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Lot 384: Porsche 911 Carrera Type 996 Coup�

The Beaulieu Sale, Bonhams (7 September 2013)

Introduced in 1997, the Type 996 version of Porsche's perennial 911 really did justify its maker's claims to be 'all new'. With the 996, Porsche finally adopted water cooling for the flat-six engine, which remained behind the rear wheels of a car longer, wider and higher than before, sharing no panels with its immediate predecessor. Despite the overall increase in size, Porsche's engineers managed to lower the drag co-efficient by raking back the windscreen, achieving a figure of 0.30 (down from the 993's 0.34) with a beneficial reduction in fuel consumption at high speeds. Bonded-in front and rear screens contributed to a significant increase in the stiffness of the aluminium chassis, which was clad in galvanised steel body panels. The new, more compact, 24-valve engine displaced 3.4 litres compared with the 993's 3.6 yet contrived to be more powerful, producing 300bhp (up from 285), which was good enough for a top speed of 174mph. Finished in blue with grey interior, this Tiptronic-equipped model has covered only 74,285 miles from new and comes with the all-important full service history with marque specialists, including a large quantity of bills and expired MoTs. Noteworthy features include sports seats, special-order alloy wheels, climate control and an electric sunroof, the latter a rare feature. Described as in generally good condition and said to drive excellently, the car is offered with two keys, current MoT and Swansea V5C document.

Lot Details
Auction The Beaulieu Sale
Bonhams, Hampshire, UK
TypeCar
Lot Number384
Estimate£12000-£15000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1997
Condition rating2
Registration numberT930 DHY
Mileage-
Chassis numberWPOZZZ99ZXS607681
Engine number68X07387
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors