1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Oh my lord this is everything. Here we have an Arctic Silver Metallic 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S, located in New York, with Boxster Red interior and a mere 2,544 miles on it. Do I wish the exterior were something other than silver? Maybe, yes. However, Arctic Silver is a pretty nice variant of the color and the contrast it presents with the Boxster Red interior works so incredibly well that I almost don’t mind it’s a silver car. On the 993 Turbo S the color works quite well anyway.

There were only 345 examples of the Turbo S built in total and they provide the best combination Porsche could offer at the time in terms of performance and luxury. 430 hp was propelled to all four wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. Larger disc brakes with the now well known yellow calipers provided restraint for those extra horses and the revised Aerokit helped keep the wheels planted. They are exquisite looking cars and, of course, the last of the air-cooled 911 Turbos. Naturally, that makes them quite highly sought after.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Turbo S
VIN: WP0AC2995VS375953
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 2,544 mi
Price: $618,000 Buy It Now

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S 2544 Miles Arctic Silver Metallic Coupe H6 3.6L Manual
Stock #: 178C
Exterior Color: Arctic Silver Metallic
Interior Color: Boxster Red
Body Type: Coupe
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline Fuel
Engine: H6 3.6L
Title Condition: Clear

I usually complain when a seller provides us with virtually no description, but this is one of those cases where I don’t mind. I can almost hear the seller saying, “Just shut up and look at it.” They’re letting the car speak for itself and it does a heck of a job. Of course, you are going to want to ask the usual questions about available history and documentation and presumably all of that will be available. But on appearance alone this Turbo S is immaculate in a way that perhaps only new cars can rival. The details simply are exquisite and I think many of us could spend a good deal of time simply appreciating all of those details.

Is it worth more than $600K? I have no idea. There aren’t any recent auctions of a Turbo S that suggest to me that sort of price is realistic, but I also haven’t seen one with only 2,500 miles on it. So you never know. After all someone decided to pay $3.4 million for Porsche’s one-off reproduction of a 993 Turbo so I guess relatively speaking this is pretty cheap!

-Rob

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3 Comments

  1. This might be one where the seller may want a little verbiage in the description. There seems to be a lot more leather covered surfaces than usual like the air vents etc. I’d guess there is a laundry list of “special” touches on this car that brought its’ price up back in the day.

  2. I love all of the leather covered stuff in this one! Even the radio faceplate is leather – I’ve never seen that before. I remember seeing the options list for a 911 in the late 80s and seeing all those leather options for the first time. I was completely blown away that someone might pony up for a leather covered power seat control panel, but now (30 years later) I have finally seen a 911 that has this option specced.

  3. (Biggest automotive blunder, blunder squared, Guinness book of blunders)
    In 2006, I believe, I was looking to replace my speed yellow 996 and I had narrowed it down to 2 Porsches. A brand new, paint to sample signal green 997 C4S that was so loaded with options, that its window sticker surpassed all the 997 TT’s that were in stock. Carbon fiber bits alone had reached in the mid-teen$.Car B was a turquoise blue 1997 997 Turbo S with 8k miles on it. Inside, It had a plaque from the factory, “Special request build for Mr. Jerry Seinfeld…” Asking price was $174,900. The dealer stated it was 1 of 1 as it sits. Ofcourse the whole car was a stunner, but what I recall that impressed me the most, was that when Porsche completed production/inspections etc, it arrived the same day to JFK international airport via Lufthansa Cargo. It reached Seinfeld the same day before sundown! I ended up choosing the 997 C4S with the $150k window sticker. I don’t wanna hear any monday morning quarterbacks, howling about how I should have speculated the value appreciation of biblical proportions!

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