2003 Porsche 996 911 Carrera 4S


The Appeal 

The joy of the 996 is that there is a model for virtually anyone with petrol running in their veins. This 2003 car is a case in point - its later 3.6L engine, 6spd manual box and AWD make it not just very appealing but highly usable. 
Finished in popular silver metallic with black leather interior, the condition reflects the enthusiasm of its keepers. Its a story supported by the history file, which shows a raft of main dealer invoices followed by specialist attention by renowned firms like Design 911. The work has included a replacement clutch 10,000 miles ago and more recently a cambelt and water pump. 
The MOT runs to November 2024 with no advisories and the servicing and brake fluid maintenance has been kept up to date. A well specified example of a popular modern classic. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First UK registered 24th September 2003
  • Eight registered keepers 
  • Current keeper since 15th February 2018 
  • 2 keys
  • Full set of handbooks in good condition 
  • Stamped service book to 2018 and brake fluid changes to 2020 
  • Good history file which is shown in photographs 
  • This includes work by main dealers to around 2016 then by renowned specialists 
  • Summary of recent maintenance work below 
  • Email exchange with previous owner included in photographs 
  • Well known to Steve at Goss Hall Classics who can provide an opinion on the car
  • Large quantity of spare parts including those previously removed from car
  • Indoor Porsche car cover and outdoor cover, latter never used 
  • Only used three times in rain - inadvertently - in seller's five years of ownership
  • Vendor tells us the car has never sat outside overnight since he bought it 
  • Will be sold with working key fobs 
  • Health check by Porsche Tonbridge will be undertaken before sale 
  • Every invoice from Design 911, Porsche Tonbridge and others since seller's purchase
  • These invoices total £12,249 
  • Viewings are welcome but buyers will not be able to drive the car 
Summary of recent maintenance: 
  • Clutch replaced in July 2018 at 86,251 miles 
  • Exhaust replaced in July 2019 
  • Repairs by Design 911 in January 2021
  • Cambelt and water pump replaced by Design 911 in October 2021
  • Brake fluid changed at 87,307 miles in May 2020 

Other work advised by vendor: 

March 2018 by Kent Porsche specialist: 

  • Engine oil and filter 
  • Differential oil seal and oil change 
  • Front and rear control arms and tuning forks plus new bolts and nuts
  • Ant roll bar bushes replaced

Further work in 2018: 

  • Suspension arms, rear wishbones and track/tie rods
  • Front and rear drop links 
  • Four wheel laser alignment by East Kent Auto 
  • Turbo alloy wheels professionally refurbished and finished in Anthracite
  • Tyres re-valved and balanced at the same time 
  • Deflector pulley replaced 
  • Tensioner roller replaced
  • Gearbox oil replaced with Motul 75W90
  • Secondary air pump replaced 
  • Check over by Goss Hall Classics, Porsche specialist 
  • Leaking a/c pipe replaced
  • IMS Bearing replaced in July to LN Engineering single row bearing
  • Original bearing supplied with car
  • Flywheel, clutch, RMS, tensioner O-rings and sealing rings replaced
  • Serviced and maintained by seller since mid 2018 
  • Every bolt, fastener, clip and washer replaced as required with invoice to prove

Work in 2019: 

  • Stainless steel Designtec valvetronic switchable sports exhaust silencers
  • Vendor installed original wiring loom and dash button to make operation OEM
  • All 12 header bolts replaced with stainless steel hardware
  • Two plastic sills removed, cleaned and all clips and fasteners replaced
  • Any stone chips repainted with Hammerite rust preventer
  • Cleaning between a/c condenser and radiators at front 
  • Additional grilles added to prevent further debris build up 
  • Rear spoiler dismantled and rusted bolts replaced

Work in 2020: 

  • Two new Bridgestone rear tyres fitted to match fronts 
  • Spark plugs, ignition coils and heat shields replaced
  • Brake fluid flushed and changed by Steve at Goss Hall 

