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2009 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The past few weeks I looked at a few modern Porsches with some really wild green interiors. First, a 996 up for sale in San Diego that had wild jade green interior with a boatload of burl wood. Most agreed that as crazy as it was, it wasn’t worth anywhere near the asking price of $19,500. Two weeks ago, I came across a Boxster with 9,600 miles thanks to a tip from a reader with a Nephrite Green leather interior. While all of that green is still unconventional, it seems to be far less offensive that what the 996 offered up and one of our readers snapped that particular 986 up! Keeping with that green theme, I ran across this 2009 911 Turbo Cabriolet up for sale in Ohio that is features another shade of green, Malachite, but as you might have noticed, this green is on the outside.

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Year: 2009
Model: 911 Turbo Cabriolet
VIN: WP0CD29979S773404
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 14,500 mi
Price: $94,980

What a unique piece! This 2009 Turbo Cabriolet was just traded in to Switchcars, and it is pretty special. First of all, 2009 was the last year of the pre-DFI Mezger motors which is the best and most proven motor that Porsche ever made. In 2009 Porsche did a refresh on its 911 Carrera, but the Turbo and GT2 were continued in a very small batch that included an upgrade to its onboard technology, with updated touchscreen navigation and bluetooth among the improvements.
This Turbo Cabriolet is a 6spd manual and finished in the rare and stunning Malachite Green Metallic with Sand Beige Full Leather interior and a Cocoa convertible top. This color combo along with the painted hardback sport seats makes it a very attractive package. The car is nicely optioned with an original MSRP of $153,710. It includes one of the must-have options for the Turbo, which is Sport Chrono, and in addition to the adjustable PASM and Sport mode features which come with the standard 911, it has the Overboost function which bumps the power for a brief period from 480hp to an estimated 505hp.
Condition is superb as it should be for the mileage. This car is as close to perfect as they get. The exterior paint and panels are all original except for the front bumper which was refinished by the previous owner because he didn’t want the front license plate holes which had been installed by the dealer. The beige interior leather is pristine, with no notable wear and no discoloration. The wheels do not show any curb rash, and a clean Carfax verifies the car’s unblemished history.
The car is up-to-date on service and needs nothing. The previous owner bought it in 2016, had a full PPI done, and since his purchase had routine maintenance done and installed new TPMS sensors, a new front lip spoiler, new Cocoa floor mats, and new tires. We recently had the car fully inspected and had a new clutch accumulator installed.
This Turbo comes with recent service records, all books, tools, and two keys.

Factory Options:
Malachite Green Metallic
Sand Beige Full Leather
Cabriolet Roof in Cocoa
Sport Seat Backs Painted
Sport Chrono Package Turbo
XM Radio
Universal Audio Interface
Bluetooth Interface with Phone Holder
Heated Front Seats
Adaptive Sport Seats
6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
Floor Mats in Interior Color
Door Finishers Painted Exterior Color
Gear Lever Trim Exterior Color
Trim Strip Painted Exterior Color
Rear Center Console Painted Exterior Color
Sport Shifter

The team at Switch Cars does an outstanding job and explaining this car and what it is all about, so I’m not going to repeat it all for no reason. It is a near perfect example and it is hard to find any flaws with at all. The Cocoa Brown top is a little unexpected with this paint, but I can’t say I dislike it. If you are going to go with the wild color on the exterior, you might as well go unconventional with the top. The Malachite accents on the interior mesh well with the Sand Beige leather and it doesn’t look out-of-place at all.

At nearly $95,000, this one is priced at a premium over other 2009 Turbo Cabriolets. Are they all as unique and as clean as this one? Certainly not. Hard to believe this car is 10 years-old already and still is holding strong at $95,000, but the market doesn’t lie. These 997 Turbos seem to be doing very well avoiding depreciation when compared to the 996 Turbo which just now are starting to appreciate. Give credit where it is due, this is a top down cruiser that is tame enough to use a daily driver but still offers super car performance without all the headaches of the Italian brands. If you want it all, can’t argue against this one.

– Andrew

One Comment

  1. Audifan
    Audifan March 9, 2019

    Malachite is a gorgeous color,but the overwhelming interior color is total horror. It looks like a huge bucket of dog poop was “accidentally”dropped into this car when it had the top down. It reminds me of the insurance commercial where a load of concrete gets dropped into a Chrysler Crossfire. Lol.

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