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2008 Porsche 911 (997) Turbo Cabriolet

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  • A rare and desirable, UK right-hand drive, Gen 1.5 with a manual gearbox

  • In Metalic Basalt Black, with full Red Carrera natural leather and a black hood

  • Lovely specification including the desirable Sports Chrono Package

  • Only 36,000 miles. Full Porsche service history with seven stamps in the book 

  • Lots of history and in fantastic condition

  • These cars are very rare, particularly with a manual gearbox

The Porsche 911 needs little in the way of introduction and the signature model of the road car line-up has, since 1975, always been the Turbo. When it first appeared, the 911 Turbo was something to be feared. Drivers clung on to this fearsome thing, its 258bhp making it one of the quickest production cars on sale. Each successive generation saw the 911 Turbo become more powerful and better resolved. By the time the water-cooled '996' generation car appeared in 1999, the Turbo had become genuinely civilised; rocket ship fast but civilised nonetheless.

The '997' generation 911 was an evolution of the 996 with many changes designed to improve quality while retaining that car's winning blend of performance and usability. Although the 911 (997) Carrera models appeared in 2004, it wasn't until 2006 that the Turbo version was launched. First shown at that year's Geneva Show, it was initially offered as a coupé (and later as a cabriolet) with an impressive specification. The Mezger 3.6-litre engine was continued, now producing 480bhp at 6,000 rpm and featuring VarioCam Plus and a pair of clever Borg-Warner variable geometry turbochargers-a totally new technology for Porsche. With a manual gearbox, the 997 Turbo requires just 3.9 seconds to reach 62 mph and will go on to 193 mph. Power is transmitted to all four wheels with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) which uses an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. This intelligent technology provides variable drive to each axle. The front/rear split is continuously adjusted based on current road conditions and driver inputs. Although biased towards the rear, the front receives more power whenever the situation requires.

The car on offer here today is a very rare and desirable UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 997 (Gen 1.5) Turbo Cabriolet fitted with the desirable manual gearbox and is finished in Metallic Basalt Black with a full red leather interior and a matching black hood. 38,000 miles is all that’s been covered with the three previous owners and this lovely 911 has only ever been serviced by Porsche Centre Solihull and Porsche Centre Leicester. Indeed, there are seven stamps in the accompanying service book which, considering the low mileage, shows just how well looked after this example has been in its short life.

The ‘Options List’ was freely ticked when ordered including full natural leather, park assist, cruise control and the must-have Sports Chrono Package Plus. This is a very rare car, especially with the desirable manual gearbox, and is ready for its next owner to enjoy the serious open-top thrills on offer at a rather sensible guide.



A rare and desirable, UK right-hand drive, Gen 1.5 with a manual gearbox

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This item is part of A SALE OF FERRARI & PORSCHE 2019 - PORSCHE
 Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 | 2:30 PM  EUR (BST)
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2008 Porsche 911 (997) Turbo Cabriolet
2008 Porsche 911 (997) Turbo Cabriolet
Lot number: 424
Seller: Silverstone Auctions
Ends: Saturday, September 21 | 2:30 PM  EUR (BST)

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