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2006 Porsche 911 997 Carrera S

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£30,475

  • Mileage~49,199
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.8-litre
  • LocationAbergavenny

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2006 Porsche 911 997 Carrera S

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Introduction

Matt Nolan
Professional Consigner

Pure performance through half a century of refinement and generous sporting modifications - this 997 Carrera S is something rather special.

As with every Porsche 911, the 997 is an evolution of the preceding model, the most obvious element being the redesign of the front end, back to the more traditional 911 styling.

Not only does the Carrera 997 look the part, but it also performs on par with the world's best sports cars, especially in terms of acceleration and handling.

This example has been given a few choice upgrades in the form of a new lightweight performance clutch, flywheel and exhaust system. The car also comes with a Porsche aero body fitted from factory and many other additional extras.

Russell has been the proud owner for the previous 6 years and loved every thrilling second.

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

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Meet the owner

I spoke with many Porsche mechanics and designers to improve the performance of this awesome 997 S whilst keeping the stock / factory look.

When Russell saw this Carrera 997 S for sale at Bicester Sports & Classics he just had to have it, he mentions how it's the perfect colour combination (same as his last Porsche) with its factory aero body kit, more power and higher performance brakes.

Russell loves the unparalleled performance and intoxicating sounds when he reaches the high end of the rev range, which you cannot get from the regular Porsche exhaust. Russell reports changing the water pump and battery over his ownership, along with new Brembo Porsche spec discs and pads, rear brake pipes, and the callipers were sent off to be refurbished.

He reports changing the oil every 1,000 miles, and after consulting with several Porsche mechanics and designers has had the following upgrades; Assco lightweight flywheel; IPD Inlet and throttle body; stainless downpipes and titanium exhaust and a Quife geared limited slip diff. So all are beneath the covers that importantly keep the car looking stock from the outside.

Now that Russell is a grandfather, he is looking for a larger car to enjoy weekends away with his grandchildren and has reluctantly decided to part with his beloved 997 due to lack of use. He will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the car in the comments below.

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Exterior

Stand out from the 911 crowd with the 997 Porsche Aero body kit fitted from the factory.

Wheels and Tyres

Equipped with factory fitted 19" Lobster Claw alloys, the wheels appear in excellent uncurbed condition. If we were being really picky we noticed the slightest area of bubbling of the N/S front when getting really close.

The wheels are wrapped in Continental tyres dated 2017. The tyres of course have a great amount of tread left for the new owner, take a look at the photos and videos for a closer look.

Bodywork

The bodywork of this 997 with its factory aero body kit presents in great condition, with all the panel gaps around the car look to align very well, just as you would expect from an German sports car of this calibre.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.

Paint

Finished in a desirable Artic Silver Metallic, the paint appeared in great visual condition on our visit, with even coverage and colour across each panel.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this example looks great and in line with the mileage and ownership, we didn't notice any major chips, cracks, or discolouration on our visit.

The window seals look good too and in line with the rest of the condition of the car.

Please view the image gallery to see the detail.

Interior

Legendary build quality inside and out - fantastically styled in vibrant red - purposeful and comfortable cabin space.

Seats and Carpets

Equipped with luxurious soft touch red leather sports seats support you firmly as you corner, and they look in very good condition with the slightest signs of patina beginning to show on the drivers bolsters - looking in line with the age and mileage.

The soft leather continues to the door cards, and the car has deep pile matching carpets with black over mats.

Please take a look at the extensive media for a detailed view of the cabin.

Dashboard

The dashboard is manufactured using high-quality, luxurious materials.

The instruments are easy to read and Russell assures us they all work as expected. Dials are clear, perspex appears unmarked, all switches dials and gauges look free of damage.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Equipped with a twin-tone aluminium three-spoke multi-function steering wheel that has been chosen from the factory, and both the steering wheel and gear stick are in excellent condition.

Take a look through the extensive photos and videos to see the detail up close.

Mechanics

Russell reports figures upwards of 400BHP in this performance tuned 997 Carrera S.

Engine and Gearbox

The larger displaced 3.8L offers outstanding figures and times; 0-60 in just 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 182MPH.

