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2008 Porsche 911 Carrera

As much as I am a sucker for paint-to-sample Porsches, I’m also just as big a sucker for good deals. Combine the two, and well, I’m very close to clicking the always tempting “Buy it Now” button. Today’s car almost has me there.

This is a 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera in paint-to-sample Zanzibar Red with black sport seats and my favorite “lobster fork” wheels. It also brings bi-xenon headlights, a sunroof, and climate control buttons that aren’t worn down to the bare plastic. I need more space.

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Year: 2008
Model: 911 Carrera
VIN: WP0AA29908S710594 N/A
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: ~107,000 mi
Location: Asbury Park, New Jersey
Price: $37,900 Buy It Now

Porsche 911 C2 Base Carrera,Finished in ZANZIBAR RED with Black interior.6 Speed Manuel MSRP 83,975
Equipment 19 inch Carrera S wheels
,5 MM spacers, Paint To Sample, Bi Xenon headlamps, Sunroof,Leather Seats,Sport Seats,Fire Extinguisher,Cupholders,
Aluminum Foot rest,
Work that I’ve done on it
Air oil separator,Starter,Rotors Pads, New belt,Trans seal,Shifter Cables,Tires,Battery,Oxygen Sensors,Door HandleCable,Coils,Spark Plugs,replaced all shocks & springs & front tower mounts

I saw this one pop up a few days ago and can’t believe no one snatched it up yet. The seller says it has a fair amount of recent maintenance to make it sound like they knew what they were doing with this car, IMS be damned. It does have a fair amount of miles with 100,000, but you aren’t buying a base 997 not to drive it. At just $38,000, this one seems like a really good deal, especially if you are into the special color game. Get them while you can, because they aren’t getting any cheaper.

– Andrew


  1. Ricky Weston
    Ricky Weston October 6, 2021

    On a car with this many miles, IMS replacement would be a waste of time. IMS failure mostly occurs with low mileage cars that are not driven enough. Zanzibar red is a great color. And the stick shift is a nice surprise.

  2. Jim Fuerstenberg
    Jim Fuerstenberg October 6, 2021

    I agree… even with 100K miles and non-s. Nice condition, a 6 spd and PTS…it is a very good deal.

  3. Steve
    Steve October 6, 2021

    Flood damage maybe? I get more and more suspicious of a good deal on ANY car these days…

  4. Greg
    Greg October 7, 2021

    Nice looking 997. PTS is cool but the color is so close to Guards Red why bother? Sport seats are a nice option although I do prefer the regular comfort seats. Based on the Auto Check (not nearly as good as CarFax) it is appears to be a well looked after car. Practically speaking you wouldn’t change the IMSB on a 2005.5-2008 997 as it requires complete engine disassembly. The 911s that you can easily replace the IMSB on are the 996s and some early 2005 997 cars. If a full PPI checks out (bore scope, overrev report, no major body work, clutch life, etc.) this would be a fair deal for a high mile base 997.1.

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