When searching for value among 911s I typically turn to the usual suspects of the 996 or, when I want to turn the clock back a bit, the 911SC. Where I rarely look is the 997 and I think that’s probably been a mistake. Naturally prices will tend to be a little higher for one relative to its earlier peers, but you are getting more car for that money. And while some buyers might still prefer a 911SC or 3.2 Carrera for the simple fact that they come from the 911’s air-cooled years, many are happy to have a modern Porsche with all of the refinement (and extra performance!) that comes with it.
Here we have one that’s fairly standard as 911s go, but which does come in a nice specification and should come in at a fairly good price: a Black 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe, located in Northern Virginia, with Camel leather interior, a 6-speed manual transmission, and a fairly reasonable 54,400 miles on it.
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Model: 911 Carrera S
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 54,400 mi
Price: Reserve Auction
Excellent condition. I am the only owner since August 2008. Garaged. Meticulous maintenance. All records. 6-speed manual transmission. Has 2 new rear tires. Black with camel leather interior. Options include: sports chrono package, suede headliner, navigation, bi-xenon headlights, sports exhaust, traction control, Bose upgraded sound system, power seats, sport package and much more.
Car is in excellent shape. Interior is pristine (normal wear on some buttons like volume knob); exterior regularly waxed (left rear quarter panel has touch up paintable blemish as well as some on front spoiler – shown in photos.)
Carrera S, manual transmission, rear-wheel drive Coupe. While this 911 doesn’t come in any unique colors or with many unique options it still provides the basic platform for a fantastic performance coupe and should provide plenty of enjoyable driving. The early years of the 997 (pre-2009) still come with some degree of potential IMS issues just like the 996 so that is always something to have in mind when looking at these cars. This one looks in pretty good condition with a very nice looking interior and with few blemishes to the exterior. As someone who lives in the same area in which this car resides the exterior flaws – what look to be a couple scrapes to the front spoiler and one of the rear quarter panels – are the sort of thing I’ve learned to accept as nearly normal on a day-to-day car. That doesn’t mean you should dismiss them entirely, but I also wouldn’t take them as something to dismiss the car entirely as well. Though they certainly should factor into your accounting with regard to value.
The current owner has had this 911 for the last decade and it is said to have been well maintained and comes with all records related to the car. You’ll probably want to peruse those just to make sure everything checks out and of course a PPI should provide any other relevant details. But overall this looks like a good Carrera S and one that should serve daily-driver duty for years to come.
Bidding remains on the low end at the moment, sitting at only $30,100. I suspect it will need to come up a little bit in order to meet this reserve. Still I would not expect bidding to rise too much and this one may even be had for under $40K. That would be a lot of performance value.