2005 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S


  • Highly original example of the 996
  • Serviced earlier this year
  • Current, advisory-free MOT valid until December 2023

The Appeal

Introduced in 1995 as the 5th generation of the Porsche 911, The 996 model represents an important evolution in the illustrious sports car's history. Eager to fight off ever-tightening standards for emissions, the signature air-cooled flat-6 of the 911 was reaching the ceiling of its abilities - so it was time for a change, with a water-cooled iteration being fitted into a more aerodynamic, sleek - yet amiably familiar - body shell. The result was one of the biggest successes in the company's history - the very definition of a modern classic.

This specific example, with its low mileage and excellent condition, stands as a testament to the careful and attentive ownership it has experienced over the years. It's recently been treated to a thorough service, including the important IMS bearing replacement, and now comes to us in fine fettle - ready for its lucky new owner.

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 2005
  • The DVLA records 7 previous owners
  • In current ownership since December 2022
  • Last service conducted on 10th March 2023 at 57,560 miles
  • The vendor informs us that the car currently sits at circa 58,800 miles
  • Valid, advisory-free MOT until December 2023
  • The car has been stored in a garage for most of its life
  • Paperwork file includes:
    • V5c document
    • Certificate of Production
    • Original sales leaflets and booklets
    • A collection of invoices
    • Numerous MOT certificates

The Condition

  • Silver paintwork in very good order overall
  • Some minor marks on the bonnet and driver's door edge
  • Bodywork is free of any dents or dings we've been able to discern
  • Car is sat on its original branded alloys and is wearing Michelin tyres
  • We note that the underside is in very good order with no meaningful corrosion
  • The interior is in excellent form, with a few minor age-commensurate marks
  • Leather seats are free of rips and tears
  • Highly original throughout with no significant modifications
  • We understand all instruments to be in good working order
  • However, the vendor does note that the passenger-side mirror isn't adjusting electrically
  • Carpets and headlining in fine condition

The Mechanics

  • 3.6L water-cooled Flat-6 Powerplant 
  • Tiptronic gearbox, with 5-speed when in manual mode. It has the paddles in the steering wheel to change gear.
  •  Significant maintenance in March 2023, including:
    • Full service
    • IMS bearing replacement
    • Cam cover seals
    • All fluids changed
    • Steering rack lines replaced
    • Air-Con service and more
  • Engine bay in excellent order with no significant wear
  • The car had zero advisories on its latest MOT
  • From what we're informed, it's driving perfectly with no faults to note
  • The car steers perfectly straight and is said to sound amazing

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If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2005
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 911 Carrera 4S
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 58,800 Miles
  • Engine size 3596
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Swindon
  • Location Wiltshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
28 bids
  • pa•••• £20,000 29/11/23
  • br•••• £19,600 29/11/23
  • pa•••• £19,101 29/11/23
  • br•••• £18,500 29/11/23
  • pa•••• £18,000 29/11/23
  • br•••• £17,250 29/11/23
  • pa•••• £16,750 29/11/23
  • co•••• £16,000 29/11/23
  • ak•••• £15,250 29/11/23
  • pa•••• £15,000 29/11/23
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