2005 Silver Porsche 911 Carrera 
Surrey, United Kingdom
PORSCHE 911 997 Carrera 2S - High specification and well maintained example - Rare to find!
Due to needing a 4dr car due to a baby, I am selling my appreciating, collectable and well optioned 6 speed manual Porsche 997 Carrera S, finished in classic arctic silver with black leather. Being a 2005 car, it falls in to the lower rate road tax bracket compared to slightly later models. I can confidently say that you will NOT find a cleaner example.
I have owned the car for the past 6 years and I imagine it to be one of the best examples out there. The car wants for nothing and has been kept in pristine condition along with having several preventative measure upgrades carried out. There have also been some general upgrades to further enhance the already brilliant experience of driving this car. Use in the rain was always avoided and the car has always been kept under shelter from the start of my ownership.
I am very particular with the care around my cars and this is 1 of 4 Porsches I own, I am a huge enthusiast and am a register manager for Porsche Club GB. The car has been maintained to the factory schedule and beyond with interim services and upgrades, I always ensured that the engine oil pressure and temperature were at optimal levels before using higher revs and the car was always cooled down before reaching any destination and shutting off. The car has been used sympathetically and this reflects in the condition.
Supplied with a full-service history and all paperwork since new, consisting of invoices, MOT’s, service records, Porsche certificate of authenticity and all book packs including retaining leather wallet. I also kept a full log of everything done to the car on a spreadsheet for easy reference.
The car has always been serviced at Porsche set bi-annual intervals by a main OPC (Official Porsche Centre) and specialist. Since my ownership, in between the bi-annual services, I have performed oil changes using Millers 10/50w NT nano oil, regardless of mileage. I also supplied this oil to the specialist performing the scheduled services. A Porsche X51 radiator upgrade kit and low temperature thermostat have also been fitted to help reduce high operating temperatures along with Porsche Motorsport GT3 RS brake air ducts.
The exhaust system has had a number of nuts and bolts replaced with stainless versions as these were a common failing point on ALL Porsche's, some new heat shielding has also been added along with stainless coil pack bolts to ensure no rusty bolts prevent removal. The coil packs and spark plugs have also been replaced within the last 3000 miles. The exhaust has been changed by method of a “gundo hack”, this adds a little more noise upon higher revs and makes it sound like a Porsche should. The car sits on H&R springs which remove the front-end bobbing around effect that most 997’s (911’s in general) suffer with and improve the look of the car, wheel spacers were added to compliment this.
The wheels have been professionally refurbished (stripped and powder coated, not a cheap repaint) and have Michelin PS2 tyres on with good tread depth.
Brakes are very healthy and will not require changing any time soon.
The exterior features genuine Porsche all red rear lights, LED front fog/indicators, Carrera S door decals.
The interior features a factory fitted Alcantara roof lining and to match this, I had the gear knob, gaiter, handbrake handle + trim and steering wheel re-trimmed to match. I also had the steering wheel thickened along with thumb grips to add better steering control. The sport seats are in superb condition and carpets like new.
The car has always been properly cleaned and anytime it has got dirty, it is instantly cleaned. The underside of the car including under trays, inner arches, brake calipers, suspension components, inside and face of wheels and the exterior are all as clean as they can be. A vast array of products have been used and the car always received compliments when up on a ramp and generally.
Sport Chrono package plus
Fully electric and heated hard back adaptive sport seats
PASM active suspension
Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
Satellite Navigation with 6-disc changer (PCM 2)
Rear parking sensors
Auto dimming mirror and exterior mirrors with rain sensor
Multi function steering wheel
19” Carrera Classic wheels
BMC air filter with silicon intake pipe
Alcanatara trimmed interior pieces (steering wheel, handbrake and gearknob
All round wheel spacers with extended bolts
LED front lights
Low temp thermostat
GT3 brake ducts
Number plate holes smoothed from front bumper
Full service history, Porsche + 9excellence (Next service due in 1 years’ time)
2 previous owners
2 remote keys (1 has been upgraded to a gen 2 key fob)
MOT Expiry 28/08/21
Original registration will be put back on to car (KE05 HGN)
I have documented my time with the car on the 911uk forum, if interested, I can share the link.
I would love the car to go to an enthusiast who will maintain the car like I have, it can be purchased and enjoyed without need of booking it in for servicing, bodywork, detailing etc. There are so many examples of 997’s for sale but I guarantee that there are none like this, yes, there are a few very minor signs of use but these can't be avoided and I'm sure they won't be noticed, I just notice these things.
It has been a joy to own but sadly I just have too many other cars and now with a baby, I really need at least 1 practical 4 door that I can use in all weathers.
I still have the original springs and front number plate retainer
Straight sale ONLY.
NO part exchanges
NO SOR requests
NO test drives unless you have proof of insurance for this very car. I can drive the car for you if no insurance and test drive will be accompanied.
NO off-site inspections, the car will not go out of my site.
Bank transfer only, no cash.
Private registration is being transferred off the car.
Car is located in Belmont, Surrey.
Looking for £32,000
Please note, I am away from 5th - 10th September.
- LayoutRear Engined
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power 355 bhp
- Torque 295 lbs/ft
- Top speed 182 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 4.8 s
- Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Economy 24.6 mpg
- Body typeCoupe
- Emissions 277 (g/km)
- Vehicle height 1,300 mm
- Vehicle width 1,808 mm
- Previous owners2
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