1998 PORSCHE 911 (996) CARRERA


  • A smart example of Evo magazine’s first ever ‘Car of the Year’, presented in a lesser-seen factory hue and supplied with a detailed maintenance history.
  • Under the engine lid is the 3.4-litre water-cooled flat-six, producing 296bhp which is delivered to the rear wheels through an engaging six-speed manual transmission.


  • Riding on its original Porsche-crested ‘Turbo Twist’ alloys, this 996 is finished with eye-catching Zenith Blue metallic paintwork over a Graphite Grey leather-trimmed interior with draped leather rear seats.
  • Factory-fitted equipment includes an electric sunroof, air conditioning, eight-way electrically adjustable seats with three-position driver’s seat memory, and the Porsche Communication Management system with satellite-navigation, telephone module, radio, cassette player, and a six-disc CD autochanger.
  • Included in the sale are the car’s service book, PCM booklet, history file with various receipts, two keys, space saver, warning triangle and toolkit.

Factory specification:

  • C16: UK registered
  • 437: 8-way electrical seat, left
  • 438: 8-way electrical seat, right
  • 446: Wheel caps with coloured Porsche crest
  • 538: Three-position seat memory, right
  • 650: Sun-moon-roof
  • 662: Porsche Communication Management
  • 939: Draped leather rear seats
  • 982: Draped leather front seats


  • There is no known bodywork damage.
  • The original Zenith Blue paintwork is described by the vendor as being in good overall condition, with a few use-related stone chips to the car’s nose, door mirror caps and rear bumper. There is some minor corrosion around the driver’s door latch, as well as blemishes on the outer rim of the sunroof, and a very light scratch on the nearside edge of the bumper next to the wheel arch.
  • There are a few scuffs and small areas of bubbling on the alloy wheels.
  • The original Graphite Grey leather interior is in fair shape, with some modest signs of use around the cabin commensurate with the vehicle’s age and mileage. These include slight discolouration to the steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake lever, some creasing and light scuffing to the leather seats, a small stain on the driver’s seat, and a small crack on one of the rear speaker covers.
  • The car is reported to be in excellent working order, with no known mechanical or electrical faults.
  • The most recent MOT test was carried out on 26 October 2020 at 88,080 miles, when the car registered a clean first-time pass.


  • This 996 Carrera was inspected in May 2021 at 88,152 miles by CG Colwills, who also cleaned and waxoyled the inner sills, performed a four-wheel alignment, changed the gearbox oil, inspected the brake pads and callipers, cleaned the brake pipes and shock absorbers, fitted a new battery and re-gassed the air-conditioning.
  • The last service was undertaken by A.M.C in October 2020 at 88,080 miles, who cleaned the brake pipe, rear brake disc, and the passenger-side of the underbody. They also changed the engine oil and filter.
  • Prior to this, A.M.C serviced the car in December 2018 at 87,333 miles, and in August 2017 at 87,010 miles.
  • During the current keeper’s ownership, a set of original number plates were fitted, as well as a new starter motor, front top mounts and bump stops. A new key was coded, and the tyres were re-seated and sealed.

Dates and Mileages:

  • Oct 2020 – 88,080 miles – A.M.C
  • Dec 2018 – 87,333 miles – A.M.C
  • Aug 2017 – 87,010 miles – A.M.C
  • Mar 2016 – 86,600 miles – A.M.C
  • Sep 2014 – 86,490 miles – A.M.C
  • Nov 2013 – 86,299 miles – A.M.C
  • Nov 2012 – 85,700 miles – A.M.C
  • Nov 2011 – 84,960 miles – A.M.C
  • Dec 2010 – 83,800 miles – A.M.C
  • Nov 2009 – 82,567 miles – Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • May 2007 – 80,391 miles – Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Apr 2006 – 66,392 miles – Porsche Centre Newcastle
  • Jan 2005 – 50,565 miles – Porsche Centre Swindon
  • Jan 2004 – 46,781 miles – Porsche Centre Swindon
  • Jan 2003 – 41,364 miles – Porsche Centre Swindon
  • Jan 2002 – 35,191 miles – Dick Lovett
  • Dec 2000 – 26,861 miles – AFN Porsche
  • Jan 2000 – 22,046 miles – AFN Porsche
  • Apr 1999 – 11,560 miles – Dick Lovett


This 996-generation 911 Carrera is a handsomely specified example of the modern classic driver’s car. Offered in sound mechanical order and with a comprehensive service history, this particular car is reported to deliver a nimble, agile and spirited driving experience. Whilst it would benefit from some light cosmetic attention, this timeless 911 would make for a stylish, characterful and eminently usable daily driver.

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Car Overview

  • 89,048 miles
  • manual
  • RHD
  • Zenith Blue Metallic (3AX)
  • Graphite Grey Leather
  • 3.4L
  • VINWP0ZZZ99ZWS604124

Lot Overview

  • Lot #05878
  • private Sale
  • Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom


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Interior  (100)

Mechanical  (14)

Documents  (18)

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