I will admit I have not always been a fan of the 991. The design took me a long time to warm up to even as I looked at the Boxster and Cayman and thought both had improved tremendously. I’ve read some criticisms of Porsche’s designs and their increasing similarity and I don’t entirely disagree with those assessments, but where I think it has improved the look of the Cayman/Boxster I have not been as much a fan of the 911.
Ever so slowly that perception is changing and I have gradually taken to the design – whether because of increased familiarity or something else, I don’t know. A couple of recent examples caught my eye so I thought I would specifically go on the hunt for a nice Carrera S to feature. As I did so I soon realized that it’s really hard to find a 991 with a manual transmission. PDK has seemingly taken over. I do understand why that is to some degree, but some of us still would like the involvement of shifting gears ourselves and I was struck by the relative lack of manuals.
I kept looking and my search did finally pay off: here we have a very subtly pretty paint-to-sample Dark Olive Metallic 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe with just 3K miles on it and that all important manual transmission.
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Model: 911 Carrera S
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed manual
Mileage: 3,000 mi
Listing up my 2013 Carrera S. This car had ~3K miles on it and is finished in Paint to Sample Dark Olive Metallic. Options are:
Exterior Paint to Sample – Dark Olive Metallic
Luxor Beige leather interior
Premium Package Plus w 18 way seats
PDCC w PASM sport
Auto dimming mirrors
Adaptive Sport Seats Plus
20 inch Carrera Classic wheels
Color Porsche wheel crests
Bi xenons incl PDLS
Porche entry & drive
Interior light package for rear compartment
Park assist (front and rear)
Exterior folding mirros
Sport design steering wheel
Seat belts in luxor beige
Sports seats plus backs in leather
New sticker including destination was $138,940. The car has the entire front end also wrapped in Xpel and a full integrated K40 radar/laser system.
The car extremely clean and I doubt you’ll find many other clean examples with this low of miles. If anyone would like to see the car, please let me know and we can arrange.
I’m glad that I kept searching because this does look to be a really nice option among the early 991s on the market. I didn’t think I’d stumble into both a manual transmission and PTS. Add to that the very low miles and a nice selection of options and this 911 should garner quite a bit of attention. There is a literal price to be paid for all of this specialness though. I can’t say for a fact this is the highest priced Carrera S on the market from the 991’s early years, but if it isn’t it has got to be darn close.
The car itself looks in great shape as we’d expect with so few miles. This is one of the most subtle shades of green I’ve ever come across. Even under sunlight it still kind of looks black, but up close you can see the dark green shine through. Whether this makes for the best choice for PTS I will leave to you. It wouldn’t be my choice, but it does make for an elegant looking 911. I’ve said many times that I think any shade of dark green pairs best with a tan interior and I see no reason to change my tune here. Luxor Beige contrasts well with the dark exterior and everything looks crisp and clean.
Nearly $90K is a lot of money for a 2013 911, but with so few manuals seemingly available and even fewer of those paint to sample this one certainly has a lot in its favor to command such a price. I’m sure a new owner will be very happy to have it.