2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (996)


  • Original Basalt Black paintwork
  • Tiptronic 5-speed automatic gearbox
  • Engine rebuilt at 78,050 miles

The Appeal

Porsche's 996 911 was somewhat revolutionary at the time of its release in 2000 and initially caused some uproar with Porsche purists. 

This was due to the 996 being the first 911 to make use of a water-cooled engine. Although this was a completely new engine developed for the newer 911 and Boxer models, it took many purists time to fully understand the benefits. Since the 996, Porsche haven't looked back and continued to utilise the more reliable and modern water-cooled engine format. Furthermore, the 996 received new styling and moved on from the historic circular headlights, taking inspiration from the GT1 race car. 

At the time this was another big move for Porsche but clearly proved a wise one when seeing 996's still stand out on the road today. Finally, whilst having a smaller coupé interior, the 996 gives for great visibility and thus the interior feels spacious considering it's format, it really is a true drivers car which belongs on the road!

The History and Paperwork

  • MOT until 28/11/2023
  • First registered 30/09/2002
  • Reluctantly selling as no time to use
  • Genuine 105,506 miles
  • Less than 5000 miles covered in the last 3 years
  • Custom numberplate included with vehicle
  • Full service history, part main dealer and part independent
  • Last serviced 05/22 and covered less than 2000 miles since
  • Engine rebuilt at 78,050 miles
  • New brake lines and brake service amongst other work carried out 05/23
  • Original interior and exterior
  • Very good condition for the age and mileage
  • Original owner's manuals supplied and in very good condition
  • Current owner is an enthusiast who has taken great care during his ownership with regular maintenance and servicing
  • Car covered and garaged when not in use
  • 2 sets of keys included with vehicle

The Interior

  • Original black leather interior in very good to excellent condition overall
  • Seats absent of any rips or tears with some light marking and signs of wear in keeping with the age
  • All interior features such as air con etc reported to function as expected
  • Original stereo head unit with optional 6 disc CD changer (located in front boot), all reported to work as should
  • Optional extra Bose sound system present and functioning
  • Dashboard leather and plastics remain in very good condition
  • Glovebox handle slightly loose but still functions
  • Both front sun visors and lights in very good condition
  • Desirable Porsche branded umbrella present and in good condition
  • Carrera branded plaques on door sills / scuff plates
  • Headlining present, secure and remains in very good condition
  • Rear black leather seats remain in very good condition free from any rips or tears
  • Front boot remains in very good condition with C-tek battery charger terminal present and connected
  • Carpets present and in good condition throughout

The Exterior 

  • Original Basalt Black paintwork remains in very good condition throughout
  • Some paint chips and scratches throughout the vehicle in expectance with the age and mileage
  • Some small dents to the drivers side door and rear quarter, only noticeable when inspecting closely
  • Brightwork and badges are in very good condition
  • Small puncture damage to rear nearside bumper
  • Litronic Xenon headlights in good condition, current owner recently polished to remove lens fog
  • Deployable wing functions as expected and remains in very good condition
  • Gorgeous 18inch 5 spoke Carrera alloys remain in very good condition
  • 4 matching Pirelli P-Zero tyres, rears with good tread and fronts very good tread
  • Desirable drilled and vented disc brakes all around 
  • Minimal blemishes and swirl marks in the paint considering the age and mileage
  • Heated rear windscreen and wiper present
  • Roof remains in very good condition with roof rack mounting points present

The Mechanics

  • Renowned M96.03 3.6L flat six engine rebuilt at 78,050 miles meaning many more miles yet to cover
  • Borescope inspection led to engine rebuild with cylinders 4,5,6 machined and sleeved with new pistons
  • Clean and tidy engine bay and underside in a good, used condition
  • Last serviced 05/22 and covered less than 2000 miles since
  • New brake lines, brake service, new ignition switch and door electronics switch carried out 05/23 totalling nearly £2000
  • Space saver spare wheel with cover included, located in front boot
  • All ignition coils replaced by current owner in 2016
  • Service book stamped up until 89,213 miles / 2015, serviced independently since then with invoices to show
  • Airbag system checked in 2014
  • Engine absent of any knocks, bangs or smoke when running
  • Current owner advises that the vehicle drives and stops well, as it should and in a straight line


Porsche's 911 Carrera 2 (996) is a vehicle that initially split opinion when released but over time came to win the hearts of most who had the pleasure of driving one. 

This example is in very good to excellent original condition overall. You may be mistaken regarding the mileage and age when inspecting the car, this is a testament to the current owner who has kept it in tip top condition. This 911 has evidently been cherished throughout its life which is backed up by the thorough service history. 

With an engine rebuilt some 30,000 miles ago, this Carrera 2 still has many more left in the tank. Tastefully configured and wonderfully kept, this really is a wonderful example worth considering!

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 911 Carrera 2 (996)
  • Colour Basalt Black
  • Odometer 105,506 Miles
  • Engine size 3596
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Amersham
  • Location Buckinghamshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
30 bids
  • runnasu•••• £10,500 29/05/23
  • harvey.•••• £10,250 29/05/23
  • CFC68 £9,950 29/05/23
  • runnasu•••• £9,800 29/05/23
  • CFC68 £9,600 29/05/23
  • runnasu•••• £9,500 29/05/23
  • CFC68 £9,250 29/05/23
  • harvey.•••• £9,000 29/05/23
  • CFC68 £8,750 29/05/23
  • runnasu•••• £8,500 29/05/23

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