The 996 was arguably Porsche coming into the modern era and the model that saw them say goodbye to the old air-cooled engine and familiar styling and hello to the refreshed, technologically driven cars that are now the norm in the automotive world.
All-wheel drive technology combined with a 296bhp, 3.4L flat-6, the rear-positioned engine provides the usual thrilling experience you should expect from a 911 and the cabriolet element provides that added open-top enjoyment that we all desire.
This 2003 registered automatic Carrera 4S comes with plenty of history including a service book containing no less than 18 stamps.
History & Paperwork
Original Porsche book pack
Documented recent mechanical work
Last serviced July 2022
Past MOT certificates
Waxoyl applied in July 2022
Currently residing in a quiet location in Devon, this Porsche has covered an average of 800 miles per year since coming into its current ownership in 2014.
Several invoices from Porsche specialists and main dealers are present which coincide with the original service book which contains no less than 18 stamps.
Condition and paperwork both provide clear evidence that the car has lived a cared for and appreciated life.
Minor wear on seats
Inside the 996 tan is the theme, with seats and trim all in an attractive colour.
The beautiful sports seats are finished in Savannah leather and contain the usual wear creases, with a couple of marks on the front also present.
A few indentations and marks can be found on the back of these front seats but otherwise, they are as comfortable and supportive as the day they left the factory.
It is a typical Porsche inside, very stylish but purposeful and simple.
The black carpet adds a little texture to the interior arrangement, adding a layer to the otherwise single shade styling. Porsche certainly knows how to put together an interior, from the styling to the colour, it's superb.
Hood in good order
Finished in Metallic Black, this 996 is presented pleasantly. We took time to go round and spot any blemishes with the only noticeable area present on the bonnet which has been photographed.
Otherwise, this Carrera is in great condition. The electrically controlled roof looks great, albeit showing some storage marks, however, it operates seamlessly.
The 18’’ split rim alloys are a suitable addition to the car, with two wrapped in new Pirelli rubber.
This 996 is the later generation variant released in 2002 and looks superb in the sunshine, the combination of black paint and tan interior provides the car with an aesthetic attitude to match that delightful 3.6L.
It looks great, especially with the roof down.
Recent mechanical work including full service
On request, the 3.6-litre fired up with no issue and issued a joyful sporty note.
The car was manoeuvred a few times for the photography and the automatic gearbox felt smooth and easygoing. We let the car run for a few minutes and it idled pleasantly, with no problematic or concerning sounds.
In July 2022 an extensive service and inspection were carried out by Specialists Colwills Garage in Bude.
This work included:
Full Service inc oil/air/pollen filters
Air Conditioning Service
2 x New Rear Tyres
New exhaust silencers
This is a fine example of the late 996 with a great mechanical record plus recent bills for mechanical maintenance.
A car built for performance but can happily perform as a daily driver, providing ample comfort and capability in all conditions.
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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Tiptronic S (996)
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