2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (996)


  • Porsche 911 in good condition
  • Comes with a hard top roof
  • Low mileage in recent years, 5,000 since 2016
  • Countless invoices proving work
  • Long MoT – until March 2023
  • Extensive service history

The Appeal

With Porsche 911 prices rocketing sky-high, the dream of owning one of the best sports cars ever made is falling out of reach. 

However, the 996 generation is yet to be subject to the immense increase in value we’ve seen from other generations. In the right specification, these can therefore be the best first Porsches for many motoring enthusiasts.

This particular example in standard Carrera guise with the Tiptronic gearbox is surely one of those models that will be the perfect first 911. 

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History and Paperwork

  • MoT until March 2023
  • Sale includes many invoices of past work
  • Just 5,000 miles covered since May 2016
  • Extensive service history, both main dealer and Porsche specialists
  • Leather Porsche paperwork wallet included with driver’s manual

The Interior

  • Leather sports interior with extended leather option
  • Aftermarket Pioneer stereo with 6-disc changer
  • Original Porsche infotainment system included in the sale
  • Comes with a wind deflector

From the driver’s seat, this Porsche 996 911 greets you with elegant blue leather covering the seats and parts of the dash while the Porsche crest takes pride of place on the steering wheel. 

Behind the wheel, you’ll notice the stunning white instrument cluster that really screams Porsche.

For the most part, the interior is in good condition for its age. The passenger seats have very minimal creasing, and the dashboard surface is near-impeccable. The driver’s side does show some wear on the bolster and the carpet mat in the footwell looks to have some discolouration, but overall it's looking very tidy.

Next to the steering wheel sits an aftermarket Pioneer infotainment system capable of phone connectivity bringing the car’s interior into the current decade. That is linked to a Becker 6-disc changer. For those looking for a fully standard interior, the sale does include Porsche’s original infotainment system along with its user manual. 

The Exterior

  • Excellent condition
  • Subtle Seal Grey Metallic paint with dark blue soft top
  • Sale includes hardtop roof
  • Unique ‘fried-egg’ headlight design

The 911 is a car that changes very little from one generation to another keeping the same beautiful shape as the original car from the early sixties. 

But with its unique fried egg design headlights, the 996 sets itself apart from other generations of the model. Although this means it has become an outlier in the history of the 911 not getting the praise of other examples, it also means the car is more accessible to a wider audience.

From the outside, this particular car presents itself very well with an excellently preserved and subtle paint colour. It would be very hard to find many signs of damage throughout the paintwork and the rest of the exterior follows the same trend. 

Both the soft top and hard top roofs are in similarly good condition with just a few marks on the blue cloth soft top.

The lighter coloured wheels compliment the blend of colours perfectly and are too in brilliant shape showing little to no scuff marks.

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The Mechanics

  • Sporty rear-mounted 315 hp 3.6 litre flat-six 
  • Automatic ‘Tiptronic’ gearbox
  • Well cared for model mechanically

Sat behind the rear axle in this 996 911 Carrera is the entry-level 3.6-litre flat-six engine developing a grand total of 315 horsepower which is sent to the rear wheel through a five-speed automatic gearbox. 

With plenty of paperwork and invoices to back up previous work and condition, the car has clearly been well-maintained mechanically.

Though the previous few MoT checks have pointed out brake disc wear as advisories, the seller advises us that they have since replaced the front discs and pads with in the last two months. 

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With a healthy history and very presentable looks, this Porsche makes for an excellent first entry into 911 ownership and with both a soft top and hard top, the car should be useable all year round.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 911 Cabriolet Tiptronic (996)
  • Colour Seal Grey Mettalic
  • Odometer 110,538 Miles
  • Engine size 3600
  • Town Cheltenham
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location Gloucestershire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
4 bids from 3 bidders
  • laborum•••• £10,250 12/08/22
  • Adrian•••• £10,000 09/08/22
  • Skiporb•••• £7,500 09/08/22
  • Adrian•••• £5,000 09/08/22

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