2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
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2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
Chassis no. WP0CB299X5S675354
Engine no. 64531186
Gearbox no. 4004980
Less than 13,400 miles from new
Final year of the Type 996 Turbo
The most desirable convertible of the 996 generation
444 hp, 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat six-cylinder engine
Six-speed manual transmission with optional Sport Shifter
Stunning black-over-black combination, including removable hardtop
Porsche Production Specifications certificate
After an extraordinary production run that lasted from 1963 to 1997, Porsche’s iconic air-cooled 911 was dramatically reinvented for the 1998 model year as the Type 996. While its pedigree and rear-engine design were unmistakably Porsche, this generation heralded a major revolution. Changes included a completely redesigned body, a newly laid-out interior, and most notably, the engine was now water-cooled—a critical change necessary to keep contemporary high-performance engines at peak operating temperatures. In 2001, a Turbo variant was released, initially available only in coupe configuration until the 2004 release of the Turbo cabriolet. For the 2005 model year, the final year of the Type 996 Turbo, the top-of-the-line Turbo S model was released, available in either coupe or cabriolet, the latter of which is estimated at only 963 produced, and benefited from a meaningful increase in horsepower and performance figures.
Completed in December 2004 for the 2005 model year, this 911 Turbo S Cabriolet was finished in very desirable black with a black convertible top, color-matched removable hardtop, and an interior likewise upholstered in full black leather. This all-black color combination is accented by factory wheels with Porsche center caps and yellow painted calipers. As a Turbo S, it left the factory with the X50 option, aluminum face instrumentation, six-disc CD, factory navigation unit, Bose speakers, power adjustable seats with driver’s side memory, and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). Additional options included heated front seats, left and right lumbar support, supple leather front and rear, stainless steel exhaust pipes, Sport Shifter, and Bridgestone tires. The car was sold new through Storms Motors of Southampton, New York, and lived its life in New York on Long Island until being acquired by the current vendor.
Today this 911 Turbo S remains as it left the factory and with less than 13,400 miles on the odometer. The car presents very well throughout, and any cosmetic imperfections are only noticeable upon closer inspection, all of which are commensurate with the mileage indicated on the odometer. Bidders are encouraged to review the Pre-Purchase Inspection available for further detail. The Porsche is accompanied by its factory tool roll, wind deflector with case, original owner’s manuals with leather folio, Porsche Production Specifications certificate, service invoices, spare key, and a clean CARFAX report.
The highest-performance convertible available in the 996 generation, even 14 years after the last Turbo S Cabriolet left the factory, it can hold its own against most modern performance cars produced today. With its rear engine design and all-wheel-drive application, it is capable of reaching 60 mph in less than four seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. In fact, as the current generation of this model is equipped with a Porsche PDK semi-automatic transmission, this car marks the final Turbo S Cabriolet available with a proper six-speed manual transmission and is therefore truly a driver’s car, as the 911 was meant to be.
Please note that this car will need to be collected by the successful bidder from the RM Sotheby’s location in Stuart, Florida. Please click on the Reliable Carriers link on this lot page for a custom shipping quote within the continental United States.