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2003 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 4S
This 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe (996) is a face-lift, manual example of the 996-generation 911 which has only had two owners since new. It is powered by a rear-mounted 3.6-litre flat-six-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine which sends 235kW/370Nm to the rear wheels. This car features a six-speed manual transmission. It currently shows 95,221km on its odometer.
Often written off as the unloved 911, the 996-generation 911 has long flown under the radar – though it’s now enjoying prominent time in the limelight. Introduced in 1998, the 996 was the first generation 911 to get a watercooled engine, which admittedly caught Porsche enthusiasts off-guard. But a comprehensive array of updates, and a new platform, brought the 911 nameplate into the new millennium. It wasn’t long until Porsche introduced a facelift update in 2002 which gave the 911 Carrera 4S a Turbo-style body with a more aggressive front fascia and wider stance. It also received a larger 3.6-litre engine over the pre-facelift which allowed for more power and better performance. Not only is the 996 appreciated as true driver’s car, but values are beginning to rise alongside other better recognised generations. The Carrera 4S is one of the most desirable variants, along with the GT3 and Turbo.
Finished in the period-perfect Seal Grey colour, this facelifted Carrera 4S is specified inside with black leather. The car is optioned with a Bose sound system and features a sunroof. It rides on a set of 18-inch Porsche alloy wheels which come wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport/Pirelli P Zero tyres.
This Carrera 4S was complied in Australia in November 2003 and delivered new through Porsche Centre Sydney South. It was owned by the same family right up until 12 months ago where the car changed hands from its original owner. All servicing has been completed by either an official Porsche service centre or a specialist independent. The current owner had the IMS bearing done at the time of purchase, along with a new clutch. Aluminium radiators were also fitted at specialist centre Auto Coupe. According to the owner it was most recently serviced three months ago by Auto Coupe, where the rear tyres were replaced. The seller recently participated in a charity event with the vehicle and notes that there are no mechanical faults or issues.
Exterior presentation of this 911 is great for its age and mileage. The Seal Grey paintwork appears without any major markings or scratches and reflects nicely in the light as it benefits from a recent respray to the front of the vehicle. Some very minor stone chipping is seen on the lower front bar, consistent with normal use. Scratching is seen on the underside of the plastic front splitter. The wheels present in good condition overall with a good amount of tread, though some curb rash is seen on the rear right and paint flaking is identified on the rear left.
Inside the cabin this 911 also presents in good order. The black leather upholstery shows nicely throughout, only with minor creasing and stress marks. The black carpeting and floor mats contain no obvious stains or scuffs. Door trims and dash presentation appears to be in fine condition, while the headlining also shows no sag or damage.
This car will come with a full suite of original books, two keys, and various receipts. The personalised plates currently registered to the vehicle are not included in the sale.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria until 27/4/23. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as written off or stolen.
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