2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S

There is something really satisfying to me about a Porsche 911 in blue. I don’t think I’m the only one, as Porsche fans seem to go insane over any crazy that is in a bright shade of blue. So much so, they’ll gladly pay extra to spec them in Paint to Sample. As luck would have it, that is exactly what we have today with this 2006 Carrera S in Mexico Blue up for sale in Alabama. A first year 997 car, this one comes in with a heavy option list with a sticker price of over $108,000. Whats not to like, right? Well, it seems to have the same issue as the 993 I just looked at.

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Year: 2006
Model: 911 Carrera S
VIN: WP0AB29996S741384
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 61,100 mi
Location: Florence, Alabama
Price: $46,997 Buy It Now

Rare PTS Mexico Blue 997 Carrera S Coupe (Just In! More Photos Soon).

Features:
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– Low Miles
– Rare PTS Color
– Well Optioned
– 3 Owner
– Excellent Condition
– Well Maintained

Options:
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022 Black instrument dials
025 Black-faced stopwatch
098 Left-hand drive version
130 Control and indications in English
196 Battery 80 Ah
199 Battery disconnection switch
218 Licence plate space America
219 Regular differential (without limited slip)
234 Internal production code related to tyres
249 Tiptronic transmission, 5-speed
267 Automatically dimmable mirrors
268 Rain sensor
270 Driver side mirror flat
288 Headlamp washer
335 Rear seat belts
377 16-way adaptive sports seat, left
378 16-way adaptive sports seat, right
403 19″ Carrera S wheels
424 CD compartment
425 Rear window wiper
432 Tiptronic buttons for steering wheel
434 Work instructions for cars for overseas
435 Grained leather steering wheel with round center design
440 Windscreen antenna
454 Automatic speed control
465 Rear foglamp, left
475 PASM Porsche Active Suspension Management (electronic damper control)
476 PSM Porsche Stability Management
484 USA symbols and lettering for switches and instruments
535 Alarm 315 MHz
537 Seat memory, left
553 Version for USA, Canada
555 Black seat belts
560 Knee airbag
567 Top-tinted windscreen
571 Activated charcoal filter
573 Automatic air conditioning
575 Luggage compartment cooling
601 Xenon headlamps
607 Garage door opener 315 MHz
615 Navigation DVD North America
621 12V socket in passenger side footwell
635 ParkAssistant
640 Sport Chrono Plus
650 Sun-moon-roof
659 On-board computer
660 OBD 2 On-Board Diagnostics
661 Stricter emission-control concept
664 ORVR Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery
665 PCM 2 Porsche Communication Management incl. CD-radio
666 Telephone module for PCM
670 Navigation module for PCM
680 Bose sound system
685 Rear seats
692 CD changer
706 Internal production code
709 Internal production code
789 Color to sample
912 Without European ID plate
936 Leather rear seats
981 Leather dashboard and door panels
983 Leather front seats
X70 Stainless steel door entry guards with logo
XCL Galvano Silver instrument frame
XCN Galvano Silver side air vents
XCY Galvano Silver center air vents
XLF Sports exhaust system
XME Centre console painted in car color
XV1 Leather defroster trim

Yes, this wonderful example is equipped with the Tiptronic automatic transmission. I can’t imagine the amount of people who took a look at this car from the outside and thought that this is the one and ready to write the check, only to peek inside the windows to see that little knob just taunting them. Like mentioned, this car is not light on options either with the painted center console, sport seats, sport chrono plus, sport exhaust, and much more. I know some people just don’t want to drive manual, but this is not the way to start off 2020 with a letdown like this.

The asking price for this car of $47,000 clearly puts a premium on the Mexico Blue. If this car wasn’t this wonderful shade, I think under $40,000 would be more than fair for the seller, but this price is clearly looking for someone who has to have this color. I do have to wonder what kind of price this would bring if it was a 6-speed car, as it would surely not last long. Either way, I suppose we can be glad it exists, even if the transmission is a disappointment.

– Andrew

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5 Comments

  1. Unfortunately its a TIP so its not really that desirable.

  2. Pretty sure the Tip was the reason for the intriguing blog post.

    I had seen that car listed earlier and was crest-fallen at the discovery. The rest of the spec was so darn cool, I tried to talk myself into it. No such luck.

  3. 2005 was the first year 997.

  4. @Steve O. Yes, I always forget the cross over year with the handful of 996 Turbo and GT cars in 2005, while standard 997s were already being sold as 2005 model years as well. I’m sure Porsche salespeople had a fun year trying to explain to customers that.

  5. The funniest thing was in 1998 probably nobody wanted a 993 and everybody wanted a new 996. I am a 996 owner, and I think itís funny to think about

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