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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera (996)

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  • Mileage~33,816
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.6L
  • LocationLeeds


2001 Porsche 911 Carrera (996)

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Tom Valle
Professional Consigner

The 911 is one of the world's greatest sports cars and here we have an investor quality car that's covered just 33,816 miles and of course a manual.

The 996 911 replaced the 993 in '97 with a more curvaceous, spacious, and aerodynamic body, the car saw the introduction of a new rear water-cooled engine - This example is fitted with the larger 3.6-litre offering the driver 320bhp of naturally aspirated goodness to tap into.

The introduction of the 996 hauled the 911 into the modern era, in 2001 we saw even more revision with new headlamps, revised steering and suspension, along with interior upgrades. This convertible version was amended and gained a rear glass window.

This Guards Red example has been in Jeremy's careful hands for the past 18 years, he really enjoyed his ownership and kept the car highly original, this 911 only shows ~33,816 on the clock and has all the specialist Porsche history and provenance to back it up.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Tom after meeting Jeremy the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I'm a big Porsche fan and this 996 will always be a favourite of mine as I've owned it for nearly 20 years - incredible engineering and styling.

Jeremy is a big petrolhead and has really enjoyed his Porsche 996 ownership, over the past 18 years, and he's reserved the car for weekend use only - therefore the car has only seen a limited ~33k miles over the past 20 years.

Due to lack of use, Jeremy has decided to part with the car - it's highly original and has always had it attended to by Porsche specialists when work has been required.

Jeremy will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

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Redesigned by Pinky Lai, with smoother lines, a pushed-back windscreen, while importantly keeping the iconic 911 silhouette.

Wheels and Tyres

This 996 911 is fitted with 18" Carrera 5-spoke wheels from factory and are fitted with Michelin Pilot Sports which have a good amount of tread present and dated 2006 at the front and 2012 / 2014 at the rear.

The wheels do show some minor signs of curbing in some areas and would therefore benefit from a refurbishment.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed view of the exterior of this 911 and a closer look at the wheels and tyres.


The bodywork on this 911 looks to be in great condition across each panel. There appears to be no obvious signs of corrosion or dents to the panels, and the panel gap / shut-lines all look great across the car - just as you would expect from such a little used car.

The only area we did notice while taking pictures was some very slight marks on the edge of the passenger door.

We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.


Finished in classic Guards Red, this 996 911 really does look the part and a refreshing change from the very popular silver at the time. The paint has an excellent lustre and colour to it, even across each panel, and just shows how well Jeremy has cared for it.

Again, please take time to review all the images and videos showing the paint from different angles and reflections, to assess the condition for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

All in great condition across the car. The trim and glass look the part with no major signs of damage, cracks, or chips noticed. Clear and crisp lenses to the lights, and the grills in similarly great condition; all looking in line with the age and mileage of the car.

Please watch the detailed video to see the whole exterior in great detail.


A performance-focused interior with oodles of cabin space wrapped in luxurious long-lasting leather.

Seats and Carpets

Black leather sports seats are fitted inside the cabin and both appear in good condition. There is some slight wear, as you might expect, but no major damage to note.

The carpet and convertible roof lining also appear in good condition throughout.

The front seatbacks, rear seats and door cards are showing some light wear throughout.

Please take a look at the images and videos for a more detailed view.


The dashboard and centre console are in great order throughout. The switchgear looks good, with no reported issues with any of their function. The dials are very legible with no notable glass or binnacle damage.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Both are original items that look and feel in great condition in line with their age and mileage.

Take a look at the detailed video and photographic tours on the interior.


A refined and powerful 3.6-litre naturally aspirated water-cooled block delivers an incredible ~320bhp to the rear wheels.

Engine and Gearbox

The revised model saw the introduction of the enlarged 3.6L integrated dry-sump engine - it could hit 62mph in 4.9 seconds and would top out at 178mph, very impressive figures.

Jeremy reports the engine and gearbox are very smooth, offering prompt power delivery. He reports never having any major work carried out only yearly services by Porsche specialist - Porsche Strasse since 2008.

As you can see from the cold start video, the Carrera fires up at the first turn of the key and sounds great - we took the car for a drive around the block which shows it swiftly working its way up and down the gearbox without fault.

Suspension and Brakes

Fitted with revised suspension, the car offers high-performance handling providing the driver with a great amount of feedback as well.

Jeremy reports no unusual knocks or noises coming from this 996, and also reports good handling along with prompt stopping power from the breaks.

The Drive

The car that sets the bar for all other sports cars, the 911 is a performer and offers a great amount of feedback, giving you all the confidence to tackle any corner you chuck it into, while not disappointing on the straights either.

Being a highly original second generation with low mileage, we think it's a great usable classic with excellent investment potential.

Electrics and Other

Fitted with its original Porsche CDR22 head unit, this 911 is fully equipped to give you a comfortable and enjoyable ride wherever you decide to venture.

The car is also sold with its Guards Red hard top as well, which presents in great condition and can be seen in the exterior photographs.

History and Paperwork

This is one very well cared for low mileage example of a 996 Carrera, ready for its new custodian.

The 996 comes with a good amount of documentation together with a well-stamped service book - to back up the low miles this car has covered. The most recent service was carried out around ~1,000 miles ago and ever since 2008 Jeremy has made sure to have any work carried out by Porsche Strasse.

We think this could be a great investment car and one to make a few small improvements to, e.g. have the wheels refurbished, looks at improving the door cars / seat backs and give the car a deep detail.

Importantly the Guard Red hard top is also included within the sale.

Optional extras from the factory:
411 - 18" Carrera 5-spoke wheels
567 - Top-tinted windscreen
936 - Leather rear seats
981 - Leather dashboard and door panels
983 - Leather front seats

Jeremy will be happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
07.09.2021 MOT 33,276
09.09.2020 MOT 32,549
07.09.2020 Service 32,548
16.08.2019 MOT 32,030
12.08.2019 Service 32,030
03.09.2018 MOT 31,551
29.08.2018 Service 31,500
18.09.2017 MOT 31,022
15.09.2017 Service 31,022
27.09.2016 MOT 30,397
27.09.2016 Service 30,397
14.09.2015 MOT 29,484
14.09.2015 Service 29,484
29.08.2014 MOT 28,611
29.08.2014 Service 28,611
24.09.2013 MOT 27,826
20.08.2012 Service 26,401
20.08.2012 Service 26,401
22.09.2011 Service 25,180
22.09.2011 MOT 25,181
17.09.2010 Service 23,638
16.09.2010 MOT 23,639
12.08.2009 MOT 22,206
12.08.2009 Service 22,202
08.09.2008 MOT 20,626
08.09.2008 Service 20,626
05.07.2007 MOT 17,115
20.06.2007 Service (MD) 17,100
24.07.2006 MOT 15,313
20.07.2005 Service (MD) 13,002
30.07.2004 Service 10,410
24.06.2003 Service (MD) 6,001
25.09.2002 Service (MD) 2,881
Key Details
  • ModelCarrera (996)
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date28.09.2001
  • CC3600cc
  • Mileage~33,816
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourGuards Red
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZ99ZZS640683
  • Engine #66203663
  • Last Service07.09.2020
  • MOTYes. Exp - 08.09.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers1
  • Security SysYes
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned18 years
  • Key FeatureInvestor Quality