2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

I’ve spent a bit of time back in the world of air-cooled Porsches lately so let’s drift back into the realm of modern 911s to take a look at this 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet. In recent years Porsche has taken to offering nearly every conceivable combination of model variants and the GTS more or less completed that picture for the 997. The GTS, in some ways, can be thought of as a Carrera S with the power pack, but for less money. For many that in itself might be the crucial selling point. But the GTS provided more: it included center-locking wheels, Alcantara seat inserts and steering wheel for the interior – though the example here appears to have gone for an all-leather interior – and the wider rear of the Carrera 4, all in addition to those extra horses provided by the power pack. The one we see here even benefits from having retained the very desirable 6-speed manual over the 7-speed PDK. With a MSRP exceeding $110K for the Cabriolet, the sub-$60K asking price here represents quite a discount over new for a car that’s only a few years old. At nearly 39K miles, the mileage isn’t low for its age, but if it has been carefully maintained that shouldn’t be something to be overly concerned over.

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Year: 2011
Model: 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 38,994 mi
Price: $59,888 Buy It Now

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I’m struggling to get a good sense of this exterior color. The ad lists it as a custom gray, presumably paint-to-sample though the color code is not shown, and in the shaded pictures it looks gray, but in the sunlit pictures it looks like a non-metallic brown. That would certainly be worth having a look in person. We have no such trouble identifying the interior color as it is one of the bright reds familiar to 911 owners over the years. I love the contrast, but for some it might be too garish, especially in a Cabriolet. I think there are some questions to ask about the interior and exterior combination – specifically the exterior color and the lack of Alcantara in the interior – but otherwise this presents about as we’d expect for a young 911. If you desire prodigious levels of naturally-aspirated power and want the wind running through your hair, then the Carrera GTS Cabriolet makes for quite a combination.

-Rob

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3 Comments

  1. Love the color combination but not with those wheels. Color matched Carrera Sport wheels would look great. I’m utterly baffled by the number of 911 variants available during this time – weren’t there about 20 different models?

  2. Unless I’m forgetting one, yes that is correct: 20 different models of the 911.

  3. Too bad its been in an accident, front left damage. Must be the reason for the low sale price…

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