Speed Yellow 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

Alright, let’s continue with the value theme, but now we’re going to leave the air-cooled market behind. Once we’ve done that reasonable values become much more the norm. Not only that, but we get better performance and typically far fewer miles. Those preferring the air-cooled models and the analog versus digital nature of most earlier cars, I hear you. But once you step into this century you really do get a lot for your money.

For this one we have a very sexy Speed Yellow 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe, located in Oregon, with 22,029 miles on it. I definitely could be accused of finding the 997 a bit boring, a bit too refined, but this one isn’t boring at all. With the Carrera S you get more displacement and more displacement equals more power. In this case that means 355 hp all being delivered to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual.

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Year: 2006
Model: 911 Carrera S
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 22,029 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

2006 Porsche 997S, only 22k miles!

This is a stunning local Porsche that is very well equipped. The Carrera S was the largest displacement engine in 2006 with a 3.8 litres and 355 horsepower. Hard to find in many Porsches today, three pedals and 6-speed manual transmission. This car is very special in how it is optioned inside and out. It has all the top of the line options like Sport Chrono Plus, Bose high-end sound system, and Full Leather interior. The exterior is Speed Yellow, and is protected by 3m clear paint protection, so it is just like new. It has the optional 19 alloys with painted crests and Michelin Pilot Sport rubber. The sound from the 3.8 is upgraded with factory option Sports Exhaust that comes with special chrome tips. The stance is widened from the factory with 5mm wheel spacers to improve handling and fill out the wheel wells. On the interior when you open the door you see illuminated stainless door sills, and color matching seat belts. To hold you firm in this car are factory Sport Seats with Porsche crests embossed in the headrests. Along with upgraded floor mats, it has the High-EndBose sound system, including CD changer, and PCM navigation. If you are looking for great Porsche this is the car. You will not find a nicer one unless you are buying new.
It has been well cared for, with no issues ever, not smoked in, and drives like it just came off the showroom floor.
Please call 503 475 8078 Josh or 503 819 9007 Matt for details.
Cars shown by appointment. Porsche’s are our specialty.

This is a very striking 911 and for me definitely one of the better looking examples of the 997. Speed Yellow is really bright and that won’t be for everyone, but it’s a nice departure from all of the blacks and silvers of the world. The mostly black interior contrasts perfectly with that yellow exterior and is accented by yellow belts in the interior. It’s just the right mix of bright and dark. The curves are filled out wonderfully and it still possesses that distinct 911 shape. With sport seats and the aforementioned manual transmission this Carrera S retains the long tradition of combining the most of performance and luxury that has long been Porsche’s trademark.

We can certainly quibble over the merits of the water-cooled 911s relative to the original air-cooled models, but there’s no debating that the performance of these modern 911s is near unmatched for the money. Bidding here sits at $40,100 – that’s lower than both of my previous features: a 911SC and 964 that each showed well above 100K miles. I love the early 911s and the classic 911 has been a part of me nearly my whole life. But if you just want the performance, then this is the way to go.

-Rob

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4 Comments

  1. How do you order Speed Yellow exterior, yellow seat belts and not get the option yellow interior stitching? Very nice car, that said is there still a tail in 2006 for IMS issues?

  2. That dealer’s Ask on their website is $44,9. So I’m thinking a deal will happen on this car ~$42,5. Which is just about right IMO.

    Dealer doesn’t post a Carfax nor do they make any reference to a clean Carfax. Which seems kind of odd, since it’s basically boilerplate language in every car listing these days.

    Oh, and is that a spare tire strapped into the rear seat?

  3. Ace, I too wondered about both of those questions. Providing some statement of the Carfax is so standard that it is strange to not even mention it. I have no idea what that is in the backseat.

    FSTNTQ, it isn’t until the ’09 models that you fully escape potential IMS issues, so it’s still something to consider with this one. From my understanding the failure rate in the ’06-’08 models is lower than with ’01-’05 models.

  4. Just noticed there was a very similar car posted to RL within the past couple days:
    https://rennlist.com/forums/vehicle-marketplace/1023191-997-1-c2s-for-sale.html#post14450089

    That one has even lower miles, but lacks the extended leather. And is wearing MY02 wheels. Which I think look really nice with the 7 in Speed yellow.

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