2012 Porsche Cayman R

The Cayman R was basically the same recipe as some of the special edition Boxsters, like the RS60 and especially the Spyder. Basically; the company lopped a few pounds (just over 100) off, added 10 horsepower to 330, some really cool wheels, stiffer and lower suspension, and slightly improved aerodynamics thanks to a raised rear spoiler. It was not the all-out track weapon that the GT4 is intended to be, but it was a notable improvement on the standard car. And while these were far from cheap when new (with a nearly $70,000 sticker price quickly augmented by options), the limited production and nature of anything from Porsche with an ‘R’ on it meant that collectors saw these coming as soon as they hit showrooms, and they’re not really any cheaper today…in fact, quite the opposite. Let’s take a look at this Peridot Metallic example:

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Year: 2012
Model: Cayman R
VIN: WP0AB2A89CS793533
Engine: 3.4 liter flat-six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 6,300 mi
Location: Warminster, Pennsylvania
Price: $109,950 Buy It Now

’12 CAYMAN R 6 SPEED MANUAL 6K MI! 1 OF 563 PERIDOT METALLIC 2 OWNERS BUCKET SEATS 19″ WHEELS FULL LEATHER SPORT CHRONO SOUND PCKG PLUS SPORT SHIFTER BI-XENON CORNERING LIGHTS AUTO CLIMATE CONTROL BLUETOOTH IPOD

Absolutely stunning & very rare (1 of 563 for US) 2 Owner 2012 Porsche Cayman R with just 6285 miles. Peridot Metallic (less than 10% of total production) on Black Full Leather/Alcantara, it is one of Porsche’s most attractive and rarest color combinations available.

The interior is clean and immaculate condition. The car is extensively equipped ($77,340 Sticker New) including Bucket Seats, Black Full Leather/Alcantara (upgraded leather on doors/dash/consoles/pillars/instrument radio surround, glovebox/lower dash etc..), Sport Chrono Package Plus, Sport Shifter, Sound Package Plus, CDR-30 Audio System, Automatic A/C, 19″ Wheels, Bluetooth, Universal Audio Interface, 6 CD Changer, Bi-Xenon Headlights w/Dynamic Cornering Lights, Auto Dimming Exterior and Interior Mirrors, Headlight Washers, Cupholder, Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers, 6-Speed Manual Transmission as well as extensive additional equipment.

Car has undergone a thorough Pre-Sale mechanical check/inspection including a PA Inspection and needs nothing. Major 4 year service performed in June 2020 with 6k miles, and annual service done prior to listing for sale.

Options on this car were fairly slim, but also in the nature of the lightweight R. Skipped was PCCB, for better or worse, but you’ve got bi-xenons, Alcantara upholstery, a sport shifter, automatic climate control, and the Sport Chrono Package. The color is the big draw, as it was signature for the model and carries over with lovely interior accents that break up the all-black cabin. Condition is top, mileage is low, and the result is a super high asking price. Is the market really 110k on these? Like the 1M, these cars have held value very well – but they’re not selling for GT4 money. Granted it was a PDK and had far more mileage at 48k, but a similar car sold for less than half the asking price of today’s car last year. Today’s example is probably worth far more than that one surely, but over double?

-Carter

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2 Comments

  1. Another Pcar with a crazy asking price. Just another day of the week. Figuring for inflation 75k in 2012 is about 90k now, and it’s only going to get worse unfortunately.

  2. Jim Fuerstenberg

    I agree…that price is not too far from a Cayman GT4…I hope they plan on sitting on it for a while. A surprisingly common color too…there are bot three in this area in that color

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