Perhaps the excellent value has all but dried up. Granted with just under 20K miles on it, the mileage on this Black on Black 2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S is pretty low and that certainly is going to raise the asking price, but at almost $90K it’d be tough to put this one on your performance value radar. But frankly the low mileage 996TT have been moving well up in price for a while now so perhaps this is nothing new. Still, it was fun while it lasted.
The Turbo S itself is a fairly rare and special version of the 996TT. Available only for one year, they more or less were a version of the standard Turbo outfitted with the X50 performance package and PCCB. A few other cosmetic details help differentiate them as well. For some reason the majority of those produced were Cabriolets. A fair number of those Cabriolets came equipped with the Tiptronic S transmission. As such, manual-equipped Turbo S Coupes are always worth a look even if they can be a bit pricey.
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Model: 911 Turbo S
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 20,000 mi
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Black Full Leather Interior.
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This remarkable looking, Black on Black 911 Turbo S is an absolute gem! Only 186 coupes were produced, making it by far the most desirable Turbo out of the 996 series.
In 2005, Porsche debuted the Turbo S model, which was essentially a 996 Turbo with the highly desirable and expensive performance X50 option. Also included were the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB),
6-disc CD changer and aluminum-faced instruments.
This particular example is 100% stock and is in immaculate shape all around. Everything looks brand new, which shows how great this super low, 20K mile car was taken care of.
Mechanically, everything is spot on and the car performs beautifully. The service is all up to date, which includes a major 30K mile service in 2017 at a cost of $7,408. The car has traveled less than 2,000 miles since.
The 996 Turbos have been steadily climbing in price, and the best and rare low mile examples are starting to sky rocket in price. They are finding their way into high end collections, as the modern era of new Porsche buyers are starting to take notice. These early, water cool era cars possess a very likable, sleek curvature, and combined with their comfort and unchallenged drivability, it’s no surprise that they are at the top of the market.
“I would like to share my personal observations about the 996 Turbo’s! The engine was designed by Hans Metzger, probably the best Porsche engine designer ever. Mr. Metzger designed the engines for my Porsche factory team cars that we won the 2000 American Le Mans Series with. They were absolutely bulletproof, enabling us to win 10 out of 12 races. We also won the European Le Mans Series in 2000. The 996 Turbo engines are not the same design as used in the normal 996 911’s. There was a intermediate shaft bearing problem with those cars and some have thought the Turbo’s also had a problem. Not true, Mr. Metzger’s engines feature a totally different design. Serviced properly, they will provide many hundred’s of thousands of miles with spectacular performance.” Dick Barbour.
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This particular Turbo S looks in very nice shape, as we’d hope given the low mileage and high price. While I’m sure it’s somewhat because of the pictures the interior shows a really deep black. Everything looks very crisp and clean and the seats show very little wear. The same appears true of the exterior and everything looks to be original. The colors here certainly won’t blow you away, but for those who do enjoy an all-black car this one looks to be an excellent example of that darkness. With the performance to back up its menacing appearance this Turbo S will turn heads whether it’s sitting still or accelerating away.
It also is said to be fully serviced (and presumably with records to back that up) and recently has had its 30K mile servicing. You’ll still want a PPI, but you can probably approach that with confidence.
As I said, $90K is a lot for a Turbo S even in this condition. This isn’t the highest price we’ve seen by any means, but it’s definitely high. Much comes down to whether you think these truly will have collector appeal down the road. I remain somewhat skeptical that any 996 without “GT” somewhere in the model description will suit collectors, but if there is to be an exception a manual Turbo S Coupe would be it.