30th Nov, 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

  Lot 6

2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet
Desirable manual gearbox example

Lot details

Registration No: W381 RJA
Chassis No: WP0ZZZ99ZYS643244
MOT: June 2023

  • ‘C16’ UK-supplied example with the desirable manual transmission
  • Supplied new via Stratsone Porsche of Wilmslow
  • Just 72,600 miles from new (at time of consignment) and current registered ownership since 2016
  • Offered for sale with a history file including the original book pack with stamped service book

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 developed 296bhp and 258lbft (outputs comparable to those of the 993 Carrera RS's 3.8-litre unit). 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. More ergonomically laid out and spacious than that of any previous 911, the 996's cabin also boasted a far better HVAC system. Early 3.4-litre 996 cars are increasingly sought after because of their stronger dual-row IMS bearings and mechanical throttles.

A ‘C16’ UK-supplied example, the 911 offered was supplied new via Stratstone Porsche of Wilmslow, Cheshire, being delivered new on the 19th of May 2000. Finished in the rare and appealing colour combination of Ocean Blue metallic paintwork, with complementary Graphite Grey leather interior upholstery and a Dark Blue soft-top, the Porsche is fitted with the 3387cc flat-six naturally aspirated engine allied to the desirable six-speed manual transmission. In current registered ownership since 2016, the Porsche has had just five former keepers and has covered just 72,600 miles from new at the time of consignment. Specified from new with Hi-Fi sound system, windshield green tint, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather dashboard and door inlays, stainless steel Carrera entry guards, soft-ruffled leather seats, and Porsche over carpets.

Benefitting from the fitment of a new clutch in February 2016 by Porsche Leicester (at c.67,000 miles), more recently, the 911 has received new air-conditioning condensers and re-gassing, DANSK tailpipes and four new Pirelli tyres throughout 2020. Offered for sale with a history file including the original book pack presented in the Porsche wallet, which contains the owner's manual, and stamped service book displaying twelve services (predominantly from Porsche main agents and specialists). Further included in the file are a collection of invoices; ten previous MOT certificates; sundry paperwork; an MOT certificate until June 2023, and a current V5C document.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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, 30th Nov, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars


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