We are very pleased to be offering for sale this now stunning 996 Mk1 3.4 manual coupe.
When we first obtained this car from its 4th owner, it was clear that there were several cosmetic areas that needed attention, the wheels had the common corroded lips, the bumpers had a few marks, and there was some laquer peel on the nearside rear quarter panel – all quite typical really for a car of its age and mileage.
The good news was all stickers were still present and correct and the car was very original throughout.
After finding the odd smaller marks elsewhere, we made the bold decision to embark on a full strip down and glass out repaint in correct GT3 Speed Yellow, finished off with Genuine GT3 rear badge and door entry steps, it really does now look the part versus its former arctic silver self.
This car was also previously a Carrera 4, we knew the original GT3’s used a C4 bodyshell as they were much stiffer and more re-inforced so we thought it fiting to convert to 2wd whilst we were there, it has made a notable difference to the performance and handling of the car, and moves it closer to the original – a real drivers car!
The nice options that most real GT3’s did not get include Litronic (Xenon) Headlamps
Heated electric memory seats and a Sunroof, coupled to its factory GT3 Aerokit, M030 Suspension and GT3 wheels its as close as you will get for a fraction of the price of the real thing.
The only aftermarket additions by a previous owner are a double din sat nav unit and Powerflow “GT3 Sound” exhaust, which really is quite loud, sounds fantastic if you are exploring the rev range but does drone a little if casually driving.
We have also had the wheels professionally split and refurbished and whilst away we treated it to new sebro discs with textar brake pads all round.
With the front PU was off we renewed both AC condensors and re-gassed the air conditioning, various other items were renewed whilst the opportunity was there and we will be carrying out a Major Service and ensure a new years MOT will be included before it leaves us, plus a comprehensive 6 month warranty.
Stamped service history in original book as follows:
05/07/01 Merlin Cambria 6822 miles
25/06/02 Merlin Cambria 12510 miles
28/03/03 Porsche Reading 18511 miles
07/07/04 Northway Porsche 22322 miles
17/08/05 Northway Porsche 25808 miles
12/09/06 Northway Porsche 28381 miles
03/08/07 Northway Porsche 30781 miles (Sales)
06/08/08 Northway Porsche 42027 miles
22/04/09 Renntech 50500 milles
16/07/10 Private/owner 60244 miles
08/06/11 Private/owner 68127 miles
17/07/12 Private/owner 73424 miles
25/07/13 Private/owner 78917 miles (Gearbox oil changed)
20/08/14 Private/owner 81220 miles
05/07/15 Private/owner 84176 miles
06/07/16 Private/owner 85525 miles
18/07/07 Private/owner 86346 miles
10/07/18 Private/owner 87016 miles
Sept 2019 William Francis Ltd 89500 – Major service inc brake fluid change, spark plug and tubes, new discs and pads all round, ac condensers, alu handbrake and gear lever, short shift kit fitted.
This car will certainly provide many years of enjoyment and certainly lose less money than a new Golf GTi, what alot of fun for under £20K
Call us today to find out more and book a test drive.
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