The manual 997.2 is being called by many “the last true Porsche sports car”. The design, reliability, and driving characteristics are the reason they have become so in demand. Previously purchased on PCARMARKET, this 2011 997.2 Carrera S up for auction represents a very nice spec that is not often seen on the 911 cabriolet. It was sold new, maintained, and sold as a certified vehicle to the previous owner by Porsche of Delaware. Since the current owners purchase, less than 200 total miles have been driven and a sale was commissioned due to some changes in the current owner's life. It is now being offered in excellent condition by a private seller in Bluffton, SC.
Finished in timeless Meteor Gray Metallic, this car shows incredibly well. The seller states that there have never been any paint or body repairs during his ownership and that the original paint on this car shows to be in excellent condition with well below average wear. This car rides on its original factory upgraded 19" Turbo II wheels that are wearing a set of Bridgestone Potenza tires with excellent tread depth and are date stamped from 2013. The original build also included 5mm wheel spacers, clear glass taillights, and 911 model designation on the rear deck lid making this one is just a little extra special.
Inside, you will find a traditional yet sporty black leather interior with many nice factory enhancements. Most noticeable are the factory sport seats with Meteor Gray painted backs. Porsche crests in the headrests, Bluetooth, heated seats, and more helped bring the original MSRP up to $114k when new. A copy of the original build sheet is displayed in the photo gallery.
Power comes from a 3.8L flat-six engine that produces 385HP. 0-60 is easily achieved in about 3.7 seconds with this 997’s extremely desirable 6-speed manual transmission. Equipped with the Sport Chrono Package Plus, the driver of this 997.2 can re-map the engine and enhance this car’s performance characteristics on the fly, allowing for the ultimate driving experience. This car is stated to be in excellent mechanical condition. Multiple service records are shown on the Carfax report and help to confirm this claim.
Included in the sale of this Carrera S Cabriolet are the original books, 2 keys, and a clean Carfax report. 997’s are rapidly gaining market value as Porsche continues to roll out more refined and less visceral vehicles, making this fully original and pristine 997.2 a sound investment. Do not miss this opportunity to own what many consider to be the last true driver’s 911.