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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo (996) Manual

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£36,000 - £41,000

  • Mileage~68,300
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.6L
  • LocationSkipton


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Ian Sandall
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You'll be rewarded with a car that's still one of the finest motoring experiences at any price; the Porsche 911 Turbo.

Launched in 2000, the Turbo was a significant model for the 911 timeline, it was the first all-new chassis platform since the original 911 and come with a new water-cooled engine. The 996 Turbo is a brutally powerful, yet cultivated and hugely capable Sport tourer. The 3.6-litre engine is derived from the Le Mans-winning 911 GT1 engine, which mated to an all-wheel-drive system presses the 996 Turbo to achieve a rest to 60 time of 4.2 seconds. It wasn't just all about a clean pair of heels though, the Turbo had a serious mid-range punch too. It has the virtues of being typically well designed and comfortable, adding to the combination of its talents to make the 996 Turbo a great long-distance tourer, yet it is also agile enough to be exciting on your favourite back road.

Hamish's 2001 Turbo is the epitome of classic Porsche understatement, clad with silver paintwork and black leather interior. It comes with plenty of paperwork and has been looked after throughout its life, the mileage and excellent interior suggest that this car has been cherished.

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

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Meet the owner

I now want to pass it on to someone else to enjoy. It has been an amazing experience!

Hamish has owned the car for almost 6 years, it had been a target of his to own a 911 Turbo for many years. He wants to pass it on to someone else to enjoy, as finding the time to drive it has become scarce.

He is, as you would expect, a genuine car fanatic. Hamish has had some amazing experiences in this car, which includes driving it back to Stuttgart to experience the excellent factory tour and museum. The proceeds of the sale will help him look at other cars he's got on his radar.

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The presentation and visual impact are pure 911 Turbo. The huge frontal air intakes and wide arches mean business.

Wheels and Tyres

Sitting on the original Turbo wheels, with Pirelli tyres all around. The Pirelli P-Zero tyres are in good condition, but as per the MOT report in February, will need changing in the near future.

The wheels show some wear from road usage, and typically with the wheel centres show some sign of wear that happens over time.


Aero was a big feature on the 996 styling. Large air intakes in the front spoiler, an extra splitter, side air intakes, and the extending rear wing.

Overall the bodywork is in great condition. There's just one small dent in the front of the nearside rear wheel arch. Panel gaps are all true and tight/even, and the same goes for shut-lines too.


Finished in the Porsche colour of "Arctic Silver", it's a colour that helps to make the car look fresh to this day.

The paint has a deep lustre and is said to be all original with no signs of recent work. With the aggressive stance and aero, you'll see some road rash on the lower parts of the car like the front spoiler and near the rears of the wheel arches.

Glass and Trim

A design that was quite controversial when first launched, the later 996 Turbo headlights however have really started to mature and grow in their own right.

The headlights are free of any significant corrosion. The front spoiler lip has scrapes on the leading edge, this is due to the owners parking accommodation which lightly catches the ground.


The interior is beautifully made, with the typical quality of finish to last decades.

Seats and Carpets

The Porsche quality shines through, and the interior presentation is very good for a car of this age.

The leather seats are in very good condition, arguable belying the mileage. The bolsters are in good order with little is any wear showing. The rears have minor signs of indentation. The carpets appear to be in good condition, with no evidence of water leaks, they've done the typical colour change and have a purple hue now due to the age of the car.


The dashboard follows the same theme as the seats - well cared for with no evidence of heavy-handedness. There are very minor age marks but overall the switches, controls and dials are in very good working condition.

The AC and rear electronic spoiler are said to be fully functional, with paper evidence that both items have seen recent renewal.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The Steering Wheel is in excellent condition with very limited signs of wear. The gearstick is almost like new, nice to see as on some examples you can see heavy scratching from rings etc.


A great example of a fully serviced Porsche 996 Turbo. These cars do not come up often with this kind of provenance.

