2007 Porsche Cayman S

While the Porsche 986 Boxster might have been the car that saved Porsche with its massive popularity, the 987-derived Cayman was what made the mid-engine design popular with track enthusiasts. Especially in more potent “S” form, the Cayman is a giant killer with sublime vehicle dynamics and plenty of punch even without a turbo. The 987 refresh in 2005 fixed many of the perceived visual faults of the 986 Boxster design with a slant towards a more aggressive look. The Coupe added a smooth, flowing hatchback line to the 997-inspired exterior, creating a lightweight, 7/8ths scale mid-engine 911. That it was less expensive than the traditional flat-6 lineup didn’t hurt, either. It was, and remains, a hit.

Despite that, it’s not a car that we feature often here. I’m not sure why, because the Cayman S is really one of the more affordable ways to get into a newer Porsche coupe. On the downside, that means that it’s not usual to find modified examples, and today’s car falls into that category. However, despite the mods I think it’s worth a look for a few reasons – probably the most notable of which is the color combination.

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Year: 2007
Model: Cayman S
VIN: WP0AB29827U783439
Engine: 3.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 67,500 mi
Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Price: $29,950 Buy It Now

Lowered the price..

Selling my special Cayman. I am a PCA member and have owned 5 Porsches over the years. Time for a new one, and this to go to a newcare taker. Car is located in Wilmington Delaware. (has a Montana tag as part of my LLC owned collection)

Original special order Metallic paint to sample “Prosecco” ($4,315)over special brown “Cocoa”leather.($2,525)

Car is a silver’ish, champagne color AKA Prosecco insome lights. The color is a Porsche OEMcolor found on 2006-2008 Cayenne. Itlooks just a little bit different than a stock silver and the real “Porschenerds” take notice, really shows off the lines of the cayman well.

3 owner car. 67,xxx miles. Mechanically perfect with many upgrades as listed below. Lots of parts are better than the original carand are premium aftermarket parts installed by Porsche professional’smechanics.

Description:

3.4 Liter, 6 Speed Manual,Prosecco Metallic Body with Cocoa Brown Leather Interior, Heated Sport BucketSeats, Sound Plus Package. Additional set of wheels and winter snow tires are available.Factory PSM (Porsche stability management) installed. Heated seats with Porsche Crest.

Cosmetic
Original special order Metallic paint to sample “Prosecco” ($4,315)over special brown “Cocoa”leather.($2,525)

Cayman R Spoiler and frontSplitters Painted to Body Color, 3m Clear Braw on front bumper, ½ front hoodand front bumpers.

Rear “bumperette” deletefor Euro bumper style. This could use a little more work, I had considered acarbon fiber panel to finish it off, but don’t plan to get around to it today.

Car is a silver’ish, champagne color AKA Prosecco insome lights. The color is a Porsche OEMcolor found on 2006-2008 Cayenne. Itlooks just a little bit different than a stock silver and the real “Porschenerds” take notice, really shows off the lines of the cayman well.

Clear engine cover with a custom brown tartan plaid paddingthat is easily removed and installed. Clear engine covers look great, but can also be a little noisy andwarm. Heat shield and sound deadeningmaterial covered by a brown tartan plain provides a tasteful cover. Originalcover is available.

Aftermarket LED fog lights.

The headlight covers installed are vinyl and I can remove if requested.

Power
Tubi Exhaust
TTP Oil Saver Kit (Second Oil Pump and Pickup Locations)
Preventive and strengthening engine rebuilt at 42,795 miles includes: CarrilloConnecting Rods and Bolts, Crankshaft Oiling Mods, GT3 Rod Bearing, Five AngleValve Job, Valve Seat and Flow Mods, Underdrive Pulley, Porsche MotorsportsVOS, Water Pump, New Belt and Hoses. Car now has over 60,000 miles and engineruns flawless with strong pull.

IPD Plenum and ThrottleBody for very fast throttle response and a few HP.

Light weight fly wheelinstalled in the past 500 miles, clutch was inspected and looks excellent. Carspools up very quickly with less mass.

Porsche Short Shift Kitwith Numeric Shifter Cables for quick clean shifts at speed.

Handeling

Champion LoweringSprings, Tarett Adjustable Anti-Roll Bars, Front and Rear. New billstein sport shocks installed lessthan 1,500 miles.

Factory PSM (Porschestability management) installed.

New OEM Rotors on Front with PFC Brake pads last 800 miles. Rear brakes androtors in good shape.

Other
Have original window sticker
All upgrades performed by professional Porsche mechanics

Paint is in excellentcondition. Some wear shown on frontsplitter, but no scratches or dents anywhere on the car. The front expel filmshows some wear, so can be removed when the new owner feels like they are readyto see the excellent paint underneath

I am open to any in person viewings or a paid service to inspect. I can also assist with shipping info. I have bought and sold several cars personally and had them shipped, so I have also been on the buyer side of arranging shipping.

Open to reasonable offers. Contact with questions and for a driving video. Thanks! Todd

So what’s really interesting is the combination of Paint-to-Sample Presecco over the special Cocoa leather. What a neat, and unusual, combination! It’s not often that PTS Caymans come up for sale; in fact, I don’t really recall seeing an early PTS Cayman ever. Under the ‘hood’ is a 295 horsepower 3.4 flat-6 and it’s hooked to the right 6-speed manual transmission. Additional options are relatively light considering the special-order nature of this car; bi-xenons, heated seats, 18″ wheels, a rear window wiper…all pretty standard. As I mentioned before the jump, this one has been modified; the ‘R’ additions aren’t too bad to see, the suspension looks decent, and the motor is claimed to have been rebuilt. It’s strange to me to do all that work and not mention the obvious item everyone will ask about – the IMS bearing – but perhaps it was either overlooked in the write-up or it just wasn’t done. At the end of the day, this car is priced right in the sweet spot for similar year Cayman S models. While there are better deals out there, this one’s unique color combination and beefed up bits should be a general value add. Undo the yellow headlights and stick some stock tail lights on there, and to me this one looks like a winner.

-Carter

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5 Comments

  1. As a general rule of thumb, when I see a seller listing out mods with dollars($) in the next column, I just move right along.

    Sellers who think that their mods are worth more than a few pennies on the dollar aren’t in touch with reality. And there’s no reason to even contact them.

  2. If the motor was rebuilt …why at these lower miles. IMS failure??? Anyway, if the IMS has been replaced and the motor was rebuilt by a known reliable shop, maybe the price is close

  3. This car was for sale on Rennlist for nearly a year, then as indicated by the location, sold and now for sale again. Yet the new ‘reduced’ price is higher than the last on one on RL in 2019.

    Anyway, some great options, unique color, nice upgrades. One wonders about the engine rebuild and roll bar, which could be telling about the history. Worth checking.

    Also appears that the rebuild included specific ‘oiling upgrades’ which might mean the IMS is cured, but it doesn’t specifically state that.

  4. Couldn’t give away a Cayenne in that color, maybe it works better on the Cayman.

    This looks to be someone’s track / DE car that’s got some nice upgrades but its probably been flogged hard.

    It looks like a $23-$25k car in my book, $26 if you really love it.

  5. Great, another “enthusiast” running a tax/insurance fraud scam with the Montana LLC bs. Georgia has already started to crack down, bringing criminal tax fraud charges, other states are next.

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