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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (996)

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£21,200

  • Mileage~84,011
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.6L
  • LocationCheltenham

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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (996)

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Introduction

Glyn Parry
Vehicle Consigner and Photographer

A triumph of both form and function – the 911 defines the sports car like no other.

Introduced in 1997 and internally designated the 996, this generation was manufactured for 9 years before being replaced by the 997 in 2004. The 996 broke new ground for Porsche with a water-cooled engine and the first new platform since the original 911. The car also offered sleeker body styling, a completely redesigned interior and reshaped “fried egg” headlights, so called as a result of their shape and the incorporation of the amber indicator lenses, later revised to try and get the purists back on board.

For Porsche enthusiasts the 911 knows no equal and this C4S is a superb example. Featuring the wider body shared with the Turbo, all wheel drive, the later revised headlights and the iconic rear reflector designComing to auction with a comprehensive main dealer and specialist service history, it’s been cherished and enjoyed by the same family for the last 9 years. Great bodywork, stunning "Arctic Silver" paintwork over black leather interior and a history file that demonstrates diligent and thoughtful ownership this is a car that is ready to be enjoyed.

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

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Meet the owner

It’s been a fantastic car, fun, pain free and fast – a sure-fire future classic, if not modern classic already.

Linda bought the car from a friend 9 years ago, and ownership passed to her son in 2017. It’s covered around ~20,000 miles in the time the family has owned it, and is clear they have looked after the car. “I had the wheels refurbished early on and they are still great, and we renewed the cooling hoses under the floor 2 years ago”.

Linda goes on to say, “The car had every extra available when new, and we have loved owning it. My son has now bought a newer Porsche and sadly we need the garage space, so it needs to go to a new owner to enjoy”. She will be happy to answer any questions you have about the car in the comments below.

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Exterior

Beautifully simple yet elegant and purposeful – this iconic design is a tribute to the genius of Porsche stylists.

Wheels and Tyres

18-inch "Turbo Twist" alloy wheels are shod with Continental Sport Contact tyres all round. The wheels appear in really good condition with only minor blemishes and isolated curb marks. The front tyres have good tread remaining while the rear tyres, although showing more wear, remain very useable.

Take a look through the exterior gallery to see the detail.

Bodywork

Wide-bodied like the Turbo, the C4S features a wider rear track over standard Carreras. The car stands straight and even, shut lines are good and doors, boot and bonnet all open and close precisely and cleanly. The kind of build quality Porsche are famous for.

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

Paint

The "Arctic Silver" paintwork still looks fantastic and retains a consistent, even shine right across the car. There are odd stone chips and blemishes here and there as you would expect from a 19-year-old car, but overall, the finish is very good.

The images taken are from different angles and reflections to show the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. Please take the time to fully assess the condition.

Glass and Trim

All windscreens, side windows, mirrors and lenses present well and the headlights show no sign of misting or yellowing. The trim and badging is sharp with only some minor wear on the wheel centre caps.

Please take a look at the photos and videos for a detailed tour of this Porsche.

Interior

Great visibility, black leather bucket seats, crisp, clear dials and firm precise controls - perfect ergonomics.

Seats and Carpets

The black leather, electronically controlled seats are in great condition with only minor wear to the driver’s seat bolster as would be expected on a car of this year. They look great, especially with the Porsche crest embossed in the headrests. The passenger seat appears virtually unmarked and the rear is in pretty much showroom condition - have a look at the photos and videos supplied to assess for yourself.

Porsche floor mats are included and the carpet underneath is showing very few signs of use. Take a look at the videos and photographs to appreciate the remarkable interior condition of this car.

Dashboard

Dials are clear, perspex is unmarked and the whole dashboard is clean and presents really well. Switchgear all looks in great condition and Linda assures us everything works exactly as it should.

With the black backed dials, they look particularly smart in this cabin. View the photo gallery to see the detail.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The beautiful leather, Porsche branded, three spoke steering wheel is in great condition. The gear lever and surround are similar too, you'll often see examples on the market with lots of marks on the gearstick, not on this one.

