Up for auction is this 2009 Porsche 997 Turbo Cabriolet finished in the desirable combination of Carrara White over a special ordered Cocoa leather interior. Being the last year equipped with the legendary Mezger engine and the first year with an upgraded 997.2 PCM system, this 2009 is not to be overlooked. Additionally, this example boasts a desirable 6-speed manual transmission as well as a clean bill of health. Showing only 37k miles on the odometer, this Turbo is being offered for auction in by its seller out of Miami Gardens, Florida.
Finished in Carrara White, this Turbo is said to remain in excellent overall condition with detailed images provided in the photo gallery. This 997 boasts a commanding presence due to its factory widened rear fenders, dual side air intakes, and 19” factory Turbo wheels. The Carfax report notes water damage, however, documentation will show that the only damage caused to this vehicle was on the convertible top due to vandalism. The seller states that the top has since been professionally replaced at a certified Porsche dealership and records will show that this vehicle never suffered any water damage. The seller noted that the Carfax issue is being disputed at this moment.
Inside, you will find a special-order Cocoa leather interior that features hard back sport seats. As a 2009 variation, this Turbos interior sports an updated PCM unit, making this an incredibly desirable spec. The seller confirms that this interior remains in excellent condition and comes complete with fully functional accessories and electronics including an aftermarket bluetooth stereo system. The original radio will be included with the sale.
What makes this Turbo truly special is its legendary 3.6L turbocharged Mezger engine. This example produces approximately 488 bhp and 457 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels by way of a crisp 6-speed manual transmission. Originally developed for the 911 GT1 Le Mans cars, the Mezger engine is regarded by many Porsche enthusiasts as the pinnacle of water-cooled engines. Featuring true dry sump and crank driven oil pumps, this engine resists oil surge in even the most aggressive cornering. Furthermore, this GT1 derived engine doesn’t suffer from IMS bearing related issues as its oil system ensures constant lubrication. This Turbo has always been properly serviced and has records indicating it to be up-to-date and in excellent running condition.
Included in the sale of this Turbo Cabriolet are all associated books, a master key and service records indicating that this Turbo has suffered no accidents or mechanical failures during its time on the road. This Cabriolet makes the perfect addition to any true enthusiast’s garage and is sure to satisfy even the most discerning driver.