Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
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- Low kilometres
- First paint
- Upgraded IMS bearing
- Very well maintained
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Just stop looking. If you’re looking for the perfect 996, this is your car. The 996 Carrera 4S follows a long tradition of Porsche with cars equipped with a Turbo body but without a turbo engine. Just the looks, not the stratospheric running costs. This example was ordered new in Europe and delivered to the first owner in Japan. Although they drive on the left in Japan, it is an ultimate status symbol to own a left-hand drive car. Preferably a model that is normally available with the steering wheel on the right side. The first Japanese owner took perfect care of the car and drove it for 58,000 kilometres. The car then went to an absolute top enthusiast in the Netherlands who drove the car up to 78,500 kilometres.
Let’s start with the configuration of the 996. The car is finished in the timelessly beautiful “Nachtblau” and equipped with a “Metropol Blau” interior. In addition, the car is equipped with some pleasant optional extras. The engine is linked to the popular Tiptronic automatic transmission, which you can also operate via push buttons on the steering wheel. In addition, this Carrera 4S has climate control, onboard computer, Litronic Xenon lighting, seat heating, Turbo brakes, CD changer, Alcantara headliner, folding rear seat and memory for the driver’s seat. The combination of the blue exterior with the dark blue interior makes the car a timelessly beautiful appearance.
It is not only the colour combination that is very beautiful but also the condition of the car. The body is completely free of signs of wear. The wheels are all undamaged and fitted with good Michelin Pilot Sport tires in the correct sizes with N-coding. What may also be called striking is that the paint is completely original. The lamps are of course also undamaged. In short, a car that immediately shows that it has not had to sleep outside and has been cherished.
The interior is in equally good condition. The leather on the seats looks beautiful and is free of entry damage. The carpets are in new condition. The Alcantara sky looks beautiful. Also, all controls and instruments are completely original and look beautiful. The car is equipped with an original Porsche radio with a CD changer. Above it is the controls for climate control and below is space for loose CDs and the buttons for the seat heating. The most eye-catching, however, is the beautiful blue leather steering wheel. The previous owner commissioned his permanent garage to find an original and new Porsche leather steering wheel. That was not easy, but in the end, it worked, it could just be that the factory is now really finished. It is indicative of the way in which this car has been treated. The carpets in the luggage compartment also look like they could be pulled through a ring and we wouldn’t be surprised if no one has ever sat in the back seat.
Then the technique. A text about a Porsche 996 is of course not complete without mentioning the IMS bearing. According to the one, a lower day leads to an exploded engine in no time and for the other a heavily exaggerated horror story that is not true. The truth will, as is often the case in cases like this: somewhere in the middle. In this case, however, there is nothing to worry about. The previous owner brought the car to Resto in Nijmegen immediately after purchase to carry out three very important modifications. The cooling system has been upgraded to reduce engine heat. The air/oil separator was renewed and finally, the car got a new and improved IMS bearing. Whether the horror stories are true or not, it doesn’t really matter anymore, in this case, everything is equipped with good upgrades from a specialist. The maintenance is always perfectly performed. This car has never had to drive around with old oil in the block and was serviced annually by a different Porsche specialist. Other major maintenance carried out in the past 50,000 kilometres are the engine mounts, the automatic transmission has been flushed, a new radiator has been fitted and a new hardy disk has been fitted in the four-wheel drive. While driving it is immediately noticeable that this is a very fit copy. Beeps and creaks shine through the absence and the car feels wonderfully tight. The engine is in top condition and runs fantastic through the full rev range. You can operate the Tiptronic yourself via buttons on the steering wheel or the automatic transmission can switch for you by simply leaving it in Drive. The brakes come from the Turbo and therefore more than enough power to slow down the Porsche. The combination of the large brakes and the wide rubber ensures that you can regain the speed you have built up just before with a wonderfully secure feeling. you can shake it off so easily. It is a real pleasure to drive this Porsche 911. The engine produces 320 hp and can accelerate this car from 0-100 in 5.5 seconds, the top speed is 280 kilometres per hour. Very impressive performance even by today’s standards.
The Porsche 996 is widely appreciated and is a car that can do everything. If you choose to use the car on a daily basis, you will not be disappointed. The clarity is great, the car is built like a house and the driving behaviour is wonderful. If you decide to only take the car outside during good weather and special occasions, this would also be an excellent choice. The values of the 996 Carrera 4S have already shown an impressive upward pattern in recent years and for now, there is no reason to believe that this trend is coming to an end any time soon. The car is very well documented from new, such as the original booklets, maintenance invoices and the original papers. In short: a fantastic Porsche 996 Carrera 4S in perhaps the most beautiful colour combination. As the Germans know how to describe the condition so beautifully: “traumzustand”.
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