First registered on 12 September 2008, this 911 Turbo has three previous keepers on the log book, and its fourth private owner acquired the car in September 2019. It is now offered for sale by the trade.
Introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, the 997-generation 911 Turbo was 41kg lighter than the 996 model. It was the first Porsche production car to feature two BorgWarner variable turbine geometry turbochargers which, according to Total911, “gave turbocharged 997s unrelenting, savage performance right through the rev range”.
Presented in its original shade of Basalt Black metallic, this 911 Turbo retains a deep and even shine throughout. There is evidence of light marring on the headlight lenses, as well as some stone chips on both the front bumper and the front splitter. Demonstrating even shut lines throughout, there is no evidence of any panel damage whatsoever, and no scratches or dents.
The glass and badging are free of imperfections, while the electronically-retractable rear spoiler is in fully-operational condition. The 997 retains its original Turbo-specific 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. These are in good condition with no signs of kerbing or damage to the centre caps.
Inside, the well-equipped cabin has black leather upholstery throughout, and the seats remain in excellent condition, with only minor creasing on the outer bolsters of the driver and front passenger seats. The hard shell backing of the driver’s seat is also slightly scuffed, and the driver’s side window switchgear is flaked and scratched, though still perfectly functional.
This 911 is equipped with the Sport Chrono pack – with the factory-fitted stopwatch present on the dashboard – as well as an integrated PCM with sat-nav and upgraded Bose sound system. The vendor reports all electrical accessories to be working.
The last scheduled maintenance was a major service carried out in June 2020 at 57,553 miles by TA Developments. Prior to this, it has received regular servicing every two years on schedule at Porsche main dealers.
The most recent MOT test was on 1 May 2020 at 57,553 miles, resulting in a clean pass with no advisories. Testament to this car’s condition is the fact it has never failed an MOT test.
Wearing matching Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres all round; these were fitted 18 months ago and have approximately 5mm of tread remaining. The car will be supplied to its next owner with its original handbooks, stamped service history and supporting invoices, as well as two keys.
Offering an appealing specification and in original condition throughout, this Porsche 997 Turbo is a supremely capable high-performance coupe, which is practical and refined enough to use every day. Its secure four-wheel drive dynamics means it would be equally at home on a sun-soaked continental jaunt as on a rain-swept journey on the Welsh moors or the North Coast 500, so this 911 is ready to go wherever the next owner desires.
Summary of service history:
02/07/10: 10,535 miles @ Porsche Wilmslow
03/08/12: 28,099 miles @ Porsche Wilmslow
20/08/14: 42,309 miles @ Porsche Wilmslow
31/08/16: 52,961 miles @ Porsche Reading
05/09/18: 56,347 miles @ Porsche Tewkesbury
19/06/20: 57,553 miles @ TAD Developments
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