Mechanics

Taught, eager and responsive – we have high expectations of Porsche and these 3.6L units don’t disappoint.

Engine and Gearbox

The 4S featured the larger 3.6L naturally aspirated block that came later in the production of the 996, and the four wheel drive system was set-up to deliver most of the power to the rear with up to 40% to the front when needed.

This example comes with a host of main dealer and specialist history to suggest this is a car that has been well looked after. It started easily and quickly settles down to a steady idle as captured in the video. Emissions appear clear and there are no warning lights illuminated on the dash. We also took the car out on a short run to go through the gears and see it in action, check out the video to see for yourself.

Suspension and Brakes

The red brake callipers and ventilated, cross drilled discs, framed by the "Turbo Twist" alloy wheels look impressive. This being Porsche engineering they won’t just look good of course! The brakes and suspension will be perfectly balanced to contribute to that legendary Porsche handling. Linda assures us that brakes and suspension work exactly as they should.

The Drive

Take a look at the “On The Road” video to share in the brief test drive we took. The car pulls well, sounds great and is sure-footed and responsive. The gear changes are precise and smooth while there are no untoward knocks, bangs, rattles or squeaks. We always like to think the 4S is the thinking persons 911, wide-bodied good looks and the same widened track as the Turbo, but a more civilised naturally aspirated heart that still delivers that iconic rear engined rear wheel drive experience for the most part, the powered front wheels giving that extra traction when required.

Electrics and Other

All switches, lights and gauges appear in good condition and we are advised all electrics work as they should. The car is equipped with the Porsche navigation system, a Radio/CD player and CD autochanger in the boot.

History and Paperwork

With an almost annual service history, beautiful silver over black specification and sensible miles for a car that could be a daily driver, this C16 UK RHD is a great example.

This 911 C4S has been in the same family for the last 9 years and has been well looked after. Averaging around ~3,000 miles a year during that time, it’s clearly been trusted and enjoyed while at the same time had all the maintenance attention it needs. The paintwork is good and the interior is in great shape. All ready to be enjoyed

The paperwork with the car shows a near full-service history and extensive maintenance. The history file includes original tax discs and MOT certificates as well as original handbooks and receipts for significant expenditure.

The personalised number plate shown in the photographs is being retained by the owner and the car has now been returned to age related registration NK03 KXP

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
04.07.2021 SERVICE 81,150
01.04.2019 SERVICE 78,347
26.09.2018 SERVICE 77,735
18.01.2018 SERVICE 75,216
24.01.2017 SERVICE 72,026
03.07.2016 SERVICE 69,987
03.07.2014 SERVICE 66,105
06.06.2013 SERVICE 63,943
15.06.2012 SERVICE 58,875
06.10.2010 SERVICE 51,072
12.10.2009 SERVICE 41,752
20.10.2008 SERVICE 30,006
08.07.2007 SERVICE 17,730
27.07.2006 SERVICE 13,979
28.07.2005 SERVICE 11,343
Key Details
  • Model911 Carrera 4S (996)
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date28.04.2003
  • CC3,596
  • Mileage~84,011
  • HistoryExcellent
  • ColourSilver
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WP022299235606587
  • Engine #66318514
  • Last Service04.07.201
  • MOTExpires 05.07.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers5
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • OwnedFamily Ownership ~9 years
  • Key FeatureExcellent condition and service record







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jjosen
Member
jjosen

Hi, can you confirm if the IMS bearing has been replaced? Regards.

j1mvt
Member
j1mvt

Hi Linda

Do you know if the IMS bearing has ever been replaced on the engine ?.

Thanks

Hillibilly
Member
Hillibilly

Hi Linda
Can you confirm the air con is working at cold when needed and that conversely the heater works well. All best

aruss99
Member
aruss99

Is the sun roof manual or electric and does it work effectively?

Newely
Member
Newely

Good morning. Please could you confirm that the car is being sold with both of the original ignition keys?

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Hi Newely,

Linda has shared a picture of both keys, we’ve uploaded them here; https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/porsche/2003-porsche-911-carrera/#gallery4-55

Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

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