2005 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
Late model 3.6 widebody S with super spec; 6-speed manual 'box and removable factory hard-top; £13,500 engine rebuild in 2015 - ready to be enjoyed!
Supplied new by Porsche Centre Sutton Coldfield in January 2005, this late model 996 generation of the Carrera 4S is finished in desirable Midnight Blue Metallic (L39C) and rides on its correct staggered fitment 18” five-spoke Turbo look 2 alloy wheels.
For those not in the know, the 4S model is an all-wheel drive Carrera 4 with the Turbo body, brakes, wheels and suspension so boasts the wider bodywork of the Turbo without the turbo-charged engine and as such is a highly desirable model, particularly as here in convertible guise with optional factory HardTop.
The specification of this late model 996 C4S according to the data sticker in the service book (the under bonnet sticker is not present) includes the following factory fit options – windscreen antenna (440), park assist (635), PCM 2 inc. radio (665), phone module for PCM (666), navigation for PCM (670), BOSE sound system (680) and 09991 which is for the Porsche Bespoke spec option where the car leaves the production line and enters the bespoke spec area where tailored customer options are fitted, usually to the interior.
We note this lovely car features eye-catching Savannah leather interior (SD – full) which looks to be extended to the dash, door panels and centre sections of the removable hard top. We also note, electric seat adjustment for both front seats, electric windows, heated rear screen for both hard top and soft top rear screens, cup holder, digital climate control with A/C, on-board trip computer, electric hood (in Metropol Blue), wind deflector and Porsche stability management.
Under the engine cover, we find the 315bhp 3.6-litre flat-six engine driving all four wheels via six-speed Getrag manual transmission. This example also looks to have sports tails to the exhaust, although there is no supporting documentation.
The history file includes the owner’s pack, two keys and ring binder folder of history including the V5C revealing just two former keepers, an old V5C, service book recording eight maintenance stamps, the last in October 2021 at 126,149 miles by Peter Chamber Automotive Porsche and Ferrari Specialists of Tewkesbury who have looked after the car for the last 12 years and six stamped services, plus six brake fluid change stamps, two condition report stamps, two airbag check stamps and one further stamp for a factory recall.
Furthermore, the ring binder includes a host of supporting maintenance and parts invoices plus a purchase invoice from 2008 at 14,600 miles, various motoring magazine articles, email correspondence, spec list and at least 11 old MOTs in addition to the current that runs until November 2022 recording just three minor advisories for wear to the edges of both rear tyres and the usual nonsense for (factory fit) under-trays being fitted.
A summary of expenditure over the last 12 years through PCA Ltd of Tewkesbury highlights the annual spends including £3,387 in April 2016 (a major service + two tyres all new brakes, steering column switch unit and front diff internal shaft) and some £13,500 in May 2015 on an engine rebuild at 97,223 miles, not uncommon with a 3.6 996, but a godsend for the next owner who can buy it knowing this has been done, and at considerable cost.
The most recent service in October 2021 was at a cost of some £2,448 and included six new ignition coils, new plugs, a new window regulator, door lock quadrant, head lamp restoration and other routine service items.
A super looking and sounding example that’s covered average mileage for its age of 126,191 miles, proving that these sports cars can be used every day offering practicality and versatility with their ample front luggage space, rear seats and here, factory fit removable hard top to give you year-round enjoyment prospects.
On offer at an exciting estimate, these 4S variants are good news, great to look at and super to drive, especially when combined with the six-speed manual ‘box so go on, treat yourself.
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