*** UPDATE: This car has now been sold for £27,350 all inclusive ***
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Recent Buyer Review – Simon Welsh on 1st May “Found my ideal 90’s sports car on Trade Classics. Living in Bournemouth and the car being in the Midlands I relied heavily on the advert, photos and videos.
On picking the car up I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was as it had been described. So I got straight into it and drove home. What a drive put a smile on my face.
Thanks very much Trade Classics and I’m now looking out for my next classic to add to the collection.”.
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Meet Kevin, he’s the proud owner of this blisteringly powerful 911 Turbo. He’s a bit of a “Porsche guy”, having been lucky enough to own a number of the marques car over the years.
This particular car took him a very long time to find and settle on. He went through some 40 cars before choosing this example. “Lot’s of 996’s are neglected that you’ll find for sale” Kevin said, and finding an example that had been well looked after, serviced regularly, and fighting fit was his main criteria. Having spent a long time finding the car, Kevin’s intention was to keep the car as a long term investment whilst also enjoying it.
So why the sale now… Kevin is in the process of buying a holiday home, and so needs to free up some capital for the purchase. On top of this, he isn’t driving at the minute, and having a 930 as a long term investment, along with the plan with the 996 just isn’t viable, and with that the car has come to us for sale.
Finished in the Porsche colour of Seal Grey, the car looks really smart. You can tell it has been well looked after over the years, things like the headlights dazzling on this 996.
Wheels & Tyres
Sitting on the 18″ Turbo wheels, and wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, the stance on this 911 is just right. The wheels are in excellent condition, take a look at the photos of each to see.
Straight sound and true, the bodywork on this Turbo looks in excellent condition. No rust observed, and all the shut-lines and panel gaps look correct across the car. Watch the video and look at the images from all angles to see the detail for yourself.
The Seal Grey paint looks great on this car, it helps to accentuate the wide body of the Turbo. The paint is even in finish and colour across the car. There are a few small stone chips in the outer lacquer of the paint on the front wings, and a slight mark on the bonnet, but in general as you will be able to see the car is stunning. These have been picked up in our photos and videos for you to review.
Glass and Trim
All look great, no fog/frosting issues on the headlights which was a common issue on the 996. Take a look at the video review of the entire car to see for yourself.
The interior of the car has been cared for just like the exterior, and it looks really good in the light grey leather finish and carpets.
Seats and Carpets
The leather on the seats, and the condition of the carpets throughout look great. Both the front seats have some slight marking near the electronic seat adjusts, but other than that they really look good. Take a look at the video review to see all the details.
Finished with a white dial, the instrument panel really pings and makes you feel like you are in control of something very special indeed. The rest of the dash looks great too, watch the video review.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Wrapped in grey leather, the controls look in good condition. They don’t look new, a bit of wear in line with the age, but nothing to detract from the smartness of the cabin. Take a look at the images.
Kevin got a friend to take us out on a quick drive in the car, to see how it performs on the road.
Engine and Gearbox
The 3.6L turbo engine and Tiptronic gearbox drive this car. Cold start the car fired up without issue, and on the drive the combination of engine/gearbox propelled us along with no issues. Watch the video to see it in action.
Suspension and Brakes
This car has some upgrades in the form of torsion bars and 6 pot calipers on the brakes. The result is a very planted, stable, and capable Turbo on the road.
A short blast around the local roads, putting the car through it’s paces in both auto and semi-auto modes, to really hear that engine sing. Take a look at the video to see the detail.
Electrics and Other
All the electrics etc are working on this car Kevin informs us.
The history in terms of servicing etc, was one of the main drivers for Kevin purchasing this example. In his short ownership, he has also had a few niggles with the car taken care of by Autocraft.
The car is showing just over 71,781 miles as of 05.08.2019.
HPi Check Results
– HPI check clear, available on request.
420HP, 4-wheel-drive, plenty of rubber, rear-engined… there is a lot to like about the 996 Turbo. As both Kevin and we say, we don’t think there is a better value super car than the 996 version of the Porsche 911 Turbo.
This example has been well looked after in it’s various ownership over the years, and the condition you see the car in today is a testament to this. The new owner of this car will be making a very speedy getaway indeed.
This auction listing was written from information supplied by Darren after meeting Kevin the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.
If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Kevin will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.
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