2008 Porsche 987 Cayman S 6-Speed

Up for auction is this 2008 Porsche 987 Cayman S finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over a black leather interior.  Based on the highly successful Boxster model, the 987 Cayman was debuted in 2005 as Porsche’s premier mid-engine coupe.  Purchased by the current owner last year as a completely stock 2008 example, this Cayman S has since been treated to an extensive list of performance modifications including an adjustable coil over suspension, Wavetrak limited slip differential and upgraded Maxflow exhaust system.  Recently outfitted with a replacement flat-six engine as well as a new clutch and flywheel, this Cayman S is said to offer a superb driving experience with approximately 89k miles now showing on the odometer.

The Arctic Silver Metallic finish is noted to be in great shape as can be seen in the images provided in the photo gallery.  This Cayman S retains its factory appearance with original 19” SportDesign wheels which come dressed in new Hankook EVO tires installed earlier in 2020.

Inside, this Cayman S features a black standard leather interior with heated and power operated front seats.  Other noteworthy factory options include the Bose High End Sound Package, a remote 6-disc CD changer, self-dimming mirrors and rain sensor, the Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package and Preferred Package Plus.  The original soft-touch knobs were replaced, and the seller indicates that the Alcantara headliner was redone in 2020 with updated material.  The cabin is stated to be in very nice condition with all gauges and accessories remaining fully functional.

This 987 carries a 3.4 L flat-six engine which is rated at 295 HP stock.  The rear wheels are driven by way of a 6-speed manual transmission providing for a factory 0-60 time of approximately 5 seconds.  Unsatisfied with the original motor’s compression, the seller had a replacement 3.4 L engine with 58k miles installed shortly after their purchase at 84k miles.  Having seen some use as a track car, this Cayman S has also been upgraded with the following performance modifications: 

  • IPD GT3 Plenum
  • Agency Power Lightweight Underdrive Pulley
  • Maxflow Exhaust
  • Wavetrak Limited Slip Differential
  • K&N Filter
  • De-Snorkel
  • VF Tuning HEX Tune
  • Porsche Performance Motor Mounts
  • FVD Deep Sump
  • 997 Oil Cooler
  • Upgraded Engine Compartment Cooling Fan
  • Godspeed Coil Over Suspension
  • Front Camber Plates
  • Tarett GT3 Front Sway Bar
  • Hawk 5.0 Brake Pads
  • GT3 Ventilated/Slotted Rotors

In November of 2019, the rear main seal was replaced along with the head gasket, ignition coils and spark plugs.  A new starter motor was installed in December of 2019 and the clutch flywheel and pressure plate were all replaced in March of 2020.  With a recent complete fluid and filter service, this Cayman S is reported to be in fantastic driving condition.

The sale of this Cayman S will include one master key, owner’s books and a collection of service records.  The Carfax report shows an accident, though the seller notes that there are no noted issues.  For any Porsche enthusiast who demands optimized performance, this 987 Cayman S offers an excelelnt value.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $22,500
  • Auction End: Aug. 3, 2020, 4:55 p.m.
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (47)

  • Offer from Brentwood, TN (37027) 5 days, 6 hoursago

    Sold for $22,500

  • Offer from Brentwood, TN (37027) 5 days, 6 hoursago

    Sold for $22,500

  • $22,500 offer from Brentwood, TN (37027) 5 days, 6 hoursago

    Offer in the amount of $20,000

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 7 hoursago

    @Barrman 2:23 at Sebring and 2:18 at Daytona

  • Barrman 5 days, 8 hoursago

    The 2008 Cayman S you are trying to sell.

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 8 hoursago

    @mnymgr Driven a lot of different cars there.

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 8 hoursago

    @Barrman Depends on the car

  • Barrman 5 days, 8 hoursago

    What is your best documented lap time at Sebring and Daytona?

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 8 hoursago

    @RobertDenton5615 Just shipped an Audi to Lincoln with Roadrunner. It was 800

  • Barrman 5 days, 8 hoursago

    How many track days have you done on the new motor? installed at 62k miles? How many miles now? Has the car actually been raced or just HPDE? You mentioned that you couldn't do valve work per class rules? not sure what you meant by that. if you did race what series and class were you in?

  • RobertDenton5615 (registered bidder) 5 days, 8 hoursago

    Any idea on freight to Idaho?

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 8 hoursago

    @MattShaw Surprisingly doesn't sit very low. Have never touched it over Kerbs or anything else. ...Always figured the best way to make a small fortune racing was to start with a BIG one.

  • framerrzin 5 days, 10 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $18,250

  • MattShaw (registered bidder) 5 days, 10 hoursago

    @mnymgr Thanks for the quick reply. As a money manager racing is a “no-no”. Too much risk and zero return hahaha. It takes a mnymgr to know one :) RACE is an acronym for rapidly accumulating cost exponentially!

    How low does the FVD pan extension drop below stock. I have installed the L&N version before and it sits pretty low. My car was lowered too. It makes one of the lowest points of the belly which concerned me on rumbles and crap in the road. Wondering if the FVD sits low too. Maybe get the metal plate to protect or at least take some impact.

