I’m becoming consistently divergent in my features of the 996 Turbo as this post marks the third straight (I think?) example that centers more upon potential long-term value than on performance value. Not that these aren’t still a really nice performance value, but you get the idea. Here we have an Arctic Silver Metallic 2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe, located in California, with only 12,545 miles on it and the very desirable 6-speed manual transmission. This car makes for a pretty interesting comparison with the very low mileage 2003 X50-equipped 911 Turbo we featured in October. Seemingly identical colors and condition and both with quite low mileage. This Turbo S comes in at a slightly higher price so the question, naturally, is whether the particular rarity of the S makes those extra dollars worthwhile. I suspect it will, but we’ll have to see.
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Model: 911 Turbo S
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 12,545 mi
Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 2005 Porsche Turbo S Coupe in Artic Silver Metallic with Black full leather. 12545 miles with one Certified Carfax owner from new. Lived in Southern California its whole life. Perfect body with almost perfect paint (few small marks on the drivers door – shown). Perfect interior. Superb mechanically and an absolute blast to drive. Options: Aluminum Look Interior Storage Compartment Lid with Turbo Logo Sport Shifter Porsche Crest in Headrest and Custom Tailoring. Comes with all original books both keys and original window sticker (see below). This is the last year of the 996 Turbo S and is the evolution of species this has to be the nicest one on the planet! Fastidious enthusiast owned. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California.
Of course, the more straightforward comparison is with the Signal Green Turbo S featured a few weeks back. Compared with that one, this Turbo seems an absolute bargain though the potential upside of Signal Green, and that it is likely the only such example, surely makes it more valuable. Each of those cars gives us a starting point to evaluate this one’s value and as such it seems priced reasonably. The low mileage ’03 Turbo appears to have sold after the price was lowered to just under $70K (though no word on the actual selling price), while the Signal Green Turbo, last I checked, is still available. The Turbo S is the cream of the crop for performance value as the step up to the GT2 brings with it a significant increase in price. In that regard, there should still be a good deal of appeal here especially considering there remains that potential for better long-term value. With many more Cabriolets produced of the Turbo S (and many of those equipped with the Tiptronic transmission) these Coupes can be mighty hard to find.