Additional information

Body Type


Ext Colour

Arctic Silver Metallic

Int Colour

Metropole Blue Leather



Model Year






Philip Raby

1998 Porsche 996 Carrera Cabriolet


This is a lovely, well-maintained example of a Porsche 996 Carrera Cabriolet with manual transmission. It is finished in timeless Arctic Silver Metallic with a full Metropole leather and five-spoke 18inch alloy wheels.

The Porsche has a good history, with just four owners from new. An invoice for over £2700 in 2016 (the car’s only done 1000 miles since) shows an array of work including a rear suspension refresh, air-conditioning overhaul, a service, gearbox oil change and brake fluid change. In 2019, the 911 was treated to a major service, handbrake overhaul and various small jobs at an addition cost of over £1500. Two new rear tyres have just been fitted as well.

This 911 has a good specification, including heated hard-backed Sports seats (which are superbly comfortable), cruise control (which is rare on 996s), traction control, headlamp washers, folding wind deflector and headlamp washers. An attractive £600 upgrade is a Pioneer Apple CarPlay system, which links to an iPhone to give satellite navigation, music streaming, Siri access to messages and much more, plus FM/AM radio and Bluetooth phone connectivity.

Philip Raby Specialist Cars is refreshingly different. We like to build a friendly relationship with customers; before, during and after you buy from us. You won’t get a hard sell but you will get friendly and professional advice to ensure that we find exactly the right car for you. We have sold hundreds of Porsches and other specialist cars and have a vast experience to share with you.

Each car we sell goes through a thorough independent mechanical inspection and any faults found put right before sale. This ensures that your new car is ready for you to enjoy from day one, without you having to worry about a thing. In the unlikely event you have a problem, we include a six-month warranty unwritten by us. We stand by this warranty so, if you have any issue with your Porsche, wherever you are in the UK, we will work with you to put things right, without any quibble or fuss. So do please get in touch for a chat and to arrange a visit. Part exchange and finance available – please click the Finance button below for details.

Philip Raby says: “Good early Porsche 996s are hard to find, so we delighted to acquire this lovely example. They are refreshingly simple cars and drive so well – a true modern classic The Cabriolet roof is ideal for all-year round use. The Apple CarPlay complements a modern iPhone perfectly, too.”



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