburg in August 2002 this exceptional face-lift 3.6 Carrera 4 coupe boasts all-wheel drive sure-footedness with desirable five-speed automatic/tiptronic transmission (249) and has covered just 75,414 miles in the hands of its four caring owners and comes with an excellent service history.
The car very much looks the part finished in Seal Grey (L6B4) with matching graphite grey full leather interior (CZ) and rides on staggered five-spoke 18inch Carrera alloy wheels (411) shod in correct N-rated premium tyres.
The options fitted to this car include the rare '09991' code meaning the car was subject to the 'Sonderwunsch Programme' now known as Porsche's 'Exclusive' scheme for a more bespoke spec where the vehicle leaves the production line and heads to the 'Werk 1' area for fitment of bespoke/custom specification.
The options fitted to this car in addition to what comes as standard include, a rear wiper (425), four-spoke leather Sports steering wheel with Tiptronic paddles (432), sound pack (490), green graduated tint windscreen (567), park assist (635), thicker steering wheel (XPA), branded stainless kick plates (X70), leather rear seat facings (936) and front and rear leather seats (983). The headlining is finished in brushed grey suede and we also see an on-board computer and digital climate control with A/C. Outside we also note the fitment of double sports tails to the exhaust and useful ZunSport mesh grills fitted to the air intakes within the front bumper to prevent damage to the A/C condensers.
This has car had belonged to a marque enthusiast and retired engineer for the past few years after many years of air-cooled 911 ownership. During his tenure and after much research, he opted to have the car undergo some essential preventative engine-out maintenance carried out by Devon Specialists SCS Porsche who in May 2019 at a cost of some £2,900 at 66,462 miles replaced the often troublesome IMS (intermediate shaft) bearing for the revised ceramic hybrid version, along with the RMS (rear main seal) which is also known to fail, new uprated crankcase bolts, two new rear metal brake pipes, four short brake pipe to calliper sections, the air to oil separator, a pair of engine mounts, brake fluid change, underbody wax-oil, service and borescope inspection of cylinders five & six which were clear of any scoring.
The history file for this 996 is impressive, within which we find the V5C, owner's pack and service book showing 13 stamps, the first seven by Porsche Solihull, followed by five from Dave Griffiths Racing Ltd of Shrewsbury and by SCS Porsche Specialist of Devon as mentioned. In addition to these 13, there are a further six for brake fluid changes, four for Long Life condition reports and two for airbags checks.
Invoices on file support many of these stamps, with a recent oil change (unstamped) in November 2019 at 69,124 miles which also included the replacement of the electronic switch-over valve on the side of the gearbox. Other maintenance of note includes a replacement water pump and exhaust repair in August 2021, a major service in 2018 costing £2,793 by Dave Griffiths Racing which included replacement of all belts, an exhaust repair, two O2 sensors, two new A/C condensers, a new high-pressure pipe and /AC drier plus re-gas of the A/C system. Another bill on file shows £5,000 spend in 2016 for suspension/brake components, wheel alignment and annual service. Evidently, looking through the history it’s been cosseted with money no object attitude and with all the common 996 failings having been addressed preventatively rather than reactively.
A very well sorted and presentable Carrera 4 variant in the right colour, original factory specification with just five owners and only 75,414 miles.
Recently serviced, fresh MOT along with alloy wheel refurbishment and new tyres.