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2008 Porsche Turbo Cabriolet Tiptronic

Extremely Clean and Nicely-Optioned Tiptronic Turbo Cabriolet in Outstanding Colors

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VIN WP0CD29908S789068
Exterior Color Midnight Blue Metallic
Interior Color Natural Brown Leather
Mileage 48984 Miles
Engine 3.6 Litre Turbo Flat 6-Cylinder
Transmission Automatic
Status Sold
Stock FJ1549

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2008 Porsche Turbo Cabriolet Tiptronic
VIN WP0CD29908S789068
Midnight Blue Metallic with Natural Brown Full Leather Interior

Introduced for the 2005 model year, the 997 generation of the Porsche 911 addressed many of the complaints about the 996 generation before it. Having almost gone out of business in the early 1990s, Porsche embarked on an aggressive program to reduce the cost of building cars by enhancing the efficiency of the manufacturing process and by designing cars that were themselves less costly to produce. The 996 emerged from this new type of thinking, and together with the Boxster, reversed the company’s decline and laid the groundwork for the success the company now enjoys. Critics complained that while the 996 drove well, the quality and aesthetics had suffered, and the 997 brought both higher quality and exceptional good looks back to the forefront of the Porsche 911 value proposition.

The cars were available in a wide range of variants with the Turbo lying at the intersection of blindingly fast and also surprisingly usable. Although it produces 480hp and is capable of 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 193mph, the car has all wheel drive and is quiet, refined, and provides surprisingly accessible performance. Coupled with automatic transmission, the car is imminently usable as an every day car.

This particular car is a two-owner California car that was sold new at Porsche of Livermore to a Software Executive who bought it for his wire. The car is heavily optioned, including many Porsche Exclusive options. The options include: silver faced gauges, Tiptronic S transmission, heated seats, 363mm leather steering wheel, painted rocker panels, steering column casing in leather, color coded sport seat backrests, embossed headrests with Porsche crests, inner sill finishers in leather, door finishers in leather, rear section of center console in leather, and leather sun visors.

The car was regularly dealer serviced and is in exceptional cosmetic condition. It is clear that the car was carefully driven and stored, and its cosmetic condition is consistent with a car that has covered 15,000 or 20,000 miles. The paintwork is in very good condition, with a few minor marks from road use, but no major blemishes. The underside of the front spoiler shows some scraping, but nothing major, and the front of the car as well as the side mirrors, door edges and door handle recesses are protected by clear bra. The glass and lights are in excellent shape with only light road wear to the windscreen. The panels are straight and fit correctly.

The interior is in equally impressive, if not more impressive condition. There are virtually no signs of wear or aging anywhere. The leather on the driver’s seat has very few signs of wear or use, and the extensive leather trim, which covers even the sills, dashboard, center console, door caps, and sun visors, is all in excellent shape. The only indicated wear is near the key hole and perhaps a bit of shine to the steering wheel rim. The carpets, switches, instruments, and controls are all like new.

The engine compartment and trunk are equally impressive in condition, appearing essentially as new. The engine is extremely clean, with hardly any dust or dirt to speak of, while the trunk appears like new and is complete with factory tire compressor and tools.

The car is effortless to drive yet tremendously fast. It is tractable and perfectly happy cruising in town but is explosively fast when desired. The chassis is composed and stiff, but the ride surprisingly comfortable while the brakes are exceptional. In all, the car is massively capable when desired, and very mild-mannered and civilized at the same time.

This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a very clean Turbo Cabriolet that is heavily optioned and finished in a beautiful color combination. A 2-owner California car, this example is in excellent shape and will represent an exhilarating driver when called upon, and a perfectly well-behaved car otherwise. It is complete with extensive manual pack, tools, and compressor.

 


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