2008 Porsche Cayman S Design Edition 1

One of the more surprising special edition Porsche dropped on us the was the 2008 Cayman S Design Edition 1 … edition. Porsche pitched it as homage to Porsche Design and the 35th anniversary of the Chronograph 1 watch designed by Ferdinand Porsche. Changes includes a triple racing stripe down the middle of the car and on both sides of the doors, Porsche’s Active Suspension Management, 19″ wheels sourced from the 997 Turbo, some special gauge cluster font, and Alcantara on the roof, handbrake lever, and steering wheel. There was no bump in power, but you do get a serialized plaque on the glove box door. Now as we sit some 14 years later, they are merely a blip on the radar in vast sea of watercooled Porsche products. But that won’t stop used dealers from hyping them up and try to charge a super premium on them. Such is life!

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Year: 2008
Model: Cayman S Design Edition 1
VIN: WP0AB29818U781733
Engine: 3.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 57,372 mi
Location: Hickory, North Carolina
Price: $49,997 Buy It Now

2008 PORSCHE CAYMAN S PD EDITION 1

RARE!! PORSCHE DESIGN EDITION 1!! PRODUCTION # 603 OF 777 PRODUCED!! UPGRADED TPC RACING TURBO KIT!! DESIGNED TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM POWER WITH FAST SPOOLING!! LIQUID TO AIR INTERCOOLER TO COOL THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF COMPRESSED AIR BEING FED INTO THE ENGINE!! INCREDIBLE SOUNDING TPC RACING CAT-BACK EXHAUST SYSTEM THAT WILL LEAVE YOU WITH GOOSEBUMPS!! 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION!! BRAND NEW TIRES!! FRESH TRADE-IN!! SUPER CLEAN INSIDE AND OUT WITH ONLY 57K MILES!! INCREDIBLE SERVICE HISTORY WITH 28 SERVICE RECORDS SHOWN ON CARFAX!! FINISHED IN THE STUNNING BLACK EXTERIOR PAINT OVER NEAR FLAWLESS BLACK FULL LEATHER INTERIOR!! COMPLETELY SMOKE-FREE!! GORGEOUS FACTORY 19″ TURBO ALUMINUM WHEELS!! IN-DASH SCREEN EQUIPPED WITH BACKUP CAMERA!! AMAZING SOUNDING BOSE SURROUND SOUND!! AM/FM RADIO!! CD PLAYER!! CRUISE CONTROL!! HOMELINK!! ALCANTARA WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, GEAR SHIFTER, AND ROOF LINING!! AND SO MUCH MORE!! WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST!! ALL POWERED BY THE SUPER IMPRESSIVE 3.4L H6 ENGINE, LINKED TO A SMOOTH-SHIFTING 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION!! REAR-WHEEL DRIVE!!

TPC RACING 987.1 CAYMAN BOXSTER TURBO KIT ($10,000)
TPC RACING PROPRIETARY TURBOCHARGER (CAPABLE OF PRODUCING UP TO 600HP)
TPC RACING LIQUID-TO-AIR INTERCOOLER
TPC RACING CUSTOM-MOLDED SILICONE TUBING
TPC RACING TURBO CAT-BACK EXHAUST SYSTEM
TPC RACING CAST INTAKE PLENUM
TPC RACING CUSTOM TURBO AND INTERCOOLER BRACKETS
HIGH-PERFORMANCE INJECTORS
AIR INTAKE DUCT
HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONE FILTER
OIL FEED AND RETURN LINES
HIGH FLOW COOLANT PUMP AND HARNESS FOR LIQUID-TO-AIR INTERCOOLER
TPC RACING CUSTOM ECU FLASH TUNE
ALL HARDWARE/FITTINGS/HOSES NECESSARY FOR COMPLETE INSTALLATION
FACTORY OPTIONS ($72,450 MSRP)
CAYMAN S PD EDITION 1
19″ TURBO ALUMINUM WHEELS $2440
BOSE SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM $950
REMOTE 6 DISC CD CHANGER $650
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
BEST FOOT FORWARD RIGHT FROM THE START, OUR NO-HAGGLE PRICING POLICY IS OUR WAY OF OFFERING CUSTOMERS THE BEST PRICE POSSIBLE ON YOUR NEXT THOROUGHLY INSPECTED, RECONDITIONED, HIGH-QUALITY PRE-OWNED VEHICLE!! WITH A DOCUMENTATION FEE OF 659.50, YOU WILL NOT FIND ANY SURPRISES WHEN SHOPPING WITH COSMO MOTORS!! NO SMOKE AND MIRRORS, NO HIDDEN FEES, NO UNOBTAINABLE REBATES, AND NO GAMES!! THIS BEAUTY WILL NOT LAST LONG AT ALL IN OUR INVENTORY, SO GIVE US A CALL TODAY BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!! DO NOT MISS OUT ON YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO COME BY AND CHECK THIS ONE OUT FOR YOURSELF!! ONLY AT COSMO MOTORS!!

CARFAX CERTIFIED

3.4L H6 ENGINE – REAR WHEEL DRIVE

BLACK EXTERIOR PAINT – FACTORY TURBO ALUMINUM WHEELS – BRAND NEW FALKEN TIRES

BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR – IN-DASH SCREEN – BACK UP CAMERA – POWER WINDOWS – ICE COLD A/C – BOSE AUDIO – ALCANTARA STEERING WHEEL AND SHIFT KNOB – AND MUCH MORE

NEVER SMOKED IN

THOROUGH 126 POINT INSPECTION AND FULLY DETAILED

This car is #603 of #777 produced and shows an average 57,000 miles. That’s not low at all, but it’s also not super high. So why this car is priced at $50,000 makes no sense to me at all. These have been trading in the mid-30s for a long time now, and while I realize prices for enthusiasts cars have shot up some, a made-up special edition 987 is not on any hot list of collector cars for 2022. You can probably make you own assumptions about this dealer as they seem only to communicate with the Caps Lock key glued down, so maybe that has to do with the crazy price. So while a cool car, maybe look for one of the other 776 cars for a better deal. They sure are out there.

– Andrew

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4 Comments

  1. That is one greedy dealer…and loves his puffery. No way is that worth 57… I would go for a Cayman GTS

  2. These special edition 997 Caymans are not all that special. Just some cosmetic changes, nothing more. The aftermarket turbo adds little to no value regardless of how much power it has; most buyers are looking for stock cars. Those that are looking for a modded Cayman are not spending $50k on a 60k mile 987.1 with an M97 IMS engine. The dealer goes on and on about how his prices are fair and no haggle pricing then has “Make Offer” button.

  3. Another one of these popped up on Bring a Trailer today. Also in North Carolina. 🙂

  4. This is the usual Porsche “Put lipstick on that pig and get it out the door” model.

    At the time this was released, the news was all about the facelift/new-engine/transmission/etc 997.2 model coming soon.. and I’d guess Porsche had some of these body shells still kicking around, so as usual, they made a “Special Model” to urge them out the door. I will say the orange ones are pretty cool-looking cars – nothing else special about them except when the wheels were painted to look like Fuchs 911 wheels. The issue is the problematic engine (even though it really isn’t awful – it has a “reputation” that makes the 987.2 a much more desirable car.)

    Same deal – check out the 2006 955 Cayanne “Titanium Edition” cars… the 2009 Cayenne 957 was in production so the pig got makeup.

    There are many more from Porsche.. lipstick/pig models.

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