16k-Mile 2012 Porsche 987.2 Cayman S Black Edition
Final bid:$32,750
Categories: Water-Cooled
Auction type: ReserveEnded
9 bids, 10 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 2012
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: Cayman S Black Edition
  • VIN: WP0AB2A89CS780166
  • Mileage: 16,406
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Black
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Sound Beach, NY 11789
  • Lot #: V-0037779

The rarest limited-edition Cayman S with only 500 examples built in total, the Porsche 987.2 Cayman S Black Edition features a dark monochromatic theme with Black paint, air intakes, exhaust tips, interior trim, and 19” Boxster Spyder wheels. It also comes equipped with a 330 HP flat-six engine borrowed from the Cayman R. This particular Cayman S Black Series, #259/500 equips an optional 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission, heated seats, and Sport Chrono Package Plus. It was acquired by the seller in July 2020 with just under 13k miles on the odometer and has been kept in a heated garage ever since. This rare Cayman S is now being offered for auction out of New York with approximately 16,500 miles showing on the odometer.

The Cayman S Black Edition is finished in Black and features matching painted air intakes, black headlight trims and rear badging, dual black exhaust tips, and black-painted 19” Boxster Spyder wheels. Other equipment includes Bi-Xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights, LED taillights and daytime running lights, red brake calipers, and a speed-activated rear spoiler. The seller notes very minor imperfections have been touched up using Dr. ColorChip paint, a ceramic coating was recently applied to the exterior, and the car has been used for two autocross events during their ownership. New Michelin Pilot Sport tires were mounted in 2022 within the last 1k miles and protective aftermarket screens have been installed over the side air intakes. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report.

Inside, the driver is greeted by a Black interior featuring heated partial leather seats with Porsche-crested headrests as well as a three-spoke SportDesign steering wheel, gloss black trim pieces, stainless-steel “Black Edition” door sill guards, and a limitation badge on the glovebox with the car’s production number. Other accessories include auto-dimming mirrors, automatic climate control, Sound Package Plus, and Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation.

Derived from the high-performance Cayman R, the Black Edition equips a naturally aspirated 3.4-liter flat-six engine rated at 330 HP and 273 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. Equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus, this Cayman S can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in as little as 4.7 seconds. The seller notes an oil change and brake fluid flush were completed by Porsche Huntington in November 2021 at 15,414 miles.

This sale will include two keys, two extra key fobs, owner’s manuals, a toolkit, an air pump, a car cover, some documentation, and a clean title.


The seller would like you to know: “Porsche did it right with the Cayman.  A mid-engine car is a joy to drive.  Performance pure Porsche, there is room for two small suitcases should one want to tour.  The Bose Sound System is superb.  Everything works as it should; it has not been abused. Maintenance is up to date by Porsche of Huntington. I installed a new Interstate battery.  The tires have less than a thousand miles.  She is ready for your enjoyment.”

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $32,750
  • Auction End: Dec 20, 2023 08:31:58PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 9
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  • smithvolvo 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $32,750

  • steve72 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $32,500

  • mattradich 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • smithvolvo 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $30,250

  • steve72 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • Geigartt (seller) 4 monthsago

    I posted a driving video, I tried to demonstrate the Sport and Sport Plus driving modes, not very well I'm afraid, but nevertheless you should get an idea of how much fun this car is to drive.
    We are getting down to the wire on this auction, I shall remain available for any quick questions you may have.

  • RJ80 (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    @Geigartt My car is a 987.2 with the 2.9 non-DFI engine, so I'm not an expert on symptoms, but I think this service is recommended around the 70k mile mark. That will probably vary based on the way the car is used. And this issue is common to many direct-injected automobiles, not just Porsches.

    I'm fairly sure you can go in through the spark plug holes with a media blaster nozzle, so there isn't really any disassembly involved.

