Porsche 997 Carrera S

Porsche 997 Carrera S

Coupé, 2005


  • VIN: WP0AB29985S741620
  • Manual
  • GT Silver Metallic

What We Like
Ferdinand Porsche engineered cars to be driven regularly; reportedly 70% of all Porsche sports cars are still on the road. This accident-free, mechanically-stock, 104k-mile Carrera S is a testament to Porsche’s engineering prowess and build quality. A classic color combination of GT Silver Metallic over a Cocoa Special Leather interior encompasses desirable options, including the Sport Chrono Package Plus, power seats with memory, Bose Surround Sound System, 19-inch wheels, and more. Long-term California ownership and service records since 2012 offer reassurance to buyers that this example was well cared-for. This 911 is ready to cover many more miles and look good doing it.

From The Seller
“Only selling due to impending move to Minnesota. I bought this no excuses 997.1 911S with Sport Chrono Plus a year ago and haven’t really properly enjoyed it, but here I am parting with it. It’s a no-rust California car its entire life, and an amazing example of a well cared for 997.1 911 S. Despite the mileage, I think it presents far lower. I have records dating back about a decade or so, and recently had various age-related work performed. It should be ready to go for the next enthusiast to enjoy the heck out of it.”


The vehicle in detail

Vehicle History & Overview
Per the included accident-free Carfax report, this 997 C2S was sold to its first California-based owner in February 2005. The second California-based owner purchased the car in February 2015 and the seller acquired it in November 2021. This C2S is believed to be mechanically stock and features many desirable factory options as noted in the Equipment section. Service records since 2012 are included and detailed in the Servicing & Documentation section. The owner’s manuals, window sticker, a battery tender, and two keys are included.

The 997-chassis Porsche 911 Carrera S was produced for the 2005-2012 model years and is regarded by many as a return-to-form for the modern 911. The 2005 “S” variant offered here received a larger 3.8L flat-six rated at 355 horsepower. That power is delivered through a 6-speed manual transaxle and distributed via an electronically assisted limited-slip differential. Porsche Stability Management helps keep things pointed in the right direction. The 997 blends modern technology with Porsche tradition to create a contemporary yet analog driving experience.
The factory window sticker and a VIN Analytics report details this car’s factory equipment (click the images to see the full list)
Rennline phone mount mounted near factory PCM audio unit

Servicing & Documentation
Service records since 2012 totaling over $28,000 are included and shown in the gallery below. Recent service is detailed below:
July 2022

Replace battery
May 2022 – 103,816 Miles

Replace coolant block-off plate and bleed cooling system
Replace shifter assembly and shift-knob
Replace both engine mounts
Clear battery tray drain tube and replace battery hold-down
Replace front outer tie rod ends
Replace rear lower control arms
April 2022

Replace front bumper cover, fender liners, headlight washers (elective repairs)
September 2021 – 102,743 Miles

Replace driver’s inner door handle
Replace front windshield cowl panel and side panels
Cut/program additional key/remote assembly
Refinish and seal headlights & parking/fog light assemblies
Replace stone guards
August 2021 – 102,743 Miles

Perform synthetic lube/oil/filter service
Perform bi-annual brake fluid exchange
Replace oil cooler assembly
Replace A/C condenser assembly, evacuate/re-charge system
Replace starter assembly

The seller notes the following imperfections, images of which are shown below and in the main gallery:

Paint chips/scratches on leading-edge surfaces and rear bumper
Faded window trim and UV hazing on the front lights
Curb rash on the passenger rear wheel
Interior wear on “high-traffic” or common-touch surfaces

Included Items
Service records since 2012
Owner’s manuals/maintenance books/warranty books
Window sticker & DVD
Battery tender
Two keys
Spare engine deck-lid strut
Additional Information
The seller has provided multiple videos below which showcase a cold-start, interior details/functions, and the dashboard-mounted Sport Chrono stopwatch.

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Year of construction: 2005
Model: 997 Carrera S
Body: Coupé
Series: 997
Mileage: 104300 mi
Power: 355 HP
Cylinder capacity: 3,8 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Configuration: Sun roof ABS Airbag Servo steering Navigation system Air conditioning
Interior color: Brown
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Silver
Manufacturer color code (exterior): GT-Silber Metallic LM7Z
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes

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