Lot 228 - 2005 Porsche 911 / 997 Carrera 2S
|Odometer reading||119,880 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
- Full engine rebuild in 2018
- Desirable manual example
- Full Gen II upgrade
The sixth generation of the Porsche 911 was dubbed the 997 and introduced in 2005. It retained the previous model’s basic profile but drew on the 993 for detailing. In addition, the new headlights reverted to the original bug-eye design. The interior was similarly revised, with strong links to the earlier 911 interiors while at the same time looking fresh and modern. Initially, two versions of the 977 were introduced, the rear-wheel-drive Carrera and Carrera S. In late 2005 Porsche introduced the four-wheel drive versions of the 997, the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S which were announced as 2006 models. The 997 remain a worthy model of one of the most celebrated sports cars ever produced and 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."
This handsome 997 manual Carrera 2S is offered in Gulf Orange, akin to the GT3 RS with full black leather trim coupled with the optional upgraded sports seats. This Gen I 997 has been upgraded with original Porsche parts to Gen II which included Porsche front and rear bumpers and rear lights all professionally fitted, painted and wired. Importantly, in 2019, this example had a full engine rebuild by a well renowned Porsche specialist, which included new liners and pistons, new clutch and flywheel and all of the coolant pipes replaced. Invoices for this can be found within the history file. Further optional extras included 19" sports alloy wheels, Xenon lights, navigation package, sports exhaust, and as a later car, has the uprated IMS bearing.
Of late, this fastidiously maintained example has had new brake lines and brakes all round, alongside new rear shock absorbers, so should want for nothing! The 997 is a fabulous looking car and this example is no exception. Viewing is highly recommended.
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