The 1997 Porsche Carrera S featured in this blog will be for sale later this year. It is a well documented car with regular ownership updates appearing in the public domain, as well as exposure from this blog, Total911 magazine, Octane, EVO, and others including Porsche who have featured it in there news and social media.
As a classic 911 it has all the ingredients; 1997 model year, 6 speed manual gearbox, rear wheel drive, wide body, air cooled. The car has many sought after options modifications. These include Arctic silver paint, hard back sports seats, sunroof, genuine Porsche hollow spoke wheels (as standard on 4S and Turbo), Turbo ‘big red brakes’, ‘Golden Rod’ and ‘SSK’ gear linkage modifications, Porsche Classic Radio Navigation head unit, Bilstein PS9 suspension and subsequent set up in 2017 by Center Gravity (included full shock rebuild, bushes, rear wishbones etc). The car also has a recent Tech9 Motorsport full 3.8 engine rebuild with many upgraded parts – a highly desirable and rare find on Porsche 993s given the cost (in this instance well over £20k). More can be read on the 3.8 build here along with dyno print outs, part lists and the final invoice by clicking on this link.
Servicing has been on time or ahead of time its entire life. Receipts on file detail maintenance dating back to new and even some hand written notes from the original diamond trader owner who used it to travel between Hatton Garden and his home in the North of England, through to the owner before me who enjoyed the car in Dublin, Ireland for over 9-years, and then my custody starting in 2016 for which I have spent well in excess of £50k, possibly over £60k. To say that it is a car where care has been lavished with no expense spared is evident.
The car is HPI clear and free from accident damage. It is close to 170,000 miles and has been in regular use its entire life.
During September the car will be prepared for sale. The air conditioning which I have just completed replacing the evaporator on will be gassed and checked over by an air conditioning specialist, a door check strap will be replaced and new sill rocker covers will be fitted colour coded to the car as per my original plans earlier this year. It will want for nothing. Seriously.
Cars like this are a rare find, and cost comparisons hard to reference. When I commissioned the 3.8 rebuild two years ago there was a narrow body C2 with 140k mileage and a 3.8 build listed with RPM Technic at £65k. It sold very quickly. There is wide body car with similar mileage to my car currently listed with Northway at £58k but with the original 3.6 motor and is a good barometer for a non X51 conversion.