Finished in Cobalt Blue Metallic over a Stone Grey interior, this 2006 Porsche 997 Carrera Cabriolet features a 6-speed manual transmission connected to its 3.6-liter engine. The original sticker price totaled over $95k including the optional Park Assist System, Bose High-End Sound Package, and a rear center console painted in the exterior color. A collector-owned California car with a long history of dealership service, this Carrera is now being offered for auction with just over 54k miles showing on the odometer.
The body is finished in Cobalt Blue Metallic with a Stone Grey convertible top and 19" Carrera S wheels. The convertible top hydraulics are said to have been rebuilt and remain under the coverage of a 1-year warranty. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
Inside, the driver is greeted by a Stone Grey interior including the optional Power Seat Package, Bose High-End Sound Package, and an exclusive rear center console painted in the exterior color. Other features include heated seats and the Park Assist System as well as Navigation and Telephone Modules for the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. The cabin is described to be in very good condition apart from some wear on the climate control buttons.
A naturally aspirated 3.6-liter flat-six engine delivers up to 325 HP and 273 lb.-ft to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. Acceleration from 0-60 MPH takes place in less than 5 seconds while stopping power comes from fixed 4-piston brakes paired with ventilated and cross-drilled rotors. The CARFAX report shows a long history of maintenance at Hoehn Porsche of Carlsbad, California, including a major 60k-mile service in 2013 and the most recent recorded service in 2018. The seller states the car also received new brakes and Brembo rotors as well as a recent oil change.
This sale will include a clean title.
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@911lover Thank You Very Much trying to figure out how to do this offer thing. first timer .
@Karmarketplace yes it is available on the DealTank link
is this still for sale ?
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Anyone who is living in FEAR of the fairy tale stories of the IMS need to grow up and move along. There is no statistical proof of any failures that is worth NOT buying a car you want. Can you afford it? Then buy it and drive it.
@G50Targa. Sir you are incorrect. You need to look at the engine numbers to see which bearings they have. 2006 already has the bigger bearing. This bearing is non serviceable unless you split the cases. This particular car could have two concerns, being a convertible and the possibility of bore scoring. However this is 3.6 engine which is less likely to
Score than the 3.8 on the Carrera S. For more info go to the 997 rennlist forum.
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Good luck to everyone. Someone will be getting a fantastic car!
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@tomneedles @tomneedles, The 997.1 is subject to the IMS failure. Problem was not completely addressed until the 997.2.
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I am not a bidder on this fine 997 because I bought my own 2006 997 cab a few years ago on this site, but I want to emphasize what's already been noted -- this model year does NOT have the IMS bearing concern.
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I dont think this car would classify as an IMS issue car. The only 997s that would are the early ones with the M96 motor. They switched to the M97 sometime around 05/06 with a thicker baring (not a dual row) that eliminated the issue. I have an 07 997 C4 with the M97 and have no worries about it. You can check underneath the block somewhere by the oil pan and the numbers will indicate either M96 or M97
@cook03tj Thanks for the kind words. She is absolutely beautiful.
Sometimes maintenance is performed due to age rather than miles when cars have low miles like this one.
I don't have anything mentioning IMS being replaced. Car was always serviced at San Diego Porsche if for some reason it showed signs of issues etc. this would have been addressed. Brakes were done there as well. They have less than 1000 miles on them.
Beautiful 997. Do you know why the 60k service was performed at 15k miles? It does not appear the IMS bearing has been addressed, is that correct? Who performed the brake replacement recently? The brake and rotor replacement is not on the Carfax. Thank you!
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@luis.seneriz I have family in TX.
If only I could fit my whole family in the car I swear I'd drive it to you with a HUGE smile on my face :)
Car drives smooth and straight on the highway.
Seller any concerns about driving this car, 1500 miles to Texas if I’m the winner. I got my 03 turbo in June drive from California to Katy Texas 1698 miles no issues at all a blast. Now premium gas it’s even cheaper, I paid $7.49 a gallon filling up for 91 octane in Cali, and yes the route is interstate 10, awesome drive.
@mfstevenson7104 Touch nothing. Buy it. Drive it.
I have never even seen the check engine light or a drop of oil on my floor from it.
Only issue I ever encountered was the top moving slowly. The hydraulics were rebuilt and zero issues since.
Clutch engages correctly. Car shifts into all gears smoothly. Torque comes on as it should.
Engine idles without a blip.
No creaks or squeaks from the suspension.
Beautiful color! Are there any mechanical or cosmetic items you’d suggest the next owner address near term?
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One of my favorite collection pieces is up for sale.
The color itself has been a conversation starter everywhere I go.
Car drives beautifully and the top hydraulics have been rebuilt.
Many more miles of enjoyment await the new owner.
Good luck and happy bidding.