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1999 Porsche 996 911 Carrera 4 Tiptronic

Highlights

  • Extensive recent work by D&G Porsche including IMS and RMS 
  • Tiptronic gearbox has been rebuilt 
  • New discs and pads and handbrake cable in 2023 
  • Smart car with great colour scheme and factory hard top 
  • Popular AWD, convertible and Tiptronic specification 
  • MOT to October 2024 with no advisories 
  • Recent engine work and oil change in October 2023 

The Appeal

Buying a new 996 must have been a decision-making nightmare, such was the raft of options and opportunities to bespoke.
The first owner of this tidy 911 appears to have avoided those dilemmas by ticking most of the key boxes. So it is a Carrera with the desirable AWD system, Tiptronic box and convertible with hard top versatility. Then there is the colour scheme - lovely Ocean Blue over Savannah leather. 
In the years since it has been carefully maintained, including significant work in September 2023 to the engine. The all-important IMS and RMS bearings were replaced at this time. The Tiptronic box has also been recently rebuilt. 
A recent engine light means that we would advise trailering this car on purchase. Once fixed this looks like a well loved and hugely entertaining addition to any driveway. 



History and Paperwork

  • First registered 18th June 1999
  • Eight registered keepers 
  • Current keeper since October 2021 
  • Recent major expenditure covering engine work, IMS bearing and RMS 
  • Driveshaft and suspension work by D&G Porsche Newcastle
  • Tiptronic gearbox has been rebuilt 
  • New discs and pads and handbrake cable in 2023 
  • M.O.T valid until October 2024 with no advisories
  • Thick history file from 2007 and all MOTs since 2008
  • No MOT advisories with mileage at 122,874 and valid to 26th October 2024
  • Last recorded service at 117,897 miles
  • New oil added during engine work on 28/10/23
  • Always garaged by seller and never used in the rain
  • Porsche book pack included
  • Two keys and one emergency key 
  • Vendor advises that due to the issues below and above the car will need transported



The Condition

  • Smart dark blue Ocean Blue paintwork with matching hard top 
  • Paintwork presents well for age with some marks to be expected 
  • Bodywork is straight and well kept as shown in photographs 
  • Five spoke factory alloy wheels in generally good, lightly aged condition 
  • Underside similarly well kept with no structural advisories on last MOT 
  • Original ‘fried egg’ headlights and upgraded rear lights
  • Soft top replaced by a previous owner with a later glass window style
  • Original wind deflector in good condition
  • Retains its factory-fitted Porsche stereo unit 
  • Savannah leather interior has some general wear and tear to be expected of age
  • Some scratches on the rear of the seats which are not immediately noticeable 
  • Emergency spare wheel, jack, tool roll, and Porsche air compressor included



The Mechanics

  • 3,387cc flat six Porsche engine 
  • Porsche AWD system 
  • Tiptronic 5spd automatic gearbox with sequential shift via buttons and shifter 
  • Vendor advises that the Tiptronic gearbox has been rebuilt
  • New brake discs and pads fitted last year together with handbrake cable 
  • New bump stops fitted all around
  • Replacement driveshaft
  • Stainless steel exhaust boxes and tips with great sound 
  • Vendor reports slight knocking sound from left side exhaust and engine check light on
  • We are told there is no loss of oil, good oil pressure, no smoke or soot from exhaust
  • Vendor believes the problem may be a possible exhaust system issue
  • Due to change in circumstances he has been unable to get the issue checked out
  • Car will need transported to a new home


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1999
  • Make Porsche
  • Model S4
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 123,192 Miles
  • Engine size 3387
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Morpeth
  • Location Northumberland
  • Country United Kingdom

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