First registered on 21 October 2008, this original, UK-market car has had eight owners to date. The current vendor has owned and enjoyed it for approximately one and a half years.
Upon its launch in September 2007, the 997.1 Turbo Cabriolet became one of the fastest convertible cars in the world, with performance figures almost identical to those of the coupe.
Finished in Marine Blue metallic paint, the Porsche wears its original hue and benefits from full paint protection, having been applied in January this year at a cost of £2,500. The finish retains a deep metallic sparkle, with the only blemishes of note minor ‘road rash’ to the sills behind the front wheels and ahead of the rear wheels.
Otherwise, the model badging, glass and light lenses are in remarkable condition, suggesting this car has led a pampered life to date. The Porsche rides on its original 19in multi-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels. These are free of any kerbing or damage to the wheel faces, centre caps or wheel bolts.
The electrically-powered black soft top fits tightly to the frame when closed, and is in as-new condition with no damage or fraying to the material.
Moving inside, this topless supercar benefits from the rare addition of the carbonfibre seat package, which the vendor mentions was an £8,000 option when the car was new. These carbonfibre-shelled bucket seats are in excellent condition – with seatbelts colour-coded to match the car’s exterior finish – with only light signs of usage on the driver’s side bolsters. The two rear seats are in similar condition.
Elsewhere, the dashboard buttons and switches present well, with no cracking or wear present. The vendor notes that there are no pre-existing electrical faults with the vehicle.
This model also benefits from the optional Sport Chrono package, as well as an inbuilt Porsche infotainment system with AUX/USB/iPod capability and dual-zone climate control, making it an attractive proposition for long summer road trips.
This 911 Turbo’s last service was carried out on 29 August 2019 at 28,102 miles by Dove House Motor Company. This was an intermediate service, including replacement of the spark plugs and brake fluid, as well as engine oils and filters. In addition, the drive belt was checked for any signs of damage.
Prior to this, the last services were undertaken on 9 July 2017 and 28 January 2015, with the cambelt replaced at the latter service. A full service history follows this advert.
The most recent MOT test was on 31 March 2020 at 28,454 miles. This – like every MOT the 911 has faced to date – resulted in a first-time pass. In this year’s case, there were no advisories. Wearing matching Michelin Pilot Sport tyres all round, these are in useable condition with approximately 3mm of tread remaining.
This elegant Turbo convertible will be supplied to its next owner with its original handbooks, stamped service history and supporting invoices, as well as two keys.
Combining low mileage and a desirable specification, this 911 Turbo Cabriolet is an excellent example of the marque’s high-performance everyday supercar. While it is in good enough order to be exhibited at shows or become part of a collection, it has the breadth of capability and exhilarating nature required to be used as a summer road trip car or weekend B-road toy.
Summary of service history
18/08/10: 5310 miles
13/09/12: 8525 miles
28/01/15: 15778 miles
08/02/16: 18400 miles
07/07/17: 21434 miles
28/08/19: 28102 miles