These units represented a significant step forward for Porsche, along with the performance modifications, a new lightweight clutch, Assco lightweight flywheel, IPD Inlet and throttle body, stainless downpipes, titanium exhaust, and a Quife geared limited slip diff - Russell is reporting readings of 400+ bhp.

Please watch the "On the Road" video to see the car being started from cold, then run when up to temperature.

Suspension and Brakes

You might be attempting to beat your previous lap time at Silverstone or even on the school run - this car has you covered with its high-performance suspension and brake set-up.

Russell reports fitting new Brembo Porsche spec discs and pads on front and back, rear brake pipes, and having the callipers sent off to be refurbished.

We are assured during the visit that there were no unusual knocks or rattles.

The Drive

Russell has enjoyed many trips out in this Carrera S over the previous 6 years.

The ultimate and benchmark sports car, practical enough for everyday driving and quick enough for mind-blowing lap times.

Take a look at the 'on the road' video we recorded during our visit to experience the drive in this special 997.

Electrics and Other

Russell assures us all the electrics within the car are working as intended.

Please take a look at the photographs and videos for a detailed tour around and inside.

History and Paperwork

Iconic colour way, aero body kit from the factory and various tasteful performance modifications - this Carrera 2S has it all.

As mentioned, this car is coming out of 6 years of ownership with Russell and he reports changing the oil every 1,000 miles - it has 6 previous service stamps (4 main dealer, 2 specialist) and 5 brake fluid changes. Take a look at the media to see all the history included within the sale of the car, including the service history files and MOT reports.

If you're in the market for a GT3 RS performance inspired car to enjoy on weekends then this is the example could be for you.

Russell will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the car in the comments below.

Additional extras;

18-electrical leather air sports seats, Porsche aero body kit, Porsche adjustable suspension, Porsche two-tone switchable sports exshaut, Extended special order leather, including door cards, sun visors, and steering wheel, Porsche 6xCD player, 19" Lobster claw alloys, ABS/TC.

377 Combination seat, left, adjustable, 378 Combination seat, right, adjustable, 446 Wheel Caps with coloured Porsche crest, 538 Right seat with positrol and lumbar, 554 Front spoiler lip installed, 567 Windshield green graduated tint, 610 DVD navigation package for Europe, 670 PCM2 Navigation (967, 996 & 997), 936 Seat cover rear leather, 981 All leather lining, 983 Leather seats front and rear, 991 Steering wheel airbag module leather

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
27.06.2022 MOT 49,160
13.07.2021 MOT 49,007
30.07.2019 MOT 48,753
19.07.2018 MOT 47,896
04.07.2018 Service 47,897
06.07.2017 MOT 46,260
13.07.2016 MOT 44,325
18.02.2016 Service 43,844
16.12.2015 MOT 43,534
04.04.2014 MOT 35,082
17.02.2014 Service (MD) 34,348
12.03.2013 MOT 30,407
19.03.2012 MOT 25,860
08.02.2012 Service (MD) 25,090
31.03.2011 MOT 20,665
09.03.2010 MOT 14,211
26.01.2010 Service (MD) 13,135
18.06.2009 MOT 9,027
13.08.2008 MOT 7,467
18.02.2008 Service (MD) 5,679
Key Details
  • Model911 Carrera 2 S
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date25.03.2006
  • CC3824CC
  • Mileage~49,199
  • HistoryPresent
  • ColourSilver
  • Interior ColourRed
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ99Z65735474
  • Engine #68614732
  • Last Service2018
  • MOTYes. Exp - 12.07.2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes - All Clear
  • Former Keepers4
  • Tyre BrandContinental
  • Tyre Age2017
  • Security SysYes
  • # of Keys3
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned6 Years
  • Key FeatureFactory Look - Performance Upgrades
  • Auction ID513462







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palf
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Hi Russ. The car looks very nice I must say. What’s the situation with the IMS bearing on this car, have you had it replaced? And have you had a borescope? I am led to believe that it is this generation of 997 that can potentially have problems with these items. Many thanks.

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