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An evolutionary Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with one owner and 43,778 miles.
Aluminium hardtop, active rear spoiler, modular headlamps, electric hood, occupant side impact protection, volumetric alarm system, roll-over protection system, heat reflective glass, one-touch electric windows, heated door mirrors, air conditioning, digital speed indicator, CR-22 radio cassette, rear seats, steering rake adjustment, Factory Options: Wheel caps with coloured Porsche crest, heated seats, board computer. Dealer accessories; tailored carpet mats.
This elegant 996 Porsche is finished in Artic Silver, (Code L92U), which is incredible having been garaged from new by the only owner. The clear harmonious lines offer classic 911 proportions which in near perfect condition, are stunning. The high quality fabric hood is factory fitment and the rear plastic screen is crystal clear and operates seamlessly. The aluminium hardtop is included and again, perfect in appearance. There is a tiny mark to the lower front bumper which does not detract from the overall excellent unmolested condition. Dealer supplied front and rear number plates remain fitted. Sporting flair with muscular athleticism and a 0.30 co-efficient of drag help demonstrate how evolutionary this 996 design is. One for the connoisseur.
Enticing hand-crafted leather seats finished in Boxster Red, (Code MA), are in exemplary condition with only the faintest of fade on the drivers bolster. Genuine tailored Porsche velour mats have protected the carpets from new and door shuts and luggage areas are factory fresh with stickers still attached. The tightly grouped overlapping layout of gauges with the tachometer in the centre are an unmistakable testament to the 911’s racing heritage and everything functions correctly with precision. A rewarding, practical and well-engineered cockpit.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 3.4-litre engine in this 911 develops 300bhp and 350Nm of torque. A top speed of 174mph is quoted with 0-60mph despatched in 5.4 seconds. Lifting the engine lid reveals a spotlessly clean engine bay suitable for display winning purposes. The 6-speed manual gearbox is precise with a short throw and a light hydraulic clutch action. The drivers choice.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 17inch one piece light alloy wheels are unmarked and have the optional wheel caps with coloured Porsche crest. Premium Michelin Pilot Sport 205/50 ZR17 tyres up front and Continental Sport Contact 225/40 ZR17 at the rear have ample tread. The lightweight jack, tools, compressor and pressure tester are all present. The 4-piston patented monobloc fixed calipers proudly display the Porsche inscription and grip tightly to the vented cross-drilled discs.
Registered new on the 19th November 1998 by Official Porsche Centre, AFN Limited, this original example has only had one owner from new and covered a warranted 43,778 miles. A neat chronically filed history, proving annual servicing by the supplying dealer followed by specialist, leaves no doubt to the care bestowed on this example. MOT certificates are also neatly filed along with every tax disc. The last service was carried out at 43,406 miles on the 18th June 2016. All handbooks, spare keys and documentation are found in the black leather Porsche wallet. A truly magnificent, preserved and pampered example becoming difficult to find with such provenance.
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