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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (996)

Estimate: £14,000-16,000

Lady owned and used daily in attractive Ocean Jade with Nephrite green interior; auto/tiptronic example in lovely order with 18 service stamps

First supplied new in March 1998, this early 3.4 water-cooled flat-six 996 series Carrera 2 has Porsche’s excellent five speed automatic/Tiptronic gearbox and is finished in the limited edition and unusual shade of Ocean Jade Metallic (L25K) with green interior and carpets.

The option sticker inside the front cover of the service book reveals this example to have been well optioned when new and includes the following optional extras: Special order full Nephrite green leather interior (JA), UK spec car (C16), traction control ASR (222), traction control with ABD automatic braking differential (224), 5-speed automatic/tiptronic transmission (249), 2-way electric hard-back Sports seats LH & RH (375 & 376), CD compartment (424), tiptronic buttons for steering wheel (432), Porsche colour crested wheel caps (446), sun-moon-roof (650). In addition, the car features automatic digital climate control with A/C, electric mirrors, windows and automatic rear spoiler.

Furthermore, this example has been fitted with sports tails to the exhaust for a sportier bark, wider lightweight alloy wheels which compliment the overall stance and appearance as well as having an iPad integrated into the centre console permitting Bluetooth connectivity and a host of other iPad features if that’s up your alley.

The car has been with our current lady enthusiast owner for the last 2+ years, the previous owner to her also a lady and has been carefully used and maintained. During our vendor’s tenure, the car has been used regularly often with a baby seat strapped in the back proving a 911 really can be a practical ‘mum-car’ with two bags of horse feed in the ample under bonnet boot and child in the back!

Recent maintenance works include a lube service in July this year along with 4 replacement brake pipes (Calliper to flexi), a replacement fuel rail in Easter 2020 and complete re-spray in December 2020 in the original colour after some fade and bird-poo reaction.

The history file includes the V5C, owner’s pack & service book revealing an impressive 18 service stamps with a further 6 entries for brake fluid changes, 3 for long life condition reports and 1 for the airbag checks plus a host of old MOTs, maintenance and parts invoices including a £1,523 spend in 2019 at local specialist Doverman for a TDC sensor and exhaust repair, replacement drive shafts and ABS sensor in 2017, replacement A/C condenser and driers in 2015, and another for a replacement rear crank seal in 2008. The current MOT is valid until September 2022 with no advisories recorded at 94,667 miles.

A tidy example (reluctantly offered for sale to fund a horse-box purchase) with super service history in a rare colour scheme – 996’s are good news of late following the price hikes of the air-cooled cars. These earlier 3.4’s tend not to suffer the IMS bearing problems of the later 3.6 versions as they featured a stronger bearing– worth considering when looking for one of these under-valued 911s.

Bidders please note, the private registration pictured is NOT included and will be retained immediately online upon successful sale, the car returning to its original age-related plate.

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com

Reg No: C8PYL
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99ZWS604658
Engine Number: 66W05872
Engine Size: 3400

Documents

V5C; old V5C; owner's pack & service book with 18 stamps +10 further; invoices; old MOTs; current MOT Sept-22 without advisory

Estimate: £14,000-16,000

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