  • MattShaw 5 days, 10 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    @MattShaw Sorry, missed the last part of your question...No CEL or codes

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    @MattShaw Took all of the safety equipment out and put it in my Cayman R. Everything inside is back to stock. Replaced the head gasket and rear main seal in the new engine because I could. It was out so it was easy. Didn't do any valve work at (yes it would have been easy!) because I can't make those modifications in the class I was running in. The ECU is the same, no need to change it and it allowed the tune to stay. The no over revs were recorded beyond stage 1 on the new engine. I have plenty of swapped parts, etc. that I would be willing to negotiate on after a sale. I am in southwest florida.

  • framerrzin 5 days, 11 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $16,000

  • MattShaw (registered bidder) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    When you replaced the engine did the ECU get swapped too? I’m wondering what the rev report will show (correct with current engine or data of the old engine)? Any CEL or codes? Thank you for the information.

  • MattShaw 5 days, 11 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • MattShaw (registered bidder) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    I’m trying to understand why it was necessary to replace the head gasket on the replacement motor? This is a rare failure point. Also if you replaced the head gasket why not do valve work. Seems like a good time, especially for a track car. Lastly, why no race seats or harnesses if this is a track car? Are there any spares or take-offs available with the car. I assume located in North Florida? Thank you very much for your responses.

  • cmongar 5 days, 12 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    @cmongar Not that I know of. It still has 2 of the 4 catalytic converters...I didn't remove the one's behind the headers. I don't know of every state's regulations. We don't have to have any tests here in FL, so I can't tell you for certain for your state, but I haven't done anything that would interfere with emissions or make it not street legal.

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    @zonka81 Not on the swapped engine...cylinders are excellent.

  • zonka81 (registered bidder) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    @mnymgr Thanks, have you seen any evidence of cylinder scoring?

  • cmongar (registered bidder) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    Is there anything about the car that would make it not street legal or pass a state inspection?

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    @Heihei There are about 62,000 on the new engine. I installed a FVD deep sump. (holds about 3 more quarts of oil) and a 997 PDK oil cooler. I have never had any oil starvation since doing that and I've never seen an oil temp above 175. Been very happy with those 2 additions.

  • Heihei (registered bidder) 5 days, 12 hoursago

    how many miles are on the new engine? Does the engine have any modifications to ensure oil flow during extended high G corners since you track it?

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 13 hoursago

    @cmongar Sorry, I hit send before I answered your second question...No there are no fluid leaks.

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 13 hoursago

    @cmongar Stickers are usually on the car per event, depending on who the sponsors are for the event. These particular one's have been on for about the last 2 weeks.

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 13 hoursago

    @Heihei Yes, same specs.

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 13 hoursago

    @Heihei On heavy transition tracks, I like the rear bar disconnected and have higher compression and rebound.

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 13 hoursago

    @zonka81 There are absolutely no oil leaks

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 13 hoursago

    @Heihei When I bought the car, I felt there was a compression issue. Had it scoped and found nothing seriously wrong, but because I track the car regularly, I decided that it may be easier to swap the motor than to try to dig in and rebuild alot of it. So I swapped the motor with one from a friend of mine's car who totaled his cayman and wanted to sell parts. Bought the engine and replaced the head gasket, rear main seal, coils, and plugs. Put a new clutch, pressure plate and flywheel in it too while I had the engine out. Ended up also putting a new starter motor in it because I felt it turned over a little slow.

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 13 hoursago

    @zonka81 Car always garaged

  • mnymgr (seller) 5 days, 13 hoursago

    @zonka81 Normally I would say, I'll get it to you in a minute, but I left the car in my garage in Daytona Speedway after the race Saturday because of the storm coming and drove home...I need to go back up there sometime this week and pick it up. I can get you a video then...obviously I know that may be too late for you...The AOS is upgraded and new as of November 2019, so I don't have smoking issues.

  • framerrzin 5 days, 13 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • zonka81 (registered bidder) 5 days, 13 hoursago

    Do you have a video of a cold start?

  • zonka81 (registered bidder) 5 days, 14 hoursago

    Has the car been kept garaged or outside?

  • Heihei (registered bidder) 5 days, 14 hoursago

    why was the motor swapped?

  • zonka81 (registered bidder) 5 days, 14 hoursago

    Are there any oil leaks?

  • Heihei (registered bidder) 5 days, 14 hoursago

    Why is the anti roll bar disconnected?

  • Heihei (registered bidder) 5 days, 14 hoursago

    what are the specs of the new motor, same as the old?

  • cmongar (registered bidder) 6 days, 1 hourago

    How long have the marketing emblems been on the car? Any leaks of any fluid?

  • mnymgr (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Good day to all. I am pleased to answer any questions you may have on this Cayman. Please feel free to ask away. I hope that someone will have as much fun with it as I have!

  • mnymgr (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @Caymanorcarrera I have KW V3's on my Cayman R... and have had them on several other of my Porsche's over the years... Like them. Put the Godspeeds on this one mainly because I wanted the heavier springs. It is pretty low right now. Been on very flat, smooth tracks lately, plus the 19" stock wheels make it look more slammed compared to the 18" race wheels. Usually have it about a half inch or so higher at a bumpier place like Sebring or tracks with more elevation change. As it stands now the front is about 2.75 lower and the rear is 2.25 lower.

  • Caymanorcarrera 1 week, 5 daysago

    I love 987 Caymans, and have an '07 track car w- KW coil-overs that has been amazing on track for years.

    This car has some definite appeal, but that Godspeed suspension looks pretty darn slammed to me.

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2008 Porsche 987 Cayman S 6-Speed
Final offer: $22,500