2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

One of the things I never tire of seeing is cars with seemingly innocent exteriors and totally wild interiors. There is something about the surprise of opening the doors and seeing the totally unexpected rather than the typical black or tan. On this 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S, we have exactly that.

On the outside, it’s a totally common Seal Grey. This is a color to get lost in the crowd. However, once you open those doors, you are blasted with Terracota leather on almost every surface. Sign me up! Well, on second thought, maybe not at this price.

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Year: 2006
Model: 911 Carrera S Coupe
VIN: WP0AB29936S741722
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 27,700 mi
Location: Miami, Florida
Price: $79,997 Buy It Now

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S only 27k Miles!

Available now is this stunning low mileage 997.1 Carrera S. Bought new in California in 2006 the car has spent every day of its life in California until we recently purchased it and shipped it to Miami Florida. The color combination is highly desirable and rare with seal gray exterior and Terracota special leather interior. Paint is in near showroom condition, the front clip has paint protection film on the front bumper, hood front fenders and mirrors to protect from road debris and rock chips. Paint meter shows the car to be all original paint reading 6mm thickness on all metal panels. The parts that have paint protection film measure at 14mm due to the 8mm thickness of the film itself. Features bi-xenon headlights with washers, fog lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a deployable rear spoiler, and quad exhaust outlets. Our 911 also maintains all original glass with a light window tint. The car has no modifications done to it at all it is 100% OEM factory. Original “lobster claw” wheels are in good condition with no major road rash and ride very smooth on older Bridgestone tires.

Interior is in great shape. The seats show like new and really pop with the contrast of the seal gray exterior. Door cards look like new and are fitted with factory optioned BOSE sound system a $1400 option. The car features 2+2 seating with folding rear backrests. Behind the rear seats is the BOSE subwoofer setup as seen in the photos. Headliner comes from factory in Alcantara and is in mint condition. 3 spoke Porsche steering wheel has aluminum bits which match all the aluminum accents in the interior including the Carrera S door sills. A central tachometer and a 200-mph speedometer as well as gauges for oil temperature, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and fuel level. The odometer indicates 27k original documented miles. Matching carpets are protected by embroidered floor mats, and features include automatic climate control, cruise control, and Bose audio. Stereo buttons have some minor wear typical of the 997 generation.

The 3.8-liter M97 flat-six features dry-sump lubrication and was factory rated at 355 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transaxle. Porsche IMS bearing issues were less than 1% on late 05/ production are bulletproof. IMS issues caused by low oil pressure has been addressed in 2009 at 13k miles with a engine out service at Mckenna Porsche in California. The car mechanically has always been maintained at the Dealer or Porsche specialty shops since new. Engine and transmission run flawlessly. Clutch engagement is smooth and the car pulls to redline effortlessly and smoothly.

Purchaser will receive clean title, clean car fax, owners manual, 2 keys and a window sticker with $88,205 MSRP

I love the 997.1 body style and every more so with the lobster fork wheels. Despite being old enough for a learner’s permit, I think the 997 body is aging really well and not showing its age. For me, the key to this interior is the entire cabin is wrapped in the Terracota leather, just not the seats and a little bit of trim. If you want to go crazy, you have to go all-in for it to work. Thankfully this car just has 28,000 miles so everything is still pristine, although that doesn’t look good for the asking price.

Paying $80,000 for a 997.1 Carrera S is a tough pill to swallow. We’ve seen some really special cars get in that ballpark, but that is really the top of the market for these. If I had $80,000 to spend I think I would be going 997.2 or maybe even 991. These are great cars, but everything is relative when it comes to price. Sadly this one isn’t adding up for me.

– Andrew

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3 Comments

  1. A 997.1 is not the car to buy on an auction site. These engines, especially the 3.8L, need to be bore scoped to check for bore scoring. Yes it has the larger IMSB than the earlier cars so they are less prone to failure, but you can’t replace it (unless you completely disassemble the engine) so why even go there? I am not touching a 997.1 unless prices go back to 2019 levels; $30k-45k. 996 don’t suffer from bore scoring nearly as much and you can easily upgrade the IMSB when you do a clutch. 997.2 or 991.1 would be the way to go at much higher price points.

  2. 2 good friends of mine have 997s, and I have been tempted to pick one up, as they have what I consider the cleanest design in/out of any 911 since the 993. But I also just watched the recent Wheeler Dealer episode where they bought one that had bore scoring, and damn if that is too big a risk for me to take on these cars. Maybe you find one with clean cylinders, but then 15K miles later, you may still get it.

  3. i may be biased as the owner of a 997.2S…but the reasons given are why I bought a .2 model…better, as was said to get a clean 996 if you can upgrade to the 997.2. For the money asked here you can still get a 996TT..

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