2001 Porsche 911 996 Carrera Tiptronic S


  • Smart, well-maintained Carrera S
  • Tiptronic transmission
  • Desirable factory hardtop
  • Rare and sought-after colour


Up until recently, the 996 was very much the underappreciated 911 – but that’s now changed with a groundswell of an enthusiast following for the model. The first water-cooled version of the iconic Porsche sports car shared a lot in common with the Boxster, including its distinctive ‘fried egg’ headlamps with integrated indicators and much of its front suspension.

And while some 911 purists sniff at that, other fans of the marque recognise it for what it was at the time – Porsche finally bringing the 911 up-to-date, while maintaining a number of key elements of its essential DNA, namely the iconic body profile, the horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine in its rump and the upmarket but accessible supercar image that the 911 had portrayed so well since its inception.

It was also a fabulous car to drive, arguably the finest handling car of the 1990s providing you didn’t over-provoke it. That’s plenty enough for most, and it’s now coming into its own as a modern classic. 

This is a narrow-bodied rear-wheel-drive Carrera S Tiptronic Convertible, finished in striking Rainforest Green and equipped with a factory hardtop. It’s a lovely car, presented in excellent overall condition.


  • UK V5C
  • MOT March 2024 
  • All original books and handbooks
  • Some old MOT certificates 
  • File of history and paperwork documenting a lifetime of care
  • Maintained by independent specialists throughout its life
  • Two sets of keys


  • Excellent condition
  • Smart Savannah Beige leather with Rainforest Green piping
  • Heated, electrically adjustable seats
  • Superb door cards and carpets
  • Factory option two-tone Savannah and Black leather sports steering wheel 
  • Cruise control
  • Climate control – works perfectly
  • Becker Cascade Pro stereo/sat nav with voice controls
  • All dials and controls work as they should
  • Very well-presented with only minor signs of wear
  • Nokia hands-free kit
  • Genuine Porsche accessory windbreak in original packaging - unused


  • Ultra-rare Rainforest Green
  • Original paint in good order, with a couple of very minor marks but nothing of any real note
  • Superb recently refurbished two-piece alloy wheels with correct Pirelli tyres all-round
  • All original badges and trim in excellent order
  • Appears to be superb underneath with no signs of corrosion
  • Electric black fabric soft top
  • Rare and sought-after body-coloured factory hardtop in good condition, with zip-up storage bag and stand
  • Savannah headlining in great condition 


  • 3.4-litre flat-six
  • Normally aspirated
  • Tiptronic semi-auto transmission with steering wheel controls
  • Rear-wheel-drive
  • No leaking around the main seal/IMS 
  • Low temperature thermostat conversion
  • Design 911 full stainless exhaust system
  • Recent oil, fluids and filter service and major service prior to that, less than 5,000 miles ago
  • Vendor reports that the car is great to drive with no known or apparent faults


If you want a 911 with classic looks and accessible ownership and running costs, then the 996 is the one to go for. They’re the most attainable way into the iconic Porsche series, yet they won’t be forever – look what’s happened to 993 values of late for proof. 

This is a well-maintained and smart example with the sought-after Convertible body style and in an amazing colour scheme. It’s a superb choice of modern classic that’s well up to daily use and with sensible running costs.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2001
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 911 Carrera S
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 105,546 Miles
  • Engine size 3387
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Rochdale
  • Location Lancashire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
37 bids
  • Ro•••• £18,000 29/09/23
  • Pe•••• £17,750 29/09/23
  • Ro•••• £17,500 29/09/23
  • Pe•••• £17,250 29/09/23
  • Ro•••• £17,000 29/09/23
  • Ro•••• £16,750 29/09/23
  • Pe•••• £16,500 29/09/23
  • Ro•••• £16,250 29/09/23
  • mi•••• £16,000 29/09/23
  • Ro•••• £15,750 29/09/23

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