34k-Mile 2005 Porsche 997 Carrera S Cabriolet 6-Speed

Now available is this 2005 Porsche 996 Carrera S Cabriolet 6-speed finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over black full leather.  Representing the inaugural model year for the 997 generation, this Carrera S was configured at an original sticker price of over $100k with options including the Sport Chrono Package Plus, Adaptive Sport Seats in leather, and the Bose High-End Sound Package.  Originally sold in Louisiana, this 2005 example spent time in Canada, Texas, and is now being offered by its seller out of Tennessee with approximately 34k-miles showing on the odometer.

This 997 is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic with a black cabriolet soft top.  Some touched-up chips are noted on the hood and front bumper. CARFAX suggests damage to have occurred to the rear and left side in 2017, and there are no records of repair or signs of persisting damage reported.  This example retains factory 19” Carrera S wheels with colored Porsche center crests.  The Bridgestone Potenza tires show date codes from 2019.

Inside, this 997 is appointed with a premium black full leather interior as well as Adaptive Sport Seats in leather.  Other factory options include front seat heating, a remote 6-disc CD changer, the Bose High-End Sound Package, and Sport Chrono Package Plus.  All gauges and accessories are said to be working properly and the seller notes a hole in the driver’s side floormat near the accelerator pedal as well as some wear on the driver’s seat bolster.

This first-generation 997 Carrera S is equipped with a 3.8L flat-six engine that sends up to 355 HP to the rear wheels through a sought-after 6-speed manual transmission.  The optional Sport Chrono Package Plus adds a functional lap timer to the dashboard and allows the driver to optimize performance characteristics while underway.  All available maintenance history is provided on CARFAX with the most recent documented service carried out in 2020 at 28,293 miles including a coolant and brake fluid exchange, new air filter, and new spark plugs. The seller has carried out a fresh oil change in preparation for sale.

This sale will include the owner’s books, the original flat tire kit, and a clean title.  The 997 generation has never been more desirable and this 6-speed 2005 example is just waiting to be enjoyed by a new owner.


Auction Results

  • Buy now purchase price: $46,500
  • Auction End: May 7, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 2
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Comments (42)

  • Buyer from Longview, TX (75605) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Purchased for $46,500

  • $43,500 offer from Westport, CT (06880) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Offer in the amount of $43,500

  • DonG89 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $42,500

  • BVision 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $42,000

  • DonG89 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $41,250

  • BVision 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,750

  • lantier 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $40,500

  • DonG89 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $39,997

  • BVision 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $39,400

  • Hallockcore 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $38,997

  • keva58 1 week, 2 daysago

    This is a great car! Summer is coming! Buy it ! Enjoy it and ROCK N ROLL !!

  • heyporsche 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $35,997

  • Jamesegallo 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $29,500

  • Miles.S (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Miles.S I am just not positive of which bearing it has. So that is why I heard deferred to in having the early smaller bearing as opposed to the larger non-serviceable bearing. Sorry if I have confused anyone!

  • Miles.S (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @flenn YES thank you! It is the larger Non-serviceable Bearing

  • flenn 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Miles.S I think you mean to say "larger NON-serviceable bearing". If it has the larger bearing, it would require engine disassembly to replace. The smaller single row bearing can be replaced with just the flywheel removed.

  • TUD17 1 week, 3 daysago

    Hello, we reside locally and would like to view the car prior to the auction closing if at all possible. Thank you!

  • clemsonkev 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $28,888

  • Bcford28 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $28,528

  • cdonnelly (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Thank you for the information and great videos @Miles.S

  • Miles.S (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Russbaribault Would be roughly $2500 for LN IMS Retrofit kit plus rear main seal.

  • clemsonkev 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $27,777

  • Bob.Beck8428 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $27,168

  • Russbaribault (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @Miles.S what would it cost to do the IMS at your discounted price?

  • clemsonkev 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $26,666

  • Bob.Beck8428 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,968

  • Miles.S (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Engine Number is: M97 0 1 6 8 5 0 7 6 8 7

  • Miles.S (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Hi guys! Finally got the engine number. At this point, I can not say for sure which bearing this has. It was my original understanding that it had the larger serviceable bearing. However, now since seeing the engine number is earlier, I will assume it has the smaller bearing. If this is indeed the case and the buyer is interested in having an LN bearing installed, I can do this at my shop for a discounted price. I can also provide an extended drivetrain warranty to the purchase price through a 3rd party provider. Hope this helps!

  • Miles.S (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Thank you for the bids. Please let me know if I can answer any questions in the next days. Miles

  • clemsonkev 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,555

  • Bob.Beck8428 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $22,800

  • Bcford28 (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Hello seller - I sent a note. Nope all is well!

  • Miles.S (seller) 1 week, 6 daysago


  • Miles.S (seller) 1 week, 6 daysago

    I am trying to send the engine number but @pcarmaret is blocking it because they think I am sharing contact information

  • clemsonkev (registered bidder) 1 week, 6 daysago

    @cdonnelly yes, great question!

  • cdonnelly (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Hi Miles!

    Please could you share engine #?

    From LN Engineering:
    “ Depending on when it was manufactured, a 2005 Porsche Boxster or 911 vehicle can have either the failure prone single row 6204 ims bearing or the larger non-serviceable 6305 intermediate shaft bearing, so it's best if you have a 2005 model year to have your bearing checked out as soon as possible, just in case you do have the smaller, weaker bearing.”

    “ Owners of 2006 through 2008 Boxster, Cayman, and 911 (997) models don't need to rush out to have their engine disassembled to replace the IMS bearing. There are a few simple things you can do to reduce the chances of having an IMS bearing failure in these models as part of preventative maintenance on these 987 and 997 models. When replacing the clutch or flywheel, the grease seal should be removed off the larger, non-serviceable IMS bearing to allow engine oil to better lubricate it.”

    I’m confused as to whether this engine has:
    i) the original smaller, serviceable IMS bearing of early-mid 05 models (should be replaced with a kit like LN Engineering 106-08 2.2)
    ii) had number i) but has already been retrofitted with LN Engineering 106-08 2.2
    iii) has the larger IMS bearing of late 2005-08 model years, which is not serviceable, except with LN Engineering 106-08 3.0 eventually in an engine rebuild
    iv) has iii) but the IMS bearing grease seal was already removed to allow better lubrication and reduce risk

    Thank you for clarifying which of these 4 it is.

  • Miles.S (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    @clemsonkev This is a previous Canadian car. Carfax lists Kph on a last entry. Current is Mph.

  • clemsonkev (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Mike, CarFax odometer readings are different than listing here. Please explain.

  • Miles.S (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    A clutch was just installed. The car does have the larger 997 serviceable bearing in it. More can be found on LN Engineering's website about the 997 bearing as well. Thanks! Miles

  • Miles.S (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Hi all, thank you for the bids and comments so far. The car is available for inspections throughout the auction cycle. Please let me know if you have any questions or requests. Shipping is available worldwide. Extended mechanical warranty is available as well. Feel free to reach out via the contact seller button above.

  • clemsonkev 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $22,222

  • clemsonkev (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    IMS done?

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34k-Mile 2005 Porsche 997 Carrera S Cabriolet 6-Speed
Purchase price: $46,500