42k-Mile 2008 Porsche 987 Cayman S 6-Speed Macadamia Metallic

High bid:$25,000
Categories: Water-Cooled
Auction type: Reserve
6 bids, 13 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 2008
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: Cayman S
  • VIN: WP0AB29828U780669
  • Mileage Shown: 41,787
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Macadamia Metallic
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Austin, TX 78727
  • Lot #: V-0045509

Finished in Macadamia Metallic over Sand Beige full leather upholstery, this 2008 Porsche 987 Cayman S pairs a 6-speed manual transmission with its 3.4-liter flat-six engine. It also features the Preferred, Bi-Xenon Headlamp, Bose High-End Sound, and Sport Chrono Packages. Modified with a Cargraphic exhaust system, Cayman R-style rocker stripes, and a Pioneer head unit, this tastefully appointed 987 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Texas with under 42k miles showing on the odometer.

Compared to the standard Cayman, the “S” version is equipped with red-finished brake calipers and dual exhaust outlets. This example is finished in Macadamia Metallic and features the optional Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package. It rides on factory 19” Carrera S wheels with optional colored Porsche crests. Removable vinyl Cayman R-style side graphics have been applied and can be easily removed upon the winning bidder's request. Minor imperfections are noted including some scrapes on the underside of the front bumper and an approximate 1” ding on the leading edge of the front hood. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. Paint meter readings, conducted by Rennsport Motorwerks during a pre-purchase inspection in May 2024, indicate measurements between 3-5mm all around.

Inside, the Sand Beige standard leather interior features automatic climate control, the Bose High-End Sound Package, Sport Chrono Package (without PCM), and the Preferred Package which adds auto-dimming mirrors, a rain sensor, heated seats, interior-colored floor mats. The seller adds that a Pioneer head unit with navigation, a backup camera, and a radar detector has been fitted, and confirms all gauges, electronics, and accessories to be in working order. The cabin is reported to be in excellent condition, with only normal use-related scuffing on the driver's door sill and minor paint flecks missing from the underside of the rear trunk lid.

Power is derived from a naturally aspirated 3.4-liter flat-six, sending as much as 295 HP and 251 lb.-ft of torque stock to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. Braking is handled by fixed 4-piston calipers with ventilated and cross-drilled discs at each corner. The seller adds that an aftermarket Cargraphic exhaust imported from Germany has been installed under previous ownership, offering a slightly deeper tone. Additionally, an oil change was performed in the last few months by TPWS, an independent Porsche shop in Austin, Texas. The CARFAX report shows 16 service history entries, and no outstanding maintenance items have been reported.

This sale will include a clean title, owner’s manuals, a Porsche-branded car cover, a Covercraft Weathershield car cover, Griot’s cleaning supplies, and three sets of floor mats. 


The seller would like you to know: "I purchased this example in mid-May 2024 after searching for the perfect Macadamia car for many years. Prior to my acquisition, the car was inspected by Rennsport Motorwerks. Several minor fault codes were found but were not identified as genuine issues. The communication codes are most likely due to the aftermarket head unit. No codes of any kind were found during an additional inspection at TPWS, an independent Porsche shop in Austin, Texas, in June 2024. TPWS also changed the oil, using Mobil 1 0W40. The car remains highly original, except for the Cargraphic exhaust, Pioneer stereo, and removable Cayman R-style rocker stripes. Unfortunately, I have to sell it so soon due to a family emergency. I am devastated to let it go. It is exactly the spec and condition I wanted. Touring through the Texas hill country, winding out the flat-six, and feeling that perfect mid-engine rotation, has been the most rewarding automotive experience of my life. But family comes first. Thank you for your understanding."


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  • cdayton (seller) 15 hours, 7 minutesago

    @mherf 5 min with a hair dryer and they should peel right off without damage. Thank you for your interest.

  • mherf (registered bidder) 16 hours, 14 minutesago

    You mention the Porsche stripes down the side are removable. How easily, and how much damage will it do to the underlying paint?

  • Cartex707- 19 hours, 14 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • DeeBo87 1 day, 2 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $24,000

  • cdayton (seller) 2 days, 15 hoursago

    Thank you to everyone who has commented, bid, or messaged thus far. If you are in central Texas and would like to see the car this weekend, I'll bring it to Cars & Coffee at Circuit of the Americas this Sunday, July 14. For more info: https://circuitoftheamericas.com/cars-and-coffee/

  • SteveinVT 3 days, 20 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $22,987

  • cdayton (seller) 4 days, 15 hoursago

    @eriksolsen Thanks, Erik. That was a fun morning, and the results were amazing. Thanks for your work. Selfishly I'd love it if you or someone else in central Texas bought the car so I could see it at local shows. :)

  • eriksolsen 4 days, 15 hoursago

    Thanks for the kind words @cdayton.

    This really is a spectacular car. The color is impressive (and quite difficult to capture well) in person. Absolutely a car I'd be tempted to bid on if I had the funds and garage space. It sounds excellent with the current aftermarket exhaust.

    It's unfortunate that @cdayton needs to move on from the car (no fault of the car), as it is a dream car for him. Hopefully there is another available to him in the future.

    Bid with confidence, this car looks and sounds the part!

  • collectorcars 5 days, 2 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $22,500

  • cdayton (seller) 5 days, 6 hoursago

    @OvertonAutomotive Thank you for the comment. I love the color. It changes dramatically with even minor light variations, from glossy dark gray/black to flat chocolate to almost a light cappuccino. Erik Olsen (https://eriksolsen.com/photography) made the most of an early morning shoot with scattered clouds; I think he captured the dynamism of the color beautifully.

  • OvertonAutomotive (registered bidder) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Gorgeous color!

  • SteveinVT 5 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $21,987

  • cdayton (seller) 5 days, 9 hoursago

    Thank you for your interest. Please let me know if you have any questions as the auction evolves.

  • LiveFromNY 5 days, 10 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • cdayton (seller) 5 days, 16 hoursago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • cdayton (seller) 5 days, 17 hoursago

    @Hotwheeljohn Thanks for your questions and for the kind words. The Cargraphic exhaust was installed under previous ownership so I do not have the factory one. The Rennsport PPI PDF is below. The front license plate holder is held on by two screws in the front bumper, yes. It appears they only drilled in the top two, so if you wanted to put a Euro style or other slimmer plate holder you'd still have smooth bumper showing on the lower part. Tires are Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, 7/17 and 10/17 front, 12/18 rear. I will upload photos of a penny test to the gallery. The tires have significant tread left; Lincoln's eye is covered on the fronts and just visible on the rears.

  • Hotwheeljohn (registered bidder) 5 days, 17 hoursago

    GM, and sorry that you need to sell, hope all will be well with your family. Just a couple questions.
    1) Does the factory exhaust come with the car? 2) Would you share the PPI report that you just recently had performed? 3) the from license plate, is that mounted by drilling through the front bumper, can it be easily removed to not show damage? And lastly what are the date codes and conditions of the tires?

    Thanks in advance and good luck with your family emergency.

  • cdayton (seller) 6 days, 12 hoursago

    Welcome everyone! Please let me know any insights or questions you have. I absolutely love this car and do not want it to go, but family circumstances dictate that it must. I only hope the winner enjoys driving it as much as I do. Thank you!

  • cdayton (seller) 1 weekago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

42k-Mile 2008 Porsche 987 Cayman S 6-Speed Macadamia Metallic
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