Engine and Gearbox

Featuring the Mezger turbo aspirated flat six, capable of pushing out 414BHP to all the wheels, quite the engine.

The cold start generated no obvious signs of engine rattle and starts up with no hesitation or drama. There was absolutely no evidence of leaks and the paperwork confirms that the car has been well maintained. The manual six-speed gearbox is a treat on the 996 and is said to be in perfect working order.

Suspension and Brakes

Discs and pads are in good order, having been maintained by a Porsche specialist. The owner has stated that there are no knocking noises or juddering to be experienced, what you'd expect given the suspension components have been renewed recently.

The Drive

There is a reason why enthusiastic drivers rave about the 911 Turbo, it is an astonishingly potent machine that you can use no matter the weather. The Turbo experience in the 996 is just as good (and whisper this - perhaps better) than the original because you're not being thrown around like a pendulum, but the 911 rear-engine driving thrill is well and truly evident. The Porsche Stability Management and all-wheel-drive are there to guide, teach and enjoy.

Electrics and Other

The electrics are all in good working order, the rear spoiler is free of the typical gremlins having been worked on in the last couple of year. Of course, you can't legally test the automatic raise function on the UK roads as it is activated at speeds of 75mph and above... Manual operation works a treat though.

History and Paperwork

Manual, coupe, new tyres all round and a great Porsche specialists maintenance record make for an excellent example coming to sale.

The paperwork and service history confirm the cars overall condition. To confirm this Hamish has spent thousands in the last few years. This includes regular servicing, a significant overhaul of the suspension. Work to the electronic spoiler (a typical gremlin of the 996 Turbo) was carried out in 2019, along with a new radiator and brake pads. The clutch was replaced in 2018, brake discs, AC gas refill and steering components in 2017. The car has an MOT until the beginning of February 2021.

The car comes with 2 sets of keys as pictured, along with the service book and associated wallets etc. Please note, the private registration will not be sold with the car, and it will move back to it's original age related registration (SN51 NLR).

We've carried out our usual checks on the seller and car in the shape of; Seller ID check, V5 check, HPi clear.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
02-08-2001 Delivery
21-05-2002 Service 4,532 KM
28-02-2003 Service 12,905
09-09-2003 Service 14,318
13-09-2004 Service 16,953
24-09-2005 Service 20,986
15-08-2006 Service 26,979
16-04-2007 Service 30,575
21-05-2007 Service 30,702
14-04-2008 Service 36,565
03-04-2009 Service 38,571
21-05-2010 Service 41,863
- Service 47,385
24-10-2014 Service 48,178
17-09-2015 Service 50,970
11-08-2016 Service 56,622
27-08-2018 Service 62,604
27-06-2019 Service -
19-02-2020 Service 66,906
Key Details
  • Model911 Turbo (996)
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date2001
  • CC3,600
  • Mileage~68,346
  • HistoryYes
  • ColourArctic Silver (92U)
  • Interior ColourMetropol Blue (EJ)
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WPOZZZ99Z15684055
  • Engine #684055
  • Last Service19-02-2020
  • MOT09-02-2021
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers8
  • Tyre BrandPirelli P-Zero
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~6 years
  • Key FeatureUpkeep/Cherished

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Alasdair Innes
Alasdair Innes

One more question please – was the car originally an import? The service book seems to be Spanish and the PDi stamped by Porsche Madrid.

Alasdair Innes
Alasdair Innes

Hello Hamish – how many miles are on the tyres please? The rears, from the video, look quite close to the bars.

Ian Lyall
Ian Lyall

Has a modified IMS been fitted? As you know, these are prone to failure in the 996.

£20,000 bid by parm74 23.11.2020 @ 18:12:56

Hi, any info on why the turbo’s required attention please? Also whether any service bills for 2012 etc, many thanks

£17,444 bid by 6ksb 22.11.2020 @ 22:37:50

Have the front radiators been changed? There are three which always rust.


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