Lot 283 - 2008 Porsche 911 / 997 Carrera 4S Convertible
|Odometer reading||75,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £27,440|
The 997 is dripping with technology. The Carrera S had the new Porsche Active Suspension Management as standard with both Carrera and non-Carrera benefitting from variable-ratio steering and Porsche stability management. Safety was further enhanced by the addition of four-wheel drive, a useful addition when you are channelling that much power through to the tarmac from the larger S-spec engine. Additionally, there was also the Sport Chrono Package offering a dash-mounted stopwatch which not only “tautened the throttle and suspension damping while loosening the PSM’s reins,” as Octane put it.
Not only does this incredible example benefit from this but also the six-speed manual gearbox, the, extremely worthwhile option at the time, Porsche Communication Management package (2), Bose sound package and larger 19” Sport Design wheels filling out the widebody nicely. The interior benefits from black leather throughout, a black soft top and, as we come into summer, the joy of open-top motoring. It still has the three original keys and underwent a clutch replacement at the 70,000 mark. It does benefit from a full-service history, both main agent and specialist, Porsche Centre Leeds and Tom Ferguson Porsche to be precise. The last, October 2019 and a new MoT test certificate will be supplied with this motorcar. Jeremy Clarkson, a vocal and well-known detractor of the 911 range, drove this model and said that the 997 will "make love to your fingertips and stir your soul." That’s enough for me.
Guide price £23,000-£26,000.
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