Work in 2021: 

  • Air oil separator replaced
  • Vendor fabricated a tool to remove transmission rubber mount which is included
  • Transmission rubber mount replaced 
  • Engine mounts uprated to RSS performance mounts 
  • Front and rear suspension shock absorbers replaced with Bilstein B4s
  • Stop plates, rubber bump stops, bellow covers, contact bearings, and all bolts
  • Rear drop links replaced using Porsche parts 
  • Four wheel alignment 
  • Various parts sand blasted and powder coated in black 
  • Coolant thermostat
  • Several coolant pipes 
  • Coolant system flushed and replaced with Porsche coolant 
  • OEN pipe clips replaced with superior stainless steel jubilee clips 
  • New Porsche belt drive 
  • Gear shifter block replaced with Porsche 996 C4S part 
  • Original shifter block included 

Work in 2023: 

  • Roof resprayed to rectify light damage 
  • Driver's inside door sill repainted at the same time 
Work in 2024: 

  • A/c repairs and now blows ice cold according to vendor 
  • Crank case breather hose 
  • Oil filler tube replaced 
  • Coolant tank and valve 
  • Flushed power steering fluid and refilled with Fuchs Titan CHF 11S
  • New starter motor, alternator and battery
  • Brakes replaced with Brembo discs all round 
  • Rear pads are Brembo and fronts are Textar
  • New caliper pins, bolts and clips 

Notes from seller: 

  • Some deterioration to front windscreen with clouding around VIN number
  • Passenger side rear brake light slightly deteriorated 
  • Original gear shifter cables with one clip broken and cabled tied in place 
The vendor reports that he had exacting standards for his purchase and inspected several cars before settling on this one.  He travelled to Scotland to buy it and completed the 450 mile return trip without issue.  As a result he reports that he would gladly drive it anywhere in Europe and has been honoured to curate it for the five years of his ownership. 

The Condition

  • Silver metallic paintwork in good order
  • Some light marks or stone chips to be expected due to age and mileage 
  • Standard car with black protective trim to rear wheel arches
  • Bodywork is straight with no notable damage or deterioration in photos
  • Refurbished five spoke alloy wheels with dark grey anodised finish 
  • Quality Bridgestone 18in tyres showing good condition and plenty of tread
  • Underside presents well with no structural advisories on last MOT 
  • Red brake calipers neatly accented the exterior finish 
  • Well maintained interior with black leather seats showing only light wear
  • Everything works inside including memory seat functions 
  • High specification includes factory infotainment system and Bose speaker
  • White faced dials and well kept switchgear and interior fittings 

The Mechanics 

  • Later 3,596cc 315bhp flat six Porsche engine 
  • 6spd manual gearbox 
  • Clutch replaced 10,000 miles ago 
  • Further mechanical work including cambelt and water pump 
  • Exhaust replaced in 2019 with unit featuring distinctive quad tail pipes 
  • No reported running or driving issues 
  • Vendor has only ever filled the car with Shell V Power fuel 
  • Vendor reports that they wait 2-3 minutes after starting before driving 
  • Then, once driving, he limits to 2,000rpm until car is up to temperature
  • Car has never been red lined or over-revved in his ownership 
  • Every oil filter kept by seller since acquiring the car
  • Seller has only every used Mobil 10W40
  • Every part replaced or removed by seller retained with car 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2003
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 911
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 94,438 Miles
  • Engine size 3596
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Canterbury
  • Location Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
25 bids
  • ps•••• £21,250 04/06/24
  • al•••• £20,000 04/06/24
  • ps•••• £19,750 04/06/24
  • al•••• £19,250 04/06/24
  • tt•••• £19,000 04/06/24
  • al•••• £18,750 04/06/24
  • tt•••• £18,250 04/06/24
  • ri•••• £17,750 04/06/24
  • al•••• £17,500 04/06/24
  • mi•••• £17,000 04/06/24
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