2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Sometimes what you see isn’t always what the reality might be. That of course applies to colors of cars as well. When I look at the photo above and process what color that is, I would say navy blue. It has a little lighter hue, but a nice dark blue is where I would put my money. However, Porsche will tell you that you are not worthy of judging a color as they are calling the shade “Atlas Grey Metallic”. Naturally I went over to Google and did an image search for Atlas Grey Metallic and what pops up is a bunch of cars that still look navy blue to me. Am I out of touch here?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S on eBay

Year: 2007
Model: 911 Carrera S
VIN: WP0AB29947S731864
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 53,379 mi
Location: Mocksville, North Carolina
Price: $56,838 Buy It Now

FINANCING AVAILABLE – EXTENDED WARRANTY OPTIONS – NATIONWIDE TRANSPORT – COMPLIMENTARY LOCAL DELIVERY – MSRP:$ 91,450- Options: – Self Dimming Mirrors,
Heated Front Seats,19″ Carrera Classic Wheel, Sport Chrono Package Plus, Navigation for PCM, Bose High End Sound Package, Black Standard Leather, Atlas Grey Metallic,Black Mats – Porsche lettering,Power Seat Package.

This is very much a “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” I think it looks blue, you might think it looks blue as well, so who says this isn’t a blue car? Well, Porsche, of course, and they don’t like being wrong. I can totally see how this can qualify as gray and that is good and all, buy maybe that is the beauty of the color. As for this specific example, a nicely optioned 2007 911 Carrera S with a black interior and some other options like the 19″ wheels, Sport Chrono, navigation, heated seats, and Bose audio. It’s got just 54,000 miles and looks to be in top shape outside of some typical 997.1 peeling interior trim.

This one has an asking of nearly $57,000 and that seems a little pricey. Yes, values have risen some, but in the past year we’ve seen them sell cheaper a few times. No mention of service history isn’t doing any favors for the price either, so maybe this is a case of a dealer who thinks it is just easy to sell 911s. Still, I’ll go to bat for this car any day a blue, but I’m curious to see if my eyes are just bias.

– Andrew

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5 Comments

  1. The 997.1 Carrera prices have gotten way out of control. Nice cars but IMSB concerns (non-serviceable on the 2005.5 to 2008 cars) And bore scoring make them a real roll of the dice. When they were selling for the low to mid 30s they were a good deal; they are not a good deal in the 50 K range.

  2. Its interesting you chose a commentary about this color. I traded a 993C4S straight up for a 997.2 twin turbo. When the guy told me the color of his car was Atlas Gray, I told him I wasn’t interested in a gray car. He said, ‘Wait til I send you some photos’.

    When he did, I laughed because I’d been looking for a blue car, and lo and behold, there it was. That car is in my garage now. I tell people regularly Porsche should’ve called it ‘Atlas Blue’ as I see no gray in it.

  3. James P Fuerstenberg

    Atlas Gray is a favorite modern Porsche color of mine. I have seen several. In person, To me, it is a dark gray with a blue tinge and looks more blue depending on the light. I really wanted that color, but could not find it in a 997.2.

  4. James P Fuerstenberg

    oh..and the price. Recently 6 speed 997.1 have sold in the mid 50s…but with 20-30k miles. This one is overpriced.

  5. I actually just got outbid by these guys on a 2005 Carrera this past wednesday. Manual transmission with 40k miles. I quit bidding at $42.5k on Manheim Denver. It was silver on grey with nav. I’m waiting to see if it gets posted up on their website, or if maybe they already had a customer.

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