PORSCHE 996 TURBO MK11 manual coupe
LOW MILEAGE – JUST TWO PRIVATE OWNERS
Full black extended stitched leather interior, top tint windscreen, electric sunroof, Porsche crested wheel centre caps, Heated front and rear screen, rear parking sensors, Aluminium gear selector and handbrake, CDC-3 CD 6 disc auto-changer, PCM (Sat Nav), telephone handset for PCM, carpet over-mats, rear wiper, electric door mirrors, electric windows, Alcantara/suede headlining, leather steering wheel with metal Porsche crest centre motif, Bose sound system, chrome exhaust tips, headlight washer system, A/C climate control.
Finished in the desirable, and arguably best colour for a 996 Turbo, of Basalt Black, factory code LC9Z. The bodywork retains a superb deep shine all over, with very few signs of any stone chips or gravel-rash to be found. Thankfully free of any car park dents or scratches, the overall appearance is totally in-keeping with a vehicle that has covered only a low total mileage The wider rear arches , housing the large air duct cooling intakes, and the flared, extended side skirts confirm the undeniable aggressive stance of the 996 Turbo.
A familiar and ordered arrangement of instruments, designed with driver focus in mind. The high quality stitched black leather extends to dashboard top, centre console, door cards and caps. All surfaces, including the leather steering wheel are in a fine condition. The front seats showing little or no wear. Even the vulnerable driver’s seat bolsters are not crushed or damaged, but just retain a pleasing degree of patination. Rear seats are as new. The alcantara headlining and all floor covering are again in top condition. All instruments and switch gear operates correctly. The A/C efficiently provides a chilly breeze when required.
WHEELS & TYRES
Matching Continental Sport contact 2’s all round, 225/40 ZR18 on the front with 295/30 ZR18 at the rear. All tyres have an even wear pattern and an average tread depth of around 5mm. Alloy wheels are un-marked, five spoke dished Turbos. Brake discs appear to have recently been replaced, or covered very little mileage, having no lipping or scoring evident.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
The 996 Turbo has only been cared for by two, private owner from new. The first gentleman from Woking in Surrey, arranged for purchase via the Porsche Main Dealer Senn Chur AG in Switzerland and being registered first in the U.K on 01/07/2002. Enjoying a regular service and maintenance regime throughout, service interval and mileages below:
09/06/2003 – 5836 miles Porsche Guildford
23/06/2005 – 12,899 miles Porsche Guildford
19/06/2007 – 18,731 miles Sixbay Ltd
24/06/2008 – 20,684 miles Sixbay Ltd
25/06/2009 – 22,307 miles Sixbay Ltd
07/07/2010 – 24,233 miles Sixbay Ltd
30/06/2011 – 26,577 miles Sixbay Ltd
24/11/2012 – 27,715 miles Simply Porsche
17/03/2014 – 31,435 miles Simply Porsche
08/05/2015 – 34,910 miles Simply Porsche
08/04/2016 – 36,313 miles Simply Porsche
20/06/2017 – 36,533 miles Simply Porsche
16/04/2018 – 37,126 miles Chelsea Carrera Ltd
30/04/2019 – 38,819 miles Chelsea Carrera Ltd
New Oldham Heavy Duty battery fitted July 2020, all brakes and pads replaced April 2017 @ 37,126 miles.
There is an original black leather owner’s wallet, containing all hand books, three keys, a large bound leather history file containing all MOT certificates, invoices and original sales invoice. The Turbo is obviously Hpi clear, with certificate available upon request.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
The 996 Turbo debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1999. Powered by a water-cooled Twin-KKK Turbo charged and intercooled 3.6-litre flat-6 engine derived from the 1998 Le Mans winning 911 GT1 race car. The engine is rated at 309 kW (420 PS; 415/420 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 415 lb⋅ft (563 N⋅m) of torque. As expected performance figures are impressive, even by today’s standards, with at top speed around 190 mph and the 0-62 mph dash dispatched in 4.2 secs. It features an all-wheel drive system for sure-footed security and confidence when powering out of corners and into sharp bend, or when road conditions are adverse. Our car offers the benefit of the more engaging 6-speed manual Getrag G96/00 transmission. It has revised styling and a wider stance than the naturally aspirated 996 Carrera models, along with new bi-xenon headlamps and a hydraulically operated rear wing. The Turbo also comes with Vario-Cam Plus and stability management. The bodywork was also revised to allow airflow to 3 radiators up front and to accommodate the 18-inch alloy wheels and tyres.
Other features introduced in 2002 were a glove box, center mounted cup-holders, an optional Bose stereo, plus rain-sensing wipers
The structure is 45% stiffer, yet lighter than previous 993. Weighing a relatively svelte 1317 kgs, even after accommodating the 4-wheel drive mechanicals, the 996 Turbo handles beautifully, poised and direct, with a chassis more than capable of taming the 415 bhp on tap. Our car starts on the first turn of the ignition keys and soon settles to an engaging burble. All gears can be selected with ease, braking via the ventilated and drilled discs all round is efficient and direct with no adverse pulling or drift to either side. During our Test Drive the Porsche performed admirably, as to be expected from such a low mileage, well maintained example.
Still representing, what must be, one of the greatest every day, usable Super-car bargains available on the market today. Strongly recommended before everyone catches-on, and prices subsequently rise.