After yesterday’s 996 Turbo S Coupe I thought it might be worthwhile to look at an obvious alternative. As some readers noticed quite quickly, with Turbo S prices moving up that brings into play a few other cars. The two most obvious are the 996 GT3 and the 997.1 Turbo. Because it’s the much closer comparison I’ve chosen the Turbo for this post. Also because I’ve featured the GT3 quite a bit over the past year. I love them and have thought prices were quite good considering what you’re getting. It’s ultimately what I would choose were I in the market. But the GT3 isn’t a Turbo (obviously) and for those looking for that combination of luxury and performance that only a 911 Turbo can provide the 997 makes the better choice.
Here we have a Basalt Black Metallic 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, located in Ohio, with Sand Beige leather interior and 26,483 miles on it. It has sport seats, the sport chrono package, and a 6-speed manual. With 480 hp on tap you’re getting more power than the Turbo S and arguably a much better looking 911 both inside and out.
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Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 26,483 mi
Price: $82,500 Buy It Now
2008 Porsche 911 Turbo
We have just added to our extensive exotic car inventory a beautiful 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo coupe in Basalt Black Metallic with Black and Sand Beige full leather interior and only 26,400 miles. This 911 Turbo is loaded with: 6 speed manual transmission, navigation, Sport Chrono package, heated seats, adaptive sport seats, painted center console, painted dash trim strip, power sunroof, Bose audio, CD changer, footrest in aluminum and more. This car is also equipped with a full AWE Tuning cat back exhaust with 200 cell catalytic converters.
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One thing this Turbo won’t possess relative to the Turbo S is rarity. There are a lot of 997 Turbos out there. This certainly isn’t the only one for sale right now and it’s not even the cheapest one. Nor is it the highest priced. And while it does appear to be on the pricier side of the spectrum the overall condition looks very good and it’s spec’d pretty well. I notice a lot more Tiptronics among the 997TT than I do the 996TT so if you’re looking for a manual transmission you do have to search a little more thoroughly.
Yesterday’s Turbo S appears to have sold. We don’t know the sale price, but its most recent listing had it priced about $15K above this 997TT. That’s placing a decent sized premium on the Turbo S’s rarity and betting on its long-term value. It also means you probably can’t spend as much time enjoying it on the road as you might like. With this 997 there should be no such problem. I can’t imagine we’re even remotely close to the days when these have collector appeal. So buy, drive it, and enjoy it. It’s not as great a value as the days when we could find a good 996TT for around $40K, but with a MSRP of over $130K there’s good value to be had here for what still is a pretty modern car.