    A search of the various forums (Rennlist, Planet-9, etc) will turn up data. There was a recent thead in the 987 section of Rennlist that showed extremely sooty valves that were cleaned up by the owner: https://rennlist.com/forums/987-forum/1379149-i-decided-to-walnut-blast-my-valves-pics.html

  • JimClark (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    @Geigartt @Geigartt, Walnut cleaning is not a regular maintenance procedure for 9A1 engines. The flat six engine DFI injectors are located at a different angle and their spray pattern keep the valves cleaner than other DFI engines, e.g, BMW and Audi. Bore scoring is more of a piston seizure in a 9A1 engine. It is an extremely rare event on these engines. It mainly occurs due to improper engine warm up routines, improper oil schedules, and potentially not utilizing quality gas. Using top tier gas and replacing the oil every 5,000 or twice a year are excellent deterrents. This is a beautiful car all it needs is a new owner that can drive like he/she stole it! GLWS. PCA member and owner of a 2009 997.2 C2S with nearly 70K miles.

  • Geigartt (seller) 4 monthsago

    @RJ80 what is involved in a walnut cleaning? What symptoms indicate a car would benefit from same?

  • marmoset 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $29,250

  • RJ80 (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    It would be incorrect to suggest Porsche "corrected" the bore scoring issue in 987.2 MA1 3.4-liter engines. They can and do score, but with nowhere near the frequency of 987.1 M97 engines. If it's a concern, base models do not have this issue (2.7 and 2.9-liter variants) because they do not have the S-model's forged pistons.

    As a Cayman owner myself who spent the better part of a year shopping, buyers need to educate themselves about these cars and do their due diligence as well as assess their tolerance for risk. These direct-injected engines will also require periodic walnut blasting of the valves to clean carbon deposits. This car should not need that treatment anytime soon.

  • mshakar2 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $27,000

  • steve72 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $26,000

  • Geigartt (seller) 4 monthsago

    I just posted additional pictures. A word about #132, an Over Rev Report on this car dated 12/16. It may be considered N/A with a PDK, because the PDK will not downshift in a manner that would cause abuse. Prior to this auction it was listed on line and one of the more serious inquiries came from a gentleman who was concerned with bore scoring. Bore scoring is rare to non-existent in a low mileage car and Porsche corrected the issue in the .2 cars. There was some question as to the ability of the desired shop to complete an inspection from the oil pan and as a compromise I offered to get an over-rev report to placate his fears. So I have provided this report in case anyone has concerns due to the two track days mentioned in the description. If anyone has questions, I am happy to discuss more fully here.

  • KrisA 4 monthsago

    This looks to be the stock ride height to me. 9x7's have massive amounts of fender gap from the factory. On my own 987.2 I can put 4 fingers in the gap between the front tire and the fender. On my stock Golf R I can only fit 2. Most Black Editions probably had PASM which would lower the car by 1cm and give a better look. Cayman R suspension is 2cm lower than standard and sits pretty much perfect IMO. Low enough to look mean, high enough to look drivable on real roads.

    The press shots Porsche put out of the Black Edition were gorgeous, but not representative of the real world as the car was basically slammed sitting lower than even an R model.

    GLWS, you won't need it though, if you want a PDK this is pretty much the perfect Cayman... I'd just put on an R suspension. :)

  • Geigartt (seller) 4 monthsago

    Not to my knowledge. The previous owners were not really hands-on owners, so I doubt it, but I only interacted briefly with the second when I bought it and of course not at all with the first.

  • DaSc (registered bidder) 4 months, 1 weekago

    it seems to be sitting a little high off the ground. has the suspension height been changed?

  • Geigartt (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    This beauty started out life at Walnut Creek Porsche in California. I will post photos of the Maintenance stamps, of which there are few because of the low mileage. She has made her way from the west coast to the east via one stop in Minnesota, always garaged and never driven on snow or salt. I'm sorry I don't have undercarriage photos, but she is available for inspection by appointment if you are local to Port Jefferson, NY. Just hit the contact seller button. In the Porsche lineup, the Black Edition fits nicely between the S and the R. The R being a stripped down, Spartan beast and the Black Edition with a slightly more refined, feel, the CBE has the same HP (330) and a few soft edges in the equipment department, i.e., Bose Surround Sound, heated seats. The tight linkage and the PDK 7-speed, with Sport and Sport Plus modes at your fingertips give this car a true performance pedigree.

  • mshakar2 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

16k-Mile 2012 Porsche 987.2 Cayman S Black Edition
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