Now available for auction is this 2006 Porsche 997 Carrera Cabriolet finished in Carrara White over a Sand Beige interior. This first-generation 997 features a desirable 6-speed manual transmission as well as the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus, Bose High End Sound Package, and Exclusive Porsche crested headrests. It was reportedly under the care of the original owner and his son up until 2016 when it was purchased by the seller at 85k miles. Several notable service items have been dressed in recent years including the installation of a new clutch, direct oil feed IMS bearing, convertible top hydraulics, and ignition components. This 6-speed 997 is now being offered for auction for auction by its seller out of Florida while showing just over 89k miles on the odometer.
This 997 is finished in nonmetallic Carrara White with a brown cabriolet soft top. The seller reports the car to have always been garage-kept and covered. New 3M clear protective film was applied ahead of the rear wheel arches in 2020, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. This example rides on factory 19” Carrera III wheels dressed in Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS tires installed in 2019 within the last 2k miles.
Inside, this Carrera sports a Sand Beige interior with a black center console. Notable facotry features include Exclusive Porsche crested headrests, the Bose High End Sound package, self-dimming mirrors, and the Sport Chrono Package Plus which adds a functional lap timer to the center of the dashboard. Some signs of wear are noted on the shift knob and handbrake lever as well as chips on the ignition surround. The convertible top hydraulic pistons were replaced in 2018 and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.
This first-generation 997 carries a naturally-aspirated 3.6L flat-six engine rated at up to 325 HP and 273 lb.-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. The optional Sport Chrono Package Plus allows the driver to optimize performance and suspension characteristics with the press of a button. Under previous ownership, the car is said to have been serviced through Porsche of Melbourne and Werkshop Melbourne of FL. Under the current ownership, the car has been serviced through Tune RS of Coral Springs, FL. A direct oil feed IMS bearing upgrade was carried out in 2018, the spark plugs and coils were replaced in 2019, and the clutch was replaced in November of 2020.
This sale will include the orignal owner's manuals, a set of two keys, a car cover, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean title. With a coniderable amount of service addressed in the last few years, this 6-speed 997 Cabriolet is just waiting to be enjoyded by a new owner.