2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

By the back half of 2004, Porsche was full steam ahead with the launch of the 997 chassis for 2005, but they still had some unfinished business with the 996. Mainly this amounted to getting rid of all the leftover body shells and throwing all the parts bin stuff at the cars for high MSPRs to squeeze the last drop of juice out of the chassis. The 2005 model year for the 911 is hell for basically everyone having to deal with them as you could get a C2 cabriolet, Turbo, and GT3 in the 996 body as a 2005 model year, but the rest of the model range was now a 997. Even stranger was that if you wanted a 2005 911 Cabriolet, the base Carrera was a 996, but the Carrera S was a 997. Try having to pitch that as salesmen to potential buyers. Today’s car, a 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, was a full on “throw all the options on it to clear out the space we need in hopes someone buys it for a margin” kind of build. This car carried an MSRP of nearly $160,000 and was not shy about going a little over board equipment. Now? Not much of a discount, honestly.

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Year: 2005
Model: 911 Turbo Cabriolet
VIN: WP0CB299X5S675175
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed Tiptronic S
Mileage: 18,957 mi
Location: Saint Ann, Missouri
Price: $99,900 Buy It Now

SPECTACULAR ORIGINAL CONDITION
ONLY 18,000 CAREFULLY DRIVEN MILES
GORGEOUS SPECIAL-ORDER COLOR COMBINATION
EXTREMELY HIGHLY OPTIONED WITH MANY EXCLUSIVE AND HIGHLY DESIRED OPTIONS
METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED
ACCOMPANIED WITH ITS ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUALS, TOOLS SERVICE RECORDS, AND MORE
VIRTUALLY CANNOT BE TOLD FROM NEW
SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST HIGHLY OPTIONED EXAMPLES ON THE MARKET TODAY
A DREAM FOR THE PORSCHE COLLECTOR
OPTIONS INCLUDE:
TIP SELECTOR GATE CARBON FIBER
FOOT WELL-LIGHTING TURBO CAB
X50 POWERKIT
PORSCHE CREST ON THE HEADREST
FRONT AIR INTAKES PAINTED
RIMS AND CAPS EXTERIOR COLOR
ALL EXCLUSIVE OPTIONS DEVIATED STITCHING
BLACK MATS WITH PORSCHE LETTERING
FRONT HEATED SEATS
STORAGE COMPARTMENT LID WITH TURBO LOGO
INSTRUMENT DIALS YELLOW RED WHITE BLUE
SPORTS SEATS PAINTED TO MATCH THE EXTERIOR COLOR
REAR COMPARTMENT CONTAINERS PAINTED EXTERIOR COLOR
SPORT SEATS WITH FULL LEATHER INTERIOR
CUSTOM TAILORING
SEATBELT OUTLETS IN EXTERIOR COLOR
TIP TRONIC S TRANSMISSION
CARBON INTERIOR PACKAGE
Boasting a production run of just 1,500 units, the 996 Turbo S came at the very end of the 996 production cycle in 2005 and was given the full house treatment of options. The 996 Turbo S is powered by a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged engine with double overhead camshafts operating four valves per cylinder and dry-sump lubrication, just like its 996 Turbo counterpart. The engine is fitted with VarioCam Plus, a further development of the familiar VarioCam system, which changes both the intake camshaft timing (by as much as 25°) as well as the intake valve lift. Fitted with bigger turbos as part of the X50 Powerkit – standard on the Turbo S – power was boosted to 450bhp and the car’s top speed broke through that magic 300km/h barrier, boasting a maximum of 190mph (307km/h) and placing it firmly in supercar territory. The magnificent 2005 Porsche 996 Turbo S Cabriolet featured here is finished in stunning Carrara White over gorgeous Cinnamon Brown special-order leather with a black power-folding convertible top. This meticulously maintained Porsche Turbo S, was special-ordered with many exclusive options and is among one of the best-equipped examples on the market today. Driven a mere 18,000 miles from new, this virtually new 2005 Porsche 996 Turbo S is the one to add to any premier collection. I personally believe the investment potential of these up-and-coming classics will grow beyond your imagination! We are proud to offer this 2005 Porsche 996 Turbo S Cabriolet to the most particular collector, investor, or enthusiast who appreciates low miles and superior condition. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

Wow there’s a lot of Carrara White on this one. Of course this was sold new in Scottsdale, Arizona, and there is nothing more Scottsdale than an automatic 911 Turbo cabriolet with white wheels and white interior trim. I’m sure the dentist was thrilled when he drove this one off the lot, but it seems it didn’t do much driving with only 19,000 miles shown. Normally I am all for these kind of builds, but maybe the Cinnamon Brown leather and white-painted seat backs are just a little too much.

The asking price here of $100,000 is a little nuts as well. Yes, there are some very speical 996 Turbos out there selling for close to this number, but not automatic cabriolets. A few weeks ago we saw a very similar example sell for $80,000, but I don’t think this car is $20,000 more with slightly less miles. Who knows, the crazy prices don’t seem to be stopping yet.

– Andrew

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2 Comments

  1. “…there is nothing more Scottsdale than an automatic 911 Turbo cabriolet with white wheels and white interior trim.”

    Beautiful. Just beautiful.

    *golf clap*

  2. I’ve never cared for any Pcar when they paint the interior parts body color. It’s always just odd looking IMO. The interior would look so much better without the white thrown in.

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