DT: 2008 Porsche 997 Carrera S Cabriolet 6-Speed

Up for auction is this 2008 Porsche 997 Carrera S Cabriolet finished in Basalt Black Metallic over a black interior.  This 2008 example features a 3.8L flat-six engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and was configured at an original sticker price of over $102k with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus, 19” Carrera Sport wheels, the Bose High-End Sound Package, and more.  Recently serviced with a new water pump, thermostat, and a set of tires, this Carrera S shows just over 67k miles on the odometer and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York.

This 997 comes finished in Basalt Black Metallic along with a black cabriolet soft top.  Some normal signs of road-going wear are noted and CARFAX shows damage to have occurred to the right side in 2017.  The seller reports that the right front fender and door were refinished as a result, additional images are provided in the photo gallery.  This Cabriolet rides on factory optional 19” Carrera Sport wheels which have been recently dressed in a set of General G-Max RS high-performance tires.

Inside, you will find a black standard leather interior with heated and power-operated seats, the Bose High-End Sound Package, self-dimming mirrors, and a navigation module for PCM (Porsche Communication Management).  Some moderate signs of wear are depicted on the seating surfaces and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.

This first-generation 997 Carrera S carries a naturally aspirated 3.8L flat-six engine rated at up to 355 HP and 295 lb.-ft of torque.  Power is fed to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, making for a 0-60 time of approximately 4.5 seconds and a top speed of over 180 MPH.  The optional Sport Chrono Package Plus allows the driver to optimize performance characteristics and adjust the active dampers of the PASM suspension.  The CARFAX report shows a long history of service dating back to 2007 and the seller notes that a thorough recent inspection was carried out in preparation for sale along with the installation of a new water pump and thermostat.

This sale will include a clean title.  The 997 generation is more desirable than ever and this 6-speed 2008 example has been freshly serviced in preparation for its next owner, do not miss your chance to get behind the wheel.

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Comments (48)

  • Autotrend (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @franchise717 The car is available. It was allowed to be sold to a lower bidder who turned out to be a delinquent bidder that never even arrived for car pickup or even to see the car. So, now the car is available in deal tank for the moment.

  • franchise717 (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    still available?

  • MikeALO 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • wishwalter 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $38,250

  • MikeALO 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $38,000

  • wishwalter 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $37,500

  • MikeALO 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $37,000

  • wishwalter 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $36,000

  • MikeALO 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • wishwalter 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $34,000

  • Rj6984 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $33,100

  • wishwalter 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • theidentityOne 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $29,000

  • luis.seneriz 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $26,250

  • smankin0965 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Do you have a photo of the instrument cluster with the car running?

  • dj1monkey (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    What is the status of the IMS Bearing? Do you know if it has been replaced?

  • Autotrend (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @dj1monkey The car doesnt get driven daily at all. It is a fair weather weekend car.

    The top works, with no issues. I had done a live walk around video of it at the link below, I just couldn't work the top and video all at once.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP51_Pys0wo

  • Autotrend (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @NineThirty The repairs pertaining to the incident were the tire and paint. There wasn't any chassis damage at all.

  • MikeALO 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $26,000

  • dj1monkey (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Do you drive this vehicle regularly? Or had it just been sitting?

    Are there any videos of the top in operation?

  • NineThirty (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Autotrend Was more concerned about the front right impact with a curb not really about rust. Wanted to see if there was any damage to the chassis or steering components due to the impact.

  • Autotrend (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @NineThirty Actually, we do have a specialty pricing program, for people who buy vehicles from us that also want to purchase wheels. If you win the car we can definitely help you with wheels for it. Or if not, your next Porsche..

    I do not have any pictures of the underside. It is a little late in the listing to get any posted. We never took any underside pics because these cars are so flat underneath and this is not a car that was ever driven in salt.

  • Autotrend (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Rarsenault I do not have any pictures of the underside. It is a little late in the listing to get any posted. We never took any underside pics because these cars are so flat underneath and this is not a car that was ever driven in salt.

  • Autotrend (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Rarsenault If you need assistance in holding the car should you be the winning bidder, we can help you with that. Obviously, payment of the car would need to be casemated like normal. We have a large warehouse with a bunch of collector cars in it, so the car will be safe.

  • Autotrend (seller) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    @whatupgus It is a great car. The top has no tears or leaks. Typical Porsche with with the usual crease lines on the back pillar. Two photos of the top are also in the listing.

  • whatupgus (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Beautiful car, what shape is the top in ?

  • Rarsenault 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $25,300

  • NineThirty 3 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $24,997

  • Jamesegallo 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • NineThirty 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • Jamesegallo 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • NineThirty 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • NineThirty (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Can you post some undercarriage photos? Will you include a nice set of your wheels and tires with the car : }.

  • Rarsenault (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Any pictures from underneath?

  • Rarsenault (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Would you be able to store it for a week or two? I’m going out of town and wouldn’t be able to meet shipping until late next week?

  • luis.seneriz 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $7,996

  • tmanger 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • Autotrend (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Terpdevil It must be your screen I assume? The gaps on the bumper and hood that you are looking at are all normal. Actually the same as my 2012 turbo S.

  • Terpdevil (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    The panel gaps look to be pretty far off on the front hood/bumper of this car. Is it the angle of the pictures or are they really that far off?

  • Rarsenault 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,997

  • Autotrend (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @kevinholzbaugh We poured through the history of the car when it was initially purchased. This particular originated from Porsche of Huntington. Throughout its entire life the car was used as a weekend enjoyment car, with the five owners it has had barely averaging just over 5k miles annually on average. Also of note, each owner was meticulous in maintenance, having service and maintenance completed at the respective Porsche dealership. 

    The carfax report shows an incident, however all of the body panels are original and there is no frame damage to the car. The one incident was so minor that the airbags were never even deployed. Just paint, and a replaced tire at the time was all that was necessary. 

    What are we selling the car? - The main branch of our company is designing and importing custom wheels. We also distribute a number of major wheel brands. (www.GroupAWheels.com) We have many vehicles in our stable, and most of them are utilized for wheel fitment research and also for photography, showing off the wheels that we sell. We purchased this vehicle because the Carrera S is slightly different to a basic Carrera and the fenders are a little wider, allowing for larger wheels and tires, and we needed to check some wheels and photograph them on the car. We chose this particular S because it is a 6-speed and while owning it was a lot more enjoyable to drive than the automatic version that seems to be so common. We have always specialized in Porsche wheels and we tend to have a high ratio of Porsches in our stable, even air-cooled Porsches. Now that we have completed what we needed to do, it is time for the car to have a nice new home.

  • Drrick5150 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,590

  • dj1monkey 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,500

  • kevinholzbaugh (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Autotrend A few questions…..
    1) are you the original owner?
    2) how much damage was caused on the CARFAX report?
    3) why are you selling?

  • luis.seneriz 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $997

  • Autotrend (seller) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Welcome to this auction, all. I am the seller and will be available to answer any questions throughout the auction. This is a great drivers car (6-Speed), and a great opportunity to get in on a Carrera S.

  • VOGRIC 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $250

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DT: 2008 Porsche 997 Carrera S Cabriolet 6-Speed
Buy Now: $43,950 Final Bid: $40,000