2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet (996)

Nicely optioned 3.4 litre six-speed manual example boasting split rim wheels, factory hard top and just 32,500 miles covered - Investment Alert!

Supplied new by Merlin Cambria Porsche of Cardiff in January 2001 this pre-facelift 996 generation of 911 comes to us in desirable Carrera 2 Cabriolet guise and is finished in Orient Red Metallic (L8A3) which is a rare colour (special order coming from the Porsche Exclusive Programme, option 09991 on the options list) and sits upon 18” staggered fitment split-rim Porsche Sport design alloy wheels (XRL) shod in Pirelli P-Zero tyres on the rear and Continentals on the front.

Slung out back, we find the 3.4-litre flat-six engine which develops 296bhp and drives the rear wheels here via desirable six-speed manual transmission, the engine sounding particularly good courtesy of the Sports exhaust (or back box, unclear) and looking extra sharp with the fitment of the rear spoiler which may also have been part of the 09991 programme, or added retrospecively. We believe the car was a dealer demonstrator initially according to a note on file from the vendor which may lend insight to the tasty spec we see.  We also note fitment of the facelift MY2002 smoked front and rear lights which did away with the Boxster style "fried egg" headlights of the pre-02 cars (orange front indicators).

Inside, we find black leather sports seats (983) with electric adjustment to both (375 & 376), heated front seats  (139 & 340), electric windows, electric mirrors, top-tinted windscreen (567), Porsche Traffic Pro radio/CD player and CD changer (689), leather rear seats (936), leather dash and door panels (981 ).We also find inclusion of the body coloured factory removable hard-top with electric black Mohair hood underneath and useful wind deflector (551).

This super 996 has covered just 32,315 miles with the supporting history file including the V5C revealing just two former keepers to the current of 15 years, the owner’s pack and service book recording 11 stamps, the last in May 2020 at 31,967 miles by Brecon Motors which included a new fuel pump and battery in addition to the routine service. The service book also contains a further two stamps for brake fluid changes and one for Long Life condition report.

The car comes with 11 old MOTs plus the current MOT valid until May 2023 which recorded two minor advisories for perishing/cracked front tyres. Bar that, the car looks and sounds very sharp in a rare special-order colour with removable hardtop, low miles and low owners with a proper manual gearbox – there’s much to like. Quality low mileage manual 996 generation 911’s, particularly in driver focused Carrera 2 guise are becoming harder to find and as such values have risen in line with demand.  Strike whilst the iron is hot!

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Reg No: X914KBO
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99Z15641927
Engine Number: 66108585
Engine Size: 3400
Docs: V5C; owner's pack & service book with 11 stamps + 3; 11 old MOTs; 2 keys; MOT May-23 with 2 advisories

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £20,000-25,000

Lot 80

Lot ended

Wednesday 03/08/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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