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2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe

Update 3/1/19: Some 15 months later, this ’05 911 Turbo S Coupe 6-speed is still available with a $15,000 reduction in price to $94,900 today.

Last week I featured this Cobalt Blue 996TT. I said in the post, and most of you agreed, that even with its rare and eye-catching color the price was too high given its mileage. Some of you thought it was way too high. Much of the problem is that it’s a Turbo without the X50 performance package, but priced like a Turbo with the X50 performance package. If you’re looking for performance value, you might as well maximize the performance side of that equation, right?

Another similar comparison is with the car we see here: an Atlas Grey Metallic 2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe, located in Delaware, with Grey natural leather interior and 29,700 miles on it. Outside of its single-year production there isn’t too much difference between a Turbo S and an X50-equipped Turbo. While the comparison with the Cobalt Blue Turbo isn’t really direct given this Turbo’s much lower mileage it still makes for an interesting point to consider. And, of course, it is also interesting enough in its own right given how rarely we see a Turbo S Coupe come up for sale.

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Year: 2005
Model: 911 Turbo S
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 29,700 mi
Price: $94,900 Buy It Now

2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe

29700 MILES

It’s pretty tough from these pictures to get a good sense of Atlas Grey, though in a way you do get the gist of it. Atlas Grey is a very dark grey, almost more akin to black metallic than to grey. We see that in the pictures. What isn’t made clear is how great of a color it can be when looking good. I won’t say that it’ll turn your head the way the Cobalt Blue Turbo might, but it’s the sort of color that looks better and better the more you look at it. Assuming it’s clean of course. It’s like black in that regard as well. In the sun it can shine with hints of blue or purple to it. A very interesting color and we don’t see it often.

That’s about as much as we can say about this Turbo S. The interior looks in nice shape. We can hope the exterior is in similarly good condition. The mileage is fairly low, though we aren’t provided much or told anything with regard to its history and service. So there are certainly plenty of questions to be asked.

Bidding currently sits at $55,700 with reserve unmet. That’s almost right at the price of the Cobalt Blue Turbo, though I don’t imagine this seller will be looking for that kind of price. We’re surely to see bidding rise. The question will be how much and whether the reserve will be met.

There were a lot more 996 Turbo S Cabriolets produced than Turbo S Coupes so coming across one is fairly rare. The rare color of this one just makes it all the more desirable.



  1. ace10
    ace10 November 21, 2017

    The Ask on their website is $109K.
    A total bargain compared to the Signal Green 6TTS they are trying to flip for $229K.
    I joke, of course.
    IMO, both Asks are insulting to shoppers. Not unlike the blue 993TTS that comes up at the top of every 911 search result out in Wash state.
    I wouldn’t have a clue how to approach a negotiation for one of these cars, since the sellers have placed such absurd numbers out there. I guess you start from an equally absurd opposing position. 🙂

    I will say that the dark grey interior presents much better than the grey or tan. Might even be a nicer look that black.

    Oh, and there’s yet another 6K mile 996TT on BaT. Guess it’ll go for $60-65 like the last one, slotted below the 3K one previously.

  2. Arun
    Arun November 22, 2017

    I don’t see the value in these 996 turbo or turbo S’s at these prices. A really clean 997.1 turbo can be had for around $75K

  3. Rob
    Rob November 22, 2017

    $109K?!?! Good lord. I can’t imagine this even will get close to that.

    It’s funny you mention the Signal Green Turbo S. I remember when we featured it that it had trouble selling for $100K. At the time the price seemed insane. Trying to sell it for $229K makes absolutely no sense and you’re right I’m not even sure where to begin if you were someone interested in it.

    Kind of like the Club Coupe I wrote up priced at $650K. What do you even do with that price?

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