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Here’s a wonderful car that I’m selling; a Porsche 996 Carrera 4S. That’s the model with the wide Turbo bodyshell. I collected it from Oxfordshire and it was a dream to drive to Chichester. It’s been beautifully maintained and feels taut and powerful. The switchable Sports exhaust is a must-have on any 996 – it makes the car sound like a proper 911 (which, of course, it is). This one has been set-up so the ‘louder’ setting is the default, and you have to press the button to make it quieter. That said, it’s hardly noisy, just throatier and more […]
This Porsche 997 Carrera S has just arrived. It’s a real gem, in lovely condition and, to look at, almost indistinguishable from a brand-new 911. The S is the larger 3.8-engined car that everyone wants, too. Yet it’s less than half the price of a new 911! In fact, at £30,995 it’s a complete bargain – it’s only this price because the owner is demanding a very quick sale! Click here for full details.
A lot has been said about IMS failure on Porsche 996 and 997 engines and this video gives a useful explanation. I must stress, though, that failure is rare, compared to the number of cars on the road. It certainly wouldn’t put me off buying a 996 or 997 – and it shouldn’t you, either.
I recently had a Porsche 964 Anniversary for sale. That’s the wide-bodied 1993 car built to celebrate the 911’s 30th birthday. With unique paint, interior trim and badging, any Anniversary is a rare car, this one particularly so because it was a low mileage example. I was astonised at the interest this rare Porsche attracted. I had enquiries from all around the world, including Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong. In the end, the car has been sold to someone in Hong Kong – which is nice in a way because that’s where the Porsche had first been registered. Only 42 […]