911 Turbo prices have never been really low, but over the past year 996 and 997 Turbos have really been on the rise. It’s easy to understand why; they’re the do-it-all supercar of choice. They’ve got nearly 500 horsepower out of the box and enough safety measures for you to have fun without setting your hair on fire – and if it did, there’s a top-down version to cool the burns. Today’s car is a Tiptronic model, which seems to be the weapon of choice for the most effective use of the 911 Turbo’s power delivery. But the automation of gears isn’t the story here, obviously. This car is claimed to be one of five delivered in RS Orange (8C6), and for good measure it’s got sport seats, too, as well as the Sport Chrono Package, which gave the Turbo 10 seconds of overboost at 505 lb-ft or torque. Neat!
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 911 Turbo Cabriolet on eBay
Model: 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-six
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 89,300 mi
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
Price: Reserve Auction
2008 PORSCHE 911 TURBO CABRIOLET
1 OF 5 KNOWN PAINT TO SAMPLE ORANGE 997.1 TURBO EXAMPLES
This is a 1 of 5 known Paint-To-Sample Orange 997 Turbo made for the US and RoW market. This very special 911 Turbo is loaded with exclusive factory options. It has been meticulously maintained during its life and is ready for the next owner!
Original mileage of 89,300.
With an original window sticker of $172,000 in 2008, it’s hard to find another example as well equipped as this one.
Features a flat six Mezger 3.6L twin turbocharged engine producing 480HP and 460 Lb Ft torque. Dry sump lubrication with external oil tank, double overhead cams with 4 valves per cylinder, VarioCam Plus variable valve timing and life. The twin turbochargers are Porsche’s VTG (Variable Turbine Geometry).
Transmission is Porsche’s Tiptronic S 5 speed with traction management, PSM (Porsche stability management) with ABS, ASR, ABD and MSR.
The suspension is standard sport suspension from Porsche featuring PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management). It has a set of sport springs that lowers the vehicle approximately 1 inch front and rear to RoW specifications. Brakes are factory 6 piston front and 4 piston rear matched in an RS-Orange color with black lettering. A new set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires are wrapped around the factory original 19” Turbo wheels.
The vehicle is an unmolested example with all original factory options and no power modifications done. Recent services including oil & filter, brake fluid, air filter, drive belt, spark plugs, differential oils, transmission fluid have been performed.
Porsche Exclusive Options List:
Tiptronic Gate Leather
Headlight Cleaner Cvr Ext
Belt Outlet B Pillar Carbon
Key Pouch Interior Color Leather
PCM Package Leather
Storage Compartment Lid W/Model Logo
Door and Rear Speakers Leather
Rear View Mirror in Leather
Clothes Hook Backrest Leather
Door Entry Guard Carbon o Interior Light Cover Leather
Rear Center Console Carbon
Leather Sun Visors with Lighted Mirror
Steering Column in Leather
Sport Seat Backs in Leather
Porsche Crest in Headrest
Inner Sill Parts/Release Leather
Door Finisher in Carbon
Foot Rest in Aluminum
All exclusive Option Stitch Deviated Color
Stitching F/R seats Dev. Color
Dashboard Stitching Dev. Color
Door Stitching in Dev. Color
Rear Side panel Dev. Stitching
Exterior Color to Sample (RS Orange)
Total window sticker: $172,000
The undercarriage has been dry ice cleaned and preserved by CryoDetail ® and shows an impeccable condition that matches the exterior and interior.
INTERIOR & TRIM
The interior on this 997.1 Turbo Cabriolet features original Sport Seats wrapped in black leather with deviated orange stitching. The sport seat backs are also wrapped with black leather and deviated orange stitching. Each headrest has the embossed Porsche emblem giving a nice unique touch.
A full original carbon package is spread throughout including center console, emergency hand brake, cup holder trim, dash vent trim, seat belt pillars, door sills with illuminated Turbo logo, 3 spoke sport steering wheel, tiptronic shift lever, door pocket lids, and A/C vent trim all feature factory carbon fiber. The steering wheel has been upgraded to a 991 leather sport wheel, and the paddle shifters do work with the tiptronic mode! The door panels are wrapped in full leather with orange deviated stitching and carbon fiber trim components.
The dashboard is original black leather with deviated orange stitching. Both door panels feature black leather with carbon door pulls, and leather wrapped speakers with deviated orange stitching.
The factory PCM radio and A/C controls are wrapped with leather as well as the shifter gate in leather with orange deviated stitching. Even the A/C vents are wrapped with leather and have orange stitching around the perimeter.
Everywhere you look on the interior there is an option in either factory carbon fiber or leather with orange stitching. All exclusive options originally ordered on this example.
This vehicle is a show stopper. The vibrant PTS RS Orange is a real eye-catcher and is visually striking in person. It’s completely original, with original paint all around. The front bumper had been repainted at one point during a previous ownership, but is very hard to tell.
It’s equipped with a set of original GT2 side skirts, a GT2 style front lip spoiler and original rear Turbo wing. The rear wing is powered by an upgraded electric system (no more hydraulic problems) that works flawlessly.
The convertible top functions correctly with no current defects mechanically. The canvas top was replaced a few months ago with a brand new German canvas.
Front Porsche badge is a custom orange and silver and the rear Turbo emblem is “ghosted” in RS orange for a nice detail.
The factory 19” Turbo wheels have been completely refinished for a perfect appearance and wrapped in new Michelin rubber that has seen less than 50 miles total driving.
Overall this is an outstanding 911 Turbo example. Every power function is working and the vehicle drives like a dream. Don’t let the mileage fool you, the condition does not reflect the mileage. We are more than confident in this vehicle’s performance and appearance.
More photos and information can be provided upon request!
Selling the vehicle AS-IS, this vehicle has no warranty. Buyer is responsible for pickup and shipping.
Two thoughts: Wow, that looks great! And then, Wow, that’s a lot of miles! In reality, it’s not – it’s just that we’re so used to seeing pickled examples of these cars that one when is driven it feels somehow wrong. There aren’t many comps for this car; one with far fewer miles sold on BaT for less than the current bid here but was also a far less exciting color. That said, it still seems unlikely that this is a six-figure example given the mileage. What would you pay?