2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe

The last 996 Turbo S I featured turned out to be from a seller that we all weren’t too happy with. The pictures weren’t great and the price was way too high. That’s a bad combination of attributes. So let’s try again with one that certainly presents a lot better and from a seller that on the surface seems to be of a higher caliber. I can’t speak to price since it isn’t listed on the seller’s website, but my hope is that this reserve auction will shed plenty of light on where the market currently is valuing the Turbo S Coupe. I’ve seen a few more come up for sale in recent months compared to past years, and there were never many of these, so the time to pounce may be near.

Here we have a Slate Grey Metallic 2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe, located in California, with Black leather interior, a 6-speed manual, and 31,437 miles on it.

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Year: 2005
Model: 911 Turbo S
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 31,437 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

European Collectibles of Costa Mesa, CA is pleased to offer this 2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe that was completed at the factory in November 2004. It was shipped to the original selling dealer in Los Angeles, CA where it was sold on January 25, 2005. Original factory specification includes Slate Grey Metallic paint, Black Full Leather interior, Heated Front Seats, Lumbar Support-Left Seat, Thicker Steering Wheel, Black Mats – Porsche Lettering, Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes, Turbo Aerokit, Instrument Panel Aluminum Look, Sport Shifter, 18″ Sport Techno Wheels, Porsche Crest in Headrest, Lowered Seats (-10 mm), Aluminum and Leather Shifter Brake Handle and Custom Tailoring. The original MSRP was $149,930.

This two-owner car was sold new at The Auto Gallery where it was faithfully serviced by both owners until being sold to European Collectibles in October 2017. The condition is excellent inside and out with all original paint and a nearly flawless interior. It is complete with two keys, the factory build sheet and original owner’s handbooks. We have a full service history printout from Auto Gallery.

We are a licensed California dealership and will handle all sales tax, title and registration for any buyers who are CA residents. For out of state or out of country buyers, we are happy to assist with shipping. If you are interested in this car and want to have it inspected, we will make the car available (locally). We have been in business since 1986 and have a brick and mortar sales, service and restoration facility that you are welcome to visit.

All sales As-Is, Where-Is.

Please feel free to call Todd at 949-548-7900 for more information.

I like Slate Grey Metallic quite a bit so it’s nice to see it on this Turbo S. I must admit though I like the color quite a bit more on the 964 than I do on the 996. (Since I like the 964 a lot more than the 996 that probably makes sense.) It looks good though in the way that darker greys can always look good. It won’t necessarily grab your attention, but once you notice it your attention may be held. The general condition of everything here looks quite good and it’s said to come fully documented with all of its service history. The Turbo Aerokit adds a nice touch and I don’t often see it, though the remainder of the options are fairly standard.

The question will be how high bidding goes. It seems we are past the days when I could consider the Turbo S a nice performance value. The standard 996TT still can be found for much more reasonable money, but I’m not so sure on the Turbo S. That means you’re going to have to be pretty confident in the trajectory of the 996 market if you want to take the plunge. These are great cars with a heck of a lot of performance – even with prices creeping upward – but I’m not totally convinced the 996 will show much collectability outside of the three GT models. That said, if you were going to take a chance on another model the Turbo S Coupe certainly is the one on which to place your bet. Let’s see what the market thinks.

-Rob

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4 Comments

  1. Good color combo. Condition looks appropriate for the miles.

    To me, a 996TTS with 30K miles is a low to mid $70s car. Which presents a serious problem, as that’s right on top of a 997.1TT with similar miles. These are driver cars, not museum pieces… does anybody really prefer a 996 over a 997 for everyday driving?

    Through the power of Google, we can see the cached web page listing on the dealer’s site. Avert your eyes… the Ask ain’t pretty.

    https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:We–ZabeQmAJ:https://www.europeancollectibles.com/vehicles/393/2005-porsche-911-turbo-s+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

  2. This is a beautiful car, but at the ask ace10 found I would have to say not in a million years. If I was looking to spend that kind of money on a 996, it’d be GT3 all day long for me. If this could be had in the low 70s I might take this over a 997.1 turbo, solely for the exclusivity factor. I’ve never seen a 996 turbo S in the flesh, but I probably see a 997 turbo at least once a month around these parts.

  3. Well that price is pretty damn optimistic. I remain baffled by Turbo S pricing.

    Interestingly, the listing has been removed and their site says Sale Pending so someone must have decided it was worth it. I’d really like to know what it sells for.

    Mr. K, I’m with you. I’d rather have the GT3 all day.

  4. Owner of This Car

    The distinction with the 996 Turbo S, is that very few made it to the US in coupe/manual form. Plenty of Cabrio’s, and many Tips as well. If you want a coupe that is 6MT, with low miles and no accidents, etc. It’s gonna cost.

    Supply and demand.

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