As counter-intuitive as it might seem, Porsche made a bunch of automatic 911 Turbos. Specifically automatic 911 Turbo Cabriolets. Why? Well, that is what their buyers want. I know we are all dyed in the wool enthusiasts obsessed with heel toeing and nailing the perfect shift, but there are a lot middle-aged dentists out there who want a convertible Porsche to drive to the Daily Queen on Sunday evenings with their midsize dog in the back seat. Thus, we have a glut of 911 Turbo Cabriolets.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet on eBay
Model: 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Engine: 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 29,790 mi
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Price: $73,500 Buy It Now
2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
29k Actual Miles
Clean Carfax – No accidents
Paint to Sample Lapis Blue Metallic / Sand Beige / Metropol Blue Top
Factory options include-
Tiptronic S transmission
Exterior Paint to Sample – Lapis Blue Metallic (M5W)
Park Assist System
Sport Chrono Package
Sand Beige Full Leather Interior
Metropol Blue Cabriolet Top
Full hardwired Passport Radar and laser Jammer ( Front & Rear)
Fully Serviced & Ready to go
This example up for sale in West Palm Beach, Florida, a very fitting place for a Cabriolet, is actually a paint to sample color. Lapis Blue Metallic isn’t the craziest or most unique color ever, but it was Paint to Sample on the 997 Turbo. Naturally it has the Sand Beige Full leather interior to contrast the exterior and some other little goodies like Sport Chrono and white gauges. A handsome car without a doubt, but probably will leave potential buyers wanting more.
This one is priced at $73,500 and I’m not sure why. 997.1 Coupes with the more desirable 6-speed trade in the low $60,000 range pretty frequently with the Tiptronic cars even hitting the $50s. Yes, this one has under 30,000 miles, but a Tiptronic Cabriolet is about as low as you can go when it comes to an equipment discount on these cars. I don’t know what made the dealer price this one so high, but it probably is $10,000 too high. Another case of an overzealous dealer? Probably.
Love your blog, always super informative and well written. When discussing the prices in your comments on this car, were you referring to non turbo tip cabs?
Seems the $50s would be way low for a 997 turbo of most any description, or am I just shopping in the wrong places? 🙂
You can definitely get a 997.1 turbo tiptronic in the mid 50s if you are willing to accept about $50K mileage. In fact the Porsche dealer 10 minutes from my house has an ’07 turbo coupe with 50k miles and tip priced at 60k right now…..and that’s the price at a brand-specific dealer.
there are much better cars than a porsche to practice your fancy foot work with the clutch and brake and gas pedal while trying not too turn the car into a ball of scrap metal driving over your head… the caterham 7 for example would a perfect such machine… stick shifts are for people that need something too play with so the childlike among us continue to remind us of their needs… actually driving is about covering miles and controlling the forces present in challenging terrain around the next turns… along with the ever present petulance directed towards others that choose their own preferences by insulting their occupations comes the usual pretext that manual transmissions are superior some how proper… never mind that the most well engineered marques have forsaken manuals as luddite crap… but i digress, this car is a beauty… an overpriced beauty but very nice indeed… some lucky dentist will be veery happy i’m sure…
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