Up for auction is this 2008 Porsche 997.1 Turbo Cabriolet finished in Meteor Grey Metallic over a grey natural leather interior. Featuring a legendary twin-turbocharged Mezger flat-six engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, the first generation 997 Turbo has become one of the more sought-after modern Porsche’s on the road. This 2008 example highlights an impressive list of exclusive options including the Sport Chrono Package Turbo, Rear Axle-Differential Lock and extended leather trim with red deviated stitching. Preserved under full front-end paint protection film, this Turbo Cabriolet is said to be in exemplary condition showing approximately 33k miles on the odometer.
The Meteor Grey Metallic finish is stated to be in excellent condition with some minor signs of wear, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. Clear paint protective film is applied over the entire front-end, and the seller indicates that the rear bumper and passenger side quarter panel were professionally repaired following a minor accident. This 997 Turbo showcases a speed-activated rear spoiler as well as distinctive widened fenders with rear side air intakes. Factory details include a black Cabriolet top, red taillights and factory Turbo wheels which are currently dressed in Bridgestone tires dated 2012 in the front and 2017 in the rear.
Inside, you will find a sumptuous grey natural leather interior with extended leather details and deviated stitching in red. The cabin remains in exceptional condition, and the seller indicates that an aftermarket integrated radar detector system has been installed. With an original sticker price of over $155k, this Turbo has been appointed with the following exclusive options:
This 997 features a twin-turbocharged 3.6 L Mezger flat-six engine which is renowned for its race derived design and resistance to IMS bearing issues. 480 HP is delivered to all four wheels by way of 6-speed manual transmission making for a 0-60 time of approximately 3.8 seconds. Optional factory performance features include the Sport Chrono Package Turbo and a limited slip rear differential. This Turbo is said to be in excellent running order with a full service recently performed.
The sale of this 997 will include a master key, owner’s books, a wind screen and some service records. Equipped with highly desirable factory options, this 6-speed Mezger Turbo offers a tremendous value.