As prices of Porsche 911s seem to be running away and value-for-money on used examples gets worse and worse, it only makes sense to maybe check out what the used Cayman market has to offer. I’ve said many times that I’m not a huge fan of the 718 unless it has a flat-six, so that means backing up to the 981 generation – where you can have all the flat-six you desire. Today’s car, a 2016 Cayman S up for sale in Miami, seems to check all the boxes if you want a really optioned 981 without spending crazy money.
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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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The first-generation Porsche Cayman is right in the middle of that no man’s land territory right now. Clearly not new enough to be desired by for those who want the latest and greatest, but not old enough to become a classic. Still, a worthy car given how it dishes out, and most importantly the price they currently command. For the Cayman S, the value becomes even better. The race to 60 mph isn’t mind blowing or even all that impressive with 5.5 seconds needed, but this car is much more than just straight like speed. However, this example up for sale Illinois sure brings the looks, but the price seems to match. Still worth it?