Lot 134 - 2008 Porsche 911 / 997 Carrera 2 Cabriolet Tiptronic S
|Odometer reading||32,000 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £20,720|
- Specified with over £8,000 of extras
- Desirable Carrera 2 Cabriolet Tiptronic S
The Porsche 996 was the first water-cooled example and ushered in a new era for the 911. The 997 had the opportunity to evolve performance and luxury to create what Porsche deemed as the 'ultimate sports car'. The most significant changes were to the interior and exterior styling. The 997 had larger 18 inch wheels and the engineering changes included slightly increased power. The car was technically similar to its predecessor, however more refined. A new S version was offered with sports suspension, sports exhaust and additional power from a slightly larger engine. The 997 became the most commercially successful 911 of all time and sold 100,000 units of its first phase between 2005 and July 2007. For the first time in Porsche history, the development of the Cabriolet version of the 997 led the design and engineering effort, with the Coupé following. Porsche applied the logic that if you start with the more difficult challenges of the Cabriolet, the Coupé version would simply be more rigid. Despite the additional weight, the cabriolet versions nearly attain the same performance figures as their Coupé counterparts. It has also received mostly positive reviews from the worldwide motoring press, with Jeremy Clarkson, a known detractor of Porsche cars, noting that the 997 will "make love to your fingertips and stir your soul."
Specified when new with over £8,000 of additional extras such as 19' turbo wheels, extended navigation, Bose sound system, bi-Xenon lighting system, park assist, telephone module for PCM and of course the Tiptronic S package, this metallic Basalt Black 997 Cabriolet is offered with just 32,000 miles on the clock. An MoT test certificate valid until September 2019 is present within the history file of this very attractively priced and well specified 911 Cabriolet which combines comfort with sports car performance.
Interested parties should note that, upon inspection, this Porsche 997 has a noise/knock from the engine. The car has been stationary for some time and the vendor wishes to make it clear that any potential buyer should be made aware of this issue and satisfy themselves as to the condition of the car prior to bidding.
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