This launch-year Porsche 997 Carrera Coupe comes finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over a black interior with custom red suede seat centers. It was factory equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, Power Seat Package, Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package, and rear window wiper, and now rides on a set of aftermarket chrome wheels. Showing under 44k miles on the odometer, this 997 is now being offered for auction by its seller on the East Coast.
This 997 is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic with an optional rear window wiper and bi-xenon headlights equipped from the factory. The brake calipers have been refinished in red, Carrera S-style exhaust tips are equipped, and the car rides on aftermarket 20” chrome wheels mounted with Michelin tires in front and Pirelli P Zero tires in the rear. Additional images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The black interior features a matching Alcantara headliner and custom red suede seat centers. Factory equipment includes optional heated and power operated front seats, automatic climate control, and Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Some wear is depicted on the soft-touch trim coating the center console and climate control knobs.
A naturally aspirated 3.6-liter flat-six engine delivers up to 325 HP and 273 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed manual transmission. The CARFAX report shows service was completed most recently in September 2022.
This sale will include a clean title and the original owner’s manuals.
Cheaper than a Golf R!! Very nice.....
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This car may have the "un-servicable" IMS bearing which is just fine. The un-servicable IMS can, of course, be replace however the shop needs to crack open the engine casing to do so.
If it has this type of bearing, I consider it a good thing b/c it is the larger bearing which is much less prone to failure (something like less than 1%).
I have this model in a cab version and my mechanic (who works on most of Jerry Seinfeld's Porsches) confirmed this.
If it has the bearing which is more prone to failure be prepared to invest a minimum of $1,000 to have it replaced.
@idealtechies No, we have not had a bore scoping done on this vehicle as there have not been any issues that we thought would warrant it. You are welcome to have someone of your choosing come in and have it done if you wish. Thank you for your interest!
@Jcschmidt2 Thank you for your question. We do not have the stock wheels for this vehicle.
Hello! Do the stock rims come with the sale?
Has there been a bore scoping done to this vehicle ?
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@robmsales We have no documentation of the IMS bearing being replaced. The rims are aftermarket, but I don't see an identifying stamp on them.
@BritishMGTD52 We have no documentation of it being replaced.
Hi-This is a remarkable 997- just asking about the rims- Who made these rims?
Has the IMS been replaced? GLWHA Rob
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Was the IMS bearing replaced?
Excellent presentation. Excellent car.
As I’ve heard on their wonderful PcarMarket podcast shows, both hosts believe this is where possibly the best bargains can be found right now: the 997. The market just hasn’t caught up yet - people are slowly figuring it out though.
997.1’s are great cars, as are 996’s. I own a 997.2 GT3 and it is a really endearing mix of just enough “older” feel, smaller size, marvelous elastic lump, exquisite damping and a feeling that the car rewards good driving skills, yet you get all this without the presence of an overly strict electronic nanny.
This is a sweet spot, and a great place to invest. Actually, the owner of a very prominent Bay Area, West Coast modifier of Porsches feels the same way. They LOVE 997’s.
The first thing he said when I bought my 2011 GT3 was “never sell it.”
I still believe most 997’s are undervalued. This will change, though. How long is the question. Personally, I reckon now is the time to pull the trigger.
As a side note, I’m also the guy who bought that concours-level 1998 993 Carrera S, black, with the body kit and 10,000 miles. It is also exquisite. That and the GT3 make up my Porsche collection so far. Gotta build the collection with prudence, carefully...slowly.
Right now I’ve got my eye all over 997 GT3’s and 997s, as long as they show a level of good care and reasonable mileage. Personally I feel like the level of craftsmanship in the 997, its ergonomics, plus its hilariously fun handling make it the best nexus of old and new - as long as we’re talking water-cooled here! GLWTA!
These are great cars. I specifically looked for a 2005 before I bought mine, here's why:
- old school styling with modern performance
- replaceable IMS bearing (buyers were scared of the IMS stories and it depressed prices - I tested my oil, looked at DME, looked at previous owners care - and pulled the trigger right away, then changed IMS and put in DOF when I bought the car.)
- even though only 325 HP - look at the cars weight - great power to weight ratio which is why 911's that were say 3 - 7 years newer didn't have any appreciable increase in 0 - 60 time (as simple example).
- hydraulic steering (vs. by wire)
- much smaller (in good way) and lighter than current gen Porsches
- it's really fun to drive
- I was about to pull the trigger on a 997.1 Turbo or at minimum "S" and once I test drove base 997.1 I could not believe how much fun it was. I was 100% sure I was going to get the Turbo or "S", yet got this car.
- bonus: The new Porsche PCCM+ head units that just came out (modern NAV, Andoid/Apple etc.) only work in 997.1 not 997.2
Can't go wrong with these cars (provided you check them out for known issues on non-Turbo 997's)