26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 2

2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

Sold for £8,438

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: RV52 XSN
Chassis No: WP0ZZZ99Z25608198
MOT: October 2023

  • Presented in the appealing combination of Lapis Blue with Savannah Beige interior
  • Subject to significant expenditure in current ownership including replacement tappets, condensors, suspension components, Pirelli N-Rated tyres, borescope inspections and much more
  • Impressive history file with stamps/receipts nearly every year and MOTs every year of the car’s life

Asked to nominate his favourite generation of Porsche 911 during its 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2013, racing driver and journalist Tiff Needell chose the 996 commenting: "This was the model that brought the 911 into the modern world. We finally got rid of the VW pedals and had a chassis that handled in a much more progressive and controllable manner. Not a convert before, completely converted after!" Traditionalists may have decried the 996's water-cooled engine and shared Boxster componentry, however, the newcomer's use of a brand-new platform (the 911's first since 1963) meant that it was notably lighter, stiffer, and more aerodynamic than its 993 predecessor. Equipped with four-valve cylinder heads, the 996's 3.4-litre engine initially developed 296bhp and 258lbft (outputs comparable to those of the 993 Carrera RS's 3.8-litre unit), which was later uprated to a 3.6-litre unit producing 320hp and 370nm. Allied to either a six-speed manual or five-speed Tiptronic transmission, the free-revving flat-six enabled the 2+2-seater to sprint to 60mph in 5 seconds and onto 174mph.

Presented in Lapis Blue with contrasting Savannah Beige interior, this particular 911 features the uprated 3.6-litre unit mated to the five-speed Tiptronic gearbox and boasts an impressive specification including, 18’’ 20 spoke sport classic wheels, sunroof, heated seats, cruise control, Porsche radio with 6 CD autochanger and climate control, top tinted screen and rear wiper. Sold through H&H Classics once in April 2015, and once more to the vendor in 2017, ‘RV52 XSN’ is offered for sale for a third time having been in current ownership for the last 6 years.

Shortly after its purchase in 2017, the car was subject to extensive work with Porsche specialists Pristine Automotive including a service, replacement air-conditioning condensors, the coffin arms replaced, front and rear anti-roll bar bushes replaced and cross-over bars replaced. The sump was removed for inspection due to a tapping sound (with no major debris found), both camshafts inspected, 12x tappets replaced and more at a cost exceeding £3,000. In September the following year, along with its next service the alternator and shocks were replaced at a cost of £2,456 and in December the car was also subject to a borescope examination with ‘no serious scoring found’. ‘RV52 XSN’ was again serviced in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022; noting the 2021 service with Porsche Centre Cambridge included spark plugs, brake shoes and 4x N-Rated Pirelli P-Zero tyres at a cost of £2,538.

Now showing 137,375 miles on the odometer at consignment, included with the vehicle is an impressive history file spanning multiple folders that would suggest the car has been well looked after in previous ownerships as well as current. The original Porsche bookpack is included along with driver’s manual, CDR 11 Radio manual, dealer directory and the service book containing 14 stamps; with one every single year from 2003 through to 2017 and only one missing in 2014. Also included are copies of both listings from previous sales with H&H, invoices in previous ownership dating back to 2004, a small folder of previous registration documents with the current V5C displaying 5 former keepers, another folder of invoices in current ownership and a final folder containing every MOT certificate from the current expiring in October 2023 back to 2006.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  



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Tuesday 25th July 2023 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th July 2023 from 9am

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