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1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

We’ve all seen the insanity of the Porsche 993 Turbo market. As air-cooled 911s in general have steadily appreciated in value, the most powerful of the last of the air-cooled models has lead the way with precipitous gains seemingly defying all reason. Naturally, the more rare the model the more extreme those value increases have been and with buyers now showing little hesitation to ask for $200K+ for a standard Turbo it is no wonder that Turbo S owners would seek to capitalize on the madness with even steeper asking prices. That brings us to the example here, a Black and Tan 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S, located in Florida, with just 9,208 miles on it and an asking price over half a million dollars. There is no doubt that these will stand beside the 993 Carrera RS and GT2 as the most sought-after models, with the GT2 leading the way by a substantial margin. While power increases weren’t substantial for the US market (424 hp vs 408 hp for the standard Turbo) the relative scarcity of the model and the cachet of saying you have the baddest air-cooled 911 around garner these cars significant appreciation. They also marked a slight change in the ethos of the model itself that has continued up to today. Unlike the 964 Turbo S, which was lightened and austere in its fittings, the 993 Turbo S retained the luxurious offerings that have been a hallmark of the 911 Turbo since its inception. It was to be the most refined and powerful road-going 911. Of course, with the release of the GT2 Porsche insured that its customers had both options available to them and sent the air-cooled 911 out in the best ways possible.

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Year: 1997
Model: 911 Turbo S
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 9,208 mi
Price: $525,000 Buy It Now


1 of only 182 built in 1997. 1 California owner. Celebrity owned since new. Original and documented 9208 miles. Entire vehicle documentation including original bill of sale and all service records since new. Just traded in for a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder. Completely serviced by Porsche dealer. Brand new tires. Pre-purchase inspection already done including leak down test.

No accidents, clean Carfax, non smoker. The car looks and runs like 9k-mile Porsche.

Please call 904-755-5890 with all inquiries.

Please note:

Copy of the title or any information pertaining to the previous owner will not be provided until the car is either purchased or PPI inspection is performed. Any service records that we will provide upon request will have the previous owner’s information blacked out.



Even as one of the most highly regarded and sought after air-cooled 911 Turbos this is asking way too much money. We featured what I would consider a much more collectible example back in March, this Ocean Jade Metallic Turbo S, that sold for $440K. I am fairly certain that price also included the buyer’s premium required of Gooding & Company. Needless to say, a Black Turbo S isn’t going to fetch nearly $100K more on eBay. It’s still very valuable, and good heavens would it be a treat to actually put a few miles on one of these, but with this sort of price I suspect it will remain for sale for quite a while.



  1. KevinR
    KevinR August 3, 2015

    I believe I am now officially cured of air-cooled Porsche lust.

  2. JC
    JC August 4, 2015

    But he said “good luck!”

    Pure stupidity.

    Oh wait, celebrity owned??? What an exclusive and enthusiast-oriented niche…

  3. Justin Credible
    Justin Credible August 4, 2015

    Aside from the Fantasyland price……there are those who think black paint is a value enhancer. I believe the opposite.

  4. Howard S
    Howard S August 4, 2015

    The price is hysterical

  5. TM
    TM August 4, 2015

    For $525,000, I would expect that they would refinish the wheels’ center caps so they don’t look yellowed and faded and would fix the sagging headliner. That is absolutely ridiculous.

    One other thing- who in their right mind is going to spend that kind of cash at some shady-looking used car lot in south Florida? It’s not Champion Porsche, it’s United Imports.

    I wonder if they even have any documentation to support the mileage.

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