An iconic Porsche 996 911 Turbo cherished by a motoring enthusiast.
PSM (Porsche Stability Management), Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP), front occupant airbags, side airbags, active rear spoiler, Litronic (Xenon) headlamps, Porsche alarm and immobiliser, automatic climate control, digital speed indicator, electric memory seats , ground lighting, cup holders. Factory Options; Chrome-plated stainless steel tailpipes with dual design, automatic heating control, windshield green graduated tint, sunroof, CD-radio Becker Porsche CDR-22, Preparation for CD changer, Wheel centres with full-coloured Porsche crest, automatic anti-dazzle door mirrors, heated seats, cruise control, park assist. Dealer accessories; Tracker, tailored carpet mats.
The exterior of this Porsche 996 is an evolution of the classic 911 and is unmistakably a Turbo with incredible aerodynamic aids and imposing sculptured features. Finished in classic Arctic Silver, (Code L92U), the finish is exemplary having been garaged and pampered from new. The xenon headlamps are crystal clear and all trim sections are perfect aside from the black lower plastic splitter which has some small scuffs to the underside and the side air intakes with tiny touched-in stone chips. Checking the underside, door shuts and cooling radiators behind the large front air intakes will reveal the care and devotion this example has enjoyed. This really is a stunning car.
Alluring hand-crafted sports seats finished in Black Full Leather, (Code AH), are in remarkable condition with firm seat structure and supple leather. Tailored Porsche velour mats have protected the carpets from new and all door cards, headlining and trim is outstanding. Door apertures display factory stickers in addition to the the VIL (Vehicle Identification Label) to the bonnet underside. The luggage area is pristine and houses the unused space saver spare wheel and tyre as well as the factory Porsche compressor and jack. The tightly grouped overlapping layout of the five gauges with the tachometer in the centre are an unmistakable testament to the 911’s racing heritage and everything functions correctly with precision including the ice cold air conditioning. A rewarding perfectly-engineered cockpit.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This 911 Turbo power plant is an evolution of the water-cooled flat six in the Porsche 911 GT1. Boosted by twin turbochargers, the 3.6 litre engine develops a phenomenal 420bhp, enough to propel the car from 0-62mph in 4.2 secs and on to a top speed of 190mph. A sparkling clean engine compartment and professional regular maintenance leaves no doubt of the care bestowed on this example. The robust and desirable six-speed manual gearbox works in perfect in harmony with the Intelligent four-wheel-drive system and PSM (Porsche Stability Management) to offer safe dynamics at any speed by any driver.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This 911 Turbo comes with hollow-spoke 18inch Turbo II wheels with the optional coloured Porsche crest all in immaculate order. Shod in correct N Rated Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40 ZR18 front and 295/30 ZR18 rear tyres with ample tread. The red 4-piston aluminium monobloc fixed callipers proudly and clearly display the Porsche inscription and offer superb stopping power, fade-resistance and straight-line stability.
Registered new on the 26th July 2002 by Carrs Official Porsche Centre of Exeter, this cherished example has only had two former keepers. The first owner, Mr Glendinning owned the car for four years before part exchanging it for a brand new Bentley. Bentley West Country then sold the vehicle as an Approved Used Porsche with 30,692 miles for £45,700. The two subsequent owners, Mr Webb and Mr Ken Brown have used the vehicle for weekend recreational use only. Mr Brown, the current owner for five years, is a true motoring enthusiast and ex-racing driver. His stable includes a concours Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 with 21,000 miles which he has owned from new! Maintained exclusively by the supplying dealer until 43,856 miles and then by Porsche Specialists, the service book contains a total of 14 stamped entries with accompanying invoices detailing correct maintenance, the last in August 2019 at 57,219 miles.
All handbooks, guides and dealership literature are kept in the black leather Porsche wallet along with three Porsche keys. A superb example enjoying exceptional service history and low owner provenance.
MOT August 2021, HPI Clear.
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