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When Porsche introduced the 996 in 1998, it heralded a big departure from the timeless 911 concept, for not only was it radically different to its predecessor, but for the first time a Porsche 911 was water cooled. The changes were driven by the market which had become more demanding in terms of refinement and power and those same principles apply some 20 years later. The 996's body styling was totally new and the interior was redesigned to give the venerable 911 a new lease of life. As is the way of things, in 2002 the facelift model arrived incorporating headlight and bumper changes and an improved aero package and these subtle changes further enhanced what has been described as the “First truly modern 911 with grand tourer and supercar performance”. Offered here is a stunning 2003, right-hand drive, 3.6-litre Porsche 996 Carrera 2 Coupé with Tiptronic transmission and an exceptional service record. Originally supplied by Porsche Sutton Coldfield, it's finished in Silver with a wonderfully distinctive interior in Wimbledon Green optioned with matching Alcantara headlining and a top tinted screen. The service book contains seventeen stamps recording and corroborating the low indicated mileage of only 70,000. The engine had a full check over/ rebuild at 54,000 miles in 2012 by marque experts Hartech Automotive Porsche Specialists. Our vendor, who bought the car six years ago, has maintained it to an extraordinarily high level as his intention was to use it for extended continental trips and reliability was paramount. In addition to routine servicing, both mufflers have been replaced, as have the headlight units, discs, pads and all four shock absorbers. New air conditioning radiators have been fitted with the appropriate pipework and unions. This smart Porsche sits well on its four new tyres and is the proud possessor of a shiny new MOT. The overall condition of this 996 Carrera 2 is really quite special and it may well be the best available in the marketplace today at this guide price.