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911 Carrera (996) Glass Upgrade


The Porsche 996 Convertible refers to the convertible variant of the Porsche 996 generation, which was produced from 1998 to 2004. Here's an overview of the Porsche 996 Convertible:

Introduction and Design:

  • The Porsche 996 Convertible was introduced in 1998 alongside the coupe variant of the 996 generation.
  • The 996 generation marked a significant departure from its predecessor, the 993, featuring a more modern and streamlined design.
  • The Convertible model featured a fully retractable convertible soft top, providing an open-air driving experience while retaining the iconic 911 silhouette.

Engine and Performance:

  • The Porsche 996 Convertible was initially offered with a 3.4-liter flat-six engine, known as the M96 engine, producing around 296 horsepower.
  • Later variants, such as the Carrera 4S and Turbo models, were powered by larger-displacement engines with increased horsepower and torque.
  • The 996 Convertible offered impressive performance, with quick acceleration, precise handling, and agile dynamics characteristic of the 911 lineage.

Water-Cooled Engine:

  • The Porsche 996 generation was the first 911 to feature a water-cooled engine, departing from the air-cooled engines of previous generations.
  • The transition to water cooling helped to improve engine efficiency, emissions, and overall performance, particularly in terms of power output and reliability.

Interior and Features:

  • The interior of the Porsche 996 Convertible featured a modern and ergonomic design, with high-quality materials and improved comfort compared to previous models.
  • Standard and optional features included power-adjustable seats, leather upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, and an advanced audio system.
  • The Convertible model offered a comfortable and refined interior, suitable for both spirited driving and long-distance touring.

Legacy and Collectability:

  • The Porsche 996 Convertible holds a significant place in Porsche's history as the first water-cooled 911 generation.
  • While initially met with mixed reactions due to its design and technical changes, the 996 has gained appreciation among enthusiasts and collectors over time.
  • Well-maintained examples of the 996 Convertible are sought after for their modern amenities, strong performance, and open-air driving experience.

In summary, the Porsche 996 Convertible represents a milestone in the evolution of the 911, featuring a modern design, water-cooled engine technology, and advanced features while retaining the iconic 911 driving experience.


Replacement Roof

The replacement convertible roofs that we supply and fit are OEM parts. This ensures the highest quality and reliability for both you and your vehicle. Crafted with precision and adhering to strict standards, these roofs epitomise excellence in both performance and durability.

Convertible roof replacements featuring an encapsulated rear screen include a brand-new screen encapsulated within the new replacement roof.

We stand firmly behind our craftsmanship, offering a comprehensive 12-month guarantee on both our work and the roofs themselves. This warranty underscores our commitment to delivering not just superior products, but also the confidence and peace of mind that accompany our exceptional service and top-tier convertible roofs.

Available in a diverse array of colours, our selection allows you to personalise your vehicle while maintaining the assurance of OEM quality.


Common Faults Include....

  • Failure in Hall sensor positioning, resulting in high AC voltage output
  • Convertible top remains stuck in open position
  • Leakage in hydraulic roof cylinders
  • Dashboard warning indicating insecure roof or incomplete cycle
  • Slow operation of roof mechanism
  • Misalignment of frame affecting roof mechanism
  • Water seepage through weather seals
  • Insecure front roof attachment due to faulty catches
  • Activation of 'roof not secure' warning while driving
  • Torn, damaged, or frayed soft top fabric
  • Failure of microswitch, leading to open circuit or high resistance
  • Convertible top halts midway, unable to complete full cycle
  • Failure of tonneau cover or rear lid to close
  • Noisy pump or motor during roof operation
  • Communication failure in CAN-BUS system
  • Issues with stuck or damaged flaps.
  • Intermittent functioning of the roof, unable to complete cycle
  • Convertible top is immobilized in closed position
  • Dryness or deterioration in weather seals
  • Cracks in frame or deformation in rear bow
  • Failure in roof or body control module, ECU corrosion or malfunction
  • Faulty or deteriorated solder connections
  • Damage in wiring loom, including split wires or connections
  • Leakage in hydraulic roof hoses
  • Foggy or cracked plastic rear window
  • Non-functional switch for roof mechanism
  • Boot lid fails to open
  • Torn, frayed, or damaged headlining
  • Obstruction in roof drains
  • Difficulty in operating stiff manual front catches
  • Shrinkage of weather seals, allowing visibility through gaps
  • Inoperative front power windows

Should any of these issues be present, feel free to get in touch with us via phone, email, or by completing our contact form. Your communication is valuable to us.


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At present, our inability to furnish pricing online stems from the dynamic nature of global economics, which has led to substantial fluctuations in the costs of parts and materials on a day-to-day basis. The intricate interplay of market forces, supply chain disruptions, and geopolitical factors has rendered pricing incredibly volatile, making it challenging to provide accurate and up-to-date figures in real-time.

As we remain committed to offering fair and transparent pricing to our customers, we find it prudent to ensure that any pricing information reflects the current market reality, hence our decision to refrain from online pricing until we can reliably provide figures that align with the ongoing fluctuations in the global economy.

For pricing concerning above make and model, contact us through via phone, email, or by completing the contact form provided below.

For immediate pricing information, we recommend contacting our office directly. We respond to emails and inquiries submitted via the contact form within a 24-hour timeframe.


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